The Seventh Heart

Among the antiques and furniture stores of the Market Street "deco ghetto" area is a hip newcomer called [b]The Seventh Heart[/b]. Opened in December 2005 by Jessica Cuevas and Mark Hoke, who met almost 14 years ago in a San Jose high school, the store specializes in clothes as well as new and vintage accessories for young urbanites.

Although the store is full of very different items -- gold-painted mannequin busts overlook displays of neatly folded shirts, a big heart hangs from the ceiling above the fitting booths, and different color pieces of furniture stand below various sketches and paintings -- it all seems to work together. -- Helene Goupil