This Friday, Stitch Lounge celebrates its 4th anniversary (to join in the festivities, stop by 6-8pm for drinks and happy hour fun). Since co-founders and friends Melissa A., Melissa R. and Hope M. launched the sewing lounge and independent designer boutique in Hayes Valley four years ago, Stitch Lounge has taught many a local crafty gal how to better her buttonholes, whip up a snazzy tote bag and work the serger better than Obama can work a crowd. And these days, more and more people stop by to snag refashioned and one-of-a-kind apparel from the boutique, which features designers like Hope (co-founder), Lucky Space Monkey,Read More →

The Rock n Roll Babies Tiger T-Shirt makes me want to purr, but it’s the local children’s clothing label’s return policy that really woke me up from my cat nap. When your child grows out of the eco-friendly, sweatshop-free kids’ shirts or onesies made by San Francisco artist duo Kris and Debbie, the company will gift you with 15 percent off your next order just for returning the item so it can be washed and donated to a local shelter. And yes, worry warts, they’ll cover the postage. Just get in touch, and they’ll do the rest as part of their unique recycling program. It’sRead More →

When it comes to the world of fashion, it’s no secret that most in the industry would tell you that San Francisco can’t compete with hub cities like New York and Los Angeles. And, for better or for worse, I’ve generally agreed with that perspective and held that San Francisco need not attempt to compete. After all, even without an event like Bryant Park, the city is far from a fashion afterthought. We’ve got our own thing going on here, and that’s fine. But last Friday, a sneak peak tour of this year’s Discarded to Divine collection, now on display at the Gensler offices downtown,Read More →