‘Affordable Luxury’ Handbag Designer Clare V. To Open First SF Store In Hayes Valley

May 4, 2017 - garden totes

Hayes Valley will shortly see a new shop, as Los Angeles-based bag engineer Clare Vivier is formulation to open a store in a area subsequent month.

Tipster Andrew D. initial sloping us off to a news that a “affordable luxury” engineer would be streamer into Hayes Valley. When Hoodline reached out to endorse a news, orator Alexis Brunswick let us know that Clare V. is slated to open mid-June on 344 Linden St., where a restaurant was creatively ostensible to pierce in 3 years ago.

Instead of relocating brazen with a restaurant, SF Planning Department papers uncover that a change of use permit—converting a former laundromat space to sell use—was released progressing this year.

The new store on Hayes Valley’s living alley will be designed by Kate McCollough, who is also behind a company’s Los Angeles and New York shops, Brunswick tells us.

Since it is still being planned, no renderings or photos of a store are accessible yet.

The company’s Cobble Hill store in Brooklyn, New York. | Photo: Clare V./Yelp

“The plcae is geographically interesting,” Brunswick forked out, “as it’s opposite from a initial Blue Bottle on Linden Alley.”

She combined that a space will embody French-inspired designs and artwork, light pinkish floors, and a garden that will adjoin a store with Steven Alan on Hayes St.

The fanny container will be accessible in a new store. | Photo: Courtesy of Clare V.

For owner and artistic executive Clare Vivier herself, a store opening will be a homecoming of sorts, as a engineer had graduated from a University of San Francisco, vital in a city for 12 years during a 1990s. Back then, she also non-stop adult her initial sell store, Behind The Post Office on Haight Street.

“Opening my seventh store in San Francisco, that feels like a hometown for me,” she told us, “is really special. For a opening, we’re going to have a few disdainful equipment that hold on a personal attribute that we have with a city.”

The store will also be flashy with a wallpaper featuring hand-drawn graphics of Vivier’s favorite places in a Bay Area, that will also be printed on collectible totes and tees.

344 Linden St. in 2014. | Photo: Jared Schwartz/Hoodline

First combined in 2008, a code now has 4 other stores in California, and dual in New York. The Linden Street emporium is their initial store in Northern California.

The association is now looking to hire a full-time manager, full-time pivotal holder, as good as a part-time pivotal hilt for a new plcae in Hayes Valley.

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