Hoodline tipster Jessica H. alerted us that boutique Revolver at 136 Fillmore St. (and Germania) is shuttering. The shop offered fashions for men and women as well as homewares.
“The store has been open for eight amazing years, and we are so grateful to the Lower Haight neighborhood for supporting us for that long,” co-owner Valerie Hirsch told us via email. Although the neighborhood did change over time, she said they always felt embraced and supported.
Revolver has already started moving out of the space and will be officially closed by tomorrow, Hirsch said.
When asked about what’s next for the space, Hirsch said Julia Lemke will open Earthen, a shop where she'll sell hand-thrown ceramics and other housewares.
“Julia used to work for Revolver years ago, so we are thrilled to see her grow her beautiful craft into this new shop,” Hirsch said.
“Right now we're called Totem, but that's going to change to Earthen,” Lemke said, adding that she plans to open by March 1st.
Lemke, a Lower Haight resident for eight years, said she'll turn the back room into a small ceramic studio where she’ll design and prototype her pottery.
“I started working at Revolver six, maybe even seven years ago while I was in college and I started my brand there,” Lemke said. “It's a very sentimental space for me.”
Hirsch said Revolver was successful at the location, but she and co-owner Marta Fernandez want to focus on their Voyager stores at 365 Valencia St. and in Los Angeles, and on their new families—both are pregnant.
Customers who’d like to continue to shop the brands Revolver offered can either use their online shop or stop into Voyager. “It's down the street in the Mission, and you can find all the same collections, plus more,” Hirsch said.
“We love and appreciate all of our customers and hope they can stay in touch and follow us over to Voyager,” she added.
Thanks again to tipster Jessica H.!
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