Wednesday, June 29, 2011

touch of summer.

summer. peonies. beauty. rothko. romance. 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Cosette vest in the Rothko fabric will spice up any spring outfit. Come check out this beautiful, unique fabric in person.

Friday, June 24, 2011

How do I wear this?

This is a question we hear sometimes in the store. Putting outfits together can be confusing at times.  The women who work at Erica Tanov all have such great personal style.   Who better to look to for fashion inspiration?  

michele: florian in ink shadow plaid 

erica: lake dress in lichen linen

traci:  papillion top, etoile shawl and pointelle knee socks

aleishall:  pernilla in hot pink etoile

nel: odin in emerald and bond pants in cirque stripe

Chela: willoughby in seersucker

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Secret blog pre sale..... from now until July 1,  get 20% off any item from the Erica Tanov spring/summer  collection, if you mention you saw it on the blog. (sign up to become a follower so we can tell you all of our "secrets") Here are a few goodies still in stores that are perfect for hot weather.... or don't forget to check here.  Happy Summer!

Monday, June 20, 2011

s t e l l a

one of our favorite customers

Meet Odille

Mama and baby dove Odille in their nest. Shade provided by the Odille knit confection top - the perfect grown-up tee for a beautiful summer day.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Perfect Picnic Blanket

Newly replenished stock of Sam Hilu blankets in a variety of colors, stripes & plaids. Hand-woven in tribal villages. 100% cotton.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Unique new summer bags from Transylvania in our bay area stores. Made from vintage grain sacks the fabric is hand-processed, hand-spun and hand-woven, organic hemp. These simple, beautiful bags come in a variety of stripe colors as was the tradition that each village woman wove her fabric with a different stripe color so that she would be able to find her sack at the mill.

Washed ashore...


Handmade fine jewelry from Chicago-based designer and metalsmith Sarah McGuire. Inspired by organic forms, manmade curiosities and modernist design. In our Larkspur store.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sweet Spring Sentiments

Melissa Joy Manning "ily"
oxidized silver with 14 kt gold letters

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Leslie Williamson

On display and for sale in San Francisco are Leslie Williamson limited edition prints. Leslie is the author and photographer of the bestselling volume, Handcrafted Modern: At Home With Mid-Century Designers (and notable winner of San Francisco's 7x7's best of 2011). Several prints are covetable selections from Handcrafted Modern, as well as selections from her earlier work. Swing by soon because they are literally selling right off the wall!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


new arrivals from the workshop of tamar mogendorff.  bright summer colors, sparkling sea horses, and brand new mini fishbowls.

burst of color

This is one of our favorite outfits in the Berkeley store. Hot pink, Megan Park, chiffon blouse with Erica Tanov Maude slip dress and feather necklace can brighten any rainy June day.

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Sense of Place

Marin County draws people because of the sheer natural beauty found here. Mt. Tamalpais, the majestic redwoods, the awe-inspiring beaches…all just minutes from San Francisco and the East Bay.

Erica Tanov draws people because of the beauty that is found in all of her stores: the petal silks, the highwire and rothko tapestry bergens, the organic cable-knit sweaters... Each ET location has its own unique personality and flair. What we love about the Larkspur store is that it has a sense of place.

Using local materials, and drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of the land, Erica Tanov, in collaboration with Bay Area architectural firm envelope A+D, and local artists and artisans, created a space that has an organic quality that is uniquely Marin, while retaining the beautiful and ineffable quality that is uniquely Erica Tanov.

A little info:
All of the wood was provided by Evan Shively of Arborica (Marshall): front bench and inset shelves are cypress, the table is a slab of walnut (pictured above), the dressing room benches are bay, the sign was made using the remains of the piece of bay from the dressing rooms (pictured above). Lucas Ford (Oakland) is the wood worker who made the walnut table, bay benches in the dressing rooms, and the bay sign. And Chris French (Oakland) is the metal smith who forged the blackened steel racks and installed into the floor.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Nothing says summer more than...

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. 
-Author Unknown

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Little Slip that Could

Last night was a celebration of 20 years of the Lola slip, the piece that started it all. Erica Tanov collaborated with photographer, Katy Grannan and former SF ballet dancer, Muriel Maffre to create a beautiful limited edition book. Available in stores.

View more images here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


The Sartorialist, Scott Schulman, discovered summer inspiration on the NYC streets. TWO caftans sold in San Francisco, Berkeley & New York.