The USBID continues to provide clean and safe services to the district under the City & County of San Francisco’s updated Shelter-In-Place policy. For more information about curb-side pick-up, click here.

Cleaning & Safety Services
[Effective 6/04/2020] Member Services is now resumed to 6:30am – 10:30pm daily, with Overnight Security Services available between 10:00pm – 6:00am.  Clean and safe ambassadors will operate between 5:30am – 11:30pm. Pressure washing and the ATLV will operate between 9:00pm – 5:30am daily. To report a clean or safe incident between 6:30am – 10:30pm, please contact Member Services at 415-781-4456 or To report a safe incident between 10:00pm – 6:00am, please contact Legion Security at 415-724-2909 and mention your membership with the USBID. 

The City & County of San Francisco is currently in Phase 2a of the re-opening plan. Business hours may be affected. Please check local listings. Retailers open for touchless shopping and restaurants open for take-out are available. Continue practicing social distancing and maintaining property safety protocols like hand washing and wearing a facial mask. We look forward to seeing you soon. For on-going San Francisco alerts, text: COVID19SF to 888-777.

Joanie Char—Fashion Designer
Joanie Char—Fashion Designer

Joanie Char Fashion Designer


Monday–Saturday 10:00am–6:00pm

Sunday Closed


537 Sutter Street | Directions

Joanie Char, the first Chinese designer in San Francisco, has been in business since the 1960's. Joanie Char was born in China and immigrated to San Francisco in the early 60s and she brought with her love and enthusiasm for women's fashion. In the 1960-70's when polyester was the primary fabric used, she was the first to use natural fibers. 

Still based in San Francisco, CA, fashion designer Joanie Char, creates beautiful looks to flatter the figure, enhance the feminine mystique, and help a woman to feel her self-confident best for any occasion.  The Joanie Char look has captured the imagination of women across the country. These go-anywhere looks are perfect for special occasions, travel get-aways, or building a working wardrobe. Manufactured locally in her own facilities, Joanie Char keeps her collection affordable. Our look is timeless, and the mood is international. 

One of Joanie Char's specialty is helping mother of brides and groom look their best on that special day! Please let her about your special event! 

Visit our store and meet Joanie Char in person. She values her customers and provides custom fit and on site alterations. 

Our garments are all made in the U.S.A.