The behemoth luxury resaler welcomes its third Bay Area brick-and-mortar, at Larkspur's Marin Country Mart, and the designer pickings are a dream.
Plus, Saint Jane Beauty launches its first moisturizer, Warby Parker lands in Burlingame, and Clockwork wants you to get a quickie manicure from a robot.
The RealReal brings IRL designer consignment to Marin.
(Courtesy of Thibault Cartier Photography for The RealReal)
The third time's most definitely the charm(ing) for The RealReal, whose new Marin Country Mart spot brings its tally of Bay Area luxury consignment stores to T-H-R-E-E. Joining older siblings in San Francisco and Palo Alto, the 2,000-square-foot newbie is a stunner. It features women's and men's designer clothing and accessories—including shoes, handbags, fine jewelry, and watches—home, art, and beauty. Curbside drop-off and in-person consignment appointments are available along with complimentary accessories valuations by TRR experts, cleaning, repairs, and alterations.
Like all TRR brick-and-mortars, the unique décor reflects its location. In this case, it's a sandy color palette with pops of cobalt and black, and an overall nature-inspired vibe—sort of elevated beachy with a twist of zen.
Do yourself a favor and clean out your closet, pronto: Through the end of August, in-store sellers will score a $100 shopping credit plus a sustainable mask made from upcycled tees. Yeah yeah, we know you love that vintage LV, but you never use it. Make like a Disney princess, and let it go.
// 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday, noon to 5pm Sunday; 1201 Larkspur Landing, Suite 9B, therealreal.com
Saint Jane Beauty introduces a petal-powered moisturizer.
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Time to smell the
roses hibiscus. We seriously can't wait to stick our face into this glorious bouquet starring 10 floral essences including honeysuckle, pink lotus, mimosa, rosemary, magnolia, and our favorite full flower hemp extract. Introducing Saint Jane Beauty's Hydrating Petal Cream ($68). Other yummy ingredients found in the buzzy, Bay Area–based brand's first foray into moisturizer: pure hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and hibiscus peptides—apparently known as nature's Botox.
If this newcomer to the line is anywhere near as divine and effective as SJ's signature Luxury Beauty Serum, your face will thank you. The unique combination of ingredients is designed to leave skin super-hydrated, silky smooth, plumped to perfection, and soft as the petals of your favorite flowers. Note: The product is less cream-like and has more of a delicate, gel texture meant to keep skin dewy all day. Did we mention the pale pink packaging is a showstopper?
So nice to see you, says Warby Parker to Burlingame.
(Courtesy of Warby Parker)
When it comes to shopping in downtown Burlingame, the optics just got a whole lot better. Kudos to hipster eyewear brand Warby Parker and its latest Bay Area store. WP's new location carries its full collection of sunglasses and optical frames. We're most excited about the recently launched Metal Edit, featuring a range of flattering wire silhouettes in several widths and colors like antique silver, polished gold, and brushed navy. (Don't even get us started on the tortoiseshell temple tips.) Also ICYMI, Warby now sells its own daily contact lenses called Scout, as well as lenses from other brands. See ya.
// 1400 Burlingame Ave., (Burlingame), warbyparker.com
Clockwork offers robot manicures in the Marina.
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If you're craving a new colorful coat on your digits but don't need the whole filing, cuticle-cutting and soaking routine, check out Clockwork on Chestnut Street in SF. One of the salon's two trusty robots will have your nails polished and ready to grab a latte and croissant—we suggest the nearby Le Marais Bakery—in about 10 minutes.
Intrigued? We were, so we made an appointment. In a nutshell, here's how it works: Pick your polish, which comes in a cartridge-like container, place it in the compartment and, one by one, place your fingers under the rubber ring/hand grip. Make sure to hold steady, say "ready," and painting commences. Easy peasy. (Don't worry, there's always a human on site to help.)
Our verdict? Mr. Roboto did pretty well. Was it as good a job as one from a licensed manicurist? No, but that's really not the point. It's a fun option when you have little time and need a quickie "minicure"—and suck at doing your own nails. No doubt, over time, the tech is only going to get better and better. For $8, we'd do it again in a minute.