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For one month starting August 1st, Mission shoppers will be able to pick up moody, avant-garde, performance-art-inspired garb from LA-based Skingraft. The 800-square-foot storefront at 908 Valencia Street will be stocked with menswear, womenswear and accessories from the label's current and previous collections. Think dark, body-con neoprene dresses, leather joggers and teetering, sky-high peep-toe booties for the ladies; and smoke-printed bombers, leather mesh tunics, and Dia de los Muertos embroidered shorts and tees for the guys.
But that's not all: Those who are all about wearing their individuality on their sleeves will want to scoop up the special runway samples and one-of-a-kind exclusives. Plus, toward the end of the shop's month-long run, there will be sneak peeks at new fall/winter goods.
Bay Area natives and brother-founders Jonny and Christopher Cota are super stoked about their temporary SF digs, as they're using it as a test that may just lead to a permanent home in the city. "We decided on San Francisco for the pop-up location because it's always been our dream to return home with the Skingraft vision," says Christopher, who serves as the company's CFO.
Adds designer bro Jonny: "We were born and raised [here], and the unique underground nightlife cultures of the city were a significant influence in the early years of establishing the brand."
Yuppers, we totally see that SF influence in this cool hoodie we're drooling over.