By Chhavi Nandi
Music and fashion are often so intrinsically connected, it's hard to tell where one starts and the other stops. Which came first? Fall Out Boy or the emo haircut? So it should be no surprise that the impeccable taste that Bianca Starr brought to operating the former nightlife wonderland Club 222, now techno hotspot 222 Hyde, also carries over into the world of clothing with her new vintage boutique. The concept is providing carefully edited and cleaned pieces that appeal to Bianca herself (the store motto is "If we wouldn't wear it, we wouldn't sell it"), all in a fun, collaborative, friendly setting that includes rotating DJs playing every weekend.
And just as you might expect, she's kicking off the store's opening with a party worthy of a nightclub . Beats will be provided by Rebecca Vandersteen, Sybil Johnson of Heartbaker, DJ Irene Hernandez-Feiks of Chillin' Productions, and DJ Miss Watkins, while shoppers enjoy baked goods, champagne, and special deals like 25 percent off all dresses and discounts on jewelry (it is the day before Valentine's Day, after all).
4 R Hearts Desire
3552 20th St, SF
(between San Carlos and Lexington)