Won’t you be our indie Valentine? From locally-made lipstick and sparkly heart jewelry to daring lingerie and fiery red pumps, we’ve got our eye on great gifts and local happenings sure to make your Valentine’s Day pop.
Handmade by Lisa Nagel Design and available at San Francisco boutique Circle & Square, the Heart Carved Necklace ($60) does sparkle with a bohemian twist, thanks to a crystal druzzy agate on silver chain.
Billed as a Valentine’s Day event for “those who can’t commit to get committed,” Lovesick 5 is also night of edgy local fashion from Alexandria von Bromssen, Jasmin Zorlu, Amy Fink, Tamo Design, Miranda Caroligne, Kathleen van der Spek, Rebecca Roman, Josie Adele, Benzo Couture, Velvet and Horns, Bradley D. Jordan and Danielle Pettee. There will also be a cash bar, trunk show, kissing booth, aura readings and a video installation. Take that, flowers and chocolate.
Put something locally-made on your lips with an Elizabeth Street Cosmetics Street Stick ($22). Even better: find your perfect color in person during Valentine’s Day Trunk Show & Moving Sale at Rare Device this weekend. Owner Kelly will be there with samples of her paraben-free lipsticks, glosses and balms.
Designed in San Francisco, the love-is-in-the-air red of the Peep-Toe Eel Skin Pumps by Paolo Shoes may be just the extra touch of impact your Valentine’s Day outfit needs.