Twinkle, twinkle, Bianca Starr


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By Kimberly Chun

It's been months, but I'm still reeling from the loss of the Built by Wendy boutique on 20th Street. Yeah, yeah, I know - who could afford any of those cute lil' indie-rocker outfits? A gal can dream...

But now a few doors down from the old space, a fab mutant lovely has moved in: Bianca Starr. The brand new girl on the block - all of six weeks old - combines Painted Bird thrifty cool with a major dollop of Krystle Carrington '80s glam. The store motto: "A women's boutique where you leave your inhibitions at the door."

Lighting bolt-emblazoned heels, jewel-tone silky frocks, Ferragamo pumps with baby pyramid heels, and the works, all with a distinctively Reagan-era club-kid edge. And the vintage wares are rather reasonably priced to boot - so all those pennies saved with the loss of Built by Wendy can go straight to Starr. Zoom.

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3552 20th St., SF
(415) 341-1020