Style Advice in Unfamiliar Places: Chinatown Pretty

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Who said the elderly are not stylish? Chinatown Pretty has combed the alleyways of San Francisco’s Chinatown to interview the unseeingly dapper and classy elder individuals of this famous district.

The brain behind the belly, Andria Lo and Valerie Luu, are two friends who share their love for dim sum and chasing after pretty po-pos (grandmas) and now grandpa’s in one of San Francisco’s oldest districts.


They together started the blog after their personal project was featured as a story, Chinatown Sartorialist, on The Bold Italic. From that article however, the project seemed to hit critical mass with people tuning in everyday to their website to see the chicest elder of the day.

Take a look at some of this mad style, you won’t be disappointed.

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It’s about layers of hand-knit sweaters and puffy coats in the summer; as well as bold floral patterns and baseball caps – sometimes all in one outfit.It combines urban utilitarianism with unexpected sartorial selections that makes the heart go a-flutter.says CTP from their website.

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We’re here to celebrate the ingenuity, flair, and beauty of San Francisco Chinatown and its longtime residents. Chinatown Pretty brings us joy and we hope it will put a smile on your face too.”

Chinatown Pretty can be found surfing the streets of Grant and Sacramento on any given day. Keep your eyes and ears alert.

Want to see more elder fashion, follow Chinatown Pretty’s website. All images and quotes were pulled from CTP’s about section and have been split to fit the format of the story. SF’s full of culture, wouldn’t you agree?

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