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Bay Area Dance Week; Racked Fit Club; The Kooples Coming Soon; More!

Welcome to On the Racked, where Racked intern Darcy Boynton shares the top fashion and retail news of the week.

SAN FRANCISCO—Earth Day continues! Timbuk2's new program, Life Cycle, ensures that your SF-made bag will last a lifetime.

BAY AREA—This Friday kicks off Bay Area Dance Week! The 10-day celebration features 600 events, and we've picked our favorites.

HAYES VALLEY—Eco-fashion brand Amour Vert is opening its brick and mortar location in SF's buzziest hood.

FINANCIAL DISTRICT—Racked SF has teamed up with Crunch for the first Racked SF Fit Club event! Join us next Tuesday, April 29, for a free House of Sakti class.

NOE VALLEY—After 25 years in business, fair trade home goods store Global Exchange is closing its doors, due to a rental increase.

HAYES VALLEY—The David James Salon + Gallery (exactly what it sounds like: part hair studio, part art gallery) is the latest addition to more-hip-every-day Hayes Valley.

SAN FRANCISCO—We sat down with Jennine Jacob, founder of Independent Fashion Bloggers, and picked her brain on all things sartorial.

LOWER PACIFIC HEIGHTS—Francophiles rejoice! The Kooples, long anticipated, is finally opening on Fillmore this spring.

EVERYWHERE—The most notorious fashion faux pas is suddenly a fashion must: here's how to pair socks and sandals.—Darcy Boynton