The Archive (Closed Temporarily)

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Stylish urban menswear
This tiny Union Square boutique has cutting-edge, rare, urban men's fashions from Paris, Milan, Tokyo and more.


    • bullseye
      bullseye Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Whole new shopping experience
      Okay, i have to admit than when i first popped into The Archive I was a Brooks Brothers, J Crew kinda dresser. Nothing fit quite right, all right angles and very baggy, and i looked just like everyone else in SF. This store literally changed my wardrobe. While I came out of the store with a smaller bank account, I found all kinds of cool treasures, many at quite reasonable prices. Particularly love my MA + leather jacket, Undercover vest and Nice collective cargo pants. If you get them at a downtime, say a weekday afternoon, you will feel like you are in the middle of your own fashion show, with David and Arthur the owner providing a personal tour of the latest.

    • misterpretender
      misterpretender Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Forget about the ill-fitting suit that you got at Banana Republic or J. Crew. It's about time for a much needed upgrade. Just make sure to bring your black AMEX on your first visit to this men's boutique that carries several cutting-edge non-mainstream designers from Japan and Europe. If you want to stand out in a crowd in a good way then I suggest that you visit this store. I'm in love with this store. Where else can you buy Attachment, Rick Owens, MA+, Robert Geller, Julius, Viridi-Ann, etc.? And the best thing about this store is the service. The ambiance in this store is very relaxed and laid back which I personally love. No air of arrogance or snootiness is present at this amazing store. Make sure to say hi to Arthur and David if you swing by their store.