The New Year is always a time that leaves me itching to root through my closet, hanger by hanger, to remove any space-hogging garments that I either can’t – or simply don’t – wear. And since having my son 16 months ago ushered in a very necessary wardrobe revamp, I have more clothes that deserve better homes than ever before. Had-it tossers go in the giveaway bag, but items in decent, great or brand new shape are ones I try to sell, trade or consign first.
Hot on the designer vintage heels of its land-based expansion, which brought a larger men’s shop and a brand new women’s boutique to San Francisco’s Castro earlier this year, Sui Generis continues to up its secondhand glam quotient with the official launch today of the Sui Generis Online Boutique. Stocked with rare, hard-to-find, vintage and designer consignment pieces for men and women, the shop offers easy access to the Market Street shops’ selection of apparel and accessories handpicked by owners Miguel Lopez and Gabriel Yanez.
In the window at Sui GENERIS “Illa” boutique: If you’re looking for something to do while waiting for a table during one of the many Sunday brunch spots around the Castro, then pop into this upscale consignment shop between Noe and Sanchez Streets–its male counterpart, “Ille”, is located less than a block away.
When a hot deal at a local, independent-minded San Francisco shop comes our way, there’s no time to gab. Just the flyers, plain and simple.
Those suffering from cases of label-envy would do well to make the new Sui Generis Women’s Boutique that opened recently in the Castro a regular stop on their treasure hunting missions. The destination for high-end consignment appeals with its sleek-meets-antique interiors and rare finds from coveted names from Lanvin to Oscar de la Renta. As if you needed them, here are our top 4 reasons to go: