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Storecaster: Retail Arrivals

 Go, see, get. What's new this month in the world of fashion retail.

Wes Gorden's red jumpsuit, available at Nordstrom's.

Haven’t heard of Greg Chait yet? You will now, thanks to Anna Wintour and her cohorts. Chait, the designer behind knitwear label the Elder Statesman, won the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund—an annual prize bestowing $300,000 on one rising designer. On February 4, a dozen spring 2013 collection pieces from Chait and the nine other finalists (like Wes Gordon, above) will be available at Nordstrom’s pop-up shop (865 Market St., Near 5th St., 415-243-8500).

 

Prabal Gurung releases his “love- inspired” collection for Target (789 Mission St., Near 4th St., 415-343-6272) on February 10. Thankfully, it’s devoid of cutesy hearts, opting instead for color-block brights, painterly stripes, and graphic florals ($13–$200). 

 

Dijital Fix—the indie gadget-geek’s answer to best buy—brings a trove of audio equipment and electronics to the Mission (820 Valencia St., Near 19th St., 415-666-2256). The living room–like setup includes a photo booth, a listening room modeled after a ’70s-era recording studio, and a backlit headphone wall.

 

California-based womenswear label Joie opens its first San Francisco store on January 26 (2116 Fillmore St., Near California St., 415-400-0367), bestowing a versatile range of silk blouses, printed dresses, and nautical knits on our layer-loving city.

 

 

Originally published in the February 2013 issue of San Francisco Magazine

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