On the Radar This Week

Tidbits, folks. Love those indie fashion tidbits of news, sales and happenings. Here’s a little of what’s on our radar this week:

– It appears that the Nisa store on 24th Street has closed. A new boutique called ISSO just opened over the last week in its place. I haven’t had a chance to go in yet, but will report details when I have ’em.

– We heard through the grapevine that Bettina‘s Sausalito store was damaged pretty badly by the recent storms. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they’ve moved most of the Marin store’s merchandise to the San Francisco outpost and have placed much of it on sale to free up space now that they’re filled to the gills.

– After a post-holiday lull in indie shopping events, fashion shows and the like, the indie scene seems to be bouncing back come this weekend. Sales, two fashion shows and a crazy swap event await. Check the SF Indie Fashion Calendar for details.

– Speaking of sales, Candystore Collective is having a big fat winter sale. See the flyer below.


– And now for a little piece of indie inspiration. Check out this short interview with Wendy Tremayne, who founded Swap-O-Rama-Rama in 2005. I found this clip via the Sew Bitchy web site. I’m always trying to explain to myself why I think indie fashion is so wonderful and why there is this renaissance in indie fashion happening right now. And Wendy has one of the best little explanations I heard in a while. In any case, I found it to be inspiring and hope you will, too!

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