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Hal Rubenstein Shares His Favorite San Francisco Stores

Photo: Bryan Kasm
Photo: Bryan Kasm

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Hal Rubenstein —the former InStyle editor and current Gabriel & Co. Global Style Director— was in town last week to promote his jewelry line, and he showed off his San Francisco knowledge in the process. Rubenstein tells Haute Living that his new collection works with a local woman's everyday wardrobe because "With these pieces wearing fine jewelry everyday becomes as natural and organic as walking up Jones Street or down Fillmore." As for shopping, Hal says his favorite spots in the Bay Area are "unique stores like Farnsworth, Bernal Cutlery, Builders Bookstore... and even Wilkes Bashford because there is nothing like it in New York." We'll give Hal points for knowing street names and local stores, but a demerit for claiming that San Francisco is the second-best place to eat in America after New York. Because that is simply false.
· Style Guru Hal Rubenstein Talks Jewelry and San Francisco [Haute Living]
· Vogue's Sally Singer Shops in the Bay Area, But Not for Fashion [Racked]