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april 2012 No.1

premiere issue! Introducing...


wilkes bashford | san francisco

The penthouse on 7...

kiton and Brioni boutiques now open! Fixtures and millwork made in Italy. Stunning bar with fireplace, flatscreen & views. Presenting the only menswear shopping experience of its kind in San Francisco. Our San Francsisco store has been buzzing with excitement since the unveiling of our Penthouse this month! Our spectacular Kiton and Brioni boutiques make you feel like you are stepping right into one of their signature boutiques in Italy. Designed to be a place where gentlemen can relax while they shop, the Penthouse will also feature a stunning bar made of patinated zinc and a lounge, complete with barstools and seating. Customers and friends will also enjoy a fireplace and flatscreen television... all beneath a silver and gold leaf ceiling

and windows on either side with spectacular views.

are being made for an upcoming renovation there as well!

The centerpiece of the Penthouse is the Made-to-Measure shop, complete with a long custom-made table with an organic feel, on which to roll out bolts of fabric. (Pardon our appearance! While our 6th floor is being built, some of the product from that floor is sharing the space.) So come let our elevator whisk you straight to the Penthouse... and discover the ultimate men’s shopping experience San Francisco! And we haven’t forgotten Palo Alto. Plans

Below: Kiton Boutique Bottom: Brioni Boutique

Ride the elevator to the Penthouse on 7: brioni kiton custom clothing

“We knew it was going to be great, but it ended up more magnificent than any of us imagined. The custom millwork, the natural light, the warm, welcoming, residential feeling... when people come up to 7 from the ‘old wilkes’ floors below, they’re blown away!” Tyler Mitchell

new designers & Fashion icons!

INTRODUCING... T by ALexander Wang //Kelly Wearstler

T by Alexander Wang is our (and the critics!) favorite newcomer with his casually cool, nonchalant, urban-style staples!

Fashionistas... fear not! We are committed to bringing you a welledited selection of the most exciting collections out there today! This Spring, we’re introducing three of the most sought-after new designers... T by Alexander Wang has a new approach to luxury. His look has been described as “model, off-duty.” We also “mixmaster” Kelly Wearstler, distinguished interior designer and tastemaker, who says “Beautiful things happen when you break the rules and just go for it!” And a big welcome to Rag & Bone Denim! Angela Pieretti Women’s Buyer

interior designer turned fashion designer?? yup!!!

on fire! Carven // Yigal AzrouËl // helmut lang // Missoni // “The Black and White of it. . . while color jumped to head of the line, the Runways touched both ends of the spectrum. Bring on your playful, ever stylish and chic BLACK and WHITE!” Lauren Perez, Women’s Buyer

Peplum and lace up. . . We’re seeing a return to feminine glamour!

FASHION ICONS! valentino // oscar de la renta // michael kors // agnona //Bogner // brunello cucinelli // etro // akris & More!!! It’s a mad season of animal prints, electric brights and safari neutrals.

his & hers

Loro Piana boutiques!

men’s opening in june & women’s coming this summer. Our stunning new Loro Piana boutiques are in the works and will include expanded collections from the designer. Ours will be the newest generation of Loro Piana’s signature boutique design and will be the only one of its kind in San Francisco! We look forward to presenting our customers with the most special place to buy Loro Piana!

We’ve had a longstanding relationship with sergio and pIER LUIGI loro piana and are so excited to be opening their new first new concept shop on the west coast! our customers are huge fans of their extraordinarY brand. Bob Mitchell

In store this month: PALO ALTO Robert Simmons – 11 years Alexander Koutsoyannis – 10 years



Happy anniversary! SAN FRANCISCO Eric Tanphanich – 5 years Fabian Rebucas – 2 years

William Downes, 30 years Sales Associate, San Francisco

PALO ALTO Olga Kuznetsova – 1 year SAN FRANCISCO William Downes – 30 years Paul Defacio – 29 years Martha Loyola – 21 years Nina Kirilova – 10 years Andy Lam – 5 years Helen Lam – 2 years Hoi Tung – 1 year

Alexander Koutsoyannis, 10 years Sales Associate, Palo Alto

Bill grew up in Southampton, NY, where he learned to appreciate great style at a young age. A graduate of FIT and lifetime student of fashion, his customers benefit from his great knowledge and countless fashion aphorisms, such as “The most expensive suit you’ll ever buy is one you don’t like or never wear.”

Born to a fashionista mom, fashion is in Alexander’s blood. He even found out that his grandfather was a clothier in Greece!.Alexander loves the tightnit Wilkes family and the way customers feel so at home, they stop by after work just to relax and see what’s new.

Robert Simmons, 11 years

Nina Kirilova, 10 years

Sales Associate, Palo Alto

Customer Service, San Francisco

When Robert graduated college, he met a girl at a bar who was HR manager for a high end retail store. She said he could either have a date or a job. He took the job and later started at Wilkes Bashford Palo Alto as soon as it was built. He loves providing the kind of service only smaller specialty store can give.

Nina fell in love with fashion as a young model in Latvia and other than a short detour as an intern in Silicon Valley has never look back. She loves working in the hub of the action and helping clients with everything from finding an associate to finding a restaurant. Her favorite designer is Oscar de la Renta.

save the date!

Trunk shows & personal appearances 4/10-11

Brunello Cucinelli Fall Trunk Show

San Francisco


Brunello Cucinelli Fall Trunk Show

Palo Alto


1st Annual Flower Show

San Francisco


Kiton Trunk Show

Palo Alto


Gaziano and Girling Trunk Show

San Francisco


1st Annual Flower Show

Palo Alto


Poker Night

Palo Alto


Yossi Trunk Show*

Palo Alto


Yossi Trunk Show*

San Francisco


Kathleen Dughi Trunk Show

San Francisco


Kathleen Dughi Trunk Show

Palo Alto


Frank Ancona Trunk Show*

San Francisco

* Personal Appearance. Visit for an updated and complete listing of all events and happenings!

the orange bags are back! We’re listening! By popular demand, Wilkes Bashford’s signature orange bags are back. Look for them everywhere!

The First Annual Wilkes Bashford Flower Show April 23rd Palo Alto.

375 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94108 415.986.4380

450 Stanford Shopping Center Palo Alto, CA 94304 650.322.7080

Presorted First Class US Postage PAID Wilkes Bashford

6zegna th floor: ermenegildo boutique/Mens suiting & Furnishings Our new Zegna boutique in

“The Library” will be the only one, outside of the designer’s own network, to be designed by world famous designer architect, Peter Marino! Plus... discover a magnificent men’s world featuring designers including Isaia, Charvet, Finamore and Sartoria Partenopea!

5 th floor: men’s sportSwear/ opening brunello cucinelli & loro piana boutiques in june: floors 4, 5 & 6!

The 5th floor “Stables” will be home to Men’s Sportswear, featuring our stunning custom Brunello Cucinelli and Loro Piana boutiques.

4th floor: women’s couture

The “Artist’s Studio,” will be home to women’s couture, including designers Oscar de La Renta, Valentino, Akris, Michael Kors and more!

penthouse now open!

Wilkes Talk No. 1, April 2012  

Premiere Issue! Introducing Talk of the Town (House)!

Wilkes Talk No. 1, April 2012  

Premiere Issue! Introducing Talk of the Town (House)!