Welcome to Racked SF, where local fashion blogger Kristen Philipkoski reports on retail comings and goings around San Francisco. Philipkoski has been living and shopping in San Francisco for 20 years, and she blogs about it over at Stylenik.com. Seen a store open, close, or otherwise claim your attention? Hit the tipline, s'il vous plait
It's not easy to go up against the Giants in the World Series, at home no less, but we've got several events and sales giving it a go. If you're not a baseball fan and you're hoping to escape the madness, we promise not to tell anyone. Consider yourself in luck.
1. SOMA: Kurt Geiger graced San Francisco with their first U.S. location earlier this year. Clearly they have some serious affection for our foggy city because tonight they're hosing "An SF Style Soiree," and they're bringing KG special guests from across the pond. The event will host a panel featuring S.F. tastemakers (yours truly included, give it up!) and cocktail recipes from 15 Romolo will be served. It's tonight from 6 to 9:30pm at 111 Minna at Second Street. Tickets are $25, but despair not, Geiger et. al. are doling out a gift bag that will reimburse you that amount in shoe! [Eventbrite]
2. Hayes Valley: Marine Layer has quickly become a favorite destination for the best, softest t-shirts. Their new designs, including a hi-lo model for women and some very California, very covetable graphic tees, are keeping them firmly in our favor. [Marine Layer]
3. Laurel Heights: Sarah Seven is throwing a a bridal trunk show from November 1-4 at its flagship store at 3138 Geary St. If you're soon to be a blushing bride, congratulations, and make your appointment here! If you buy something from the trunk show, you'll get 10 percent off, plus a portion of your purchase will go to International Justice Mission, which works to free the enslaved and hold slave owners accountable. Philanthropic brides are the best brides. [Sarah Seven]
4. Location TBD: WWD reports that the Rag & Bone founders have their eyes on San Francisco for their next retail space. After recently opening a 9,000-square-foot space on Melrose in Los Angeles, the fellas are feeling westy. [Refinery 29]
5. Berkeley: The queen of smize herself has been gracing the Bay Area with her presence lately (you may have heard tell), and Berkeley shoe shop Convert recently had the pleasure of selling her a pair of their vegan Roswell boot, part of a design Convert and Jeffrey Campbell collaboration. It's refreshing to know that Ms. Tyra Banks will drop less than $200 on shoes—the Roswells go for just $169.
Also head to Convert's sister store at 1809B Fourth Street for a Pendleton trunk show on Saturday at 1pm. Enjoy free whiskey sours while you shop, get 20 percent off Pendleton Collection items, and get a 50 ml nip of Pendleton Whiskey, snuggled in a Pendleton cozy, when you purchase anything from the Portland Collection. [Convert]
6. Marina: Conifer is slightly up the hill from Union Street's main strip, and it's well worth the teensy hike. But you don't have to make the trek for their current 20-percent-off online sale (on current season full-priced items only). It's a thank you for being patient while they built out their shopping site. Use code VIP20 at checkout through October 30 and stock up on MM6, Lizzie Fortunato jewelry, Ace & Jig and tons more. [Conifer on Facebook]
7. Union Square: Harputs Own at 80 Greary Street is throwing a party to kick off a fundraising push for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation tonight from 6 to 8pm. The fundraising part: Buy a $65 "Komen Card" for a 20 percent discount at participating Union Square shops including Harputs, Azadeh and others. The party part: Down endless vodka and food truck eats tonight at Harputs! [Refinery 29]