A glorious mélange of independent fashion, arts and crafts, home decor, wood work (and don’t forget the alcohol) can be found at Indie Mart. We went to check out what the ‘mart had to offer us in the way of fashion this past Sunday on Wisconsin Street. A look at a few of the vendors we encountered along the way:
The ladies of Mob Shop Underground were a blast (a quick impromptu interview turned into a fun game of dress up). Lauren Bingham and her team use their inside connections to bring exclusive pricing on high-end labels such as Whitley Kros and Sun-Tahn, usually retailed in Barneys and Neiman’s. Their vintage pieces (good quality, we thought) are around $25, and designer pieces start at only $55.
Of course after hunting down the perfect vintage gem from Mob Shop, we got an urge for a pair of shades to match. Paola Loves to Shop is carries both on-trend and retro frames reminiscent of the days of Cat Woman and A Different World to current looks, too. These styles and more come in a medley of colors. Shop by September 30 and receive 20 percent off your next purchase with the discount code SF.
Secession Art & Design is a thinktank of artistry located in the Mission. The space features a rotating collection of local artists. New Skool was one that was being sold at Indie Mart. The space also hosts happy hours at their location for artists and designers to show off their work as well. Their current line up is scheduled to change September 26, so now’s the time to get what you can before they install the next show.
We’re still into feather accessories for the upcoming winter season. Independent designer Jenn Hall of The Feathered Leopard specializes in handmade fur and feather accessories, including keychains, roachclips, headwear, earrings, bags and totes. If you have an issue with the fur, the feathered earrings can be a great consolation that makes a unique fashion statement.
Elise of Elise Jeanne Designs had this to say on Sunday, “All handbags are crafted from 100 percent recycled leather, silk, fabric and materials, right down to the zipper!” That’s what we like to hear. Elise started making purses for herself and, after one compliment led to another (and another), she created a line that features recycled fabrics and materials. In addition to etsy, you can also find her products at San Francisco shop Needles and Pens.
Photography courtesy of Jamie T.