Hipster DNA oozes from the new limited-edition mini duffel created by OG Mission brand Timbuk2 and the Valencia Street men's store State of Flux.
Plus, Jins Eyewear opens up shop in the Hillsdale Shopping Center, Cocokind goes all in on skincare transparency, and Royal Robbins wants you to take a hike in its new Expedition shirt.
We can barely handle the cool AF Mission collab between Timbuk2 and State of Flux.
(Courtesy of State of Flux/Timbuk2)
What happened when Timbuk2, the original maker of the iconic sewn-in-SF bike messenger bag, got together with men's streetwear label and Valencia Street retailer State of Flux? The Mini Hustle Duffel/State of Flux (orange) Edition, that's what. Featuring the best of both brands, the limited-edition crossbody bag is crafted in T2's signature black Codura fabric and smothered in SOF's mantra: "Never break. Never settle. Never fold."
The two labels' custom-embroidered logos were hand-sewn at T2's factory on Folsom Street in the Mish, where the bags themselves were built. Other than their obvious cool factor and 94110 zip, the companies share a dedication to supporting the local community. Hella rad.
Jins Eyewear opens a third Bay Area location in San Mateo.
(Courtesy of Jins)
Thanks to the recent opening of Jins in the Hillsdale Shopping Center, half of the Japanese brand's six U.S. stores live in the Bay Area. (The others are situated in SF and Santa Clara.) Back at ya, Jins: We're big fans of your stylin' prescription frames and sunnies for the whole fam. For those not familiar, the label's large inventory includes everything from trendy aviators to classic wayfarers in oodles of colors and materials (425-plus styles) at reasonable prices. We're particularly fond of the retailer's fantastic collabs, like this one and this one.
To celebrate the new store, Jins is offering a special promotion for customers through Sunday, March 14th. The dealio: Get a free pair of readymade Jins Screen blue-light frames with the purchase of any pair of glasses or sunglasses. The freebies come in adult and kid sizes, and normally retail for $50 and $30, respectively. Welcome to the neighborhood.// 245 Hillsdale Mall (San Mateo), jins.com
With a new transparency goal, Cocokind wants you to stop playing skincare detective.
(Courtesy of Cocokind)
We fell for SF's Cocokind when its (then) coconut oil–based products first hit the shelves more than six years ago. Needless to say, we've long been kvelling about how far founder Priscilla Tsai's affordable organic, plant-based and cruelty-free skincare company has come. Currently, though, we're applauding the brand's new transparency initiative, which puts formulation and sustainability facts—clear as day—on its packaging, a la nutrition labels on food.
The point being that consumers should be able to ditch the Sherlock Holmes deerstalker cap and magnifying glass to understand what's in that lotion, potion serum, and stick they're considering purchasing, as well as the impact it has on the environment (i.e. measuring its carbon footprint over time). This is just step one in a larger phased transparency plan meant to help the planet while keeping your face and body healthy and J-Lo glowing. Oil to Milk Cleanser ($18), and Sake Body Lotion ($16), here we come.
// Shop online at cocokind.com.
Hikers, roll up your sleeves and button into Royal Robbins' new Expedition shirt.
(Courtesy of Royal Robbins)
We're in a "skip the Zoom meeting, hit the Headlands" state of mind. Partly because we've been in the pandemic for a year (OMFG) and also because we just discovered Royal Robbins' Expedition collection. Specifically, it's the SF outdoor apparel brand's long-sleeved Expedition Pro shirt that has us hankering for a serious hike. Available for men and women in several colors, it's made of 100 percent bluesign-approved recycled polyester with performance stretch and integrated ventilation to keep you cool while you climb. It's also lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking, and stain- and wrinkle-resistant. Only thing left to do before hitting Mt. Tam? Snack selection, obvi.
// Women's Expedition Pro is $85; men's Global Expedition 11 is $80, royalrobbins.com