September 19, 2014

Cow Hollow Calling: Fashionably Late

This week’s on-the-ground local boutique intel from ShopNear.me: 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

This post was created by SF Indie Fashion content partner ShopNearMe. ShopNear.me is the new style app for finding and buying amazing fashion from local boutiques near you. Download ShopNear.me app or visit ShopNear.me website to discover and shop local starting today!

Look Different: The Perfect Transition-to-Fall Clutch

Transitioning to fall doesn’t have to mean a whole new wardrobe (in our dreams). Instead, stepping stylishly into the season ahead can be as seamless as finding an accessory that pops, but works with both your warm weather wear and the longer hemlines on the horizon. For that, we love the Willow Clutch by Bryna, an independent label with San Francisco roots.

Available at Circle & Square, this flat envelope clutch amps up its summery, woven texture by rendering it in cowhide and embossed ostrich accents perfectly in line with fall’s emphasis on hints of leather. With a roomy interior capable of handling the essentials for a night out during the busy months leading up to the holidays and an interior zip pocket, this is a bag that’s both chic and functional. The detailed construction and neutral hues dress this bag up enough to carry a polished jeans and t-shirt look or complement your next little black dress adventure.

For more independent style by emerging artists and designers from around the globe, visit Circle and Square online or in person at the Presidio Heights showroom (344 Presidio Ave., SF.).

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This sponsored style series brought to you by Circle & Square, a San Francisco boutique and showroom offering the best in independent design and accessories from designers and artisans around the globe.

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

This week’s on-the-ground local boutique intel from ShopNear.me‘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. ShopNear.me is the new style app for finding and buying amazing fashion from local boutiques near you. Download ShopNear.me app or visit ShopNear.me 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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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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