October 25, 2014

New & Local in Ghirardelli Square: Jackson & Polk

Bringing yet more locally-designed style to Ghirardelli Square is new shop Jackson & Polk, the latest venture from Kristina De Pizzol, the longtime local designer of the Delilah Crown label and owner of whimsical emporium Gigi + Rose. Billed as the place to go for types who are “well-read with a sense of humor, stylish with an eye for comfort and modern with an appreciation for the past,” the shop features San Francisco landmarks on its walls and a mix of Bay Area-designed goods and well-known labels on its  racks.

It’s a notable arrival in an area heavily trafficked by tourists and a place for city dwellers and those from farther afield to hunt for apparel, accessories and gifts during their next trek to the Square. Stop in for Goorin Bros. hats, Chronicle books, Holga Cameras, kids’ items and apparel by TOMS, Nineteen47 and others.

Vital stats:

  • Who: Jackson & Polk
  • What: Store selling brands like Chronicle Books, Goorin Bros. hats, TOMS shoes, Nineteen47 brand tees, and Holga Cameras.
  • Where: Ghiradelli Square
  • When: Now! They opened August 10th.
  • How: Visit in person, online or call 415-765-9060

Photography courtesy of Ghirardelli Square

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Snap Judgment: Young Love Outfitters’ Lines Tee

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgement of the day: Spark conversation with the Young Love Lines Tee, $25. We think this soft v-neck’s cool graphic is perfect for all the upcoming summer music festivals – Outside Lands, anyone? Plus, Northern California’s Young Love Outfitters lets shoppers choose among three non-profit organizations and donates a portion of its proceeds to their projects.

Snap Judgment: Everlane Women’s V Shirt

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the uber-basic, yet still sweetly stylish Women’s V in muted black from San Francisco apparel startup Everlane. At $15, this 100 percent cotton top delivers independent, made-in-California fashion with a big box price tag.

Photography courtesy of Everlane

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Party Seen: Wildlife Works Fashion Collection Launch

Wildlife Works' Kukhanga Collection features 100 percent organic cotton and subtle prints inspired by traditional East African traditional apparel.

Fashion for a good cause drew many out on a recent Thursday night to Mission boutique Hangr16 for the re-launch of the Wildlife Works Fashion Collection, a line of organic cotton, carbon-neutral clothing for men, women and children that helps create jobs in rural Kenya. Along with its socially-responsible take on style, the clothing appeals with simple shapes, neutral hues and easy wearability.

“We’re a conservation company with a fashion line, and basically the whole premise is based on creating jobs,” Creative Director Joyce Hu tells us.

Best known for its REDD carbon offset program and accompanying sustainable wilderness conservation projects, Wildlife Works brought its fashion collection, first launched in 2001, back to consumers this fall after a two-year hiatus. The collection ($28-$68) includes basic t-shirts, hoodies and scarves with prints inspired by traditional East African textiles. Leading the creative team, Hu aims to bring a fresh and fashion-forward approach to the company’s apparel. Styles like the women’s Siri top, with a cropped length and dolman-esque sleeves, exhibit this new direction.

Up until last week, the collection was only available online in the company’s web shop, but a selection of Wildlife Works apparel will be available for purchase through the end of December at Hang16.

Celebrating that fact at the launch party, which featured a collection of stunning images shot on the Wildlife Works project site in Kenya by fashion photographer Peter Jones, were many local fashion heads and supporters of the San Francisco fashion industry, including fashion bloggers, designers, design students and members of the media. Spotted on the scene were gr.dano’s Brian Scheyer and Jill Giordano, Urban Daddy editor Sarah Sung, Eco Salon’s Sara Ost and Rowena Ritchie, The Fashionista Lab’s Adelle McElveen and many others. See below for more faces and names from the stylish crowd:

Wildlife Works Creative Director Joyce Hu (left) and Shop Sweet Things' Jeanne Chan

gr.dano's Brian Scheyer and Jill Giordano

San Francisco fashion bloggers Kim Stokes of J'Adore Couture, Adelle McElveen of The Fashionista Lab and Mission Closet's Elisabeth Carr

Sugarlips Lifestyle Tips blogger Jacyn Siebert with San Francisco designers Yugala Priti and Sarah Liller

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Photography courtesy of Id/Ego Photography and Peter Jones (images two and three) for Wildlife Works

Snap Judgment: Sanfranpsycho Hungry Like a Wolf Tee

San Franpsycho Hungry Like a Wolf Tee

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the holiday season tends to kick our very-American appetite for excess into high-gear. Whatever it is you may hankering for this month, get in the mood with the Hungry Like a Wolf Tee, $27, designed by San Franpsycho co-owner Andy Olive.

Want to peruse this local label’s work in person? Head to their new-ish North Beach shop at 1314 Grant Ave.

Photography courtesy of San Franpsycho

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