Score a Piece of Jake History at the Brand's Final Sample Sale

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There were a lot of heartbroken folks in San Francisco and beyond this fall when Jake founders Jake Wall and Nathan Johnson announced that they would be winding down operations. Jake was known for its head-turning custom suiting; who would fill that void?

If the six weeks since Jake's doors finally closed have been unbearable, there's a little bit of good news coming your way: Jake is hosting one final sample sale this weekend. On Saturday, December 16, stop by the place where it all began—the McRoskey building at 1687 Market Street—between 12 and 5 pm to check out a selection of tuxedos, suiting, gowns, dresses, and separates. 

Ready to wear items like suits, jackets, pants, skirts, and tops from the seasonal collections will be available in a range of sizes. If you're looking for a New Year's Eve or Ballet Gala look, there will be a handful of gowns in sizes 0–4. Go in, make a reasonable offer, and walk away with one helluva deal. Or, if you can't make it on Saturday or want first dibs, email to make an appointment during the week. 

It's hard to say goodbye to a home-grown gem like Jake, but there's nothing better than retail therapy to help you cope with the loss.