Anica: A Chic Boutique on Polk Street

When Anica boutique first opened in San Francisco, four years ago, I remember seeing their post cards around the Russian Hill end of Polk Street. Anica has always carried the brands that I drooled over and kept with the times. Right now what’s in stock is Acne, Alexander Wang, Anica’s own line, Lizzie Fortunato, Maison Martin Margiela, Mociun, Opening Ceremony, Rachel Comey, Rosenmunns, and Shin. The boutique is nestled on the pretty side of Polk Street in Russian Hill (I say that lovingly, Polk is one of my favorite streets in San Fransisco), near French cafes, rice pudding shops, antique shops and a few other darling boutiques.

Owner, Rati Sahi, wanted to create a place where women could experiment with clothes in a comfortable setting. Wearing more avant garde clothing can be intimidating for a lot of women who may not be model thin, or used to wearing more experimental silhouettes and textures. Rati gives a lot of personal attention (when needed) to her clients, and encourages a sense of playful chic. Here we talk with Rati about Anica, what’s in store, and what to expect next season…

Wearing: Top: Shin Multi Dress Bottom: T by Alexander Wang Grey Sweatpants Shoes: Dieppa Restrepo Peach Oxfords

Vintage Givenchy Bracelet

Samma Glass Loop Necklacesamma glass loops

Acne Jeans

Rosenmunns See-Thru Top

jennineAnica: A Chic Boutique on Polk Street

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  1. Abby

    Her style’s so unique, but I love it! I love how you included the video interview in this post too! Super interesting.
    .-= Abby´s last blog ..Indie Cafe =-.

  2. fashion butter

    that vintage bracelet is screaming my name. I can hear it all the way in Greece. Swear.
    .-= fashion butter´s last blog ..Keeping it simple: jeans, a tee … and chain mail =-.

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  3. Nickie Frye

    Love both the necklaces, the oxfords, & above all else that incredible sofa! OMIGosh. Will have to check out her shop.
    .-= Nickie Frye´s last blog ..vintage Men’s Embroidered Western Shirt L =-.

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      Oh yes, that sofa is incredible. We got our sofa at the same place…Past Perfect on Lombard. That place is so great.

  4. Midtown Girl

    Great piece - love how she mixes her pieces! And those shoes are TDF - love the color ;-)

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      Oh yes, she is great with color isn’t she? I am always afraid of peaches. She mixes her pieces so well… I wish I looked that great in sweatpants…even A.Wang sweats.

      1. Leslie

        I was gonna say, she makes sweatpants look AMAZING! Consider her store visited. Great post! :)

  5. DailyDivaDish

    Love the handbag in the video. What an interesting idea - being able to change it’s shape with snaps!
    XO Piper
    .-= DailyDivaDish´s last blog ..Disposable Fashion’s True Cost =-.

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  6. Clare

    Love her style! I really like that sheer t shirt…

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    .-= Clare´s last blog ..Melvin Sokolsky =-.

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  7. Violet Revolution

    Will have to pay her a visit the next time I’m in SF. Love that necklace!!
    .-= Violet Revolution´s last blog ..Q&A: Best Dress for Curvy Figure? =-.

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  8. Mo

    I am totally in love with that top necklace! Great advice to wear what you’re comfortable in and let your personality dictate - love it. I really need another trip to SF.

  9. Lucy

    LOL that top is amazing!!
    .-= Lucy´s last blog ..American Apparel Brings More More More =-.

  10. miss sophie

    oh what a lovely boutique and great interview! i’ve browsed by anica boutique online, and next time i’m in SF i’ll definitely have to stop by. i love her style! just the way i want to dress this spring…
    .-= miss sophie´s last blog ..summerweight =-.

  11. MarchMusings

    Just the kind of shop I’d love to visit. She pulls off the sweatpants really well. And I love the top too.
    .-= MarchMusings´s last blog ..This is me 6 # - Double vision =-.

  12. Cristina

    Totally random, but I miss SF! Just seeing that Muni in the background of the picture almost made me cry. I only “lived” there for 3 months while taking a course, but I daydream about going there and staying for as long as I want to (forever, maybe?) And I would so visit this store if I was there right now :/
    .-= Cristina´s last blog ..Happy Mother’s Day! =-.

  13. Alicia

    Wow. I need to put this on my increasingly long list of places to hit up when I finally make it back to S.F. Great interview. =D

  14. the clothing menu

    looks like a cool store! i just got back from san fran today - will have to check this out next time i’m there!
    .-= the clothing menu´s last blog ..san francisco independent designers =-.

  15. Allure

    Anica is one of my favourite online shops. They sell tons of cool stuff!!
    .-= Allure´s last blog ..Annabel Mehran =-.

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