This much-lauded retail venture is helmed by Hayes Valley’s favorite stylephile — Acrimony’s owner Jenny Chung — and it is making sartorial waves left and right. The charming haunt is stocked with brands like Gitman Bros. and Alexander Wang, an edgy jewelry selection, with pieces by Made Her Think, Vanessa Mooney, and Joomi Lim, and tons of others. Sip a velvety cup of Blue Bottle Coffee and nibble on Nosh This treats while shopping, to boot.
ACRE/SF, 301 Union Street (at Montgomery Street); 415-875-9590.
La Boutique L'Arte Et La Mode
Feel like indulging your inner Parisienne? Head straight to this treasure trove of all things fine and fancy! Like stepping into a posh showroom in Paris, S.F.’s La Boutique continually amazes with an always-impressive array of chic bits and bops from favorites like French designers Vanessa Bruno, Cacharel, and Zadig & Voltaire, and it doubles as a luxe little art space, too.
La Boutique L'Arte Et La Mode, 414 Jackson Street (at Sansome Street); 415-693-9950.
Eden & Eden
At Jackson Square’s Eden & Eden, it’s completely realistic to shop globally and locally at the same time. The brother- and sister-owned shop curates pieces from our very own Yellow Owl Workshop to chocolate bars whipped up in a Brooklyn kitchen. We’re dying to slip into the print-tastic Ivana Helsinki frocks, and the European baubles easily morph into the apples of our eyes.
Eden & Eden, 560 Jackson Street (between Columbus and Kearny streets); 415-983-0490.
Class is the name of the sartorial game at this posh Jackson Square spot. A standout stomping ground for when you’re feeling a little swanky, definitely head to Carrots for an A+ lineup of threads (think Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang, and Band of Outsiders) and a luxe ambiance. There are yummy candles burning and cupcakes offered upon arrival. Score!
Carrots, 843 Montgomery Street (between Gold and Jackson streets); 415-834-9040.
Photos: Courtesy of Carrots; La Boutique; Eden & Eden