A reliquary is defined as a shrine for sacred relics. It is also one of San Francisco’s latest thoughtfully created retail experiences. Opening today in Hayes Valley, Reliquary is best described as a destination filled with curious ‘objects of desire’ that range from small production denim to turquoise jewelry and WWII-era lighters.
As a compact city, some of the best shopping San Francisco has to offer is in neighborhood shopping districts. The Fillmore Street drag in Pacific Heights is one such area always worth keeping an eye on, and lately we’ve noticed several stylish developments popping up there.
For some, crafting an identity as a designer into a business may be a straight road, where for others, it can be evolutionary. Such could be said of local designer Ali Golden, who recently teamed up with local designer Sarah Tejada to open a soon-to-open creative retail space at 534 Octavia Street in Hayes Valley.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: Add just the right touch of drama with Gold & Citrus’s Ray earrings ($75), one of the latest items to hit the local jewelry line’s online shop. Handmade in San Francisco, these four-inch earrings are crafted from gold-plated circle studs glammed-up with stainless steel and crystal chains.
Local designers Krisztina Lazar and Chrystine Druge battled head to head last week at Rickshaw Stop for the second round of San Francisco’s Project Runway-flavored Fashion Feud, presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance and Scionify.us. With one hour and fabric provided by New York City’s Mood, Lazar and Druge each turned out one garment for judges Adelle McElveen from The Fashionista Lab and Laura Robblee from Alley Collection SF.