MZ Wallace of New York, makers of bags designed to fit whatever your day will hold, chose San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood for its west coast premiere and first ever pop-up boutique. Look for the white neon sign at 103 Geary Street, near Grant. The 800 square foot space is designed with an art gallery in mind, using the same white textured palette as its recently updated flagship store in New York. Monica Zwirner, the MZ in MZ Wallace, led the design of the airy space. “We believe nothing beats the touch and feel of an in-store shopping experience,” says co-founder and designer Lucy Wallace Eustice. “Every day in each of our two New York stores we serve clients who are visiting from other cities. We launched where we know we have a loyal following. The time is right for MZ Wallace in San Francisco.”
Plan to meet MZ Wallace co-founders Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice over cocktails at the San Francisco shop on July 13th. Judy Davies and Ralph Payton of Raphael House will join them for the evening celebration and exclusive shopping event in which 10 percent of all sales will benefit Raphael House. The event is free, but you must RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scenes from MZ Wallace in San Francisco:
Photos by Rianna Caparaz for Agency Moanalani Jeffrey
The MZ Wallace Pop-up shop is open now through December 31st. Ten percent of all sales between now and July 13th will benefit Raphael House.
103 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
1 (628) 444-3440
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 7pm (PT)
Sunday: 11am – 6pm (PT)
MZ Wallace first opened on Crosby Street in New York City in 2000. Designers Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice aimed their talents at distinctive accessories for women who lead dynamic lives. In 2007, they developed their signature classic Bedford nylon – a coated fabric that is lightweight, durable, water and stain resistant. The Bedford nylon collection established the MZ Wallace as the go-to brand for active women. MZ Wallace accessories offer sophisticated style through seasonal colors, prints, shapes and functional luxury. Monica and Lucy remain true to their original philosophy — great design never goes out of style.
About Raphael House in San Francisco: Raphael House helps at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. Since 1971, Raphael House has provided homeless and low-income families personalized family-centered solutions that help them build brighter futures. Raphael House is a 100 percent privately funded and community-supported. Its success rate is unmatched — more than 85 percent of all Raphael House families go on to achieve long-term housing and financial stability.