If you’ve been waiting for the re-opening of Shotwell, which closed earlier this year and was slated to reopen in the Mission basically anytime now, shop owners Michael and Holly Weaver just announced today that that, alas, it’s not to be.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the unexpected, but surprisingly versatile marble print of the Cut it Out dress, $158, by San Francisco-based Dema, a longtime Mission favorite that also just so happens to be in the throws of a major summer sale boasting deals on the easy-going women’s apparel the label is known for.
A love letter to bold, earthy statement necklaces is just what you’ll find from up-and-coming local jewelry line Dear Mina by San Francisco designer Mina Caragay, a Sunset resident and SoCal native who fashions outfit-making pieces using leather, chains and chunky, semi-precious stones.
In the window at Stone Pony: illuminated crystals surround carpet bags and 70’s trade-ins at the Mission’s newest storefront. Wander inside to find $4 aprons, $12 dresses and a large unicorn mural made especially for the store. Stone Pony is so new Google Maps hasn’t even picked it up yet, but have no fear–the tiny boutique with shimmering gold doors lies on 20th St. between Valencia and Mission.
Thankfully for local ladies, you don’t need a week at the beach to make sense of the new Summer 2011 collection from Zoe Bikini. That’s because the latest styles to arrive in the San Francisco swimwear label’s Mission boutique are just as ready for summer music festivals, Russian River dips and Dolores Park days as they are for the sand.