Tag Archives: vintage

Rent Hike Means Another Old Biz on Valencia St. Must Move

Valencia Street’s steady evolution into an increasingly upscale commercial corridor is claiming yet another local casualty as the two-decade old vintage and costume shop Retro Fit informed Mission Local of its exit. A bid on the shop’s space and a lease-less existence have made its continued survival on the corridor impossible, said owner Steven LeMay, adding that Retro Fit will be...

Room 4 to Close

You may have noticed that everything is half off at Room 4, the small vintage shop on Valencia and 20th streets. That’s because owner David Marks will be closing the store’s doors for good on Aug. 15. While Marks was talking to Mission Loc@l, he had to interrupt briefly to answer the phone. Someone wanted to buy his mannequins. “No,...

The Mission’s fashionista finds Shady, Shady Mission

The fashion world can always rejoice when good health meets fashion and we can actually get away with buying something chic under the guise of what’s best for our bodies—in this case it’s the eyes.  Yeah yeah we all know about protecting our eyes from UVA and UVB rays, even on rainy days. (A fact unknown by many given the...

Man Up and Shop

Boys, it’s time to Man Up. The pit-stained Green Day t-shirt and faded jeans you’ve been sporting since college don’t cut it any more. I know your excuses. It’s not easy to walk into a department store and find something that’s unique and stylish amidst the overcrowded racks and pushy salespeople. Of course online shopping is tough because, let’s face...

Dress Code: Recession Proof Holiday

It’s the holiday season and now even the shopaphobes amongst us must venture out into the wilderness of fashion. Some people are going to try to get all their shopping done online. I really wish they wouldn’t. There’s something to be said about being able to feel the quality of a leather jacket, see the colors in a cocktail dress,...