Indie Incidents: Tidbits From Around the City

Happy Monday, folks. (Dontcha love a short week? Knowing I get to kick back in three days makes Monday sort of like a Wednesday this week. And Wednesdays are always cooler than Mondays.)

A lot of newsworthy things have been happening in San Francisco’s indie fashion arena of late:

A Home for Pandora’s Trunk: Major congrats to Rachel of Pandora’s Trunk, which will be opening up in its new, permanent home at 544 Haight St. this weekend. In collaboration with Miranda Caroligne, Rachel has been hard at work rounding up a great group of local artists and designers to fill the boutique and gallery space. A “living construction” studio inside the venue will let browsers see the creation process firsthand. I love that idea. Seeing the work that goes into a piece of art or a design object always makes it a little more meaningful, I think. Right now, the line-up includes paintings by Alfonso Kellenberger, menswear from Architect G, clothing and accessories from Fati Beloved, apparel and art from Medium Reality, wearable art from Miranda Caroligne, paintings by Nome Edonna, art and clothing from Onerary and a selection of offerings from Missing Piece designers. The grand opening party is this Saturday, Nov. 24. See the SF Indie Fashion calendar for details.

Ch-ch-ch-changes at ooma: After almost six years, ooma’s head honcho Kate is passing the torch to new owners so she can take some much-deserved time off to enjoy motherhood. New owners Jessica and Glenda are in effect as of today. So make sure to chat them up when you stop by this North Beach boutique.

Bari J. is giving it away: To celebrate her new Alison Wristlet, Bari J. is running a sweet little promo. Simply pop by the Bari J. blog and leave a comment about the wristlet. On Friday, all the comment-leavers’ names go into a hat. One randomly-drawn winner will triumph and have the wristlet in baby corduroy with quilted flower detailing for their very own. If you don’t emerge the lucky winner, cry not. The Alison Wristlet will be available for purchase on the web site that day, too.

Cara Lyndon has a gift for you: Use the promo code WINTER in this local designer’s online store anytime before the end of the year to save 20 percent off her vintage and vintag-inspired necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

New at fabric 8: Design t-shirts and paintings from Ben Collison, Martin Hsu, U2 Design, Sirron Norris, Brian Barneclo and Mildred have hit this Mission boutique and gallery.

Deep deals at Picnic: We hear that Picnic is having a sale through the end of the month that includes items marked down by as much as 70 percent.

Fall arrivals at doe: Stop by this Lower Haight boutique for new arrivals from labels clu, Mike & Chris, Prairie Underground, Delilah Crown and Nooworks.

Indie Shopping opens for business: Indie Shopping has opened its online store. Good news for designers – another place to sell their wares to the indie community – and good news for shoppers – another virtual hub for great indie fashions.