It’s true. There’s been a lot of Frenchness happening lately.
And we’d stop, except for that we’re going to just keep going.
Because Acoté has arrived, a big-windowed shop carrying layer upon layer of sleek linen, denim and leather, for layering—it’s now open. Here’s the slideshow.
And here’s the backstory, if you want it: this is the first US outpost of Acoté, which is a French women’s line, but there’s men’s stuff from Cotélac Homme inside. (A sibling brand, basically.)
Here’s why it matters to you: the stuff is subtle. Refined. French. Real office-to-dinner-to-wherever kind of stuff.
So: it’s on the corner of Laguna and Hayes, across from Suppenküche, with big windows and a little lounge up front. Bamboo chair. Oriental rug. Nice, but probably not wearable.
Beyond that: right now, they only have their fall/winter collection. Blues, blacks, grays and plaids in the form of puffy jackets, peacoats, blazers and thin-knit sweaters. The kind of stuff that all works under and on top of all the other stuff.
And any minute now, they’ll bring in their spring 2015 collection. It’s got a French-Riviera-meets-the-Bahamas feel to it. So, light chambrays and floral-print shorts.
The 10 minutes you’ll need those will be 10 just glorious minutes.