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About this time last year, Trina Papini and Sheri Evans announced that their boutique Metier would close its Union Square doors after 21 years of business, causing sheer panic and grief around the Bay. The gem of a store carried hard-to-find but utterly fabulous lines from Vanessa Bruno, Zero + Maria Cornejo, and Raquel Allegra. But perhaps the most beloved pieces were the vintage jewels.
Now, Papini and Evans have reinvented Metier as an online jewelry store with occassional pop up shops, the first of which is next weekend. Stop by from 12pm to 8pm on Friday, June 28 and from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, June 29 at at 380 Ivy Street to score this antique Victorian rosecut ring or this stunning antique 1920's vermeil and turquoise filigree necklace. They'll also have new jewelry from Kith & Kind, Conroy & Wilcox and Ariel Clute. Also look for Job & Boss bags and Dulkinys Davis leather, as well as vintage and other limited edition clothing and accessories. This shopping is going to be good—and even more so with a refreshing summer cocktail in hand to toast Metier's return. Welcome back, ladies!—Esther Hahn
· Metier [Official Site]
· The 11 Best Jewelry Shopping Experiences in SF [Racked SF]