Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: Prepare yourself for an afternoon in the park with this green high-low dress, $58, refashioned by the vintage and upcycled fashion collectors of Ragabond, whose etsy shop is stocked with re-fashioned floral frocks, tribal prints and sheer vintage maxi dresses.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: Revitalized and making a statement, artist Claire Hummel‘s glamorous crystal and gold chain costume necklace, $275, was locally-designed using found and vintage jewelry. P.S. You’ll find Claire’s jewelry at Bell Jar in the Mission District.
The recent weather reminds us that summer is gaining ground. After all, for San Francisco residents, summer means real winter is just around the corner (insert faux Mark Twain quote here). And when the cold hits, we know many locals won’t resist the urge to flee south as I did on a recent SoCal adventure, so I’ve compiled a guide to the five best vintage shops to hit while having a fine time in “America’s Finest City.”
At the recent All Vintage Everything pop-up shop from DNA (designers+artists), shopping and vintage fans turned up at the Sub-Mission Gallery for the clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry from a roster of vendor hosted by local favorites Fancy Fine and Mousevox Vintage.
Fortunately for us, winter has been slow to show its full potential this year. But we’ve still had a taste of creeping fog and blustery evening winds this month. So what’s a girl to carry to face the elements? On a recent day during the 5 o’clock downtown frenzy, with people bolting underground or huddling in doorways to escape the chill, I snagged Alicea Osborne, a Fashion Merchandising student at the Academy of Art, from the pack as she dashed into Coffee Bean on Market St.