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Scary Customers And Loving What You Make: Laureano Faedi's Paloma

This week, Tim and Eve catch up with Laureano Faedi, who just completed a renovation of his store Paloma (112 Gough Street, San Francisco). Larry's a second-generation small businessperson, as he grew up working in his family's restaurant (Alegrias Restaurant, at 2018 Lombard Street, San Francisco).

After recovering from an art school education that "sucked the life out of me," Larry started making t-shirt designs using those iron-on sheets you can run through your home printer. That led to a design job at Levi's, and eventually his own line of ts, Gangs of San Francisco.

Now he's the sole owner of Paloma, a store that customers describe as "the last of old San Francisco." There he sells bags he hand sews, vintage clothing from Japan, piles of wool blankets, unique handmade jewlery, and more. "My store is an extension of my home," Larry says, and his personal passions are clear when you enter the shop. Tune in (and subscribe!) to hear more…

Mean Girls And Mansplainers: Upcycling With Sand Shed

In our first "official" episode, we share a bottle of bubbly with our partners and pals Sand Shed, a vintage and upcycled goods company that shares space with us at Avenues Dry Goods (4120 Irving Street in San Francisco).

Sand Shed founders Hannah Gordon and Sarah Biggart are lifelong thrifters who started their business as a way to fund their road trips and shed some of their hoard. Friends since eight grade, the duo initially bonded following some middle school slumber party drama (aka the best kind of drama), and live together not too far from their place of business.

Give a listen to hear the secrets of keeping your side hustle fun, listen to us dish the dirt on Men Who Explain Things (h/t Rebecca Solnit), and be completely disgusted by Sarah's answer to one of Attention Shoppers' SOON TO BE ICONIC Five Questions.

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Eve is featured in 25 Bay Area Women Who Are Kicking Ass and Taking Names [Rocky T]

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