Elizabeth Touw

BVLGARI Opens Union Square Store

BVLGARI celebrated the grand opening of its largest store in the U.S. with a magnificent in-store event attended by 350 VIP clients, media and other guests.

William Getty, Vanessa Getty and Peter Getty

Chanel Boutique Reopens in San Francisco

Chanel, following a stunning renovation by Peter Marino, reopens in San Francisco’s Maiden Lane.

A Glamourous Garden Party | SFLUXE 2

A Glamourous Garden Party

Mireille Schwartz recently hosted an early evening cocktail reception at her Presidio Heights home in honor of her mother, Katiti Kironde, the first black model to appear on a fashion magazine cover.

Want It! | SFLUXE

Want It!

Saks Fifth Avenue recently showcased their must-have looks for Fall 2009 in a fashion show presented by Marcy Carmack entitled “Want It!”

San Francisco "Fashion Week" | SFLUXE

San Francisco “Fashion Week”

Take a look at the 70 most impressive looks from the San Francisco Symphony and Opera galas.

Edition's Fabulous Launch in San Francisco | SFLUXE 1

Edition’s Fabulous Launch in San Francisco

Edition by Banana Republic was recently launched in San Francisco, with one of the most anticipated store openings in recent memory. It left a great first impression of the new retail concept!

Gucci and Tosca welcome Gena Rowlands | SFLUXE

Gucci and Tosca welcome Gena Rowlands

Tosca’s Cafe in North Beach was all abuzz recently when local film buffs gathered to celebrate the restored John Cassavetes film, A Woman Under the Influence, sponsored by Gucci.

Paul Smith Opening | SFLUXE

Paul Smith Opening

This month’s opening of the Paul Smith shop at 50 Geary Street has been an extraordinary success. Every time we visit, we’re impressed by how many shoppers are inside.

The Ultimate Designer Label | SFLUXE 2

The Ultimate Designer Label

We started with designer labels, then moved on to designer logos (which some people took a little too far… remember the infamous LV wedding?) And now comes the new trend in designer branding — the designer signature.

Spike & Annie Previews Fall Collection | SFLUXE

Spike & Annie Previews Fall Collection

Designer Lisa Alexander recently previewed the new fall collection of Spike & Annie, her fantastically successful children’s line, at the beautiful home of friend Lindsay Bolton. The San Francisco-based entrepreneur and community activist donated a percentage of sales from the evening to Pets Unlimited.

Lucky at Philanthropist | SFLUXE 1

Lucky at Philanthropist

We recently dropped by the fabulous Philanthropist boutique at 3571 Sacramento Street for an event celebrating the popular store’s appearance in “LUCKY Magazine’s San Francisco Shopping Guide” (in the March 2009 issue.)

Inside the Mid-Winter Gala 2009 | SFLUXE 1

Inside the Mid-Winter Gala 2009

See our report from inside this year’s Mid Winter Gala, which had an Andy Warhol theme to it, in appreciation of the wonderful “Warhol Live” exhibit at the de Young.

Fifteen Fabulous Looks | SFLUXE 1

Fifteen Fabulous Looks

Here are our fifteen favorite looks from this year’s Mid Winter Gala.

Boucheron Reflects San Francisco Elegance | SFLUXE 1

Boucheron Reflects San Francisco Elegance

It’s a true reflection of the sophistication and elegance of San Francisco style that it’s the location of the only Boucheron store in the United States (230 Post Street).

Live. Love. Luxe. San Francisco, 2009. | SFLUXE 2

Live. Love. Luxe. San Francisco, 2009.

At a recent luncheon to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of this website, jewelry designer Amber Marie Bently surprised SFLuxe’s Damion Matthews with a beautiful pendant she created herself.

The pendant reads “Live, Love, Luxe” — three words which we’ve taken as the new tagline for the site.

Inside Gucci's New San Francisco Store | SFLUXE 3

Inside Gucci’s New San Francisco Store

After months of anticipation, we were thrilled to attend the recent opening of Gucci’s beautiful new store in San Francisco, located at 240 Stockton Street, the glamorous Art Deco building that has been a Union Square landmark for decades.