Rare Device Is Expanding To Noe Valley

By Nuala Sawyer - Published on June 28, 2014.

Rare Device, our neighborhood store that carries "beautiful things to hold in your hands," is launching a second location in Noe Valley.  Originally owned by Rena Tom and Lisa Congdon, the original Rare Device stood on Market Street:

(Photo: Jean Lee)

Present-day owner Giselle Gyalzen bought the store in 2010, and opened the doors to the Divisadero shop in 2012.  Now, it seems, it's time for a southward expansion. 

The new shop will be located at 4071 24th St., in the former Mike’s of Noe Valley Shoe Repair space between Noe Valley Bakery and Chocolate Covered. According to Rare Device's Instagram feed, renovations of their space are still in progress, with no opening date set in stone yet. Keep your eyes open and we'll let you know when they open up shop. 

In the meantime, Rare Device's next art show, "Up and Over," will feature intricate mixed-media collage work by Rachel T. Robertson.  Her work features everything from hand-knit wall hangings to jewelry and collage. The show goes up  on July 2nd and the opening reception will take place on July 11th from 6pm-8pm. As always, refreshments and light snacks will be served.

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