Last week, on one of those very rare warm days in San Francisco, we decided to make our day productive. We started it off at the SF Giftcenter & Jewelrymart to attend the Gem & Jewelry Event with our bro-hamburglar, Crys. If you’ve never been to the Giftcenter, YOU SHOULD GO! It’s full of fabulous jewelry finds at reasonable pricing. We even scored some snazzy costume jewelry for $1 a piece! Don’t mind if I do – How could we say NO to a BUCK?
Next stop, a FABRIC SHOPPING SPREE @ Discount Fabrics (11th & Howard). Enough said!
LAST, but NOT LEAST – we decided to roll through 1 of our favorite vintage boutiques in SF, PAINTED BIRD (1360 Valencia Street). We’ve been a very big fan of the store for a very long time. The vintage pieces within the store are AMAZING & at such an affordable price. Their racks aren’t mish-mashed with an overly-abundant surplus of clothing like most consignment stores – it’s evident that they definitely keep up with current trends. Their SF location has been open for years; however, they now operate another location in LA (4208 Santa Monica Blvd.).
We were fortunate to meet 2 amazing people who were working in the store at the time – Jason & Alese! Jason (originally from Detroit) is very good friends with the owner of the store & has been working with Painted Bird for years, while Alese (originally from Woodland, CA) is rather new to the store – she is their official Tarot Card reader! So cool, right? We decided to shoot them some random questions to share with you guys how AWESOME they are!
Favorite thing to wear:
Alese – Metallic dresses
Jason – Vintage labels. His favorite article of clothing is his vintage Fendi sweater from the 80’s (peep the pic below)
Alese – Cocteau Twins
Jason – Mazzy Star, Brian Eno, Talking Heads
What do you like most about Painted Bird?
Alese – It’s “genuinely charming & wholeheartedly cool!”
Jason – It’s “my favorite hang out shop!”
A BIG SHOUT OUT to Jason (don’t you dig his SOCKS? we DO!) & Alese for chattin’ it up with us last week. If you’re in SF, check ’em out for an overall fantastic vintage shopping experience – GREAT ENVIRONMENT, AWESOME FOLKS, & FAB VINTAGE STEEZ! 7 thumbs up 🙂
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