Shop and Party With Arno Cooperative at Batch This Week
San Francisco is having a shoe moment. From Rothy's to Allbirds, some of the most innovative (and comfortable) footwear is coming out of the Bay Area. While many San Francisco's shoemakers have small shops where you can try styles in real life, not quite one-year-old Arno Cooperative is still rocking the e-commerce and craft fair circuit. This month, however, you can find Arno at Russian Hill concept store, Batch. If the only thing keeping you from clicking the "buy" button is knowing that the fit will be perfect, you don't want to miss this pop-up.
For those new to the company, Arno is a woman-owned leather-goods brand based in San Francisco and made in Italy. The aesthetic is pared down, with the idea that the shoes, jackets, and bags are timeless and (mostly) seasonless. It's high-quality at an accessible price point: footwear rings in under $300, and jackets max out at $400.
Want to drink while you shop? Arno is hosting a party this week to show off its latest style, the Ellery Mule. (Croc-patterned Italian leather and a removable ankle strap? Yes, please!) The shindig runs from 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, September 12 at Batch (1618 Pacific Avenue), and there'll be complimentary tarot readings, gelato by Coletta Gelato, and Provenance Vineyards wine to help you sustain your strength while stocking up on all the shoes.
To get on the list for the party, ping firstname.lastname@example.org. To shop before or after the event, just pop over to Batch.