We've got you wrapped (in cashmere, that is)

I don't think anyone would argue with this Blanc girl that cashmere is wardrobe GOLD! Instantly elegant.  Wonderfully warm.  Slipping it on, it's like a virtual hug. That's why we're so excited about the Cashmere Travel Wrap by Brown Allan now at Blanc! The super-versatile, "must-have" piece. What could feel better than being wrapped in cashmere? My point exactly.
 

Fireplace and boyfriend optional

Need to relax? No fireplace? You need a Mad et Len candle or potpourri to warm your space.
Made by two globe-trotting adventurists, Sandra and Alexandre.
They settle down in a tiny village in the southern French Alps and begin making completely organic candles using the flora and fauna that surround them. Notes of moss, violet, soil, oak, eucalyptus, cypress, wood, pine, orange blossom and mint.
They happen to have a blacksmith friend who fires up a hand-forged black iron tin to house the aromatic candles.
You supply a glass of burgundy and your favorite movie or playlist. Boyfriend optional.

Pictured: Mad et Len candles and potpourri (made in France)

Meet the Designers Trunk Show, Saturday in San Francisco

Mall? What shopping mall?
At Blanc we like to think "small" as in "small business" and supporting our incredibly talented local designers!  In that spirit, swing by Blanc SF this Small Business Saturday to shop, sip and meet local designers for:

Atelier Francesca (fabulous jackets)
Damon Grey (wearable art scarves)
Justine Alexandra (diamond and gemstone collections)


This Saturday, November 25 from 12-4
Blanc San Francisco, 3615 Sacramento Street
 

Known to last longer than some relationships. A great pair of Italian boots.

They've been known to last longer than some relationships
Boots you'll always reach for this year
Next year
Maybe even in five years or more
It's a well-made Italian boot
These are the boots Blanc girls can wear all day long, dash off for dinner after a busy day and STILL feel comfy.
Try on a pair and see what we're talking about.
 

Pictured:  Officine Creative

Coming soon, buttery soft and direct from Italy...Roncarati leather

Coming soon, some of the most beautiful leather we've ever found.
Crafted in Italy.
Soft. Feminine.
With an edge.
Roncarati leather.

Paint It Black

Black is everything
Coco swore by it and Mick sang about it
It's our fashion anchor
Especially for a Blanc girl

 

Happy Halloween from the Blanc Team

Pictured: Hazel Brown, Johnny Farah, Guidi, Giorgio Brato, Reinhard Plank, Officine Creative

A Fresh Spin on Your Old Cashmere

Today this Blanc girl is pulling all of her favorite cashmere sweaters out from their various hiding places and welcoming them back into the world because 'tis the season...yay! But not before I give them a yummy, fresh wash with Tocca "Laundry Delicate" with that scrumptious Italian Blood Orange scent.  If you could only smell what I am smelling in my laundry room right now....oh, but you CAN! Why stop there? If you're feeling ambitious this week like me, you can use it on your lingerie, silks and bed linens, too! Who knew fall could smell so delicious?!

Bond Girls and Bay Area Girls agree...

Bond Girls and Bay Area Girls agree. This time of year you need to stay warm and look fabulous doing so. From the Swiss Alps to Sacramento Street,  Parajumpers down jackets have you covered for whatever adventures a chilly day may bring.

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Behind the Scenes: Blanc's Parisian Buying Trip for Spring '18 (Installment #8)

Nancy's favorite sneaks...OXS Rubber Soul

You've probably seen Nancy wearing her skinny jeans or long skirts and sporting a pair of fabulous OXS Rubber Soul sneaks, she loves them! High in style and SUPER comfy (they kind of feel like walking on marshmallows, if I'm being honest). She naturally had to stop into the OXS showroom in Paris to see the new offerings (and probably pick out a new pair for herself).

Behind the Scenes: Blanc's Parisian Buying Trip for Spring '18 (Installment #6)

The Perfect Chapeau

It goes without saying.
Any fashionista knows that the right accessories take your look to a WHOLE other level.
Nancy stopped by one of her favorite hat designers, Reinhard Plank, to try a few on.
Why don't YOU try one on next time you head out the door?

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Reinhard Plank

 

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Behind the Scenes: Blanc's Parisian Buying Trip for Spring '18 (Installment #4)

How could we go all the way to Paris and not visit one of our favorite designers...

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Christian Peau

 

(handbag and shoe extraordinaire)

Christian Peau makes those beautiful handbags and fabulous shoes that you see at Blanc, and we're so excited to be getting some new goodies from his studio based in Kobe, Japan very soon!

Behind the Scenes: Blanc's Parisian Buying Trip for Spring '18 (Installment #3)

All work and no play.....NO WAY!

At least not for us Blanc girls (especially when in Paris)! So after a long day of visiting numerous designer showrooms and making those tough buying decisions, Blanc Boutique owner, Nancy Mayer, and San Anselmo shop manager, Ouida Chichester, take time to smell the roses, take in the beautiful scenery, and enjoy a glass of wine Parisian style! Enjoy, ladies!

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Behind the Scenes: Blanc's Parisian Buying Trip for Spring '18 (Installment #2)

Bonjour! Today finds Blanc Boutique's San Anselmo store manager, Ouida Chichester, in the Vlas Blomme showroom. Vlas Blomme creates beautiful cotton/linen garments known for their super superior softness and quality. The properties of linen render it perfect for all seasons, wicking away moisture in high temperatures to keep the body cool and dry, and conducting heat in colder temperatures to preserve body temperature.  Year 'round beauty, comfort and impeccable Japanese styling...yes, please!

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Meanwhile, Blanc's owner Nancy Mayer and her husband, Willy, are busy at the Avant Toi showroom choosing some perfect pieces.  Avant Toi revolutionized the art of yarns, knits and piece dying by using air-brush coloring that empowers each piece with a unique, unrepeatable character. Destroyed, blended and spray-painted are only a few of the continuously evolving treatments applied to each garment. Truly wearable art. It looks like Willy approves!