Please find a selection of our brands we carry inside of our San Francisco's stores below.
The Label was launched in 1985 by Ann Demeulemeester and her husband Patrick Robyn, showing women’s wear in Paris for the first time in 1992 and combining it with menswear in 1996. The label soon cemented as an experimental—yet wearable—line, Ann Demeulemeester has consistently attracted clients who like a little artiness in their wardrobes. A shop was opened in Antwerp in 1999. The collections, which includes a successful range of shoes and accessories, is now sold in 30 countries worldwide. Demeulemeester is a deconstructionist, who avoids ornament and colour in favour of close attention to detail and unusual mixing of fabrics. Her styles often incorporate contradictions: an usterity of outline might be marked with gently draped fabrics or antique-like fabrics. Nostalgic hippie style materials with frayed edges are often mixed with stark coats. Her long coats and dresses have become her signature classic style, along with halter waistcoats, blouses disguised as neckties and trousers and skirts which expose the hip bone. Her 70's rock style tailoring and leather wear draw inspiration from strong female icons of music such as Patti Smith or Janis Joplin. She is a master of cobweb knitwear or oversize masculine slouch suits. Demeulemeester designs clothes "with attitude".
Balenciaga was revered by his fellow designers. They called him "The Master" because he created some of the most powerful styles of the twentieth century. His designs were admired fort he sophisticated, timeless style and cut. His work was both austere and extravagant, focusing on proportion and making certain that the cut of the cloth followed the lines of the body, always allowing freedom of movement. His daywear dresses, suits, and even hats were simple, practical and elegant. His evening designs allowed room for frivolity, using elaborate fabrics, heavy beading, feathers, and wide, puffy skirts. Many of his designs were inspired by Spanish regional dress and influenced by paintings of the old Spanish masters.
Chanel has immortalized itself as one of the world’s most chic and classic brands completely in tuned with the stylish and functional needs of its devotees. The beloved Chanel 2.55 is the epitome of the ultimate hands-free bag. Crafted to perfection, it’s quilted lines, flap, CC logo closure and strap make it the perfect day-to-night bag.
Comme des Garçons, French for "like boys", is a Japanese fashion label headed by Rei Kawakubo, who is also its sole owner.
The label was started in Tokyo by Rei Kawakubo in 1969 and established as a company in Japan in 1973. Comme des Garçons became successful in Japan throughout the 1970s and a men's line was added in 1978. 1981 saw Comme des Garçons's debut show in Paris which created a storm of controversy for its predominant use of black and distressed fabrics. Throughout the 1980s, Comme des Garçons's clothes were often destroyed.
DRIES VAN NOTEN
Famous for their super-low jeans, and we do mean super low, the look is sexy yet rugged, relaxed yet sophisticated. Dean and Dan's unique mix of American wit, refined Italian tailoring and attention to detail inspire a loyal following. Dsquared2 shows are often multimedia extra-vaganzas, combining fashion with art and music.
Who wears it: Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Cameron Diaz, Lenny Kravitz, Ricky Martin, Eve, Lenny Kravitz, Nelly Furtado, Simon Webbe, Robbie Williams.
Emile-Maurice Hermés, grandson of founder Thierry Hermés, summed up the philosophy of his family's celebrated firm in the 1920s as "Leather, sport, and a tradition of refined elegance." Passed down over generations, the House of Hermés has been committed to quality in design and production for more than 160 years. At the dawn of the 21th century, the name Hermés continues to represent the ultimate in French luxury.
The height of luxury with a nod to the house’s equestrian heritage—sheared mink jackets, velvet jodhpurs, fringed blanket jackets, leather car coats, kilts. The accessories line has structured bags, belts with chunky hardware, signature printed silk scarves, and riding boots.
Gaultier does not like primary colours, he prefers ivory and half tones. His images are tiny but sacrilegious, his cut a little better, his vision breathtaking. He is a designer who has made his reputation by attaching 12" conical breasts to Madonna and putting men in Lycra jumpsuits covered in small diamond shape mirrors. As his fantasies wing their way down the runway, you see Backless T-shirts, cutaway jackets with more space between than fabric, a riot of prints, insanely skirted mens pants and beautiful women. Very little is what one would expect. This sets him apart from other controversial designers. He starts with some classic point, something people are familiar with like a blazer, or a chemise, then he deforms it, knots it, stamps on it, but retains its classic shape.
Gaultier's vision of 21st century clothing is spray-on disposable clothes, seamless and without openings. To take it off, one would pull firmly and throw away. According to Gaultier, our clothing has not changed drastically up till the 20th century, and styles and construction have not kept pace with advances in technology. He says changes are imminent. He will probably be the designer putting them into practice. He popularised the use of skirts, especially kilts on men’s wardrobe, and the release of designer collections. Gaultier caused shock by using unconventional models for his exhibitions, like old and fat women, pierced and heavy tattooed models, and by playing with traditional gender roles in the shows. This actions granted him both criticism and enormous popularity.
Recognised for her talent, Jeanne Lanvin created a style, a global universe of elegance and refinement. An aficionado of culture, she surrounded herself with artists and young talents from numerous domains, providing an outstanding cultural heritage. Today, faithful to her philosophy, Lanvin perpetuates this artistic tradition, particularly through advertising campaigns.
Who wears it? Katie Holmes, Padmal Lakshmi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Calista Flockhart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, Kristin Scott Thomas, Victoria Beckham,
Louis Vuitton is famous for it's handbags, beautiful, creative, unusual and in fantastic demand. The company manufactures and markets luxury leather goods, fashion accessories, prêt-à-porter, and jewelry. Many of the company’s products utilize the signature brown Damier and Monogram Canvas materials, both of which were first used in the late 19th century. All of the company’s products utilize the eponymous LV initials.
Who wears it? Jessica Simpsons, Usher, Mariah Carey, Diana Kruger, Nicky Hilton, Paris Hilton, Rihanna, Agyness Deyn, Brandy, Tyra Banks, Beyonce Knowles, Christina Ricci, Rose McGowan, Hilary Duff, Victoria Beckham, Mischa Barton, Anna Kournikova, Reese Witherspoon, Sienna Miller, Angie Harmon, Mary-Kate Olsen, Dita Von Teese
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Founded in New York in 1984 and majority-owned by LVMH since 1997, the eponymous brand developed by Marc Jacobs - Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton - has enjoyed rapid growth in both the United States and internationally.Bright colors, oversize prints, layered looks, empire lines, rugby stripes, oversize bows and buttons, and pretty, prom-like party dresses.
Who wears it? The downtown crowd with eclectic or edgy tastes, including Winona Ryder, Uma Thurman, the Olsen twins, Drew Barrymore, Sophia Coppola, Scarlett Johansson, and Maggie Gyllenhall, Wafah Dufour,
His designs blend romance, innovation and tradition with inspirations that travel across time and culture: African safaris, English aristocracy, Parisian café life, Old Hollywood, the Western frontier, Russian revolutionaries, Native American cultures, Eastern prep schools and competitive sports. Ralph Lauren's vision of American style prevails with classic grace and utmost attention to detail. His success lies in his ability to sell a thorough bred image to the masses.
Opulent, elegant design. “Menswear is a detail-driven business” says Mr Tom Ford, who brings his eye for precision to a highly acclaimed collection. Immaculately tailored suits, plush cashmere and refined accessories are the calling cards of this ultra-luxurious label. Premium materials and Italian craftsmanship Sophisticated eveningwear We like the sharp tailoring and shearling jackets
One of Yves St. Laurent's greatest talents is colour - from his Mondrian-inspired dresses to his Ballet Russes collections in the 70's. Some say he is the supreme fashion colourist of this century, unrivalled by any other designer. His colour schemes even clash elegantly. He repeats what Chanel said, "Fashions change, Style remains." His dream is to give women the foundation of a classic wardrobe, which, by escaping trends, gives them more confidence in themselves. His Smoking (tuxedo) jacket was a shock when it was introduced in 1966. A woman was banned in the 60's from dining at the Plaza hotel in New York, because she was wearing a YSL pantsuit. His pants and jackets became a statement for a new generation of women, and he said "I want to shock people, force them to think." The secret to his style (or styles because there are many) is that he creates clothes that make a woman look great and feel the height of elegance.
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Armani Collezioni (1979), a chic ready-to-wear line specializing in handmade sweaters and sexy, slim-fitting suits. Armani Collezioni is a high-end line from fashion designer Giorgio Armani. The line is more expensive than the Armani Exchange and Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani lines but less expensive than the high end ready-to-wear line, Giorgio Armani (sometimes referred to as Armani 'black label') and the haute couture line, Armani Privé. The line is typically aimed at an older customer who does not desire 'trendy' design, but places emphasis on high quality more classic items. It replaced the Giorgio Armani Le Collezioni line. In addition to being sold in freestanding boutiques (which feature the Collezioni line exclusively), it is also sold in high-end department stores such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols, David Jones, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
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Style, modernity, and a strong sense of femininity have been the key elements of Chloé since its inception. Maintaining a quiet confidence among the Parisian ready-to-wear houses, Chloé has relyied on the abilities of various already-established designers to produce fresh and vibrant clothing which reflected and, in the high points of its history under Martine Sitbon, Karl Lagerfeld, and upstart Stella McCartney defined the zeitgeist of Chloé élan.
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