Posh parties hit San Francisco and San Diego this week. It’s a chance to mingle with fashion and style bloggers, Poshmark sellers and people who get how stylish secondhand can be. You’ll need to RSVP to attend. After that, dress up and head out. Think of it as a reason to celebrate summer. Because no matter how confounding that drizzle-slash-misty weirdness we’re experiencing an extremely high volume of right now gets in San Francisco, a good outfit scored at a jump-for-joy price can put a girl in beach spirits in no time. RSVP goodness here.
The BowensBergeron Clutch Collection is just about everything we’d want an independent fashion line to be: each bag is made of eco-friendly materials and recycled wood in the U.S.A. in signed, numbered limited editions of 25. Designed by Tamara S. Bowens and handcrafted by A. Ray Bergeron, the clutches are custom made and take up to a month to produce. The result is streamlined style that pairs an earth-friendly ethos with modern, minimalist panache.
Let your hem down with the summer wardrobe essential: a maxi skirt. We’ve found some of the chicest locally-designed skirts to spruce up your closet.
We’re big fans of locally-made jewelry that packs a unique flavor, so you can imagine we were taken with the adornments of San Francisco designer Megan Stacy and her Salty Fox line. Using metals, recycled leather and chains, the former Lela Rose intern aims to make necklaces, earrings and bracelets with sophisticated edge and affordable prices.
Each year, Discarded to Divine brings upcycled fashion to the runway for a good cause that draws legions of loyal fans, who come to bid on apparel, accessories and items for the home made from cast-off textiles in support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco. See what went down the runway – and what item scored the highest bid – below: