School may have started up (note the snarling a.m. traffic this week), but we’re just getting prepped for San Francisco summer, a.k.a. regular people’s fall. A shoe you’ll want to kick back in for the sunny months ahead comes from local label Blu Kicks, a line inspired by Hawaii’s endangered and – oddly enough – shoe-shaped Humuhumunukunukuapua’a fish that sales of the footwear help protect.
Many people focus their lives on making the world a better place. Dean Ramadan and Mark Spera are doing their part by opening BeGood Clothing, a store nestled in Cow Hollow on Union Street that celebrates its grand opening on Saturday. Here’s why it stands out: BeGood Clothing only carries pieces with environmental, social or humanitarian impact (or a combo thereof). Ramadan and Spera were initially inspired by international travels and philanthropic work, respectively. However, it was the success of Tom’s Shoes and its “one for one” philosophy that led the pair to open a retail store. When the former college roommates began scouting for philanthropic brandsRead More →
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: this chic Gen Lace & Wood Clutch, $517, by San Francisco’s Kayu Designs may not come cheap, but it appeals with hand-dyed lace, shell clasps and the bonus of the company’s commitment to charitable causes: 2 percent of each sales goes toward one of the worthy non-profits the label helps to support.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgement of the day: Spark conversation with the Young Love Lines Tee, $25. We think this soft v-neck’s cool graphic is perfect for all the upcoming summer music festivals – Outside Lands, anyone? Plus, Northern California’s Young Love Outfitters lets shoppers choose among three non-profit organizations and donates a portion of its proceeds to their projects.
Fashion for a good cause alert: buy any ModCloth dress from the online shop’s Fancy Frocks category today, and the indie fashion purveyor will donate one dress to The Princess Project, a Bay Area-based non-profit organization that donates stylish dresses and accessories to high school girls in need just in time for their spring proms each year. The one-for-one dress drive runs today only.