Just a few years ago, Aether—the clothing brand for the outdoorsmen and women in the city—put together their first permanent space, and unlike most retail stores, they actually built it from the ground up. Aether teamed up with Paris-based designer Thierry Gaugain to help envision the brand's first ever stand-alone retail space. They chose a vacant spot in San Francisco's hippest retail neighborhood, Hayes Valley—and with their incredibly progressive structure, Aether fits right in. The store was built from three shipping containers, stacked askew on top of one another and refurbished to add doors, stairs and glass. Their one-of-a-kind clothing conveyer belt cycles through all three levels of the store to make for a fun, engaging display. Each one of the cozy, comfortable shirts, sweaters and jackets on the rack is perfectly suited for San Francisco's year 'round, unpredictable weather—and they'll last a lifetime.
After a successful shopping trip, we encourage you to browse some more—stop by Rand & Statler for a hand-selected collection of superior menswear, womenswear and accessories. And if you're getting worn out, don't fret—there's a Blue Bottle down the block. For some extra sugar, stop by Smitten for a hand-made scoop of ice cream.