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Katherine and Mac McMillan founded a wool tie company called Pierrepont Hicks in 2009, and quickly established a small but loyal following. In 2010 in Minneapolis they launched a traveling pop-up called Northern Grade with brands that followed in line with the aesthetic of their neckwear, and it was so popular that they took their show on the road. They've been all over the midwest, down Nashville and over to Los Angeles, and now on Saturday, June 1, they're coming to San Francisco—to 111 Minna from 11am to 7pm to be precise. The shopping event is free and open to the public, and will feature quality, made-in-America men's brands including Black Sheep Postal Service, Jack Robie, Alial Fital, Leather Works Minnesota, Sanborn Canoe Co., Stormy Kromer, Todd Shelton, Field Notes, Locally Grown Clothing Co. and, of course, Pierrepont Hicks.
Northern Grade is also partnering with Gilt: For a sneak peek at the men's wares one day prior to the SF event, check out the online sale (you have to become a member, which is simply a matter of registering), which will feature a few exclusives from Sanborn Canoe Co. and Todd Shelton.
· Gilt/Northern Grade Sale [Official Site]
· Pierrepont Hicks [Official Site]
· Northern Grade [Official Site]