Everyone from Aesop to your Comedy Traffic School instructor counsels the wisdom of taking it slow. Taking a plodding step towards making you look fantastic, Shotwell Boutique.
Shotwell's the first real-deal shop from an engaged Mission couple whose first baby step was selling by-appointment vintage at their Shotwell house before curating pop-up shops and now ballsily opening up in Union Square. Their designer stock's mainly local (B.Son's drapey cardigans, hoodies, and womb-soft V-necks, Al's Attire's hand sewn tweed blazers and poly-blend button-downs, and plaid aviator caps by Berkeley's Jeremiah Nadya), but there's also an expanding international roster including April77's French rocker gear and Sweden's Cheap Monday denim (a Coalition of the Willing...to keep you from being naked). True to its roots, Shotwell also deals in deadstock vintage that ranges from vaguely western Arrow button-downs and accompanying Levis, to concert tees from the Stones to Megadeth, to a stash of pastel Lacoste sweaters Megadeth fans would taunt you for wearing, if Dave Mustaine's tearful Some Kind of Monster scene hadn't shattered their commitment to hardcore.
Rounding out the inventory's a smattering of old school shades and agro mewelry (brass knuckle rings, knife necklaces, etc) by Surface to Air. The catch? Shotwell's lease is month to month -- because a year-long lease would be like leaping right into marriage.