Where can I find a quality women's corduroy blazer in San Fran?
April 20, 2014 6:52 PM   Subscribe

I've got an unexpected day free in San Francisco tomorrow and I'd like to do some shopping. One thing I haven't been able to find back home in Sydney is a nice corduroy women's blazer. I had one years ago in a lovely dusty pink and I wore it til it fell apart. Anybody know if they're "in" this spring and where I can find one in the city? (Colour doesn't really matter.)
posted by web-goddess to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Unfortunately corduroy is not "in" right now. I just checked ShopStyle (aggregate clothing search) and none of the mass market brands seem to be stocking them, so you might have a difficult time finding one new. However, in my experience nice fitted corduroy blazers from the 1970s, 1990s, or early 2000s are easy to find at thrifts. There are a lot of good thrifts in SF, including a giant Goodwill in SOMA, the Out of the Closet chain, and the Thrift Town in the Mission, and there are an enormous amount of vintage stores in the Mission.
posted by baronette at 9:08 PM on April 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Fall is typically when you'd see this type of item, since we're heading into summer (after a very indifferent spring) if there were such a thing, it would be on the clearance rack.

I like Macy's since it's so big, but really I wouldn't waste my time.

If you know a seamstress, how about checking out Britex Fabrics for exactly the corduroy you like, and having one made just for you?
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 5:05 AM on April 21, 2014

Brooks Brothers has one online, so you might find it in stores too.
posted by essexjan at 6:39 AM on April 21, 2014

I meant to add, also try Ross Dress for Less.
posted by essexjan at 6:43 AM on April 21, 2014

Response by poster: Thanks everyone. I knew they were hard to find in Sydney, but I had no idea they'd gone out of fashion pretty much EVERYWHERE. Next time I find one, I'm going to buy multiples!

(I was tempted to order the Brooks Brothers one, then realised it only comes in size 4. Yeah, no.)
posted by web-goddess at 10:29 PM on April 21, 2014

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