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Oxfords Gone Wild

And three other new retail arrivals to fill out your fall wardrobe.


Monkstrap shoe by Salvatore Ferragamo.

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Necklaces by Shreve & Co.

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The Golden Age of Shreve
After more than 100 years at 200 Post Street, landmark jeweler Shreve & Co. will introduce its new, permanent Union Square location this month. Designed by Lochte Architectural Group, the bi-level, 15,000-square-foot building has undergone a marked makeover since its previous life as an H&M megastore. The marble-and-wood space now gleams with row upon row of diamonds, colored gems, and timepieces. But the store’s reincarnation offers some welcome upgrades as well. Ascend the spiral staircase to find boutiques dedicated to master watchmakers Patek Philippe and Rolex, as well as a salon devoted to bridal and engagement rings. 150 Post St. (near Grant Ave.)

Eco-Fashion, Minus the Hemp
When Los Angeles brand Reformation hosted a sample sale in Nob Hill last fall, its founder, Yael Aflalo, was blown away: Over the course of four days, San Francisco shoppers cleared out her racks. So impressed was she, in fact, that this month she’s launching her first Bay Area shop in the Mission. The eco-conscious company manufactures the bulk of its limited-edition dresses, jumpers, tops, and skirts at its downtown L.A. headquarters, most of them from vintage fabrics. Think of it as an American-made, retro-inspired alternative to Everlane. 914 Valencia St. (near 20th St.)

Stripey Tees Worth Splurging On
French outfitter A.P.C. has been a bicoastal style staple for years in Los Angeles and New York, where it operates three and four stores, respectively. This summer, the company unveiled its first Bay Area outpost in Jackson Square, moving into a burgeoning fashion corridor alongside Isabel Marant, Filson, and Shinola. The 1,500-square-foot interior—awash in slate walls, white columns, and blond wood—provides a muted backdrop to A.P.C.’s Parisian-cool fall collection of boxy striped tees, silk shirtdresses, slouchy knits, and cropped Japanese denim. 407 Jackson St. (near Sansome St.)

Ostrich Kicks for the Urban Peacocks
Salvatore Ferragamo has honed its reputation for inimitable leather goods over the past century. In mid-September, the Italian luxury fashion house is giving men’s footwear its proper due, introducing the new Tramezza Made to Order program. The oxford, monkstrap, and monkstrap boot can each be completely customized in-store, from the hue, hardware, and material—alligator, ostrich, and calfskin among them—to the hand lettering on the sole (from $1,250). Each pair requires over six hours of shaping and hand-finishing by expert shoemakers in Ferragamo’s Italian workshop. 236 Post St. (near Grant Ave.)


Originally published in the September issue of San Francisco

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