Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: a flirty, yet-still-classic way to dress up in a festive frock for the New Year comes in the form of the 1930’s Vintage Black Dress, $165, which boasts a velvet collar, silk crepe bodice and tulle skirt and is available at San Francisco-based boutique BellJar.
As almost everyone who knows me is well aware, I try to shop from small, independent labels and companies whenever possible. So you can imagine, Christmas was no exception. In fact, it was a very indie Christmas in my world.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: sure to be the cure for a boring top, the long-on-style Vintage Chain Fringe Necklace, $65, from San Francisco-based Blue Bird by Lucie.
It should come as no wonder that denim is in San Francisco’s blood – after all, the town gave birth to a little company called Levi’s back in 1853. But now more than ever, San Francisco is becoming a hub for small, independent denim labels that rival the freshest denim sources anywhere in the world.
With one week left in 2010, the SF Indie Fashion Calendar is unusually quiet as local designers, retailers and fashion fans are rollicking through the end of the holiday season. While organized events are scarce this week, end-of-year sales are popping up all over the place. If deals are on your personal do list, here are a few shops to hit up: