A Star in the Mission
By Dawn Hunt
Inspired and created from fond memories of her childhood bedroom in the early ’80s, Mira Mira of San Francisco’s bohemian-centric Mission neighborhood brings back what owner Mira Pickett remembers of those fun, sun-filled days. Bright white horizontal wainscoting covers the lower half of the lovely boutique’s walls, which shimmer with a hint of peach, while natural, untreated wood floors and shelves help to anchor the space. Four perfectly organized racks add layers of color and texture along the store’s perimeter, as carefully placed accessories and displays add wonderfully vintage, feminine touches here and there. It honestly feels like you’re walking through a peaceful bedroom that just so happens to contain one fabulous closet!
Mira Mira opened in April 2011 and has since become a true local hot spot shopping destination, offering beautifully tailored and well-priced pieces from around the world. After years of working in the corporate world as a VP in technology for Wells Fargo, Mira decided she’d had enough and that is was time to follow the fantasy she’d had since she was 15. “Opening my own store has always been a longtime dream of mine. It just seemed like something I could never do, but after spending years in a career I truly came to dislike, I decided to take the plunge!” she says. “Now I own and operate Mira Mira!