Plus, an incubator-of-sorts for fashion brands opens on Sacramento Street and Westward Leaning goes glam in a collaboration with jewelry designer Alexis Bittar.
An OG shop girl gets into the pop-up game—permanently.
Congratulations, Danielle Bourhis, on the birth of your baby: The Bar Code in Presidio Heights. The showroom/studio/storefront is akin to a WeWork for fashion designers and artists. Say what? Essentially, it affords them the opportunity (in this city of sky-high rents) to lease short-term, high-profile space for holding pop-ups, as well as office, studio, and meeting space. Along with rotating shopping events, the store stocks chic goodies from the likes of Hunter, Paul and Joe, Zadig and Voltaire, Stillwater, Knot Sisters, Bailey 44, Jet by John Eshya, and more. Bourhis, who previously owned Brown Eyed Girl and Something Blue in the neighborhood, has made it her mission to merge art and fashion and donate a percentage of monthly sales to different local charities. Like, who doesn't want to shop for a cause? (We'll be making our personal contribution on Wednesday, November 14th at the Catherine Prevost trunk show.) // 3600 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights), thebarcodesf
ModCloth celebrates the dazzling women of San Francisco.
Obvi, we are so here for it. Starting Thursday, through Sunday, November 4th, the ModCloth FitShop on Fillmore Street will be transformed into an interactive gallery space. The star of the limited-run exhibition is you, inspiring Bay Area babes. On weekdays from 5pm to 7pm, and weekends from noon to 4pm, you're invited to be styled and photographed—and, perhaps, spy your digital portrait and story on the walls of the colorful boutique. It's definitely time for your close-up…and shopping, of course. // 2033 Fillmore St. (Pac Heights), modcloth.com
Timbuk2 thinks it's time you break up with your bag.
Yes, SF's maker of lust-worthy commuter bags has launched its new BUWYB (Break Up With Your Bag) campaign. Fitting with the brand's longtime commitment to repairing and recycling, the program encourages customers to drop off any bag from any label at any SF store to get 20 percent off their next purchase. Note: donated bags should be gently used and functional, as they will be headed to new homes for their second acts. Bags that are a little too, ahem, worn can still be dropped off (sorry no discount) to be upcycled by Timbuk2's new renewal partner, The Renewal Workshop. Damn, splitting up has never felt so good. // Timbuk2 SF stores are located at 587 Shotwell St. (Mission) and 606 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley), timbuk2.com.
A little bit of sparkle and a whole lot of shade.
(Courtesy of Westward Leaning)
The shine comes courtesy of Brooklyn jewelry designer Alexis Bittar and credit for the frames belongs to SF's own Westward Leaning. Together, they're hot stuff—only fitting since the eyewear capsule collection was inspired by volcanoes. WL's classic wayfarer (Pioneer), cat-eye (Lynx), oversized (Big TV), and Double Bridge designs are adorned by Bittar's signature jewelry touches, including rose-gold encrusted snakes and removable gold tassels. The Japanese acetate accents come in mixed yellow and rose tones, as well as rhodium and ruthenium metals that add texture. A portion of the proceeds from each pair will benefit the National Parks Foundation. Prices range from $225 to $325. (We're eyeing these statement-makers.) Shop at SF's Westward Leaning showroom (appointments necessary) or online. // 1942 Fillmore St. (Pac Heights), westwardleaning.com
Join the Fite club and support Bay Areans with breast cancer.
October is all about pink, thanks to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We're going blush with the help of SF based/LA-made tee-centric brand Fite. The sweet tee, available in crew and V-neck styles, is super soft and made of a luxe blend of micro-modal and cashmere. (Yes, it's machine washable; no dryer, natch). The shirt is $120; 20 percent of the purchase price goes to SF's Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, through Friday, November 8th. We'll take two. // fitestyle.com