Scary Customers And Loving What You Make: Laureano Faedi's Paloma
This week, Tim and Eve catch up with Laureano Faedi, who just completed a renovation of his store Paloma (112 Gough Street, San Francisco). Larry's a second-generation small businessperson, as he grew up working in his family's restaurant (Alegrias Restaurant, at 2018 Lombard Street, San Francisco).
After recovering from an art school education that "sucked the life out of me," Larry started making t-shirt designs using those iron-on sheets you can run through your home printer. That led to a design job at Levi's, and eventually his own line of ts, Gangs of San Francisco.
Now he's the sole owner of Paloma, a store that customers describe as "the last of old San Francisco." There he sells bags he hand sews, vintage clothing from Japan, piles of wool blankets, unique handmade jewlery, and more. "My store is an extension of my home," Larry says, and his personal passions are clear when you enter the shop. Tune in (and subscribe!) to hear more about his path from DIY t-shirt maker to the owner of SF's most beautiful stores.
Thanks for listening, and remember that if you’re spending money, your small, independent, local businesses are where it’s at.