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Launch party tonight at Emerald Fish (1515 Vallejo St. at Polk), showcasing imported tabletop items, home décor, jewelry, accessories, and gifts from Italy, France, Pakistan, Korea, Germany, Morocco, and the ole U.S. of A. RSVP for a promo code for 15% off all items. See you there!

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About a month ago, I swung by Marine Layer‘s former loft space at 1932 Polk (at Pacific) for a happy hour. I drank wine, met some nice people, and played a game of shuffleboard; in other words, it was a wonderful start to my weekend. The t-shirt label has since moved on to a new home on Chestnut Street, leaving the long wooden table behind and me a bit dismayed. But now I’m pleased to hear that another dapper men’s apparel company has taken over the space.

Taylor Stitch produces custom and ready-to-wear men’s cotton “button-up” shirts. Using high-quality cotton; sustainable Corozo buttons; thoughtful details like the lack of superfluous pleats; and sophisticated stripes, plaids, and solids, TS makes a man look good. And the proof is in the pudding . . . local personas (likely friends) like Thrillist SF editor Nick Elliott, the Mariani bros of Scribe Winery, and Four Barrel coffeemaker Jeremy Tooker model the threads on the website, and they certainly all do look handsome. So good work and welcome to the neighborhood, Taylor Stitch. As for the shuffleboard table, TS has already extended an invitation to us all to swing by and play a game if we’re looking to kill time, and you know I don’t need any convincing.

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Polk Street antiques shop Homme is holding a tag sale on members-only home decor sample sale site One Kings Lane (free to join), with one-of-a-kind items available for up to 70 percent off of retail. Shop owner Michelle Homme says, “There are still some really great pieces available, including work by award-winning photojournalist Jason Florio who’s a Londoner in New York, and can be found in the Brooklyn Museum . . . a great way to add incredible art to your space for a fraction of the cost.” The sale ends tomorrow at 8 a.m. PDT. so step to it!

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Polk Street’s very own designer sample sale shop Thread Lounge has ditched its abode in Harvest’s old spot, and is now renting the former retail space of the late Spring (to the tune of $7500/mo) at 2162 Polk between Broadway and Vallejo. To celebrate their sweet new digs, there’ll be an in-store bash Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Come for tunes, cocktails, wine, and of course, fashionable threads.

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FLIPP's petite pocket garden is my fancy fantasy land.

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. . . to the tune of $7,500/month! Any takers? Check the listing here.

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Cheese, Please!

$10 for $20 worth of cheeeeeeez (or anything else) at Cheese Plus (2001 Polk at Pacific). Snag this deal before it vanishes like a piece of St. André on a plate in front of me. They have awesome sandwiches, too.

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