News, news, news you can use:
Rare Device, a wonderful Market Street store that should be on the go-to list for any gift-buying excursion, just updated its web site to make it easier to shop, handle a gift registry and create a wish list.
Secession Art & Design opens its new show with a reception on Friday night. Stop by for beats, drinks and a good hang celebrating artists Sita Rupe, Blair Bradshaw and Hilary Williams and designers New Skool, Taxi CDC, Saaz Designs, Green Dog Designs and Judy Aurora.
At Dollhouse Bettie, take 10 percent off any order through June 8 with the discount code V401AB at checkout. New items in stock include sexy silk bed jackets (for those cold San Fran summer nights), vintage Perlcrest slips and more.
Combine shopping with brunch at Foreign Cinema this weekend. Local independent peeps like Twelve Designs and Colleen Mauer will be there from 11am to 4pm in the Mission restaurant’s Modernism West Gallery.
Through June 23, save 20 percent on uber-cute vintage-inspired CaraLyndon accessories with the coupon code SpringSummer.
Looking for indie products or the stores that carry them? Check out Afterglow’s Guide to Independent California Shopping. Designer Amy of Oakland-based AC Clothing & Bags takes pains to include all the great indie designers she can. She also does a solid job of keeping it updated. It’s one to bookmark, for sure….a great resource for both consumers and designers.