505 Divisadero is about to get a whole lot snazzier.
The retail space, which was occupied by San Franpsycho until this April, will be home to a "men's and women's multi-label retail lifestyle store," brought to you by the Harput family—the folks behind the world-famous Adidas mecca Harputs, which was a popular shopping spot on Fillmore Street from 1982 to 2009.
Some might also remember Harputs Market, the less sneaker-forward boutique next door (which is now popular restaurant The Progress) that ran from 2003 to 2009.
Since closing the family business on Fillmore, Gus Harput has been running a tailor shop and bespoke clothing boutique, Harputs Own, at 109 Geary St. in Union Square. It closed last month, after eight years in business, so Harput could devote his energies to the new location.
Harput said he's happy to be returning to the area where he and his family have roots. "We're really excited about the neighborhood. I love the Western Addition. I've been in Union Square for the past eight years and the thing I missed most was the sense of community, to have locals stopping by the store," said Harput.
He also cited the massive Central Subway project, located right outside the store's door, as a significant challenge to his business for the past five years. Although he's very much in favor of public transit projects, Harput feels he lost many customers, deterred by the construction.
The Divisadero shop, which has yet to be named, will feature both men's and women's clothing, along with books, jewelry, perfume, and more. "It will be full of things that we love," said Harput.
The store will also feature an a tailor shop and on-site design studio, where Harput will design and fabricate bespoke men's and women's clothing. He told us he hopes to serve the neighborhood as both an easily accessible tailor shop and a destination for custom-made items.
The landlord currently is in the process of redoing the space's foundation and performing other upgrades; once Harput moves in, he plans to renovate, including installing floor-to-ceiling windows in the front. He's aiming to open in March 2017; we'll keep you posted.
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