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Fall's Most Wanted

Lauren Murrow | September 10, 2014 | Lifestyle Story Shopping

Here are the season's most coveted new fashion, beauty, and design, as recommended by Bay Area locals.

1. “Swedish-Japanese duo Horisaki create handmade hats from the finest materials—this one is burned rabbit fur felt—on their farm in the Swedish countryside. The hats need to be worn to appreciate the fit and workmanship.” —Arthur Louie, co-owner of The Archive. From $625 at The Archive, 317 Sutter St. (near Grant Ave.), 415-391-5550

2. “Super-cozy robe-like jackets were all over the fall 2014 runway. Mara Hoffman absolutely nails it with this belted blanket poncho.” —Mira Pickett, owner of Mira Mira. $232 at Mira Mira, 3292 22nd St. (at Valencia St.), 415-648-6513

3. “The Falkor necklace by Dylanlex makes my heart skip a beat. I plan to wear it with everything from T-shirts to long floral dresses.” —Megan Papay, cofounder of Frēda Salvador. $980 at

4. “I’m a printed pant addict, and the paper-bag waist and cinched ankles of Isabel Marant’s Depson pant shot it to the top of my fall shopping list.” —Alison Hall, Editorial Director at One Kings Lane. $860 at

5. “The Converse x Missoni collection combines the street cred of the Chuck Taylor with the Italian design house’s iconic zigzags.” —Theresa Liljenberg, shoe buyer at Nordstrom. From $85 at Nordstrom, 865 Market St. (at 5th St.), 415-243-8500

6. “Christian Louboutin’s Beauté nail polish in Rouge mimics the label’s timeless red soles—plus, the bottle is incredibly Instagram-worthy.” —Anh Sundstrom, blogger at $50 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St. (at Powell St.), 415-986-4300

7. “I’m coveting Frēda Salvador’s Sky boot in grained calf leather. It’s the perfect heel height for walking the city.” —Caitlin Flemming, founder of Caitlin Flemming Design. $595 at Frēda Salvador, 1782 Union St. (near Octavia St.), 415-654-5128

8. “The Vere Verto Midi Prov shoulder bag converts to a backpack when you need to be hands-free. It’s great for the woman who wants to combine function and style.” —Jenny Chung, owner of Acrimony. $595 at Acrimony, 333 Hayes St. (near Gough St.), 415-861-1025

9. "Variance Objects' raw gem rings incorporate beautiful minerals from all over the world. The designer has a killer way of fifinding them their rightful owners.” —Jess Feury, artist. From $320 at Good Stock, 4198 Piedmont Ave. (near Ridgeway Ave.), Oakland, 510-653-8518

10. “Generally my style verges on tomboyish, but when it comes to Lonely Lingerie I’m a sucker for lace, plain and simple.” —Kate Ellen, owner of Crown Nine. $98 at Rand + Statler, 425 Hayes St. (near Gough St.), 415-634-0881

11. “These Alexa Wagner snakeskin and leather heels are serious head turners.” —Betty Lin, owner of Betty Lin Boutique. $1,255 at Betty Lin, 340 Presidio Ave. (at Sacramento St.), 415-345-8688

12. “I’m expecting my first son this month, and Mansur Gavriel’s leather backpack will be my go-to purse and diaper bag!” —Cristina Palomo Nelson, cofounder of Frēda Salvador. $585 at Steven Alan, 1919 Fillmore St. (near Bush St.), 415-351-1499

13. “The Roger boot is a perfect adaptation of the iconic Beatle boot by shoe designer Frank Beneduci. We studied at the same design school in Milan.” —Martha Davis, designer at Dulkinys Davis. $425 at Beneduci, 793 San Jose Ave. (near 30th St.), Opening in October

14. “The East Shore vest by Gant will make a cozy and stylish outer layer. I especially love the gold snap buttons.” —Kyle Moshrefi, cofounder of Kipper Clothiers. $375 at Gant, 552 Hayes St. (near Laguna St.), 415-437-1949

15. “The fabric of this Steven Alan quilted jacket is perfection. Plus, when do you not need a jacket in San Francisco?” —Rachel Kaye, artist. $325 at Steven Alan, 1919 Fillmore St. (near Bush St.), 415-351-1499

16. “My must-have this fall is a custom-made chocolate wool suit in Kiton fabric paired with a double barrel–cuffed, high-collared, palest-of-pink custom shirt. The only true luxury is one-of-a-kind.” —Ken Fulk, principal at Ken Fulk Inc. From $10,000 at Wilkes Bashford, 375 Sutter St. (near Stockton St.), 415-986-4380

17. “Pantone on Fashion will be on my coffee table at home and in my design studio. I’ll be looking to it to explain my seasonal love affairs with certain colors.” —Stevie Howell, designer. $35 at Chronicle Books, 1846 Union St. (near Laguna St.), 415-345-8435

18. “Hanne Enemark’s glass vase embellished with sharp-cut crystals is like a piece of jewelry for your home.” —Catherine Kwong, principal at Catherine Kwong Design. $8,500 at

19. “Our new raw selvage denim is milled on Italian looms from the early 1900s and wears in absolutely beautifully.” —Michael Maher, cofounder of Taylor Stitch. $178 at Taylor Stitch, 383 Valencia St. (near 15th St.), 415-322-8773

Originally published in the September issue of San Francisco.

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