April 23, 2014

Adventures in Etsy Local: Vintage Boots, Nude Cuff, Bone Hoops

We love a scouring session on etsy shop local for finding unique, affordable clothing and accessories from San Francisco designers and vintage dealers. Here are three picks from a recent etsy adventure that made us stop, stare and start saying gimme gimme.

Dungaroo Boots from dirtybirdvintage. At $36, these rust leather vintage boots in size 6.5 are a steal. Love the gold detail on the toe – just the tiniest hint of glam.

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Periodic Flesh Cuff by transaction. The word on the street is that nude is in for spring (the color palette, folks). This vegetable-tanned leather cuff screen printed with water-based ink embraces the pale, but does it on its own terms. If it could speak, we think it would say, I’ll gladly kick some ass just as soon as I polish off that bio-chem PHD.

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Bone Loop Hoops by Ach Ach Liebling. We dig the primitive simplicity of tea-stained bone hoops hanging from hammered silver circles. It’s a natural look we could quickly see being out on constant repeat in our wardrobe mix.

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Spotted and Loved: Miz Mooz Francesca Boot

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To say that we dig the Miz Mooz Francesca Boot available at Super Shoe Biz in the Upper Haight is a little like saying we tend to enjoy breathing on occasion (like, you know, every other Tuesday). It just doesn’t get the point across. Simple translation: we love these shoes.

If our feet were independent beings that went on vacation without us, we’re pretty sure we’d find them hanging out at the bottom of these boots designed by the New York-based company best known for its round-toed boots and pumps.

We love the strappy straps, the textured shaft (get your mind out of the gutter) and the wooden wedge heels, a detail that always leaves us smitten. And while we’re never ones to embrace the neutral side of life, the cream hue is one we’d happily don with any shade – and even use to pull off the black brown combos we’ve been oddly drawn to lately.

Suddenly, we find ourselves applauding the summer fog we know is just a few months off. We love a town where new boots just in time for summer sounds like a solid, practical shopping decision.