After working out of a temporary office space in downtown San Francisco as well as seeing clients for fittings in their homes since July 2013, Kipper Clothiers opened the doors to its very own brick and mortar store this past July after a successful Kickstarter campaign where they raised over $35,000. A welcome addition to the up and coming Hayes Valley neighborhood, known for its upscale bars, restaurants and boutiques, Kipper’s storefront, which is styled to look like a Ralph Lauren cabin, acts as an urban refuge.
Upon entering the space, it feels like you are being sent to a secluded cabin in the woods. The cozy 500 square foot space is welcoming and incites feelings of wanting to curl up in front of a fire with a tumbler of whiskey. The shelves of antiques, including a typewriter, a rotary telephone and a radio joined by leather-bound books and instructions on how to tie a bow tie complement the rustic aesthetic of the store.
Located at 78 Gough Street, Kipper is open on Mondays by appointment only and Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information you can visit their website at www.kipperclothiers.com.