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Calendar, Night&Day It's Sew You

It's Sew You

Two words: Hoodie Workshop. Yes! You can make your own hoodie, with the help of the Mission District's famous Latino-oriented art gallery and its six sewing machines, plus all the fixings, like a serger. Sew-Op is at least partly in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bag Ladies

Bag Ladies

Fendi, Gucci, Chanel, Prada -- these names mean life or death to a certain type of someone. Thankfully, the counterfeiting industry has the matter firmly in hand, churning out remarkable clones days after designs hit stores and giving poorly funded…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shake Your Little Tush

Shake Your Little Tush

How to define San Francisco style? Well, first of all, don't believe the naysayers who talk trash about our meager fashion lexicon. Truth be told, we've got all manner of fashionistas, from the Dior-laden Marina wench to the scuzzy-chic Mission…
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News, Dog Bites City of Love

City of Love

This just in: San Francisco is a singles' paradise! What's that you say? Doesn't exactly jibe with your experience? Take it up with the good folks at the Sperling's Best Places guidebook series, who have teamed with a deodorant company,…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen The Black Art

The Black Art

ONGOING 9/8-10/22 Images of beautiful people living the "good life" are constantly rolling off the red carpet and out of the pages of high-fashion glossies. Peddlers of entitlement, it often seems, are more pervasive than the monogrammed baubles they try…
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Music, Bouncer

Hill Street Blues

There has to be a phrase for feeling nostalgic for things that never were. Or maybe that is actually the very definition of nostalgia. At any rate, that was the mood I was in: I had a bittersweet longing for…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Label Whore Epicenter

With the economy in the pits and ex-dot-commers heading for the Peace Corps, blatant materialism may not be chic these days. But there are still closet fashion freaks out there -- you know who you are -- and Union Square…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Discount Shopping Tour

Thrifting veterans pity the fools who shell out more than $5 for an old frock at city vintage boutiques. The favorite haunts of retro clothing hounds are usually out of town -- and carefully guarded. Yet Redwood City's thrift…
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Night Crawler

Gilbert, a 32-year-old security guard originally from Lebanon, stands outside Big Heart City. Hands tucked in the pockets of his tailored slacks, he's listening intently to his headset as a stogie-smoking man with purple-tinted glasses approaches the cordon. "I should…
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