Shop Talk: Timbuk2's pop-up art gallery, Oaktown's new Pony Salon + more style scoop
Artist Jenny Sharaf will be among the California artists on display at Timbuk2's pop-up gallery in the Mission. (Courtesy of Kate Dash)

Shop Talk: Timbuk2's pop-up art gallery, Oaktown's new Pony Salon + more style scoop


We discovered the only white shirt you'll ever need (or want), plus Timbuk2 sets up a temporary Cali-centric art gallery.

Timbuk2 has an artsy new bag...

...and it has nothing to do with toting around hipster essentials while biking or hill schlepping. Timbuk2's latest endeavor is about celebrating creativity and individuality (near and dear to the SF brand's heart) via the works of California artists: From the opening reception on Thursday, February 28 (6pm–9pm) through Sunday, March 24, it's hosting a pop-up gallery featuring the paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, street art and textiles of Jenny Sharaf, Clare Rojas, Matt Gonzalez, Dave Eggers, Joe Roberts, and many more. Yep, Timbuk2 has cleared a space in its Mission Factory store to make room for the work of artists who live on the earthquake fault line that traverses the Golden State. (Jennifer Wechsler of FAULTLine 2.0 is the exhibit's curator.) Several of the artists—along with killer cocktails and Fort Point beer, nibbles and tunes—have already RSVPd to the opening party. Gallery hours are noon to 6pm Fridays through Sundays, and by appointment (call 415-517-2888). // 3340 20th St. (Mission),

Need a new mane? Say howdy to Pony Salon in Rockridge.

(Courtesy of Pony Salon)

For more than 20 years, hairstylist and longtime Bumble & Bumble educator Corinna Hernandez has been chopping, styling and rocking the locks of Bay Area folk at various hotspots (including a couple of our SF faves like Barrow and Edo salons). She's also worked her razor-sharp skills at NY Fashion Week and for various fashion mags—even coiffing the tresses of models being shot by photogs Annie Leibowitz and Patrick Demarchelier. Now that we've established Ms. H's bona fides, you'll be happy to know she recently opened her very own salon in Oakland. Book an appointment with Hernandez, or any of her talented team (Georgia Rew, Ashley Rourk, Becky Borman and Eryk Brian). Whether you need a bang trim, blowout or balayage, they've got you covered. Plus, the salon environs are Insta-fabulous: equal parts charming, cheeky and chic. Hint: head to the loo starring hair-raising wallpaper for your post-chop selfie. // 6012 College Ave. (Oakland), 510-350-8990,

Mamma mia! White-shirt gals, we just found your new obsession.

(Courtesy of Italian Collective)

It's called The Monday—but made for wearing any day of the week. Crafted in small batches by a family-owned workshop in the Umbrian Hills, the firstborn bambino of SF-based Italian Collective means business. The classic beauty is the real deal: made of ridiculously soft fine Egyptian cotton with a point collar, two-button cuffs, and side slits ideal for tucking, untucking and, si, half-tucking. But our favorite standout detail is the interior U-shaped panel designed to ensure your bra, whatever the color, doesn't show through the front. Finding the magical balance between feminine and borrowed from the boys, this white shirt (available in size 0 to 12) is polished under a blazer, brilliant with jeans, and comfortable always. It retails for $198 (save 10 percent in honor of the launch with code LIFTOFF2019). Next up for Italian Collective is The Tuesday. Word on the street strada: a mandarin collar is involved. // Shop online at

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