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.
There’s a paisley pink awning on Cow Hollow’s Union Street printed with two words many strive to be: Simply Chic. Step underneath into the designer consignment shop for walls decked in Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Dior and other high-end labels that blow the behind-the-counter options of typical secondhand shops out of the water.