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Faust
03-20-2009, 11:22 AM
SZ is proud to present a new partnership with The Archive (http://www.archivesf.com/) boutique for men.

Located in San Francisco, The Archive offers a carefully edited selection of menswear from niche designers all over the world, including:

Rick Owens, Label Under Construction, MA+, Volga Volga, and Julius.

Full Brand List

Paris:
Rick Owens
Isaac Sellam
Gossuin


Tokyo:
Julius
Shellac
The Viridi-anne
Attachment
Kohzo Denim


Milan:
CP Company
Nicolo Ceschi Berrini


USA:
Nice Collective
Robert Geller


Exclusively for SZ members, The Archive will offer free standard shipping in North America on regular priced items. Please visit their website at: www.archivesf.com (http://www.archivesf.com/) and view their photo album (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/) of the current Designer Collections. For all inquiries, please contact Arthur, the co-owner of the shop, via a PM to member The Archive (http://stylezeitgeist.com/forums/member.php?u=4202), or by email info@archivesf.com

Please check this thread for future updates.

drexl
03-20-2009, 01:12 PM
SZ is proud to present a new partnership with The Archive (http://www.archivesf.com/) boutique for men.

Located in San Francisco, The Archive offers a carefully edited selection of menswear from niche designers all over the world, including:

Rick Owens, Label Under Construction, MA+, Volga Volga, and Julius.

Full Brand List

Paris:
Rick Owens
Isaac Sellam
Gossuin


Tokyo:
Julius
Shellac
The Viridi-anne
Attachment
Kohzo Denim


Milan:
CP Company
Nicolo Ceschi Berrini


USA:
Nice Collective
Robert Geller


Exclusively for SZ members, The Archive will offer free standard shipping with the purchase of regular priced items. Please visit their website at: www.archivesf.com (http://www.archivesf.com/) and view their photo album (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/) of the current Designer Collections. For all inquiries, please contact Arthur, the co-owner of the shop, via a PM to member awlouie (http://stylezeitgeist.com/forums/member.php?u=599), or by email info@archivesf.com

Please check this thread for furture updates.

Nice! About time I'd say. [thumbup]

kompressorkev
03-20-2009, 01:22 PM
nice!! great store, great people. definitely a valued asset to this board.

Casius
03-20-2009, 01:36 PM
Oh snap. I gotta check out the store next time I'm up that way.

Faust
03-20-2009, 04:33 PM
Needless to say I am also excited to see The Archive here :-)

howinpark
03-20-2009, 08:23 PM
holy shmack
i have now a good reason to go up to SF

The Archive
03-21-2009, 01:11 AM
[thumbup] this is great, thanks for all the work you're doing for this forum Faust.

Do they ship worldwide as well?
Glad to see somone pick up those Geller graident jeans, one of the pieces I did really like form that collection.

And that MA+ leather, I think if we ever met, I would blush [blush]

Hi, yes we can ship worldwide. Please feel free to pm with any questions!

sshum88
03-21-2009, 06:59 AM
Very nice but also very dangerous given that I can see all the pieces along with sizes and pricing! I know that it's time consuming to go through and add all the sizing and prices but it will likely save you endless emails and/or phone calls about availability. Great job.

On items marked 'Sold Out', do you expect more in?

The Archive
03-21-2009, 10:20 AM
Very nice but also very dangerous given that I can see all the pieces along with sizes and pricing! I know that it's time consuming to go through and add all the sizing and prices but it will likely save you endless emails and/or phone calls about availability. Great job.

On items marked 'Sold Out', do you expect more in?

Unfortunately, we will not be receiving anymore stock from items that have been sold out.

triumphoftiredeyes
03-21-2009, 10:41 AM
I'm going to have to stop by and check it out next time I'm out for either Folsom Street Fair or Dore Alley.

I keep looking at those Julius gloves and kinda want them but what holding me back is the lack of thumb and fingers and not sure how well they stay on.

The Archive
03-21-2009, 07:44 PM
I'm going to have to stop by and check it out next time I'm out for either Folsom Street Fair or Dore Alley.

I keep looking at those Julius gloves and kinda want them but what holding me back is the lack of thumb and fingers and not sure how well they stay on.

Fits great, stays on no problem: [tongue]

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2009/DSCN1611.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2009/DSCN1612.jpg

bc3
03-21-2009, 07:48 PM
Archive is amazing. Super professional dude y'all are dealing with here

triumphoftiredeyes
03-21-2009, 08:20 PM
Well there goes my next paycheck. Hopefully I can sell this fucking Versace bed. [cry]

I'm sure someone here has a Vesace holygrail.
http://www.versacehome.it/files/676088923_3MBY70_1.jpg
[suicide]

Well at least I get base pay. [lol] Here's to Ramen Noodles.

The Archive
03-22-2009, 10:01 AM
Archive is amazing. Super professional dude y'all are dealing with here




kompressorkev, bc3: Thanks for the kind words. [blush]

theetruscan
03-23-2009, 06:57 AM
Arthur and David are great people. The Archive has been one of the few stores I know of where they will talk you out of an item that doesn't look fantastic. I never skip it on my way through San Francisco.

On another note, I don't think Faust's complete brand list is complete. Mihara Yasuhiro, Transit Uomo, Ugo Cacciatori, Officine Creative , Neil Barrett, Guidi, Giorgio Brato, Delle Cose, Werkstatt: Munchen, Collection Privee were all being carried last time I walked through the door. Have they really cut their lines that much? I'm pretty sure there would be other lines I've forgotten as well.

howinpark
03-23-2009, 04:52 PM
Hahahaha that versace's bed looks crazy

theetruscan : well at least on their website I see they hold more stuff.. number nine. Geoffrey Young. Un Solo Mondo.. and little more.

but After this post, I think the Archive will hopefully and thankfully[smile] reply with their current lines..

theetruscan
03-23-2009, 06:08 PM
Hahahaha that versace's bed looks crazy

theetruscan : well at least on their website I see they hold more stuff.. number nine. Geoffrey Young. Un Solo Mondo.. and little more.

but After this post, I think the Archive will hopefully and thankfully[smile] reply with their current lines..

Oh, that's right. Un Solo Mondo was gone for a bit because he took a season off making clothes IIRC. Geoffrey Young belts are just unbelievably beautiful. The pictures don't do them justice at all. Unfortunately for me, they're not within my price range. I believe they're all distressed sterling buckles.

The Archive
03-23-2009, 06:51 PM
Here's our complete list of Designers for Spring/Summer 2009:

CP Company
DRKSHDW
Label Under Construction
M.A+
Nicolo' ceschi Berrini
Rick Owens
Transit
Nice Collective
rag & bone
Robert Geller
Gossuin
Hannes Roether
Isaac Sellam
Un Solo Mondo
Backlash
Attachment
Julius
Miharayasuhiro
N. Hoolywood
Number (N)ine
Shellac
The Viridi-anne
Volga Volga
Bagutta
Kohzo Denim
Kicking Mule Workshop Denim
Notify Denim
Guidi
Officine Creative
Marc Marmel
Geoffry Young Belts
Laura B
Ugo Cacciatori
Werkstatt Munchen
.925 Jasmine

gt2-josh
03-23-2009, 09:42 PM
I think this is a great collaboration! Congrats to Archive and the SZ community. As previously mentioned, Arthur, David and Michael are great guys who are truly passionate about what they do. I'm at the store almost every week. I can't recommend them highly enough!!

Josh

Pinoy
03-30-2009, 10:11 PM
^ +1.

I always make it a point to stop by The Archive when I'm in SF.

Great buys every season and more importantly, Arthur and David are really great guys!

Time & Space
04-06-2009, 04:40 PM
I have ordered numerous pieces from Archive and always get great attention, and they have done numerous special orders for me.. I would highly recommend them... Have yet to get to the store, but I have spent some cash there!

Had one of my Neil Barrett M/65 leather jackets stolen, and they were able to order me another one...



David & Arthur,

I am bummed I was not able to make an order of Rick Owens for the Fall due to Family emergency, but if anything changes in terms of getting something ordered in my size, give me a holler.... Lucas! You know the three pieces I am seeking from RO for the Fall!!

Charlesdar
04-07-2009, 09:24 PM
OH SICK, the carry Nice Collective! HAHA.. WTF.
RO is a designer from USA, no? So lame they he/they claim he's a designer from Paris. He fucking lives there. He's still an American. He's damn near an illegal alien in Paris if it wasn't for Lamy. haha

Faust
04-08-2009, 11:01 AM
Calm the fuck down, jesus.

Charlesdar
04-08-2009, 09:38 PM
Me Calm the fuck down? What happened? Did I get a little over zealous for you when I was expressing my thoughts? WAA WAAA.[cry].

Faust
04-09-2009, 11:26 AM
You obviously suck at reading comprehension.

philip nod
05-03-2009, 10:15 AM
zboss: archive, why you sell larger dick pnob?

awlouie
05-03-2009, 10:20 AM
zboss: archive, why you sell larger dick pnob?

zboss: on my way out to play b-ball....pnob no like larger dick?

philip nod
05-03-2009, 10:39 AM
lol why you sell larger dick to pnob

archive--my first destination every time i go back to the land where my youth is archived.

The Archive
05-13-2009, 05:05 PM
Spring/Summer Clearance Sale 40%off*

*items excluded: M.a+, LUC, Rick Owens, DRKSHDW, Kohzo, Guidi, Werkstatt Munchen, Ugo C., Geoffrey Young

Oldboy
05-13-2009, 08:00 PM
I called earlier and they said LUC is also excluded from the sale

Damn, I was gonna cop a couple shirts [cry]

The Archive
05-23-2009, 04:24 PM
Rick Owens now on sale 40% off:

http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Rick%20Owens%20SS2009/

Faust
06-01-2009, 08:27 PM
/\ peeps, time to kop some leathers.

kbi
06-03-2009, 11:27 AM
Anyone here know the measurements on the LUC sleeping bag/suture stitch pants? 31 -> 46/48?

awlouie
06-14-2009, 10:09 AM
Fall/Winter 2009-10 photo album now up:

http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/

theetruscan
06-14-2009, 04:35 PM
I believe their spring sale has gotten sale-ier.

Faust
06-14-2009, 04:51 PM
Fall/Winter 2009-10 photo album now up:

http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/

Zboss: nice Julius buy [thumbup]
Paging pnod to check out the UnderJoy buy.

AKA*NYC
06-14-2009, 05:07 PM
^ the zboss meme is spreading gotta love it [lol]

ddohnggo
06-14-2009, 05:10 PM
archive is an awesome store. kopped some n(n) jeans from them a while ago. would kop again. arthur is a nice dude to boot.

Faust
06-14-2009, 05:32 PM
^ the zboss meme is spreading gotta love it [lol]

I hate that shit. The same way I hate whenever I inadvertently say "dude."

The Archive
06-27-2009, 01:46 PM
I hate that shit. The same way I hate whenever I inadvertently say "dude."

Hey Dudes...just in, Devoa from Japan:

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Devoa%20FW%202009-10/FW09164.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Devoa%20FW%202009-10/FW09167.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Devoa%20FW%202009-10/FW09169.jpg

http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Devoa%20FW%202009-10/

Faust
06-27-2009, 04:29 PM
Devoa~~~ charismatic designer. Checked out the stuff and liked a lot of it. Definitely a good addition.

Also met the co-owners of the Archives - very nice people!

kompressorkev
06-27-2009, 06:31 PM
devoa looks very, very nice. great addition to the stellar lineup. seconded, great people indeed.

The Archive
06-29-2009, 12:38 PM
devoa looks very, very nice. great addition to the stellar lineup. seconded, great people indeed.

Thank you for your support and kind comments...all of you are nice peeps as well! [thumbup]

The Archive
06-30-2009, 03:56 PM
New Rick Owens:

Hi-collar Intarsia Jacket-washed lambskin leather:
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Rick%20Owens%20FW%202009-10/FW09299.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Rick%20Owens%20FW%202009-10/FW09300.jpg

Berger Biker Jacket-washed lambskin leather:
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Rick%20Owens%20FW%202009-10/IMG_0288.jpg

Samurai Hooded Coat-cotton canvas body with cotton jersey hood, w/leather sleeves:
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Rick%20Owens%20FW%202009-10/FW09303.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Rick%20Owens%20FW%202009-10/FW09304.jpg

http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Rick%20Owens%20FW%202009-10/

theetruscan
07-14-2009, 10:48 PM
archive hit final sale (60-70%) on non-excluded items today.

Faust
07-14-2009, 11:36 PM
archive hit final sale (60-70%) on non-excluded items today.

anything of note left?

dji
07-14-2009, 11:39 PM
rick moto (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Rick%20Owens%20SS2009/?action=view&current=IMG_0241.jpg), size L and guidi back zips (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Guidi%20SS2009/?action=view&current=IMG_0250.jpg), size 43.

The Archive
07-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Sheepskin leather jacket with separate hooded wool under layer
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Shellac%20FW%202009-10/FW09086.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Shellac%20FW%202009-10/FW09087.jpg

Military Parka with separate hooded wool under layer
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Shellac%20FW%202009-10/FW09088.jpg

Melton wool peacoat
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Shellac%20FW%202009-10/FW09093.jpg

More Shellac: http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Shellac%20FW%202009-10/

theetruscan
07-16-2009, 07:31 PM
In light of some recent "fun" I've had trying to buy clothing, I'd like to say one more time what a pleasure it always is buying from Arthur and David at The Archive. To save space, I'll just say "you know how sometimes you think 'I wish they did X?' Well, the folks at The Archive do.'

The Archive
07-22-2009, 06:11 PM
Asymmerical Zipper Jacket
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Attachment%20FW%202009-10/FW09243.jpg

Military "Hook Clasp" Jacket
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Attachment%20FW%202009-10/FW09244.jpg

Drapey Coat with Belt
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Attachment%20FW%202009-10/FW09248.jpg

J-Pant Stretch Velvet
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Attachment%20FW%202009-10/FW09253.jpg

theetruscan
07-31-2009, 07:24 PM
The forme d'expression shit is amazing. The pictures do the items less than no justice. Also, the pricing is slightly higher than the website indicates.

The double layer wool turtleneck that I saw has visible seams, but not apparent stiching visible. It's glorious. A guy bought my size as I walked in [wall].

The white button up shirt is perfection. The one in my size was boxed up as I walked in.

I really wonder if there are good pictures of this line somewhere. It needs them.


The Devoa double layer t-shirt is absolutely amazing. Cotton and silk, black and grey, no random details, nothing but right.

The Devoa black zip jacket has some very fun construction going on around the arms and back. I don't know anything about making things, but it's beautiful.

Materials on Devoa stuff were just fantastic. The basic grey shirt looked and felt so nice. Devoa is only available for small and normal sized people.

Shellac leather rider is a heavy, very nice basic leather jacket. I could do without the weird gauze underlayer, but it's not attached in any way.

Samurai jacket fits large for Rick Owens in my opinion. XL fit me perfectly. Badass as anything, not an easy piece to wear. conflicted. First Rick Owens item I can remember ever being fascinated by.

Much has arrived, there is plenty of fun to be had.

WRT to sales, there are some fun things left. Favorite thing left is the grey t from V-V, but my tastes are definitely a bit off for much of SZ I think. http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Volga%20Volga%20SS2009/?action=view&current=SS2009part3072.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Volga%20Volga%20SS2009/?action=view&current=SS2009part3072.jpg)

awlouie
08-01-2009, 01:06 AM
Washed Calf Leather Hooded Jacket
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn2/awlouie/The%20Archive%20artwork%20photos/formefw09uomo091.jpg

hobo
08-03-2009, 02:29 PM
That Sheepskin is superb!!! What's the colour, I'm getting it really pixelated on my screen.



Sheepskin leather jacket with separate hooded wool under layer
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Shellac%20FW%202009-10/FW09086.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Shellac%20FW%202009-10/FW09087.jpg

Military Parka with separate hooded wool under layer
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Shellac%20FW%202009-10/FW09088.jpg

Melton wool peacoat
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Shellac%20FW%202009-10/FW09093.jpg

More Shellac: http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Shellac%20FW%202009-10/

awlouie
08-03-2009, 03:10 PM
That Sheepskin is superb!!! What's the colour, I'm getting it really pixelated on my screen.

All of the pieces are in black...sorry for the poor quality photos.

Faust
08-05-2009, 08:55 AM
Congratulations to The Archive on making it onto men.style.com!

kompressorkev
08-05-2009, 10:31 AM
nice contribution, i like seeing you guys there every season !

The Archive
08-05-2009, 02:27 PM
Congratulations to The Archive on making it onto men.style.com!

Thanks Faust and Kev...yes, we are humbled, honored, and excited to be included in their Buyers Guide and GQ100 for the last 3 years! [cool]

Schadenfreude
08-05-2009, 07:56 PM
went in yesterday for the first time, very friendly. unfortunately ive been running on empty lately and was only able to kop a geller shirt.

swami
08-11-2009, 10:04 AM
Just wanted to add my 2 bits as well, ARCHIVE has excellent customer service and David and his team are very nice to deal with, Thanks for your help with the Guidi,s!

The Archive
08-11-2009, 06:08 PM
Blazer-cotton moleskin with boiled wool lining
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202009-10/IMG_0296.jpg

Aviator jacket-zip front in boiled wool
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202009-10/DSC02702.jpg

Combat boots-reversed camel leather with lug soles
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202009-10/IMG_0315.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202009-10/IMG_0316.jpg

More m.a+ : http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202009-10/

Premier
08-15-2009, 01:23 PM
I just want to say a big thank you to Arthur from The Archive for helping me with my purchase over the phone/email. Thanks again!!

awlouie
08-15-2009, 03:48 PM
I just want to say a big thank you to Arthur from The Archive for helping me with my purchase over the phone/email. Thanks again!!

You're very welcome, I'm sure you'll enjoy the jacket!

jamesd
08-22-2009, 12:25 AM
Adding my very positive experience with the Archive and David and Arthur. Great guys who know what they are doing and obviously put a lot of thought into their buys.

Peasant
08-23-2009, 04:29 AM
Just a bump for Authur and the guys at Archive. Another great visit to SF and their store. Great buys this season. Always a pleasure.

kbi
08-23-2009, 02:57 PM
I must say with all my experience in online shopping so far.. nothing can top the service I received from Arthur and David over the recent past. Thanks guys!!

awlouie
08-23-2009, 03:08 PM
I must say with all my experience in online shopping so far.. nothing can top the service I received from Arthur and David over the recent past. Thanks guys!!

Guys...thanks for all of your kind words [blush]...we try to make your shopping experience easy, pleasant, fun and enjoyable! We really appreciate your business! [heart]

The Archive
09-04-2009, 06:42 PM
Ripped Zip Cardigan
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Julius%20FW%202009-10/FW09133.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Julius%20FW%202009-10/FW09134.jpg

Washed Lamb Leather coat
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Julius%20FW%202009-10/FW09144.jpg

More Julius: http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Julius%20FW%202009-10/

The Archive
09-04-2009, 06:52 PM
Blazer
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Undercover%20FW%202009-10/DSC02647.jpg

Zipper/button Cardigan
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Undercover%20FW%202009-10/DSC02646.jpg

V-neck Sweater w/rubberized tape trim
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Undercover%20FW%202009-10/DSC02640.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Undercover%20FW%202009-10/DSC02641.jpg

Moto pant
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Undercover%20FW%202009-10/DSC02642.jpg

More Undercover: http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Undercover%20FW%202009-10/

Faust
09-04-2009, 06:54 PM
can we see more pix of the Joy Division tee? I can't quite make out what's going on there?

Who?
09-04-2009, 08:00 PM
The pic labeled tee is not actually a tee but the lining of the biker jacket

Faust
09-04-2009, 08:59 PM
Oh! Now it all makes sense.

awlouie
09-05-2009, 10:47 AM
The pic labeled tee is not actually a tee but the lining of the biker jacket

Thanks for the clarification! [smile]

Vikeid
09-08-2009, 06:49 PM
not a fan of julius.. but those two items are seriously dooope.

Trendy Andy
10-11-2009, 09:04 AM
Had the pleasure of making some purchases with David and Arthur in the past as well as a recent purchase that was made about a week ago. I've always dealt my business with them over the phone and each time it has been a delightful experience. [smile]

I will certainly be making more purchases with them in the near future and hopefully I will one day have the chance to pay a visit to their boutique. In the mean time, I plan on ordering by phone since their accomodation are well suited for those who are located elsewhere. [thumbup]

comedyzen
10-11-2009, 10:17 AM
More Julius in large sizes!

theetruscan
10-11-2009, 10:39 AM
Had the pleasure of making some purchases with David and Arthur in the past as well as a recent purchase that was made about a week ago. I've always dealt my business with them over the phone and each time it has been a delightful experience. [smile]

I will certainly be making more purchases with them in the near future and hopefully I will one day have the chance to pay a visit to their boutique. In the mean time, I plan on ordering by phone since their accomodation are well suited for those who are located elsewhere. [thumbup]

It's definitely worth dropping by at least once. They have a very good eye for sizing. I've yet to have an ill-fitting piece sent. Of course, I drop by whenever possible.

Trendy Andy
10-11-2009, 09:39 PM
Oh no doubt, If I was in the area I would at least stop by just to say hi and thank them in person. The service have always been impeccable and time and time again, I've been pleased with their buy from these labels. They stock larger sizes which are difficult to find from the designers we love so its simply a no brainer.



It's definitely worth dropping by at least once. They have a very good eye for sizing. I've yet to have an ill-fitting piece sent. Of course, I drop by whenever possible.

move_ment
10-12-2009, 01:49 AM
want to thank Arthur for a really quick and easy transaction.... the item arrived from SF to Australia in less than 5 days.

Thanks again.

comedyzen
10-12-2009, 03:56 AM
Hey Arthur, I just returned from Japan and was very pleased to see the exact same Attachment bag you sold me in 3 different stores (Attachment, Jet Park, and Space Osaka) that were almost 2x the price (57600 Yen) than what I paid at The Archive. BTW, the bag was subject to heavy cargo, mild rain, over packed subways and got beat up a little....it has never looked so beautiful!!! Thanks again for hooking up a great price again!!! I will see you soon. -John C.

jogu
10-17-2009, 12:17 AM
yeh i gotta say along with errone else i had the best shoppin experience from this store. i bought some miharayasuhiro boots a few mos ago over the phone and arthur was nice enough to take pix of the different colors of the boots and emailed them so i knew which i wanted before i made the purchase. theyre some of my fave boots now

fenrost
10-22-2009, 05:39 PM
I want to express gratitude to the folks at The Archive....

I missed out the sacred suture j pants on the first batch.. they din't forget me and kept me updated with an re-order.. I have now received my item now.. :)

Thank you guys!!!!!

kompressorkev
10-23-2009, 01:16 AM
agreed, awesome guys there! seriously the best customer service, every time.

The Archive
11-30-2009, 11:20 AM
Fall/Winter Collections on Sale 30% off !

*excludes: Guidi, Julius, LUC, m.a+, Werkstatt Munchen

theetruscan
12-01-2009, 06:32 PM
Someone needs to pick up the VV double layer. It's stunning. Runs small.

http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Volga%20Volga%20FW%202009-10/?action=view&current=IMG_0324.jpg

theetruscan
12-17-2009, 10:30 AM
https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=a72ee080dc&view=att&th=1259433e498179bb&attid=0.0.1&disp=emb&zw

stretcheroo
01-01-2010, 01:31 PM
Archive starting to get SS10 shipments in -- saw a great collection yesterday. Devoa, Marsell boots, 08Sircus, Attachment (including the robber-soled lace-ups), Isaac Sellam. Most incredibly, they have the RO Intarsia black-white gradient leather in an L at 60% off. If only I'd actually gotten in shape this year...

merkuri
01-01-2010, 11:16 PM
^only will work if your shoulders atrophy. probably not worth it. [tongue]

stretcheroo
01-02-2010, 02:14 PM
I know. Next life, I would like to come back as a 6'2" svelte 48 or so.

jcotteri
01-06-2010, 07:55 PM
Apologies if this has been answered before, do you update your photobucket as items sell out?

awlouie
01-06-2010, 08:33 PM
Apologies if this has been answered before, do you update your photobucket as items sell out?

I do try to update sizes as items sell, but sometimes it will take a couple of days.

jcotteri
01-06-2010, 09:35 PM
Thanks very much for the speedy reply.

doldrums
01-09-2010, 10:38 AM
want to say thanks to awlouie and everyone at archive for their help with another purchase! awesome service [thumbup]

stretcheroo
01-09-2010, 10:47 AM
^ ditto here. I just bought a Geoffrey Young belt from Archive, Geoffrey custom made the leather for the buckle last weekend, they shipped it Tuesday and I got it Thursday.

theetruscan
01-12-2010, 09:26 PM
This post was supposed to contain a picture about the final sale starting. Whoops.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=a72ee080dc&view=att&th=1261ef3ea8f9a69b&attid=0.0.1&disp=emb&zw

awlouie
01-19-2010, 03:21 PM
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Announcements/archive_new_Spring10.jpg

SS2010 photo album: http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/

takingbacktuesday
01-25-2010, 07:03 AM
Just another message to praise the customer service of this shop.

Recently bought a RO leather jacket from The Archive. Not only was the price amazing, but they went out of their way to deal with my needs as far as some international billing and shipping issues. Speaking of shipping, they shipped the item the same day that payment was finalized, sent me tracking info right away, and just all around took care of business!

Looking forward to buying from them again.

orphée
01-25-2010, 07:15 AM
What he said. Truly excellent across the board from quick response to enquiries to ultra swift delivery. Impeccable.

stretcheroo
01-29-2010, 02:57 PM
Was at the Archive yesterday while Arthur and David were discussing showroom pictures of their projected FW2010 buy. All I can say is -- start saving your money now: a waterproof black aviator hoody from ma+, Augusta back zips, Attachment doubled t-shirts, LUC knits, it looks like its going to be an epic season.

stretcheroo
01-30-2010, 12:10 PM
^I wonder how much of that is due to preference? I know that for me, I lean towards the F/W pallette and materials more than the spring summer. Perhaps that's due to living in San Francisco where, as Mark Twain said, "the coldest winter I ever spent was one summer in San Francisco..." Whatever the reason, I always seem to like the F/W buys more than S/S. With the possible exception of the grey cotton ma+ aviator I am waiting for.

awlouie
02-03-2010, 02:52 PM
Some new Julius arrivals for your viewing pleasure:

Fencing Jacket w/ double zippers; textured full grain goat leather:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2010/Juliusdoublezipleatherjacketjpg.jpg
http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2010/?action=view&current=Juliusdoublezipleatherjacketjpg.jpg

Waxed Cotton Denim Zip Jacket:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2010/Juliusdestroyedzipjacketjpg.jpg
http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2010/?action=view&current=Juliusdestroyedzipjacketjpg.jpg

Ripped Zip Cardigan w/ Straps:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2010/Juliusdestroyedcardiganjpg.jpg
http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2010/?action=view&current=Juliusdestroyedcardiganjpg.jpg

Destroyed Moto Jeans:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2010/Juliusdestroyedmotojeaninrawwashjpg.jpg
http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2010/?action=view&current=Juliusdestroyedmotojeaninrawwashjpg.jpg

Peasant
02-04-2010, 10:22 AM
^I wonder how much of that is due to preference? I know that for me, I lean towards the F/W pallette and materials more than the spring summer. Perhaps that's due to living in San Francisco where, as Mark Twain said, "the coldest winter I ever spent was one summer in San Francisco..." Whatever the reason, I always seem to like the F/W buys more than S/S. With the possible exception of the grey cotton ma+ aviator I am waiting for.

Ha. Reminds me of my first visit to SF. I was 17 and coming from the East Coast. It was fall and I didn't even take a jacket. Thinking "Sunny California!" I got off the plane and it was snowing.

I'm not usually a fan of the double zipped leathers, but that fencing looks good.

Yardsale
02-05-2010, 10:48 PM
Does The Archive carry the new Undercover s/s 10?

Peasant
02-06-2010, 08:07 AM
^Undercover is on their list of designers. But as far as this (http://s276.photobucket.com/home/archivesf2/allalbums) goes, they do not.

awlouie
02-07-2010, 11:47 AM
^Undercover is on their list of designers. But as far as this (http://s276.photobucket.com/home/archivesf2/allalbums) goes, they do not.

Sorry for the late reply, we will not be carrying Undercover for Spring...but will look at the Fall/Winter 2010-11 Collection in March.

SVRulez
02-13-2010, 05:11 AM
Just wanted to thank you guys for the best customer service ever.

cjbreed
02-25-2010, 06:53 PM
hmmm...where's the SS10 LUC photo album?

durbanhawk
02-26-2010, 07:25 PM
So lucky to have Archive here in bay area, best
customer service. Thanks David and Arthur for
bringing japanese brands to california.

comedyzen
02-28-2010, 12:15 AM
Arthur/David,

New website looks great....glad to see a blog. Will you be adding pricies to the pics like your old site? I will be stopping into the store soon!!

awlouie
02-28-2010, 12:28 AM
Arthur/David,

New website looks great....glad to see a blog. Will you be adding pricies to the pics like your old site? I will be stopping into the store soon!!

Hi J,
Still working out all of the little details and fine tuning it...will need to take new photos as well...lots to do to improve it. Otherwise we're glad that you like it. Please feel free to make any comments or suggestions. [smile]

triumphoftiredeyes
02-28-2010, 07:56 AM
Just wanted to compliment on the new website as well, looks great and inviting. Also, looking to actually seeing the store in July planning on heading out for Dore Alley.

Sombre
03-03-2010, 08:26 PM
I like the new website a lot as well. It's definitely an improvement. The only suggestion I can make is that, when browsing the collections by category, it would be great to see what designer each piece is made by. Otherwise, it looks great.

awlouie
03-03-2010, 10:08 PM
I like the new website a lot as well. It's definitely an improvement. The only suggestion I can make is that, when browsing the collections by category, it would be great to see what designer each piece is made by. Otherwise, it looks great.

Thanks...we're slowly learning how to navigate around so please be patient and thank you for your advice and comments.

Any specific questions, please feel free to contact us.
Here is a link to our photo album, it is available to view our current Collections with descriptions, sizes and prices:
http://s276.photobucket.com/home/archivesf2/allalbums

Just arrived is more m.a+, Rick Owens, DRKSHDW, forme d'expression, Julius, and Guidi will be coming next week! [thumbup]

Castor
03-08-2010, 09:05 PM
I love the look and ease of the new site. I especially appreciate sizing and price information. Looking forward to more updates.

endersgame
03-14-2010, 07:55 PM
i just wanted to say how great customer service is at the archive. too bad you guys weren't around when i was living in sf.

i think the new site is an improvement over the old photobucket but i think the next step is to polish it up with consistent and high-quality images. i'd also like to see thumbnail navigation instead of arrow clicking each image to get to what you want.

kompressorkev
03-15-2010, 07:53 PM
great site guys! agreed, really nice people.

Peasant
03-26-2010, 12:12 PM
^It's gone?

cjbreed
03-26-2010, 12:19 PM
yeah i can access the photobucket but not the site

awlouie
03-26-2010, 03:21 PM
yeah i can access the photobucket but not the site

Sorry, we're changing our web host...we should have our website back up hopefully later today or tomorrow.

We've just received Guidi boots:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Guidi%20SS2010/IMG_0619.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Guidi%20SS2010/IMG_0618.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Guidi%20SS2010/IMG_0620.jpg


...and Maniera Hats from Japan!

Feel free to browse our Photo-album:

http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/

endersgame
03-26-2010, 07:24 PM
another bump for a great sale. thank you!

quality time
05-04-2010, 12:36 PM
Arthur and David, good to see you guys again on Saturday! Thanks as always for the wonderful service and all the great picks!

comedyzen
05-06-2010, 03:45 AM
Thanks for posting that KKA behind the scenes video on your blog. I would never have discovered that on my own.

awlouie
05-06-2010, 08:53 PM
Julius_7 Mid Summer Delivery has arrived...
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2010/web12.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2010/web13.jpg

http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Julius%20SS2010/

Please let me know if you have any q's.

handmade
05-18-2010, 06:33 AM
Purchased a pair of Guidi boots from the Archive. Fast response to my sizing enquires and the boots worked out perfect. Thanks guys

awlouie
06-01-2010, 08:09 PM
Spring/Summer Clearance Sale
Begins Today 30% off*
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/2E2I71461.jpg
*(excludes: Augusta, Guidi, Julius mid-summer, LUC, m.a+, Werstatt Munchen)

nakata
06-01-2010, 11:12 PM
Hi A! pm'd you.

Nikov
06-02-2010, 02:08 PM
is the website down? doesn't want to load for me. the photobucket still works though.

awlouie
06-02-2010, 02:17 PM
is the website down? doesn't want to load for me. the photobucket still works though.

Yes, sorry...we're having technical difficulties...should be fixed now.

tomatous
06-09-2010, 09:04 PM
Recieved my package the other day. Thanks again!

awlouie
06-22-2010, 12:37 AM
Summer Clearance Sale 50% Off*


http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/9-6.jpg


*(excludes: Augusta, Guidi, Julius mid summer arrivals, Label Under Construction, m.a+, Werkstatt Munchen)

nakata
06-29-2010, 02:40 AM
Happy B*Day, A! Whenever Luc stuff go on-sale [smile], please drop me a pm.

endersgame
06-29-2010, 05:24 AM
many happy returns of the day, A. [thumbup]

bobby2times
06-30-2010, 12:20 PM
Received my Attachment shirt today. Great customer service even when I wasnt dropping tons of cash. Thanks.

humancrack
07-03-2010, 12:35 AM
Just received my forme and mihara pants today. Very happy with the items

Arthur, thank you for your patience =) Great customer service!

comedyzen
07-16-2010, 09:54 PM
I walked in looking to get a scarf and left with a lot of great stuff. Great sale Arthur, thanks for taking care of me.

BTW...the new m.a+ leathers are amazing.

Peasant
07-17-2010, 06:43 PM
Spent some time in The Archive today. Loads of great pieces left at 50+30% off. Even some LUC knits.

Also, Devoa FW is in. Amazing pieces. Great buy, guys.

awlouie
07-22-2010, 05:51 PM
Sleeveless Aviator made of full grain bison leather


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202010-11/c241f5f6.jpg


along with...washed calf leather shirts, water resistant aviator w/ plaid wool lining, 5 pocket slim pants, bison derbies, and back zip boots:


http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202010-11/

theetruscan
07-22-2010, 06:37 PM
Lost & Found looks amazing. I can't wait.

Faust
07-22-2010, 06:57 PM
Interesting that you bought Incarnation.

awlouie
07-22-2010, 06:59 PM
We're expecting Incarnation to arrive this Friday! [smile]

Chinorlz
07-24-2010, 11:07 AM
website hacked by some "group" from saudi arabia/kuwait evidently?

theetruscan
07-24-2010, 11:15 AM
They must be so excited. As if compromising a website is hard.

awlouie
07-24-2010, 11:16 AM
website hacked by some "group" from saudi arabia/kuwait evidently?

Thank you A...SHIT...I'll have to contact my Web Designer!!! [wall][cry]

In the mean time here are links to our PhotoBucket:

SS2010: http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/
FW2010: http://s202.photobucket.com/home/archivesf/allalbums

awlouie
07-31-2010, 02:33 PM
Para-Trooper Boots made of bison leather:


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Guidi%20FW%202010-11/fbcda263.jpg


Combat Boots made of baby calf leather:


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Guidi%20FW%202010-11/f5c92cf8.jpg


Back-zip boots made of baby calf leather:


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Guidi%20FW%202010-11/767e24b2.jpg

orphée
07-31-2010, 03:59 PM
Nice to see so many items in bison leather, which has the most amazing grain to it...especially in the pics of the Guidis.

magic
08-06-2010, 09:41 AM
got my package and everything i requested came perfect. great customer service, thanks Arthur[thumbup]

theetruscan
08-06-2010, 06:05 PM
Lost & Found looks amazing. I can't wait.


Stunning in person. Someone buy my CCP!

Faust
08-06-2010, 07:56 PM
/\ Isn't it? Really good stuff.

kunk75
08-06-2010, 08:34 PM
will they fit a us13?


Stunning in person. Someone buy my CCP!

nictan
08-07-2010, 01:38 AM
didn't the item pictures on the site used to have Item Name, Sizes Available, Material and Prices on it? that was really helpful.

i don't seem to see it now though, now i don't even know if the item i want has my size or the price. [cry] bring it back!!!!!

awlouie
08-07-2010, 10:52 AM
didn't the item pictures on the site used to have Item Name, Sizes Available, Material and Prices on it? that was really helpful.

i don't seem to see it now though, now i don't even know if the item i want has my size or the price. [cry] bring it back!!!!!

We're working hard to fine tuning and shooting new photos for the website. I'll have more descriptions, sizes, prices once they are up...your patience is much appreciated and please feel free to pm me with any questions on our current photos!

Our PhotoBucket has more info if you're interested:
http://s202.photobucket.com/home/archivesf/allalbums

nictan
08-07-2010, 11:20 AM
that helped alot! thanks! :)

awlouie
09-09-2010, 06:04 PM
2nd Delivery of m.a+

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202010-11/096567fd.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202010-11/1af2c7db.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202010-11/c55c8596.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202010-11/c66c2710.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202010-11/f39e14ec.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Maurizio%20Amadei%20FW%202010-11/964f8a58.jpg

kunk75
10-14-2010, 12:27 PM
just wanted to give a shout out. visited yesterday and the store and the staff are awesome.

stretcheroo
10-14-2010, 12:54 PM
Funny. So did I. Looked at some plus-size Julius.


just wanted to give a shout out. visited yesterday and the store and the staff are awesome.

stretcheroo
10-15-2010, 03:32 PM
Oh. And their Augusta has arrived including the gored llama in really beautiful dark grey.

awlouie
10-15-2010, 08:12 PM
Low Ankle Cordovan Derbys


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Augusta%20FW%202010-11/457d5b92.jpg


Back Zip Cordovan Boots


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Augusta%20FW%202010-11/fc5ba8f2.jpg


Elastic Gorge Seamless Lama Boots


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/Augusta%20FW%202010-11/ee7f476e.jpg

doldrums
11-03-2010, 07:38 PM
I received incredible customer service from the Archive the other day...went above and beyond and it was greatly appreciated!

gerry1750
11-13-2010, 01:47 AM
Hi guys,

Do you still have the julius shredded buttom tee or tank in size 1?

cheers,

G

awlouie
11-19-2010, 06:44 PM
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa31/archivesf/ea55f569.jpg

awlouie
12-21-2010, 06:07 PM
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/50_off1.jpg


http://archivesf.com/


(Sale excludes: M.A+, LUC, Augusta, Guidi, Geoffrey Young, Werkstatt Munchen, Kohzo denim)

awlouie
01-04-2011, 05:37 PM
Happy New Years SZ!

Just in...

08Sircus by Kiminori Morishita
180g
Giorgio Brato
Isaac Sellam
Incarnation
InAisce
The Viridi-anne

To Preview Spring/Summer 2011:

http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS%202011/

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions! [smile]

The Archive

endersgame
01-07-2011, 10:48 AM
excellent service again from the archive. thank you.

theetruscan
01-14-2011, 01:19 PM
I just realized you changed your bags from "Biohazard" to basic black. I'm not sure I approve.

Thank you so much for the help yesterday.

theetruscan
01-22-2011, 09:45 AM
Is there an ETA for the Shellac S/S arrivals?

Thanks

awlouie
01-22-2011, 09:55 AM
Is there an ETA for the Shellac S/S arrivals?

Thanks

We've just received: Devoa and Shellac

next week...Label Under Construction and KKAttachment!

copacetic
01-25-2011, 06:44 PM
We've just received: Devoa and Shellac

next week...Label Under Construction and KKAttachment!

Do you plan on putting it up on the website immediately? (Devoa and LUC specifically).

awlouie
01-25-2011, 07:52 PM
Do you plan on putting it up on the website immediately? (Devoa and LUC specifically).


We're currently working on it. In the meantime please check our Photobucket link:

http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS%202011/

and please don't hesitate to contact us with any specific questions at: info@archivesf.com

Thanks for your patience,

The Archive

nickcave
02-03-2011, 08:29 PM
Some of the nicest store owners I've encountered... just as everyone has said

Enaml
02-06-2011, 03:28 PM
Another super fast transaction with Arthur, as always.

awlouie
02-06-2011, 09:17 PM
excellent service again from the archive. thank you.


Another super fast transaction with Arthur, as always.


Thank you guys...your business is much appreciated and I hope you'll enjoy! [thumbup]

awlouie
02-11-2011, 05:50 PM
new arrivals...

KKAttachment
Shellac
Julius_7
forme 'd expression
m.a+
LUC

currently in transit:

Guidi
Lost & Found

jscl
02-11-2011, 06:15 PM
what are those new guidi gray lace up boots? looks good!

awlouie
02-11-2011, 06:30 PM
Reversed pig skin leather...soft and rugged...in dirty grey [thumbup]!

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS%202011/Guidi%20SS2011/Guidicombatbootjpg.jpg

awlouie
02-18-2011, 07:11 PM
http://archivesf.com/wp-content/themes/new/images/home_lostandfound.jpg

copacetic
02-18-2011, 07:26 PM
Prices up on the new pieces coming soon? Curious about an m.a+ jacket...

theetruscan
02-18-2011, 09:17 PM
Lost & Found hit. Wonderful. Damn... So much for self control.

EDIT:

The asymmetrical zip is available in black as well as khaki (though no longer around in XL).

http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/lost-and-found-ss-2011-preview/lost-and-found-6.jpg is breathtaking in person. It comes in another fabric as well, a light linen, though I'm partial to the fabric shown here.

There's a fantastic grey jodhpur pant not shown on the preview. They had XS, S, and M. Size M fits a 52, so sizing is a bit strange, but for a lightweight summer pant, it is brilliant unless you have cyclist thighs.

andrewislasorad
02-19-2011, 11:53 AM
why do you guys have that particular model doing all the Julius and other japanese stuff? not to be a dick but he makes that stuff look goofy. It's almost like a warning.. don't wear this if you look like this...
you go from the freak and that swedish dude to tall Richie Cunningham. cool/totally works/dorky as hell

chill out man, he's a great guy and the store's SA. Real models are expensive...


L&F looks great[thumbup] nice buy

awlouie
02-19-2011, 01:53 PM
chill out man, he's a great guy and the store's SA. Real models are expensive...


L&F looks great[thumbup] nice buy

Thanks...probably one of our new favorite collections this season! [thumbup]

KM80
02-20-2011, 01:24 PM
Arthur the boots are awesome, thanks for getting them out so quick!

awlouie
02-21-2011, 10:50 AM
Arthur the boots are awesome, thanks for getting them out so quick!

I'm glad to hear that...Thank you and I hope you'll enjoy! [smile]


Prices up on the new pieces coming soon? Curious about an m.a+ jacket...

I'll be working on description and prices on our website this week.

cuddly
02-21-2011, 04:07 PM
picked up some devoa tops and attachments jeans over the weekend. some great stuff at the shop right now.

awlouie
02-22-2011, 04:28 PM
picked up some devoa tops and attachments jeans over the weekend. some great stuff at the shop right now.

Thanks...nice to see you D. Hope you'll enjoy your new purchase!

graydot
03-11-2011, 06:16 PM
thank you for all your help arthur. cardigan and pants are amazing. appreciate the hand-written note - not many stores make the online shopping experience so personal.

awlouie
03-11-2011, 08:06 PM
You're very welcome...I'm glad everything worked out for you. [thumbup]

cjbreed
03-24-2011, 07:32 PM
just thought i'd chime in on my experience with arthur / the archive as well. i think i might have taken 3 years off of his life with all my questions and trepidation and on and on and on but he never failed to give me clear, quick responses. never impatient. never curt. always professional, helpful and understanding. it is appreciated. if u want to sell expensive clothing online, this is how it is done...

thanks guys!

gavagai
03-24-2011, 07:50 PM
I too have had great experiences with The Archive. I can actually blame them for my fascination with beautiful (and expensive) garments - I luckily (or unluckily) stumbled by the shop one day and saw a pair of Guidi boots in the window. Game over...

Most of my favorite items have come from here - its really incredible to be able to go into a physical location and look and feel this stuff.

San Francisco is lucky to have this shop.

awlouie
04-07-2011, 06:57 PM
New m.a+ arrivals!


Hook closure blazer made from natural hemp:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS%202011/M%20Across%20by%20Maurizio%20Amadei%20SS2011/mahempblazerjpg.jpg


Heavy Linen Blazer available in white and black:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS%202011/M%20Across%20by%20Maurizio%20Amadei%20SS2011/malinenblazerjpg.jpg


Aviator Sweater and Small Sling Bag
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS%202011/M%20Across%20by%20Maurizio%20Amadei%20SS2011/mabagandlinenhoodedsweaterjpg.jpg


Sweater made from cotton+linen
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS%202011/M%20Across%20by%20Maurizio%20Amadei%20SS2011/malinensweaterjpg.jpg


also.....t-shirts, belts and wallets!

awlouie
04-09-2011, 06:25 PM
Torsion Double Layer Screen Print Cap
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS%202011/Label%20Under%20Construction%20SS2011/LUChatjpg.jpg


Double Front Torsion Reversible Screen Print
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS%202011/Label%20Under%20Construction%20SS2011/LUCopticaltshirtjpg.jpg


Trapezium Shoulder Reversible Screen Print
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS%202011/Label%20Under%20Construction%20SS2011/LUCcheststriptshirtjpg.jpg


Overturned Seams Hooded Sweater
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS%202011/Label%20Under%20Construction%20SS2011/LUChoodedcottonsweaterjpg.jpg

eton97
04-10-2011, 06:29 AM
....with all my questions and trepidation and on and on and on but he never failed to give me clear, quick responses. never impatient. never curt. always professional, helpful and understanding. it is appreciated. if u want to sell expensive clothing online, this is how it is done...

Arthur and David. Couldn't agree more with the above comment.
Thanks for your help and patience.
Ma+ bison is soooo lovely. [cool]

awlouie
05-13-2011, 06:19 PM
Bomber Jacket


http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/julius-ss-2011-preview/julius-web-2.jpg



T-Shirt with draped front panel


http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/julius-ss-2011-preview/julius-web-5.jpg


Slim Cargo Shorts


http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/julius-ss-2011-preview/julius-web-3.jpg



More...http://archivesf.com/collection/ss-2011/by-designers/julius/

theetruscan
05-23-2011, 08:05 PM
Service today was, as always, perfect. Thank you!

Also, I'm glad you're back to the radioactive fallout yellow bags. Basic black just didn't have the same flair.

Mirror&Rack
05-23-2011, 10:15 PM
best store in SF.

darkbydesign
05-24-2011, 10:51 PM
Hey Archive!

Of course you know I'm a fan too! Love the new In Aisce long vest and M.A+ wallet I snagged on the weekend. Always great to catch up with you guys and like all the others say.........Best store in SF by a landslide and great guys running it!

Hope that you are enjoying your new boots Arthur!

Rob
DxD

awlouie
06-01-2011, 01:36 PM
Spring Summer Sale 30% off*


Shop early for best selection.


email: info@archivesf.com


http://archivesf.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/archive-forme-dex-blog2.jpg (http://archivesf.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/archive-forme-dex-blog2.jpg)
http://archivesf.com/


Sale excludes: A1923, Guidi, LUC, m.a+, Werkstatt Munchen, Geoffrey Young

comedyzen
06-03-2011, 02:22 PM
Thanks A for down selling me. You saved me some $cratch and I think the GY suits me better than the WM. I also like the idea of supporting a local artisan. Always enjoy my time in the Archive. Very addictive.

awlouie
06-03-2011, 02:36 PM
You're very welcome, I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing the ring!

awlouie
06-22-2011, 06:21 PM
SS2011 50% off Sale...Now in Progress!*


http://archivesf.com/wp-content/themes/new/images/home_lostandfound.jpg
http://archivesf.com/

*excludes: A1923, Guidi, LUC, m.a+, Geoffrey Young, Werkstatt Munchen

eton97
06-27-2011, 10:22 AM
just received my top from the guys at archive - very happy, perfect fit, fash shipping and one happy customer...

cheers arthur and the team

awlouie
06-28-2011, 06:01 PM
Lost & Found FW2011


Short coat (heavy cotton+linen)
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Lost%20and%20Found%20FW11/DSCN1073.jpg


http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Lost%20and%20Found%20FW11/DSCN1074.jpg


Hooded coat (wool+canapa tweed)
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Lost%20and%20Found%20FW11/DSCN1071.jpg


http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Lost%20and%20Found%20FW11/DSCN1072.jpg


Hooded tee (wool+cotton)
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Lost%20and%20Found%20FW11/DSCN1060.jpg


http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Lost%20and%20Found%20FW11/

t-bone
07-29-2011, 04:17 PM
Just got my blistered safari biker from The Archive. David was super helpful. Thanks so much guys, can't wait to get back to the west coast to check you out in person!

Raw
08-05-2011, 10:06 AM
Just received my package from The Archive, Arthur was very helpful and provided excellent service and communication throughout the process. [thumbup]

graydot
08-10-2011, 02:48 AM
archive delivers again. thanks for the devoa top.

awlouie
08-10-2011, 02:10 PM
You're very welcome...thank you and I hope you're enjoying your stay in SF! [smile]

.steve
08-11-2011, 01:56 AM
when is the rest of the ma+ arriving? specifically interested in the belt in the season preview images.

awlouie
08-12-2011, 03:00 PM
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Announcements/archive_new_FW11_53.jpg
http://archivesf.com/

gavagai
08-12-2011, 03:38 PM
No Rick Owens? Did he lose the plot?

theetruscan
08-13-2011, 07:23 PM
No Rick Owens? Did he lose the plot?

Years ago ... I never understood why people stock Rick.

awlouie
08-18-2011, 08:07 PM
GUIDI


Derbies-reversed stag leather
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Guidi%20FW11/DSCN0865.jpg


Desert boots-soft donkey leather
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Guidi%20FW11/DSCN0857.jpg


Back zip boots-reversed bison leather
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Guidi%20FW11/DSCN0863.jpg


Back zip boots-soft horse leather
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Guidi%20FW11/DSCN0861.jpg


Medium size shoulder bag-soft horse leather
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Guidi%20FW11/DSCN0856.jpg

cowsareforeating
09-14-2011, 06:52 PM
finishing up a great experience/purchase from archive; they were patient with my vague descriptions over the phone: "silver ring in the display clase closest to the counter NOT made by werkstatt, has patterns"

Thanks to Arthur for all his help!

awlouie
09-15-2011, 10:05 AM
My pleasure J...hope you'll enjoy the ring! [smile]

lowrey
10-04-2011, 09:02 AM
another impeccable transaction with The Archive [thumbup]

awlouie
10-05-2011, 06:42 PM
Encaged Scraps Hooked Sweater
…”this sweater is made by using surplus knit pattern pieces painstakingly stitched together by hand”
(each piece is different...only a total of 30 pieces made!)


http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Label%20Under%20Construction%20FW11/DSCN1050.jpg


http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Label%20Under%20Construction%20FW11/DSCN1052.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Label%20Under%20Construction%20FW11/IMAG04273.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/FW2011/Label%20Under%20Construction%20FW11/IMAG04283.jpg

kunk75
10-14-2011, 09:42 PM
had a crazy week and only had a very quick visit but this season's buy is amazing

awlouie
10-15-2011, 09:57 AM
Thanks kunk...Good to see you again...sorry you did'nt have time to try on a few things!

awlouie
10-21-2011, 06:44 PM
For those who live in the SF area...we've received our supply of SZ magazines...come by and check it out! [thumbup]


http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Announcements/IMAG0447.jpg


http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Announcements/IMAG0448.jpg

graydot
11-10-2011, 06:53 PM
incredible service once again from the archives. thank you arthur.

awlouie
11-10-2011, 07:25 PM
Thank you for your business...I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing your new items! [smile]

swrecked
11-16-2011, 08:11 AM
Thanks Arthur for the incredible customer service. I'm looking forward to seeing the shop in person over the holidays.

awlouie
11-16-2011, 05:52 PM
Looking forward to meeting you swrecked!

AKA*NYC
11-18-2011, 10:38 AM
thanks so much to arthur and the archive for helping me cross a much needed item off my wtb list [thumbup]

awlouie
11-18-2011, 10:43 AM
You're very welcome A...hope to meet up with you in NYC in the Spring!

nycd
11-18-2011, 10:46 AM
great store - everyone at the archive really goes the extra mile

comedyzen
11-29-2011, 08:20 PM
From indifference to love...Really enjoying the Guidi's Arthur. Thanks for the great deal during your sale!!

tomatous
11-29-2011, 09:22 PM
Thanks again Arthur, always a pleasure doing business with you.

zamacdonell
11-30-2011, 06:40 PM
Received my first package from the Arthur and The Archive today, prompt shipping and lots of patience answering my questions. Thanks again

awlouie
12-01-2011, 10:02 AM
Thanks to all for shopping with me at The Archive...enjoy!

swrecked
12-18-2011, 11:47 PM
Just visited the Archive store in San Francisco for the first time. What an amazing place. It was impossible to walk out of there without buying a few pieces. Thanks Arthur, it was a pleasure meeting you in person. I hope to be back at least once more before I head back home.

awlouie
12-20-2011, 02:18 PM
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Announcements/50_off1.jpg


Sale items marked 30% off on our website are now 50% off!


* sale excludes A1923, Guidi, m.a+, LUC, Geoffrey Young, Werkstatt Munchen

Enaml
12-29-2011, 02:35 AM
Picked up a couple L/Ss at Archive for great prices yesterday. thanks again, Arthur [smile]

swrecked
12-30-2011, 02:36 PM
Just got my latest shipment from the Archive. This time there were alterations involved, and they turned out perfect. Thanks again Arthur.

darkbydesign
01-22-2012, 12:32 AM
As always, I had a great time visiting Archive today!

Can't wait to wear my new BBS jacket. The new S/S season pieces you are getting in look spectacular too.

Thanks guys,
DxD

awlouie
01-28-2012, 02:13 PM
Lost & Found

http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/lost-and-found-fw2011/004.jpg

http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/lost-and-found-fw2011/007.jpg

http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/lost-and-found-fw2011/11.jpg

http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/lost-and-found-fw2011/13.jpg

http://archivesf.com/collection/fw-2011/by-designer/lost-and-found/

awlouie
02-03-2012, 07:20 PM
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/archive_new_SP2012_22.jpg
http://archivesf.com/


* photos of new m.a+, LUC, Shellac, and Julius will be up on our website soon!
Showroom photos: http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/SS2012/

Urbaninstitution
02-07-2012, 08:20 PM
What a top notch shopping experience with Arthur, Think I bought 4 RO jackets!! thanks again!!

Chinorlz
02-07-2012, 10:00 PM
Wait, does The Archive even stock Rick?

theetruscan
02-07-2012, 10:06 PM
Wait, does The Archive even stock Rick?

Not the last few seasons.

Faust
02-07-2012, 10:24 PM
Maybe Urbaninstitution exists in a parallel universe.

swrecked
02-08-2012, 04:44 PM
I was a little confused by that Rick Owens comment as well.

On a more real note, thanks again Arthur for the ma+ jacket. Your ss12 buy is outstanding. As always, it was a pleasure.

awlouie
02-08-2012, 04:54 PM
You're very welcome S...I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing it [thumbup]...Thanks for your business!

byhand
02-08-2012, 05:11 PM
No Lumen Et Umbra?

awlouie
02-08-2012, 05:55 PM
Lumen et Umbra should arrive by the end of the month.

Urbaninstitution
02-08-2012, 06:37 PM
archives last rick collection was ss11.. which is where i got the last ones.. you could say i stocked up when the prices were right..

couturehomme
02-27-2012, 07:19 AM
it was nice meeting the guys @ Archive last friday...will definitely stop by again whenever I'm in san fran..

awlouie
03-16-2012, 05:37 PM
The Archive is proud to carry Spinelli Kilcollin a jewelry and accessories collection designed by Yves Spinelli and Dwyer Kilcollin.
In 2008, Yves Spinelli created a set of interlocking silver rings. Having worked in luxury fashion in Los Angeles for more than a decade, Yves had been seeking jewelry that was strident and architectural yet functional and clean. After giving a set to contemporary artist Dwyer Kilcollin, the two began their design collaboration. This was the birth of Spinelli Kilcollin.
Officially launched in 2010, Spinelli Kilcollin is a union between art and fashion. The collections focus on hand braiding, knotting, binding and wrapping precious metals as well as grasses and other natural materials. Utilizing sterling silver and 18KT gold, leather, silk, pearls and precious stones, each piece is made by hand in Los Angeles.



VIRGO Ring-sterling silver+rose gold
http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/spinelli-kilcollin/img_8513-edit.jpg



LYNX Ring-sterling silver+yellow gold
http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/spinelli-kilcollin/img_8515-edit.jpg


KNOTTED Ring-sterling silver
http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/spinelli-kilcollin/img_8357-edit.jpg




KUDUZ Bracelet-leather+sterling silver+pyrite
http://archivesf.com/wp-content/gallery/spinelli-kilcollin/img_8539-edit.jpg?301160886


Click here to view the rest of the collection (http://archivesf.com/collection/ss-2012/by-designer/spinelli-kilcollin/)

awlouie
04-10-2012, 02:21 PM
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Announcements/archive_new_SP_SUM2012_2.jpg (http://archivesf.com/)

theetruscan
04-10-2012, 11:30 PM
The Archive continues to be the perfect shopping experience. It's always a pleasure!

awlouie
05-26-2012, 05:37 PM
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Announcements/archive_spring-sum_2012.jpg (http://archivesf.com/)

*excludes all jewelry, Geoffrey Young, and select items from A1923, Guidi, LUC, m.a+

awlouie
07-28-2012, 10:04 AM
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/archivesf2/Announcements/archive_new_FallWinter2012.jpg
http://archivesf.com/


Photos+descriptions will be up on our website within the next couple of days!

awlouie
11-23-2012, 06:34 PM
http://archivesf.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Devoa2.1-e1353543915148.jpg (http://archivesf.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Devoa2.1-e1353543915148.jpg)
http://archivesf.com/


*excludes: A1923, Geoffrey Young, Guidi, LUC, m.a+, jewelry, and select items.

cowsareforeating
12-04-2012, 08:14 PM
there are some steals to be had with the current sale!

thanks Arthur, for the wonderful experience as I was able to stop in today with avout. no better place to shop and talk [thumbup]