Victor and I are creatures of habit. As much as we love discovering new places, we find ourselves most comfortable going back to the same spots over and over. Boring? Perhaps, but I find a lot of pleasure in being a "regular" at my favorite spots. One of our morning rituals is pastries and coffee at La Boulange in Hayes Valley followed by a peek at one of my favorite vintage clothing stores: Ver Unica. I have found many treasures in both locations (there are two on Hayes street), including this magnificent dress. So imagine my delight when they decided to become sponsors of Fancy Fine (insert many gasps here)! I decided the best way to share with you the many wonders of Ver Unica was to document an epic shopping trip. I fell in love with many things and eventually went home with a beautiful silk blouse (a gift from the owner, Cindy) and the most amazing black lace circle skirt.
There are more photos after the jump, so be sure to click on "read more" below!
Silver heels from the 30's... oh how I wish these were my size!
40's knit 2-piece suit.
60's Oscar de la Renta chiffon dress... this was too heavenly and fit me like a dream!
Only a small fraction of what I tried on!
80's satin Gunne Sax gown.
50's chiffon dress (can you tell I'm drawn to chiffon?)
I got to take home this pretty silk blouse (worn with Emmanuelle Khan linen skirt). The belt reads "What have you done for me lately?"
50's gold satin cocktail dress with rhinestone necklace and bracelet and 80's metal clutch
60's tapestry coat (left) and 50's paisley silk dress (right).
60's maxi dress (left) and 80's silver blouse worn with 50's lace skirt (I ended up buying the skirt!)
70's gold and silver maxi dress... so fun to wear! (The windows were designed by Academy of Art students.)
It's harder for Victor to find great vintage things, but he often scores at Ver Unica.
I'm happy that stores like Ver Unica exist, places where things are beautifully displayed and every era is represented and perfectly mixed up together. If you live far away from San Francisco you can still find some of their pretty things in their eBay shop.