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Suited Up, Dressed Down, Decked Out

From your wardrobe to your walls, four retail arrivals for a midsummer refresh.


Wallpaper from Heath Ceramics.

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Suit jacket from Suitsupply.

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Bubinga wood Z-chair from Dugan Essick.

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Styles by Jenni Kayne.

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Heath Pivots from Porcelain to Paper
Can’t afford Heath Ceramics’ gorgeously splurgy tile? You’re in luck. This summer, the company best known for producing envy-inducing backsplashes and dinner table settings is rolling out a new medium: wallpaper inspired by the brand’s graphic tiles. A collaboration between the San Francisco–based artisan wallpaper company Hygge & West (pronounced hoo-ga, after the Danish word for “cozy”) and Heath’s in-house design team, the clay-coated papers are screen printed by hand. Each of the collection’s four patterns comes in four colorways. $140–$190 per roll, Heath Ceramics, 2900 18th St. (at Alabama St.)

Dutch Design, Italian Fabrics, S.F. Style
Although Maiden Lane is better known as a bastion of ultra-luxury—Prada, Chanel, and Hermès among them—the strip’s latest addition, Suitsupply, is a surprisingly affordable source for suits and separates. By designing, manufacturing, and selling its collections in-house, the Amsterdam-based brand is able to produce custom-tailored, high-quality suits without the usual wait time or extravagant bill: Here, suits start at $399. Minor adjustments like hemming are completed in half an hour or less, while major alterations take just three days. 175 Maiden Ln. (near Stockton St.)

Etsy It Ain’t
More than 220 artists, artisans, and designers from across the country will congregate at Fort Mason this month for the American Craft Council show, now in its 41st year. Among the handcrafted wares are jewelry, apparel, home decor, and furniture, including a bubinga wood Z-chair by Central Valley woodworker Dugan Essick ($4,800). Throughout the pavilion, architects and interior designers will assemble custom vignettes for the Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft showcase, while the Hip Pop section highlights emerging artists. Aug. 5–7, Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Marina Blvd. (at Buchanan St.) 

West Coast Cool, Off-the-Rack
Jenni Kayne became a fashion It Girl in 2011, when her growing label’s D’Orsay flats earned a West Coast cult following. Five years later, the L.A.-based designer is finally launching her first Bay Area stand-alone store, bringing her breezily stylish, trend-shunning clothing—cashmere sweaters, silk slip dresses, pointed-toe mules—to Palo Alto. The 1,476-square-foot shop carries Kayne’s full fall collection, as well as a range of jewelry, housewares, and beauty products from like-minded brands such as Juniper Ridge, Grown Alchemist, and Satomi Kawakita. Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real (near Sand Hill Rd.), Ste. 1190, Palo Alto


Originally published in the August issue of San Francisco

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