Now Open | DSPTCH SF Store

Last week, DSPTCH opened the doors to its retail store in San Francisco. The shop will carry the brand's strong lineup of product which includes camera accessories, luggage, and a wide range of functional accessories. Beyond this, you can also...

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Luxe Valet App

Luxe Valet looks to shift the way we think about parking. It's a struggle, especially in major metros like San Francisco. Luxe makes it easy to find parking by dispatching a personal valet to wherever you're doing to be. Just...

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AETHERsf | Aether Apparel Opens First Retail Store

AETHERsf | Aether Apparel Opens First Retail Store

Aether has opened the doors to their first-ever stand alone retail store, AETHERsf. Located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, and constructed from three 8‘ x 9.6‘ x 40’ shipping containers, AETHERsf is the brainchild of Thierry Gaugain (designer behind AETHERstream), envelope a+d, and AETHER’s founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West. The AETHER concept store features a custom glassencased cantilevered lounge, reclaimed oak floors, and a third floor conveyor system which interacts with the customers needs on the first floor. What’s most impressive is that all design partners were locally sourced in San Francisco.

AETHERsf will carry a wide range of men’s and women’s outerwear.

HODINKEE Pop-Up Store in San Francisco

HODINKEE Pop-Up Store in San Francisco at Taylor Stitch

Well, if blessing New York with an amazing pop-up of vintage watches a few months back wasn’t enough, our friends at HODINKEE have setup a similar offering for folks in the Bay area for this weekend. Mission-based retailer Taylor Stitch is playing host to the first ever West Coast HODINKEE pop-up store and we’ve got a preview of what to expect before making your way over to Valencia Street. Beyond all the timepieces, HODINKEE is bringing along some of the goods from their online shop which offers up Italian-made watch straps and pouches for your most valuable possessions.

The offerings will range from classics to cult watches like a vintage IWC Ingenieur and Omega Bullhead chrono, to a veritable British Military issued mono-pusher chrono from Lemania. We have really special collector’s pieces like an early Heuer Carrera Dato from 1967 with a black dial (try to find another one for sale right now), to one of the rarest vintage Rollies around – the Ref 1530 (an automatic watch in the case usually used for quartz – aka Rolex’s answer to the Royal Oak and their first watch with a sapphire crystal).

The show starts today and runs until Sunday evening, with daily hours being from 11am to 7pm. Taylor Stitch is located at 383 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA. Scroll down to catch a glimpse of what to expect.

CLIFT Hotel | 10 Year Anniversary

CLIFT Hotel | 10 Year Anniversary

This year, San Fran’s Clift Hotel is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and we were privileged enough to be invited out to check out the property and learn a thing or two in the process. San Francisco itself has a lot to offer, especially in the Union Square district of downtown where Clift is located. There’s a booming retail experience, art galleries, plenty of places to eat and the SF MOMA and piers within walking distance.

The Healthy Hustle | Todd Barket of Unionmade

The Healthy Hustle | Todd Barket of UnionmadeThe Healthy Hustle | Todd Barket of Unionmade

When you look at the men’s fashion landscape nowadays, there are only a handful of shops here in the United States that deliver a well thought-out selection of goods, with San Francisco’s Unionmade being one of them. They’ve been consistently delivering top-notch product for the past few seasons now and Todd Barket is the man at the helm of this outstanding establishment. It’s a rarity we get a chance to hear the folks behind some of our favorite retailers speak and this video interview by Design Rehab is worth checking out.

For quite sometime, Todd worked at The Gap under the leadership of Mickey Drexler and he touches on some of his experiences there as well as what he feels matters the most when opening a shop like Unionmade.

Now Open: UNIONMADE Online Shop

UNIONMADE, One of San Fran's finest retailers, has gone international with the launch of their online store. Expect some great products to pop up on that site, as they're known to deliver some remarkable exclusives. If you're thinking the site...

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Inside The Levi’s Tailor Shop [San Francisco]

Inside The Levi’s Tailor Shop [San Francisco]

Levi Strauss & Co. celebrated Independence Day by opening a one-of-a-kind customization shop at their flagship store in San Francisco’s Union Square. The Tailor Shop goes above and beyond what we’ve seen in the past and offers full customization for all Levi’s denim products, from the jeans to the jackets. ACL also tells us there is now an in-house chain stitch machine, an embroidery machine and a darning machine, and customers are able to make their own buttons, choose vintage patches, and screen print to fully customize their jeans.

Also on display are 50 vintage trucker jackets with chain stitch embroidery, collections of vintage labels, back packets, back patches and an array of famous Levi’s red tabs.

More images after the jump.

Inside the Twitter Office in San Francisco

Inside the Twitter Office in San Francisco

Ever wonder what the work space of some of the brightest creatives this world has ever seen looks like? Well, Keep Inspiring Me gives us an inside look at Twitter’s San Fran office. Having caught shots of both the Google and Facebook campuses, we’d have to say this will go toe-to-toe with the best. No wonder flocks of young creative individuals are wanting to be a part of the Twitter team.

More images after the jump.