When we popped into the opening party celebrating the very first stylist boutique at Mission vintage destination Bianca Starr on Friday evening, we were first delighted by the window display from San Francisco stylist Hannah Sitzer of Antlre creative. Complete with a star, animal-headed mannequin and soaring white mini-motorcycle, the installation could have easily been plucked from some hazy, exhilarating dream.
Once inside and flipping through the garments on offer from Sitzer’s personal collection of vintage pieces, we promptly fell in love with a leopard swing coat (faux, of course) that the stylist’s mother had passed on to her many years before. We’d have loved it without the story attached, but there’s just something endlessly special about knowing the history behind a garment and remembering it wear after wear.
There were many other choice pieces, from frilly white vintage shirts to a metallic zip-up jacket. We wouldn’t be surprised if they’re gone long before the April 1 switch to the next stylist-curated batch of offerings, which will be handpicked by Jasmine Hamed.
Also on offer are rock-goes-lovely earrings in leather, feathers and metal by Venus Superstar and plenty of fun vintage finds gracing the racks and shelves.
Bianca Starr, 3552 20th St., San Francisco, 415-341-1020.