Monday, October 31, 2011

Yves Salomon Furs

Yves Salomon is a well-established Parisian furrier with over a century of family history in the fur trade. By the 1980s, the brand cemented its status in the fashion industry, collaborating with Jean-Paul Gautier and Thierry Mugler for runway collections.  (Read more on the Yves Salomon website.)

Today, Yves Salomon has multiple ready-to-wear lines, of which the namesake and "Army" lines are now in stock for fall at nida. These coats and jackets combine the luxury of fur with practical designs, allowing for a variety of styling options.


Each of these vests would look amazing over a basic long sleeve tee with jeans and boots, or dressed up with a silk dress and pumps:

 ---Vests are Tibet lamb fur with silk lining ---

A furry take on a classic minimal shape, these Kalgan lamb coats feature a more open weave, providing just the right amount of warmth for San Francisco fall weather. The shape is reminiscent of a classic 1960s coat, and would pair perfectly with voluminous trousers, or, alternately, a skirt or dress with tights.

On the more practical side (for a fur collection) we are loving this fur hoodie! Also Kalgan lamb, the body of the jacket is cape-like, with small armholes at the end of large batwing sleeves.


Finally, this Yves Salomon "Army" fur lined parka will most definitely keep you warm in the chilliest of weather!  The body of jacket is fully lined in fur.

Coyote and rabbit line the hood, making this one of our softest pieces.

Come visit us and experience these furs in person!

See you soon,
nida SF

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Carven Runway Looks

The fall collection by Carven is a new highlight of the store. Here are just a few of the runway looks we have in stock!

The pumpkin orange leather jacket:

This full length navy wool coat, with a black leather hood:

A black leather jacket in the most amazing textured leather. We also have a quilted version of these high waisted shorts:

This wool skirt with patch pocket detail and exposed metal zip:

There are many more Carven looks in the store, perfect for work or play. Come visit us and try them on!

See you soon!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Vanessa Bruno and Athé Fall Collection

nida is well-established as one of the best places in the city to find Vanessa Bruno, and this fall is no exception! The racks are full of her runway collection, her second line Athé, and basics and accessories. 

This fall, the line features sumptuous knits that mix bright and iridescent touches with neutral tones. These knits are perfect for layering as the chilly fall air arrives.

vanessa bruno and athé fall knitwear

We also have several coats and jackets, both from the runway collection and the Athé line. Styles range from classically tailored jackets reminiscent of Jackie O, to form-fitting leather, to oversized gray wool. These are wearable, quality classics with unique touches.

vanessa bruno coats and jackets

In Vanessa Bruno's fall collections, you are sure to find a perfect winter coat, a jacket for nights out on the town, or a great everyday transitional piece for layering as the weather changes.

See you soon!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Two Looks for Fall

Look One: Black and Metallic Formal

- 'Sophie' metallic pinafore by WHIT
- Black wool jacket by Carven
- Crochet chain triangle necklace by Arielle de Pinto



Look Two: Isabel Marant Casual

- 'Linka' fur and patchwork leather reversible zip vest by Isabel Marant
- 'Mendy' open knit stretch 3/4 sleeve top by Isabel Marant
- 'River' black corduroy pants with metal zips by Isablel Marant Étoile
- Black leather belt by Isabel Marant

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Isabel Marant Collection

We've just received a brand new shipment of Isabel Marant Collection at the store! Many new styles are now in stock. The collection features beautiful furs, cozy coats, the softest baby alpaca knits, silk tops and dresses in Navajo and feather prints, and much, much more.

Isabel Marant Collection

Check out even more pieces on our facebook page. 

See you soon!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Staff Pick of the Week: Opening Ceremony Pointed Collar Long Sleeve Dress

This Opening Ceremony dress combines a classic, form-flattering cut with a unique, custom knit fabric to wonderful result. With a cute pointed collar and slim long sleeves, this dress is perfectly suited for casual everyday wear or for a dressy evening. 

The fabric sets the dress apart, combining cream and gray wool in an abstract knit pattern. Opening Ceremony's fall/winter 2011 collection is defined by bold, custom prints and patterns on feminine silhouettes. 

Come and see the rest of the Opening Ceremony collection, featuring celtic plaid, rope braid details on a sheer dress, bow collar blouses, soft gray fur, and patterned wool swing coats. 

See you soon!

Introducing: Carven

For fall 2011, we are very excited to begin carrying Carven for women! The label originated as a mid-twentieth century couture house headed by Madame Carven, whose approach to couture centered on a sporty, modern woman.

Since it's revival as a ready-to-wear brand in 2010, head designer Guillaume Henry has quickly risen to prominence in Paris and beyond based on his collections of expertly tailored, chic, and sexy yet modest looks.


For the fall 2011 collection, he cited Simone de Beauvoir and Lee Miller as muses, calling his look bonne maniére, meaning "to be properly dressed; I can't fight what I like," according to Check out the  beautiful and moody "showtation" (Henry's combination fashion show/presentation as an alternative to a traditional catwalk) video at Carven's website.

At nida, we are loving this collection of unique coats and jackets, plaid and draped tops, voluminous skirts, and especially the structured handbags in waxed leather. This is a collection that exudes everyday luxury, refined taste, and smart dressing, with an air of dark, intelligent mystery.

See you soon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Staff Picks: Isabel Marant and Étoile

Some of our favorite pieces for fall, all by Isabel Marant and Isabel Marant Étoile:

isabel marant favorites

- 'Webster' leopard printed corduroy jacket with leather collar
- 'Jertilla' black silk dress
- 'Marli' mohair and wool knit hat
- 'Malone' mohair and wool pullover sweater
- 'Mony' leather and suede fringe boot

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Melissa Plastic Boots for Fall

This fall, we continue to feature a number of new styles from the Brazilian plastic shoe company Melissa. All Melissa shoes are made from a patented "Melflex" plastic which is very flexible and recyclable. The company also recycles 99.9% of its water and waste, including recycling overstock shoes into the next season's collection, according to this proflie by Inhabitat.
With the recent rainy weather, we only thought it appropriate to feature some great fall styles. These oxford ankle boots are the coolest potential rain boot we've seen, but these could easily work as everyday shoes with jeans or tights, for a shiny addition to a casual outfit.

This tall boot for fall/winter with a knit cuff makes a sleek alternative to typical rain boot styles.

Finally, these last two pink and blue ankle boots are the latest from the ongoing collaboration between the Melissa brand and Vivienne Westwood's 'Anglomania' label.


See you soon!