SF Indie Fashion News Roundup

Quickly, quickly. Tahoe is calling.

doe sf has started hosting weekly photo contests. Winners receive gift certificates to the Lower Haight boutique. Here’s the word on that, straight from the source:

Send us your cutest pictures with an item from doe!!

Win a $150 gift certificate!

Beginning this week we’re hosting a weekly photo contest. Creative interpretations are definitely encouraged – model a dress, put some flowers in a vase, show us art on your wall.

Photos must be e-mailed to info@doe-sf.com by 3pm pacific standard time on Wednesday. Winner will be announced by noon on Friday. Your image must be in .jpg or .tiff format, no larger than 800 by 600 pixels at 72 dpi, and no smaller than 640 by 480 pixels at 72 dpi. Please include your name, a description of your photo, which item is from doe, designer, and when the item was purchased. For more details and ideas, please visit our blog.

Craft Con is touching down in San Francisco in mere weeks. There are only about 250 seats available for this annual, weekend-long conference aimed at the crafty community. Dedicated D.I.Y. mavens, indie artists and crafty heads of all types will congregate for panel discussions, seminars and socializing the weekend of April 4-6. It should be a great event, and we’re stoked to see that it’s in San Francisco this year.

– Next weekend, I hear that the Giving Through Fashion Gala event in Burlingame will feature a fashion exhibition and runway show with designers Dcepcion, Monique Chang (Cicada), Carol Chen Couture and brand new line OdileOdette. Tickets are $150.

– Attention pin up girls in training: Fabulous Upper Haight lingerie boutique Dollhouse Bettie just received some new Lucy B styles and has marked down inventory 10 percent store-wide. Plenty of clearance items are 30 to 70 percent off.  

– The Stitch Lounge blog pointed us to the newly launched Indie Fashion House web site. I haven’t had a chance to fully explore the site yet, but it looks like designers can upload their designs and create an online showroom of sorts. Fashion addicts like myself can peruse the works of emerging designers from around the country. While another site I was introduced to recently is doing this same sort of thing and charging designers a fee to show their work, this site is taking the opposite approach. It is free for designers to join, but subscribers will have to pay $6 a month to view the goods. Interesting….

– Tonight, Mission boutique Zolita is celebrating its one-year anniversary party with 20 percent off spring apparel, bubbly and beats. I dig this store. You should, too. Check out the SF Indie Fashion Calendar for event details.

– On Saturday, the Vintage Fashion Expo offers another option for weekend fashion fun. Prepare to be bombarded and overwhelmed – in the best possible way – with all the rad vintage you can scoop up at this one-day event.

– As we’ve already mentioned this week, all San Francisco Goodwill locations are marking their inventory down 50 percent this weekend. The Warehouse Sale is also taking place in San Francisco.

Now go forth and look fabulous. We’ll be back on Monday.