"Manifesto provides a unique personal shopping venue. We offer high quality, hand-made clothing for men and women who seek comfort and versatility. Our clothing is appropriate for the workplace, yet can continue on to the evening's entertainments - hip yet functional!!".

Manifesto may be one of Hayes Valley's best-kept secrets. Only slightly off the beaten path of Hayes Street, this designing duo, Sarah Franko and Suzanne Castillo, have been creating fashions for both men and women under the Manifesto label from their somewhat cramped but charming Octavia Street store front for the last five years. Their retro designs are suitable for the sensible Financial District office and, with a little accessorizing, can easily be transformed from the nine-to-five look into sassy evening style.

Manifesto dresses, blouses and pants are considerate to the curvaceous woman. If you fall into this category, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find cuts made to flatter but not necessarily flaunt