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Clothier Wilkes Bashford, who helped to change the world of high fashion in San Francisco when he opened his eponymous luxury store in 1966, died on Saturday after a brief battle with prostate cancer. He was 82. Late Saturday, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown confirmed the death of his longtime friend and favorite store owner.What makes Wilkes Bashford’s store so special?
Wilkes Bashford is seen at his store in October. Russell Yip/The Chronicle It was Bashford’s impeccable taste and his foresight in predicting trends that gave the store an international reputation and attracted the Mitchell family’s investment.What is it about Bashford’s?
Bashford’s store, a mainstay of the city’s cultured class, was one of the few of its kind in the nation when it opened under the Sutter-Stockton garage. Originally a men’s store, it was the first in San Francisco to promote an aesthetic Bashford called the “bold conservative.”What kind of dog does Wilkes Bashford have?
26 of 36 Clothier Wilkes Bashford enjoyed sips and snacks at the book signing with his dog, Duchie, a black and tan dachshund, in his lap. Carolyne Zinko/The Chronicle Show More Show Less 28 of 36 The San Francisco Chronicle celebrated the relaunch of the Style section at Tout Sweet in Macy's on April 17, 2014.