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Colin B. Bailey has been director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for less than 18 months, but he seems to be adapting well to the New York to SF transition. Bailey moved to Pacific Heights after leaving his post as chief curator of the Frick to take the reins at the De Young and Legion of Honor, and the Oxford-educated Brit tells Haute Living his favorite shopping spot is San Francisco's answer to Madison Avenue. "I like Union Square. It's fantastic— all the stores are down there. I had to buy a new tux and I got a Gucci tux that I love. The trousers were too long and they weren't prepared in the right way. I needed it for the opening the next day. They sent people to my office to look at the trousers, to (repair) them, and they returned them that afternoon. I was very impressed. I mean, I was grateful, but I was very impressed."
Just in case you were wondering, Haute Living clarifies that Colin Bailey is not related to Burberry's Christopher Bailey "I'd love to meet him," he tells the mag. "I know who he is but we're not related." Now that that's resolved, you can read about the rest of Colin's local favorites here.
· Colin B. Bailey Shares His Favorite Places to Go in San Francisco [Haute Living]
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