For more than 30 years the look-alike Wiebe sisters have dressed this boutique in high fashion with utterly unique ... More
Twins Armoire Boutique
For more than 30 years the look-alike Wiebe sisters have dressed this boutique in high fashion with utterly unique women's clothing and accessories. The charming independent shop is filled with pieces picked with care. You will find '40s-style glamor hats, luxurious feather boas, one-of-a-kind designer dresses and sophisticated overcoats. It is a Frisco tradition and a must-see for all the women in the world with style and grace. Located on the slope of Nob Hill, it is just a cable car ride away from Union Square.
My wife and I needed a little alone time before we strangled each other. So my wife wonders down to Twins Armoire. When she opens the door the magic begun. Josephine welcomed her in with open arms, and entertained her with her wisdom and charm. The most wonderful shopping experience in San Francisco. When my wife came back to our hotel room with all her wonderful treasures she was completely rejuvenated. Her time with Josephine and Rosalynd had saved the day.
Shopping at Twins Armoire takes you back to the days gone by. Again thank you so much for making our trip to San Francisco unique and special. The clothing is something behold.
I walked into Twins Armoire not knowing what is the place all about and who are the Twins. I was introduced to both Rozzalynd and Josephine, and I tried very hard in that brief introduction to know who is who. They were mysterious in their black two piece silk shirts and pants. They both wore a black scoop hat, and had a large black frilly scarves draped over their shoulder. Their make up were impeccable. The only difference I detect is their voice.....
The shop is full of clothes and other memorabilia from the past, including hats, huge big paper flowers, handbags and jewelry. You have to pierce your eyes to see everything, you don't want to miss anything from the floor to the ceiling.
It is a definite must see place when you are in San Francisco and Rozzalynd and Josephine are the twins that will add color to your experience.
Mysterious and lovely, no rhyme or reason, but poetic as heck
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 8/19/07
Like the Scyllus and Charybdis in Ulysses' travels, this boutique cries out to you with it's siren's song as you hang off the streetcars on Califomia Street - making your way down from the high falutin' heaven that is Nob Hill to the depths of Chinatown and the Financial District. It's bright colored unique hats and Carmival-ready masks await in the beautifully decorated windows. When you finally enter, all breahless in anticipation, you are not disappointed by what awaits you. Brooches that defy the sun with their array of crystalline light blind you as you try on the unique chappeaus covered with blooms of different hues. You look fabulous in EVERYTHING! The woman in charge is just as mystical and fascinating as the apparel of laces and brocades, and velvets; and try as you might to try her on for size, she is elusive and quixotic - at first welcoming and then just out of reach like a colorful butterfly. You discover that she is a twin, and that these twins are quite unique in their sameness. She defines both their sameness and their differences by their strength of character and adulthood. Her demeanor and her wardrobe epitomize the shop. She appears to be from some era around medieval times or the Renaissance - except as conceptualized by Andy Warhol. I wanted everything in the shop. there was a purse that consisted of a single HUGE bloom. A beautiful ruby red balloon skirt, an absolutely gorgeous hat that I just cannot dscribe adequately except that I looked glorious in it. I'm going back tomorrow. Even if I have to mortgage my cat. And you need to go, too, to find that side of you that is longing to be expressed. It'll be lovely...and so will you.
My mother and I had the best time of our entire San Fran trip getting to know Rosalynd, one of the twins. We ended up staying at least an hour and trying on everything in the shop. What a delightful experience!
Josephine, on of the two twins, was delightful when we visited her and her sister's shop last June. We had a great time taking pictures with the eclectic clothing, and ended up buying quite a bit, at a very reasonable price. We happened on the shop by accident, and it began a true highlight of the trip.
The quality and unique articles of snazzy yet wearable clothes are surpassed only by the experience of being attended by two of the most charming, delightful, intelligent, interesting people I have ever met. Truly an experience that shouldn't be missed.
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