• When the owner of Golden Bear came into Todd's shop one day, the two became fast friends. The result is this 1950s style varsity jacket. Golden Bear x Unionmade, $198


Last year, when Todd Barket opened his shop Unionmade in a former liquor store on a tree-lined street in San Francisco, he wanted to present a collection of well made goods with a real sense of heritage, craftsmanship and value. One of the things we noticed the first time we skimmed the racks was the unique balance of affordable items mixed in with investment pieces. "That was something I learned from Mickey Drexler when I worked for him at Gap," says Barket, who put in 18 years at the retailer before striking out on his own. "We used to get these amazing European samples as inspiration and reinterpret them in a democratic way that wouldn't cost a million dollars. I use that thought as a base and then layer things that are special and I think it's the way a lot people want to dress today." Herewith, some affordable goods from Unionmade's new e-shop.

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