HAYES VALLEY—Gant is moving in on Hayes Street, and the neighbors are non too pleased. Although the company meets local regulations because it has fewer than 11 chains, locals want a local merchant in the former Into Video location. What do you think? Take our poll!
EVERYWHERE—You guys, Fashion's Night Out is canceled! In 2009, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour spearheaded the shopping extravaganza to encourage commerce during September's New York fashion week, but it became a free for all, replete with mobs jumping on cars and toting forties. But for cities outside of New York, it was an opportunity to feel a part of fashion week. So, are you happy, sad, or indifferent? You guessed it, we have one more poll where you to weigh in!
COW HOLLOW—The shoemaking duo behind Freda Salvador has opened a workshop-slash-boutique on Union Street. Since they launched the brand last year, these ladies have been on fire: they were scooped up by Saks, Anthropologie and Shopbop shortly after launch, and in January they were nominated for a Rising Star Award by Fashion Group International.
SAN FRANCISCO—Mobile retail trucks are following in the footsteps of food trucks in San Francisco: They're cropping up everywhere. Technically, they're illegal. But the city seems to have no interest in shutting them down. Instead, they may soon face regulations in an attempt to level the playing field with their brick and mortar counterparts.
NOPA— What if the spicy cauliflower on the menu at Nopa were an outfit? We think this is what it would look like. Good enough to eat, no?
UNION SQUARE— The mid-Market Street development project, also known as Market Street Place, is courting Nordstrom Rack. But the developers face competition from a nearby space recently vacated by Marshall's. Who will be the lucky winner?
EVERYWHERE—Interior maven Erin Hiemstra, who blogs at Apartment 34, recently moved. Lucky for you, that means she's casting off some of her covetable belongings on Copious: jewelry, bags, furniture, and decorator items can all be yours for a major bargain.
FINANCIAL DISTRICT—Attention gentlemen about town: men's store Wingtip has opened its fancy new member's-only club, where you can play pool, shop for suits, nibble on short ribs, and enjoy a whisky or two. When you're all clubbed out, their Audi car service can take you to the next stop. Oh, and do note: women are welcome.