The short version:
This weekend 5/16-5/18 is your last chance to shop for a wide selection of House of Nines Design hats in San Francisco for a while. We're packing all the hats at Dark Garden in SF's Hayes Valley away on Monday 5/19 and taking them with us to New York, so come and buy one in person while you can!
The full story:
We are relocating to New York City shortly (in just a few days), and planning to set up a studio there in the late summer / early autumn, hopefully to be followed by a *real live* retail location of our own sometime in the following year. Yay! Our Etsy store and ability to fill custom orders will be shut down until we are established in our new studio, hopefully in August or September.
Unfortunately, most of our San Francisco-area retailers have also been going through changes, so we will have much less of a day-to-day presence there starting, well, now.
Our last day of regular sales at Dark Garden will be Sunday, May 18. We'll be back for occasional trunk shows and special events, but if you want a full range of hats to choose from- our largest selection anywhere in the world at the moment- get over there now while the getting is good!!!
Dark Garden Corsetry
321 Linden St, San Francisco, CA 94102
After 20 years of great success, Carolyn Busch of Fino Fino in Menlo Park has just retired and closed her store in April.
Our friend Elwyn Crawford of O'Lover Hats is moving to Paris (lucky girl!) this fall, so we've already pulled inventory from her outlet, Metis Makers in North Beach.
Here are the shops in the Bay Area that still carry a few House of Nines Design hats:
Mystery Mister, Haight Street in San Francisco
Portobello Hats, Santa Rosa
Iron Dog Antiques, Fremont
Thanks, sincerely, to all of you for helping me to establish my hat business here in SF, a city I love and will come back to visit as often as possible. Please be assured that, through the power of the interwebs and the occasional in-person visit, I'll still be available to make hats for you, anytime after my studio is up and running again.