Despite the missteps of the ’80s (dudes in makeup, crimped hair), good also came from the Golden Era of Bon Jovi.
Take, for instance, the limited-edition sculptures from Ettore Sottsass, Issey Miyake gown, and colorful Christian Lacroix jewelry up for grabs at Vermillion Graham, the Mission’s newest vintage boutique.
Tony Vermillion and Gaz Graham sell home accessories and clothing from several decades, although the Age of the Hair Band seems best represented. You’ll find charming ceramic hippos from the 1960s, Victorian pressed-glass handguns (cool in a Damien Hirst kind of way), and more contemporary goods, such as a Keanan Duffty T-shirt with a silk-screened image of Sid Vicious. The wares are organized by color (not period), making shopping a multigenerational experience.
The store is open by appointment only, but Graham promises: One call, and he’ll be there for you.
Vermillion Graham, 1928 Mission Street, between 15th and 16th Streets (415-865-9990 or vermilliongraham.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Vermillion Graham