April 1, 2014 § 5 Comments
Seven years ago we set out on a exciting new adventure. Our mission was to create a destination shop unlike any other boutique in the Bay Area. Inspired by the global, optimistic attitude that defines San Francisco, together we opened CARROTS in the historic Jackson Square neighborhood of San Francisco. With the help of some incredibly talented designers and architects, we created a beautiful space to showcase the collections we sought out in our travels around the world.
Looking back over these past few years, we have been blessed with a variety of fond memories and experiences. We’ve had the great privilege of collaborating with wonderfully talented people, witnessing designers evolve in their own creativity as we grew alongside them. Like our dear friend Geoffrey Young and the incredible jewelry and genius leatherwork he has provided our customers. And Dean Hutchinson who challenged our thinking and inspired us to partner with him to create an original, one-of-a-kind line for CARROTS.
We’ve had the good fortune of being able to travel in search of amazing finds for our clients, sipping cocktails on Parisian streets, or the bar at Hotel Costes, and walking the showrooms of Paris or New York City has never failed to spark a renewed sense of creativity and inspiration. The fashion shows, the beautiful people, the frenzied pace, the over-the-top food…let’s just say our buying trips have been gratifying, memorable experiences in themselves.
But the joy of getting to know the women who walked through our doors has been the pinnacle of our journey. Strong, amazing, diverse women; whom have transcended the notion of ‘shoppers’ and become dear, lifelong friends. It is you for whom we opened our doors. And it is you that continue to inspire us today. So we thank you.
In keeping with our adventures at CARROTS, life has taken us in unexpected and exciting directions. So it is in this same spirit of adventure, gratitude and optimism that we announce the closing of CARROTS.
We want to thank, first and foremost the amazing women who have come to be part of the CARROTS family. To our dear colleagues Angie, Genevieve and Jessica – thank you for embarking on this journey with us. Your council, your style and your loyalty have been of immeasurable value to the boutique. And lastly we want to thank San Francisco for being such a wonderful home. There is no finer city, no host more hospitable. Know we are closing these doors to open new ones, so know you’ll hear from us again.
So please come by for a cocktail, a hug, and all while shopping our new Spring inventory at 40% off during the month of April.
July 20, 2013 § Leave a comment
1. Jeanine Payer
A local San Franciscan and pioneer of poetry and prose engraved jewelry, Jeanine Payer brings her collection to CARROTS. Jeanine Payer’s designs are whimsical, romantic, delicate, and thoughtful. Each piece is engraved in the most minute script (we can’t believe they can do this free hand) and each quote makes each piece all the more personal.
2. Martin Margiela small leather goods
Impeccable finishing, fine leather, and convenient sizes. The bordeaux color just in for Fall is really rich and pretty.
3. Faliero Sarti
A scarf for every season.
This L.A. collection is a new one for us. We love their soft and cozy t-shirts and tunics. I almost wore mine to bed I felt so comfy!
5. Eli Halili
Some of you well traveled types might know Eli Halili for his gorgeous jewelry shop in New York. Eli is now doing handbags and they speak to the designer’s impeccable taste. Structurally they are exquisite in their shape and design. The calf leather, ostrich leather, and sterling silver hardware is superb.
6. Parker Blue
New basics just in!
7. Ilia cosmetics
We love this all organic, ‘no-bad-stuff’ cosmetics line. The new lip crayons just arrived.
8. Goldsign virtual in focus
It’s nice to have a higher rise for a change.
9. Avant Toi
Coming soon! The best kept secret in cashmere – Avant Toi will be at Carrots this Fall.
10. Hitchcock Madrona
A recent discovery from Seattle: Hitchcock Madrona … what a good name. This ultra-cool design duo is, in fact, Erica Nelson-Sheehan and Dustin Nelson. They also own a great shop in Seattle, but you can get a piece of the action here in SF with their leather and metal cuffs.
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