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Style on the streets: Union Square

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Union Square is one of the main retail and cultural areas of San Francisco.  On a weekday afternoon, there'll be an intersection of style between financial district professionals, nearby Academy of Art students, retail workers, shoppers and tourists.  Here are some styles we came across one afternoon near Union Square.

All photography by Rachna Paul.

Pat Supanimit was shopping in Union Square.  She is wearing a jacket from Ci Sup, velour bag from Juicy Couture, a pair of vintage boots and the rest of her items from Urban Outfitters: layered knit tops, printed skirt and floral hairband.



Jessica Tracy works in Union Square at Y-3.  Her knit top had an interesting drape and side pocket detailing.  Her entire outfit is by Y3, with shoes from Pour La Victoire.  She accessorized with cute bangles and earrings.  Her French Bulldog completes her outfit.


Atosa Babaoff is wearing a vintage sweater she bought at the Lower East Side of New York.  She layered the sweater over a black top from French Connection and a woven casual skirt.  Her shoes are from Lucia, a French boutique in New York.


Catina Copeland is a student at Academy of Art University.  She is wearing a jacket by Zara, a top from Forever 21, and cut off jeans with stockings.  Her boots are from Steve Madden.



Carmela Asuncion, a store manager at Guess on Grant Avenue, is wearing all Guess items.  We loved the distressed jeans with the interesting back pocket detailing.


Sara Taves works at American Apparel,  She is wearing a jacket, bandeau top, lace top, belt and ruffle skirt from American Apparel.  Her bag is from Chanel and her shoes are vintage.

These two women were on their way to meet a friend at one of Union Square's many choice restaurants. Tomomi Sato on the left is wearing a sweater from Zara, floral blouse bought in Japan, shorts bought in Japan and leggings.  Kanako Oki on the right is wearing a vest and blouse from H&M, jeans she bought in Japan and leggings.



Noel Labelle is a fashion design student at the Academy of Art University and works downtown.  We liked how she mixed vintage and trendy items.  She is wearing a vintage shirt and jacket.  She altered and restyled the jacket.  The skirt she bought from Forever 21


Overall, we found a range of personal style at Union Square.  The looks varied from casual knits with interesting cuts to vintage items that were even modified to suit the wearer's taste.  It's very easy to spend hours in Union Square enjoying the shops and people watching.

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