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Chatting With Designer Derek Lam; Best Consignment Shops

Welcome to On the Racked, where Racked SF editor Kristen Philipkoski shares the top fashion and retail news of the week.


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UNION SQUARE—San Francisco native and fashion rockstar Derek Lam was back in town this week to present his new 10 Crosby collection to a small crowd at Neiman Marcus. He sat down with Racked Editor Kristen Philipkoski to discuss the collection, California style, and his favorite SF spots.

MARINA—If you missed out on the Freda Salvador sample sale last year, now's your chance to get in on these coveted artisan shoes. The brand is bringing more inventory to a bigger space this year.

EVERYWHERE—In Editor's Picks this week, we've got an energy-boosting supplement, a seductive and edgy perfume, a magical gel to soothe sore muscles, and more!
EVERYWHERE—Rumor has it Apple will announce an iWatch in the next couple months—but will consumer like the Google watch better? .

SAN FRANCISCO—Bay Area bloggerSF Shop Girl kicks of our new series, Blogstars, weighing in on fashion emergencies and daring to stand out from the crowd.

JACKSON SQUARE—Spring forward with La Boutique, L'Art et la Mode's new arrivals, featuring minimalist separates and pops of brilliant blue.

SILICON VALLEY—Last week, we explored if women could be considered too pretty (or not pretty enough) for Silicon Valley. This week, it's a question of age: are male techies going to drastic measures to look younger?

SAN FRANCISCO—Spring cleaning just got fun! Our list of the 14 best consignment shops in San Francisco will tell you exactly where to sell your old clothes (and buy new ones).