May 25, 2015

Cow Hollow Calling: Fashionably Late

This week’s on-the-ground local boutique intel from Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out on Union Street. ShopNear.Me brings you to the most celebrated night of shopping with FASHIONABLY LATE on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Step into Fall at participating boutiques in Cow Hollow for a night of fresh style, limited-time deals, bubbly and a fabulous night out. Be sure to RSVP on Facebook.

Keep your eye on this spot for more offers from the following participating shops:

BEGOOD CLOTHING [2127 Union @ Fillmore/Webster]

All socks, underwear, and tops will be 30% off (A Risky Business Promo that would make Tom Cruise proud!)CHLOE ROSE [1824 Union @ Laguna/Octavia]COVET BOUTIQUE [2042 Union @ Webster/Buchanan]
Complimentary wine and nibbles, as well as store wide savings and a FREE gift with any purchase over $35.

  • FAWN [3108 Fillmore @ Filbert/Pixley]
    Fawn will be having a trunk show with a local jewelry designer and a art gallery party.
  • LIV FASHION BOUTIQUE [3030 Fillmore @ Union/Filbert]
    Select styles at 50% off during the event and complimentary champagne!
  • MARMALADE [1843 Union @ Laguna/Octavia]
    25% off all regular priced items and an additional 10% off sale items, plus we’ll be offering personalized one on one style consultations and fittings
  • MY BOUDOIR LINGERIE [2285 Union @ Fillmore/Steiner]
    20% off your entire purchase for the evening
  • MY ROOMMATE’S CLOSET [3044 Fillmore @ Union/Filbert]
    A gift of Essie Nail Polish with every purchase
  • RGB SHOP+GALLERY [3024 Fillmore @ Union/Filbert]
    15% off your entire clothing/accessories purchase, DJ and complimentary beverages. Special gift with purchase, while supplies last.
  • SEAMS BOUTIQUE [1640 Union @ Gough/Franklin]
  • SIMPLY CHIC [3038 Fillmore @ Union/Filbert]

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*Flyer Illustration by Briana Kranz

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New & Local: gr.dano Spring 2013

San Francisco’s gr.dano recently dropped images of its forthcoming Spring 2013 collection on the media, and we were glad to finally be able to share news of the design duo’s latest with readers. During a sneak peek of the collection a few weeks back, it was lovely to see new adventures in texture, color and draping appearing in the spring line alongside the label’s signature embrace of structural details, neutral hues and versatile shapes.

When the collection hits stores next year (440 Brannan Studio being the go-to place to find the line in San Francisco), expect to find plenty of the drapey details, solid colors, all-occasion dresses and skirts gr.dano has turned out in previous seasons. But along with these, you’ll also spot the label extending its aesthetic into new territory. The results are several pieces in a striking maize hue, prints with ethnic and tribal undertones, a playful romper in sophisticated stripes and – a favorite – a cropped lace jacket with a deep scoop-v front (above left).

As for designers Brian Scheyer and Jill Giordano, we hear they’re already thinking Fall 2013 from the subterranean studio they run in the back of 440 Brannan.

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Party Seen: Peoples Barber Shop Opening

The recent grand opening celebration for San Francisco’s Peoples Barber Shop drew a crowd decked out in 1920′s style worthy of its Prohibition-themed interiors. Read on for a look at the new Polk Street destination for straight razor shaves, hot towel treatments and quality haircuts.

Painted Lady:’s Pick of the Week from Neighborhood Boutiques

This week’s on-the-ground local boutique intel from‘s San Francisco editor, Ashley Laurel: I’ve been in an artistic mood lately, so when I was out and about the other day, I was excited to see some very creative pieces that were made by designers who clearly have a love for the art world beyond fashion design.

Over at D-Structure on Haight Street, I came across a really cool silk top (by Costa Blanca, $40) that’s perfect to wear for a night on the town or easily toned down with a basic blazer or cardigan for a day at the office. (Denim by Cheap Monday, $65). The artistry looks straight out of an art gallery.

However, it wasn’t just this top that reminded me of something you’d see in an art space, but also the setup of paintings (in the $300- $400 range) that decorated an entire wall, with an eclectic collection of tee shirts for sale on the shelves just below. D-Structure is, in fact, half art gallery and half boutique and makes you feel like you’ve entered a world other than Haight Street when you step inside.

A great tie-dye print maxi dress by LA-based designer Raquel Allegra (on sale for $430) at Dish in Hayes Valley grabbed my eye next. It would be perfect for the woman looking to really make a statement with her style through pattern and texture.

Lastly, I fell in love with some beautiful scarves at Polk Street’s six-month old boutique Capulet. One scarf was vibrant with a mixture of oranges, yellows and greens and the others, though more muted, definitely had detailed enough designs that would make great accent pieces for a top of almost any color. Each scarf is by Subtle Luxury and retails for about $88.

After my time half in the fashion realm and half in the art world, I now feel inspired to do some of my own work with fabric manipulation.

This post originally appeared on SF Indie Fashion content partner ShopNearMe, contributed by editor @AshleyLaurel. is the new style app for finding and buying amazing fashion from local boutiques near you. Download app or visit website to discover and shop local starting today!

Snap Judgment: Daughters of Simone Lola Custom Lace Wedding Gown

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: Here comes the bride, all decked in lace thanks the custom-order Lola gown, $1,100, by San Francisco’s Daughters of Simone. Part of the label’s latest Vintage Inspired collection, the floor length crochet lace dress delivers retro style with a modern cut and can be customized to your liking.

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