Take one tech boom, add an anti-chain store law and six-figure payments to vacate existing tenants, insert Sandro, Alexis Bittar, Ella Moss and Aesop, and what do you have? Fillmore Street, aka the hot retail spot in San Francisco.
Undeterred by the fact that annual rents have rocketed to between $120 and $144 a square foot, from $72 to $84 a square foot just two years ago, and that the vacancy rate is about one a year, fashion and beauty brands have been clamoring to claim a spot in this affluent Pacific Heights neighborhood. Among those building stores are The Kooples and Rag & Bone. Moreover, Maje and Rebecca Minkoff have set their sights on what realtor David Fishbein describes as “Bleecker Street on the West Coast.”
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"