Welcome to Racked SF, where local fashion blogger Kristen Philipkoski reports on retail comings and goings around San Francisco. Phiipkoski 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.
Hopefully you're peripherally aware that Father's Day is on Sunday? Not to worry, if you're still searching for that perfect item to show dad how much you care, San Francisco vendors are marking down loads of father-friendly, giftable items. And there's plenty more going on to keep every die-hard shopper busy through next week.
1. Richmond: Get 20 percent off spring styles just in time for Dad's Day at Seedstore in the Richmond District through Sunday. If you're lucky enough to have pops close by, and if he's of the snappy dresser variety, you've got plenty of time to stop in at 212 Clement Street between 3rd and 4th avenues. Fancy jeans and plaid shirts abound. [Seedstore]
2. Union Square: Another local Father's Day sale opportunity: Levi's semi-annual up to half-off sale is conveniently on now. From the 511 Skinny Commuters to good old 501s, a pair of Levi's exists for pretty much every dad. Stop by the flagship store at 300 Post Street. [Levi's]
3. Union Square, Downtown, Marina: More Dad's Day discounts at local fave Williams Sonoma for the griller, the chef, the wine or cocktail lover. The WS flagship has you covered with 20 percent off the good stuff at 340 Post, 2 Embarcadero and 2000 Chestnut St. [Williams Sonoma]
4. Hayes Valley: Clothing designer Ali Golden and jewelry-maker Marisa Haskell are bringing their covetable made (and usually sold)-in-Oakland wares across the bay to Hayes Valley's Reliquary on Friday. There will be wine (naturally) to celebrate the one-day-only convergence, and Golden is debuting some new totes. This means lots of very good things all in one place. The fun starts at 5pm on Friday June 15 at 37 Octavia between Ivy and Grove. [Refinery 29]
5. Oakland: San Francisco's Public Bikes is opening a outpost across the bay in Oakland, and they're throwing a shindig to celebrate. Head to 205 Alice St. between 2nd and 3rd in Jack London Square Saturday between 1 and 4pm for snacks, beverages and up to 40 percent off bikes with superficial scrapes. [Refinery 29]
6. SOMA: San Francisco-based Chrome Industries, makers of the seat-belt-fastener messenger bags (no relation to the Google browser), opened its fourth retail store last week in Portland. Other locations are in San Francisco, New York and Chicago. [Portland Business Journal]