Picks of the Week: Mill Mercantile

There is a glut of fashionable merchandise out there in stores and online. As a fashion blog, we want to sort through things and save you time, helping you narrow down favorite pieces in a cinch. So, we've started a "Picks of the Week" column where we choose our favorites from some of your beloved stores. This week, we're featuring several "picks" from Mill Mercantile, an adorable, minimalist-lovers boutique in San Francisco. 

These are a few of our favorite things from this chic boutique. The darling crop top (upper left) from Samuji pairs well with high waisted jeans or a denim skirt and the print is eye-catching. The roomy tote (upper right) by Il Bisonte is a stunner and will hold everything you need when going from day to night. And this urban "Wheel Printed Travel Wallet" from Postalco will fit perfectly in your new bag. Wear the whole ensemble together for a striking look. 

Two more must-haves that we're crushing on? This cashmere dot scarf from Begg is a beauty and works well as a neutral, paired with any kind of outfit. And finally, this linen jacket in navy by Toujours is a perfect layering piece. 

Check out even more at millmercantile.com

Finds of the Week: Mill, San Francisco

One of my favorite places to swing by when I'm in San Francisco is Mill, a store for the woman who's a minimalist at heart. A sister store to Union Made, a men's store in San Francisco, Mill carries a selection of clothes that will never go out of style from some of the most up-and-coming indie designers on the market. Above are our five favorite picks from the store right now. Anything here would jazz up your fall wardrobe in a snap, but also stick around well into the fall and spring. And then next season? Bring any of these items back, for this is a style that never goes out of style. 

1. Jacket by Samuji, $403 / 2. Hat by Samuji, $269 / 3. Earrings by Marmol Radziner, $190 / 4. Cuff by Another Feather, $150 / 5. Shoes by Dieppa Restrepo, $380.

Discovery of the Week: Cinq Jewelry

Right now, I'm yearning for these jewelry pieces seen above. I first discovered the line, Cinq, by San Francisco designer Vipada when I was browsing around Mill Mercantile's website. Wowed by the minimalistic and organic style of the line, I had to see the pieces in person so I swung by Mill Mercantile during a stop through the city, where I had a chance to try on my favorite piece, the versatile brass collar neckcuff, $125. This stunning, simple piece can be worn two ways—with the ends hanging down, or wrapped around your neck, thus creating two necklaces in one. In person? It's even more striking than in photos. 

Vipada's line of jewelry is an evolution from her fashion design background. Jewelry, she says, "Is more instinctual and less utilitarian than clothing hence more personal expression." I agree. That's the beauty of jewelry—you can transform any outfit with a beaded cuff, a half moon bracelet, or a versatile necklace. 

See more of the Cinq jewelry line at cinqworkshop.com.