While New York Fashion Week is underway on the other coast, you can still get your fashion fix right here in San Francisco. Check out these local fashion happenings and suggestions for stylish things to do in the Bay Area this week:
- All week long, New People’s J-Pop Summit celebrates Japanese fashion, art and anime with Harajuku fashion presentations, costume contests, handmade crafts and limited edition apparel and accessories by popular Japanese brands. The festival’s biggest day is Saturday, but there are worthy reasons to venture to Japantown taking place throughout the week. Check out the full festival line-up here.
- Get a head start on the weekend with Thursday’s Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash at Fort Mason, where you’ll find designer brands and local designers such as Helena de Natalio, Frolick and Effie’s Heart selling apparel and accessories for up to 80 percent off retail. Want to go? The first 25 shoppers to email firstname.lastname@example.org with *SFINDIE* in the subject line will win a free Sassy Tote Ticket. If you don’t want to risk not winning, go to www.sassycitychicks.com and enter coupon code *SFINDIE* at check out to receive a Sassy Tote Ticket for half price (only $10).
- On Friday, the de Young offers free admission an evening of special events in honor of Mexico’s Bicentennial. Included in the festivities is a fashion show curated by Irene Hernandez-Feiks and the Academy of Art.
- Vintage fans rejoice every time the semi-annual Vintage Fashion Expo rolls into town, and this weekend’s two-day show will be no exception. If this event is on your agenda, be sure to check the official web site to save $2 on regular admission ($10).
You can find details on all of these events and more happening this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.
Photography courtesy of J-Pop Summit