Just off Haight Street, vintage boutique Dina Louise has been a neighborhood gem for nearly a year and a half. The shop stands out for not feeling like your typical vintage-slash-thrift situation, but rather an upscale boutique with uncharacteristically reasonable prices.
As you well know, we at SF Indie Fashion love us some vintage. And a you-won’t-see-it-everywhere-else aesthetic is only part of the romance. There are many more reasons to shop vintage these days – for yourself or someone else. Our friends at Ubokia recently gave us five good ones, and we thought we’d share.
Spotted: Candace, seen at 16th and Valencia in the Mission wearing high-waisted bellbottom jeans, a green leather vintage jacket with fur collar and handmade jewelry made from her friend’s line, the indie Austin-based Sisters of the Black Moon.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the delightfully tacky sheer 70’s-era animal print tunic top, $15, from San Francisco-based vintage Etsy shop Lost Feather Vintage, a local source for notably affordable casual and trendy styles from the ’70s and ’80s.
On a rain-filled week, we’re letting a little sun shine in, thanks to Alex Keenum and Amy Soderlind of Refuses to Label. For this shoot, the stylish duo ventured to the Marina district, where Amy posed in a thrifted camel suede skirt and vintage black platform booties,a cropped grey t-shirt by American Apparel, H&M faux fur vest and Spanx tights.