April 5, 2010

dress on chestnut

Friday was my mom’s 59th birthday and she wanted to have dinner at Bin 38 in the Marina. I rarely get over to that part of town so I arrived a little early to check out some shops. Just around to corner from the restaurant I found Dress, a cute boutique featuring some of my favorite designers like DVF, Marc by Marc, Rebecca Minkoff, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, Rebecca Taylor, and Elizabeth and James. They had a great selection of clothes, bags, and jewelry (though a Yelper complained that they only stock small sizes). Everything is quite pricey and they don’t have a sale section, but apparently the entire store goes on sale twice a year—I’ll try to keep you posted. I wasn’t allowed to take any photos so I’ve borrowed the above images from their online store which carries handbags and jewelry. I have to admit it’s pretty annoying when I’m not allowed to take photos in stores, especially in local boutiques. It gives me the impression that they’re “too good” for the press coverage. But the sales girl was really helpful and she talked me through all their jewelry. She also hoped I’d have a “safe trip” back to the Mission!

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