Jessie Black Boutique Opens In San Francisco
Images by Tara Luz Stevens | Drew Altizer Photography
Jessie Black has opened her eponymous boutique on Sacramento Street. The store marks Black’s first retail location and will serve as a resource for a handpicked selection of bedding, cashmere and home accessories.
The concept of the store centers on luxury textures. Black strives to design and purvey modern designs that implement the values and processes of old-fashioned craftsmanship. Born in Sydney, she gathered product knowledge and inspiration through her career in the luxury goods market that allowed her to spend a decade living in Paris, London, New York, Monte Carlo, and now, San Francisco.
“I’ve been inspired by the energy and diversity of all these incredibly beautiful and culturally vibrant cities. I took a little inspiration from each place,” explains Black. “I love the chic minimalism of Paris, the classic nature of London, the boldness of New York, the old-world sophistication of Monte Carlo and the freshness and diversity of San Francisco.”
Her “less is more” aesthetic clearly defines the visual appeal of the shop. Clean lines, natural tones and sumptuous textures create a narrative of fine design and classic style. With a viewpoint of curated simplicity, the sum of the product offering is lavishly comfortable.
Jessie Black’s exclusive bed sheets and cashmere loungewear are highlights of the boutique. A modern take on old-fashioned bedding, her sheets are produced in Monza with the great-grandson of Frette. Jessie Black sheets are bright white and 1,000 thread count, packaged in a silk-lined cashmere bag. Designers can order bespoke colors, embroideries and sizes to customize a bedroom for their clients. The cashmere loungewear is made in Scotland by the same atelier as Chanel, and reinforces the concept of minimalistic luxury in simply colored solids in black, white, beige and grey.
The shop also houses a range of design collaborations, with exclusive leather goods created with Paris-based designer Kira Owen, and cashmere and leather jackets with San Francisco designer Lan Jaenicke. Jessie Black is the sole San Francisco retailer of Mud Australia Ceramics and Malo Cashmere.
The curious shopper will find hints of Black’s many travels in her one-off antiques and vintage treasures. The local spirit of San Francisco is felt in the works of local San Francisco artists, whose work is displayed and rotated every six to eight weeks.
The shop is located in the heart of the Interior Design corridor at 3252 Sacramento Street. Visit their website.