Nestled in Hayes Valley is a place I like to go when the world seems to lose its edge. Like a bittersweet shot of espresso, Acrimony sharpens the senses and awakens the palate, administering a jolt the moment you step over the threshold. You know, that overtaking rush when surrounded by too many rare objects of desire at one time, often leading to intoxicated self arguments as to whether this month’s paycheck might be best spent, nay, ‘invested’ in a new wardrobe.
Despite the risk of losing the rent money, the trip is always worth it. Acrimony is fully stocked with unique, elusive pieces such as the zebra striped skinny cropped Haina pant by Rodebjer, Minimarket’s Puppet shirt with cut strapped elbow or the beyond perfect Grey Drape 2 piece dress by Kai-Aakmann. The selective on-trend merchandise is beautifully constructed and although some pieces are slightly pricey what you are paying for is something that will remain with you season after season, outlasting the lesser quality items in your closet.
There is also an excellent men’s section filled with well-structured items from brands such as Odyn Vovk and Rad by Rad Hourani. The staff is fantastic as well and have definitely done their homework. Not only are they willing to help you with whatever you need, but also they are informative about the designers on hand.
333 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102