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[whitespace] shopping Haight Street's sweet selection of threads and soles

By Christine Brenneman, Christa Palmer and Jenny Shears

Behind the Post Office
1510 Haight St

With just the right amount of ultra-chic men's and women's clothes to pick from, Behind the Post Office features local SF designers from Jil Cappuccio to Ubiquity and Penelope Starr.

Black Flys
1605 Haight St

Very selective and not overpriced, Black Flys carries bags, T-shirts and sunglasses intermingled with coats, dresses and pants by Fresh, Jive, Kick Wear and Greed Girl.

John Fluevog
1697 Haight St

John Fluevog, which carries wacky and outlandish but very wearable shoes, is a sure stop for weary soles. With quite an underground footwear following, the cast of Stomp recently purchased several pairs of the flat, hard-soled "Beamers." Check out the "Nurse Fluevog" line for the days when you're feeling like Nurse Ratchett.

Luichiny 1529
Haight St

Carrying Somax and Destroy brands, along with its signature Spanish-made shoes, Luichiny specializes in everything from fetishistic stilettos to big platforms for those nights when you need an extra lift. The boutique's New York imports cater to all tastes whether funky, futuristic or classy.

Ragwood 1764
Haight St

Lighthearted with a whimsical style, Ragwood carries Easel sweaters and designers Milk Fed and Trina Turk among many other pretty, feminine favorites.

1687 Haight St

Refined trends straight out of SoHo, Sybil is waiting to dress you in Madison Brown, Theory and Vivienne Tam.

1604 Haight St

Sweet and gorgeous with some of the best in women's clothing, Taxi embraces pared-down chic with an edge, featuring Michelle Mason, Rebecca Danenberg and BCBG, as well as local designers Mieux and Cöo and Andrea Stiglitz.

1415 and 1472 Haight St

Not only for the hip-hop, DJ and skateboard retinue, True carries baggy jeans, ski caps and T-shirts for all style fiends with clothing by One Big Boom! and more.

Villains Vault
1672 Haight St

Flashy fashion with a Euro beat, Villains Vault has the right threads for the adventurously well-heeled: Diesel, Miss Sixty, Nice Collective, Paul Smith, W&LT and Helmut Lang among other super-designery labels.

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From the November 2-15, 1998 issue of the Metropolitan.

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