Tag Archives: fashion

Mission Style: Friday casual meets the unexpected

It was a chill Friday in The Mission when we gathered interviews for this edition of Mission Style. The fashionistas who caught our eye this week wore casual looks, but added just the right amount of personal style and unexpected touches to stand apart from the sea of Missionites. Name: Eva Templin Vibe: Eva’s red printed dress was an easy,...

Mission Style: Throwbacks and international inspiration

The Mission’s style is found beyond the park, so we decided to follow it wherever it may go in the neighborhood. The common thread of this week’s looks is a continued dedication to thrifted and vintage clothes, a mix of young and old styles, and pieces culled from all over the place, including local brands/stores (yes!). Sonali Martinez-Najera Berkeley Vibe:...

Careful curation proves a strategy for two high-end retail stores

Two high-end retail stores that have opened on and near Valencia within the last three years would seem to go against the grain of market research that says e-commerce has diminished the number of shoppers who walk through the door to buy clothes. While many of the other 667 registered retail stores in the Mission opened long before the threat...

Dolores Park Style, outside the box

To the commenters from last week: We live in the world of online trolling. People have gotten to the point that they insult people they don’t even know. “Dolores Park Style” is meant to be lighthearted. Fun. Despite popular belief, if someone is dressed well, it doesn’t mean they are from L.A. As a San Francisco native and writer, that...

Dolores Park Style: an off the shoulder day

It was another hot day at the park. Tons of people were out, catching some sun, and having some fun. We saw lots of Louis Vuitton bags, reflective sunglasses, Ray Ban sunglasses, and off-the-shoulder everything. There were also a good number of playful rompers and easy, breezy dresses. Although we usually capture both women’s and men’s fashion for Dolores Park...

Dolores Park Style: let your freak fly

We may be casual at times, but San Franciscans will go all out (pun intended) when it’s time to celebrate. Pride is full permission to let your freak flag fly, although to us, it’s really just being part of the norm. We found this weekend’s stylish set among the thousands that partied it up in Dolores Park. The fashion finds...

Photo essay: Dolores Park style beats the heat

It was a sweltering day in Dolores Park, with temperatures soaring to 88 degrees. For some reason,  San Franciscans tend to dress better when the sun is out – perhaps it is the freedom from all those mandatory layers. This weekend our photos are all about those who managed to stay cool while looking even cooler. Vibe: Kitty was giving...

Dolores Park style on a Sunday afternoon

If Dolores Park is any measure of where the stylish are shopping, Forever 21 and vintage topped the mentions on a sunny, but windy Sunday afternoon in the park. Here’s some some of the best-dressed among those enjoying park life in Dolores. (Make sure to wear your best looks, as we will be back next Sunday!) Vibe: Black Nature was...

Facing Ageism with Dance, Photography, Fashion at ODC

Choreographer Kate Mitchell was, despite herself, horrified when she discovered wrinkles and sagging start to take hold on her skin. But then she pushed back, artistically. Mitchell had photographer Alessandra Mello take close-up photos of her skin and bones, and what emerged was a topography that Mitchell saw repeated in nature. Extrapolating from this connection and developing a collaborative performance, Mitchell created Terrain,...

Mission District Goodwill Store to Close in September

Update: Mission Local originally reported that the the Mission’s Goodwill store at 2279 Mission St. will close on August 21, but that date has been moved back to September 20. Following the closure of Goodwill’s mid-market store on Thursday, the discount retailer’s smaller, location at 2279 Mission near 19th street is also set to close this summer after the building...

Marian’s Clothing: A History

You have seen the signs outside Marian’s for months. “Store closing!” they blare to passerby on Mission Street, now through the bars of a sliding gate. Once a vibrant clothing store, Marian’s has closed – but not without leaving behind a rich history. Andrew Thompson, nursed the store along on its deathbed after 63 years in business. He and his...

SF Mission Clothier DEMA to Close in February

Weeks after celebrating her 18th year on 1038 Valencia Street, Dema Grim, owner and designer at the clothing store DEMA, is having the first of several closing sales. She’ll be moving out in February. “It’s not sad, it’s a little bittersweet,” Grim said. “I turned 50 and decided it’s not for me anymore.” The move comes not as the result of...

Fair Trade Fashion, New Mural at Frida’s Closet in SF

Walk into Frida’s Closet on 25th Street, between Valencia and Bartlett streets, and you might as well be stepping into a tienda in Mexico. That’s where all the clothes come from, after all. They’re bought fair trade from Mexican women artisans, who make them by hand. Owner Gloria Vidal, who is Venezuelan, began a relationship with the artists — many...

Makeover: Dema

Makeover: Dema from Mission Local on Vimeo. Dema Grim is the owner and designer of Dema, located at 1038 Valencia Street. Modeled by Natalie Reclosado. Music: HAIM- “Falling” (Instrumentals) First Outfit: Printed Penny Dress- $138 Level 99 Denim Jacket- $143 Stephanie Hoffman necklace- $48 Second Outfit: Solid Penny Dress- $148 Co-Lab Bag- $64 YuSquare Socks- $11 AJ Morgan Sunglasses- $20...

Organic Clothing Stumps Even SF Hipsters

The manager of Synergy Organic Clothing’s  Mission location said that being on Valencia Street has brought in a lot of great business for the brand, but sustainable clothing remains a new concept – even for shoppers on Valencia Street. “Everyone knows the importance of organic food, but not a lot know about organic clothing,” said store manager Claire Stetina. Holly Battey, an associate,...