Cut Loose San Francisco Factory
1218 Valencia Street @23rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hours: Mon – Sat, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sun, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
About our store: The shop is much more than an outlet store. Yes, you’ll find after-season styles at great prices. You can also see samples of current-season styles. (Each sample is shown in only one size, usually a medium, which you are welcome to try on. If it doesn’t happen to be your size, the staff can usually find you something in a similar cut to try on.) Then comes the really fun part – looking at the seasonal fabric swatches. Our factory nearby will dye your garment(s) and ship them directly to you within 2-3 weeks or so. The shop usually offers some surprises as well – maybe a market tote we’ve sewn from a fabric test, or some limited-edition scarves. The staff is super-knowledgeable; the dressing room is communal.
About the neighborhood: Cut Loose is just one walkable block from the 24th Street BART station. If you are driving, metered parking is plentiful on both sides of the street. Arizmendi Bakery is right down the block (1268 Valencia; closed Tuesday). It’s worth noting that their pizza of the day comes out of the oven starting at 11:30. Next door to Arizmendi, Gypsy Honeymoon (1266 Valencia) offers vintage treasures, eclectic home accessories, and decorative inspiration. If you want to stay in the ‘hood for drinks or dinner, we like Heart Bar (1270 Valencia) and Beretta (1199 Valencia). On the weekend, Beretta is open continuously, for brunch-lunch-cocktails-dinner. Continuing down Valencia toward Market, you’ll find Scarlet Sage Herb Co. (1173 Valencia) and jewelry boutique Love & Luxe (1169 Valencia). Walk one more block and refuel at Ritual Coffee Roasters (1026 Valencia). Then check out Dema (1038 Valencia), a boutique specializing in “modern interpretations of vintage classics.” And across the street is Laku (1069 Valencia), offering one-of-a-kind hand-made designs, from chic chapeaux to silk slippers – many of which “wear wonderfully” with Cut Loose clothes.