May 30, 2015

Go South: 49 Square Miles Opens Retail Shop

49 Square Miles, maker of laidback-luxe handbags and accessories we’ve coveted for years, has given us a stylish reason to head south. Now open on the ground level of its South San Francisco headquarters, the new 49 Square Miles retail shop offers a chance to peruse the latest from the four-year-old Bay Area accessories line.

Launched by Lisa Rissetto in 2007, the company is known for roomy leather hobos in rich hues and has expanded in recent years to offer jewelry, scarves and a line of outfit-making leather belts. Until now, fans have had to either shop online or hunt down the label at its stockists (locally, the list includes Nest and Carrots). But the new shop – open for now on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment – means a chance to view a large number of items from the brand in one place.

Along with regularly-priced merch, we hear the shop will also offer marked-down styles from previous seasons, samples and one-of-a kind prototypes in a 1,000-square-foot space outfitted with vintage display pieces.

Want to see it for yourself? Head to 160 S. Linden Avenue #200, South San Francisco. For appointments, call 415-904-0690 ext 20.

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