On the Calendar: September

Sample Sale | 09.25 - 09.27

Cue the drum roll…Its sample sale season again! Join us Thursday, September 25th through Saturday, September 27th from 12-7PM and shop our amazing discounts and limited addition pieces from current and past seasons. We accept Visa, Mastercard and cash.

To kick it off, have a drink with us from 5-7PM on Thursday! 1285 Indiana Street. San Francisco, CA 94107. So spread the word and we’ll see you there! 

Amour Vert in Harper’s Bazaar

October 2014

Our Tammy navy stripe tee featured in the October Issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Available on www.amourvert.com.

Devon Blouse Eddie Dress

Autumn’s sweetest is coming. The Raspberry Collection arrives 9/23. 

Lily Kwong x Amour Vert | NYFW

Lily Kwong turns heads during New York Fashion Week in our upcoming 2015 Spring Collection. Check her out on Vogue.com’s ‘Street Style' for NYFW coverage and again on Who What Wear's 'Celebrity Style

Summer’s last sweet escape is just around the corner, and we’ve got all these styles and more on sale to help you celebrate! Plus, now through Monday 9/1, enter code: LABORDAY30 at checkout for an additional 30% off the marked down price! 

Shades of Grey 

Storefront x Amour Vert: Fort Mason Pop-Up

Hey! If you’re in the area, join us this Friday, August 15th from 5-10 pm for the Storefront Showcase featuring top emerging designers at the Fort Mason Center, Building D. Hope to see you there! 

RSVP to the event here: http://bit.ly/1Bch6x9 
Address: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA.

Behind the Fall Collection

This Fall we bring you rich textures and classic patterns. Think structure with a sporty vibe and a palate of deep navy, softened with blushes and ivories and romanticized with accents of raspberry.

Shop the collection here.  

It’s almost here. The Fall Collection arrives next week. 

Amour Vert’s Linda Balti Is Accepted Into The CFDA

This year has been a huge one for Amour Vert, with the opening of our first shop in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley and, just last week, our very own Co-Founder Linda Balti becoming one of the newest members of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

We would like to congratulate Linda, who shares this honor with 29 other worthy designers, including Liya Kebede of Lemlem, handbag designer Clare Vivier, and Whitney Pozgay of Whit. 

Linda is now one of only 478 members of the CFDA, the American fashion industry’s most illustrious not-for-profit trade association, and we couldn’t be prouder. To see the entire list of 2014 new members, please click here. http://cfda.com/blog/the-new-30  

#AMOURVERTLOVE with Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam

She’s so nice, we had to feature her twice! Yes, that’s right. We’ve already had one of our favorite S.F. bloggers show off  her favorite Spring 2014 goods, and now she’s doing the same with our Summer collection. Take a look at Julia Engel from Gal Meets Glam model her top Amour Vert duds of the season, right here. Plus, a little Q&A. 

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Is green living important to you? If so, how do you incorporate it into your life…even small ways count!

"My husband and I are really adamant about recycling and cutting our waste. One of our goals for 2014 is to buy smaller quantities, so we waste less. We also try and buy most of our food organic and local."

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When you’re not working, where can we find you in S.F.?

"You can usually find me wandering around a neighborhood I’ve never been do. I live in the Marina, which I love, but there are so many cool spots and hidden gems all around S.F., so I’m constantly exploring. A few favorites are Bernal Heights and Noe Valley."

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When you’re looking to get out in nature, where do you go in the Bay Area?

"I go to Mendocino, Napa Valley, or Muir Woods. "

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Any exciting plans/collaborations coming up for you?

"Yes I do, which I can’t wait to share later this summer and early fall!" 

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On The Calendar: July

Sample Sale | 07.18 & 07.19

Did you say sample sale? Yes we did! Mark your calendars, it’s about that time again to head over to 1278 Minnesota Street, Suite A, San Francisco, CA 94107 on Friday, July 18th, from 11-7PM and Saturday, July 19th, from 10-5PM. Expect deep discounts of up to 80% off the retail price on all styles and limited edition pieces of current and past seasons. We accept Visa, Mastercard and cash. Plus, with every purchase of $100 or more, receive a free Amour Vert exclusive Paris Chic x Cali Cool  tote! So spread the word an we’ll see you there!  image

Book Signing | 07.26

Join us as we celebrate style and sustainability with stylist and eco-ambassador, Greta Eagan, and her new book Wear No Evil: How To Change The World With Your Wardrobe. Come hang out with us at our new brick and mortar locale, Amour Vert, 437 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 on Saturday, July 26th from 12-3PM as Greta shares her insider tips on how to navigate through the world of fashion where ethics meets style. Her book will be available for purchase ($17) in-store, starting July 16th. If you’d like to pre-order before the event, please call (415) 800-8576. See you there! 

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Stars and STRIPES

Prepping for the long weekend? Us, too! Sure, it’s easy to spring for your combos of reds, whites, and blues, but there are other ways to looking just as patriotic. So, we’ve put together a few inspirational looks—all featuring stripes—for you to enjoy this holiday (and beyond). Here’s to wearing those lines with pride (without resembling a flag)! Plus, who doesn’t love the sound of a of 20% off sale on all Amour Vert striped clothing? Enter code STRIPES20 at checkout.

Mixing Patterns: Stripes + Fun Print

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Indira Navy Stripe T(r)ee, $85 | Sherry Navy Pineapple Shorts, $99 | Paris Chic x Cali Cool Tote, $15

Blue Scale + Pop of Color

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Lolita Navy Top, $130 | Daisy Navy Stripe Shorts, $58 | Ophelie Coral Scarf, $79

Elevated Casual Wear

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Jamie Black Pants, $135 | Talia Linen Stripe T(r)ee, $80 |  Art Green Palm Bomber Jacket, $220

Amour Vert <3 Hayes Valley Store Opening

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Last Thursday evening Amour Vert opened the doors to its very first brick and mortar space at 437 Hayes Street, in SF’s bustling Hayes Valley shopping mecca. Founders Linda Balti & Christoph Frehsee were joined by a roster of local bloggers & AV fans including model, philanthropist and SF native, Lily Kwong, Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow, Alicia Lund of Cheetah Is The New Black, Erin Hiemstra of Apartment 34, Jeanne Chan of Shop Sweet Things, and local French paper artist, Chloe Fleury to name a few.

In addition to combing the racks, guests were treated with organic drinks from Juice Shop, wine from Lorenza Wine, French macarons from neighboring shop Chantal Guillon, and sandwiches from The Melt truck. And of course our photobooth was in full effect! For each photo guests took, AV planted a tree as part of our partnership with American Forests. 

In SF? Be sure to stop by 437 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 & say hello! Plus, you will receive a $50 off coupon when you bring a gently worn tee, now through July 31st, that will be donated to Goodwill.

Until then, scroll through the snaps from the party below and check out our new digs! 

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Lily Kwong // Linda Balti, Founder of Amour Vert // Laura Jones, Stylist

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Jeanne Chan of Shop Sweet Things // Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow // Natalie Goel of Like Fresh Laundry // Alicia Lund of Cheetah Is The New Black 

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Chloe Fleury with daughter Lula, Paper Artist // Katie Hintz-Zambrano with son Diego, Co-founder of Mothermag.com

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Macarons from Chantal Guillon

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Juice from Juice Shop

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Amour Vert photobooth fun

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Erin Hiemstra of Apartment 34 // Chloe Roth

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Angela Tafoya, Editor for Refinery29 wearing the No Evil x Amour Vert collab Bomber  

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Heart-shaped living wall installation by Lily Kwong

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Christoph Frehsee, Founder of Amour Vert // Russell Pritchard, Owner of Zonal 

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Lee Schwartz, PSA // Emily Jockel, PSA // Laura Jones, Stylist // Lily Kwong // Tom Palmer // PSA

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Christoph Frehsee, Founder of Amour Vert // Laura Childs, SF Bay Guardian // Erica Hirschfeld, B+N Industries

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Meghan Rutigliano, Contributor for SFWire.com and her guest

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Sandwich bites from The Melt truck

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Marie Luise Frehsee // Signo // Christoph Frehsee

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Annette Garcia, B+N Industries // Erica Hirschfeld, B+N Industries  

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Shayna Rader, Amour Vert Retail Assistant Manager // Jennifer Dimovich, Amour Vert Retail GM // Ali Stitiler, Amour Vert Stylist // Kayla Cornelius, Amour Vert Stylist

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Lily Kwong // Linda Balti // Christoph Frehsee

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#AMOURVERTLOVE With Paper Artist Chloe Fleury

As you know, we have a thing for color and prints around here, and sharing that passion is French-born, S.F.-based paper artist Chloe Fleury, who transforms seemingly ordinary pieces of paper into three-dimensional works of art. Inspired by fashion, rich textures, vibrant colors, and the city-gal lifestyle, this Mission resident definitely turns up the volume in this already colorful town. But, before you get lost in her adorably quirky and whimsical illustrated wonderland, learn more about this buzzed-about artist, decked out in AV gear, right here!

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How would you describe your style? 

"Boho-rock! I love colors and I’m obsessed with poms, fringe, embroideries. I like to mix boho items with more rock’n’roll pieces like a leather perfecto jacket or boots."

Tell us about your involvement with the local San Francisco fashion scene.

"I love to support local makers. I am always impressed by how creative, energetic, and full of talented people the city is. It is so inspiring. I also collaborate on fashion photoshoots with paper props!"

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Besides Amour Vert, what are some other S.F. brands that you are digging?

"There are so many great designers in San Francisco, but if I had to choose 3 I’d say Erica Tanov, Studio Deseo, and The Podolls. And Taylor Stitch for the guys!”

What do you love most about Amour Vert’s collection/the pieces you wore in the shoot? 

"The prints are so fun and the fabrics so soft. The jumpsuit is amazingly comfortable and well cut. I’ve been dreaming about it since I wore it for the shoot! I totally need this piece in my wardrobe! I love that you can pair it with any kind of shoes and accessories and any colors." 

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Is green living important to you? If so, how do you incorporate it into your life…even small ways count! 

"It is, yes. I eat organic and I do my best at recycling, composting, turning off the water and the lights. I use natural products and I like to buy eco-friendly toys for my baby!"

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What trends are you loving for Spring/Summer ‘14? 

"Always and forever fringe, colors, fun prints, love crop tops, high-waisted pants, and jumpsuits!"

When you’re not working, where can we find you in S.F.? 

"Walking around the Mission, my neighborhood. Having a lunch with my friends, and spending time with my daughter at the playground and museums. I also like to explore other neighborhood and shop at my favorite places: ReliquaryBelljarScotch & Soda, and General Store.”

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When you’re looking to get out in nature, where do you go in the Bay Area/California?

"There are so many places and that’s what I love about San Francisco. It is so close to nature, that we can easily escape and go for little adventures just a day or for the weekend. I feel so lucky to live here. I love morning walks at the beach in Ocean Beach or Half Moon Bay and across the Golden Gate Bridge, Point Bonita Lighthouse, the Dipsea steps in Mill Valley, and Point Reyes are magical. For a weekend, Big Sur is one of my favorite places!"

Any exciting plans/collaborations coming up for you? 

"Always! I am currently collaborating on more paper products with a nursery decor and furniture brand!" 

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