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.
This week’s sponsor love: We go independent and local as often as possible, especially for special pieces and standout items that really make our wardrobe what it is. But everyone needs core items. Like the shoes you wear everyday. And for guys, it’s often the versatile, go-everywhere pairs that usually win out.
Environmentally-conscious East Bay fashion staple Convert has followed its debut collaboration from last spring with L.A.-based Jeffrey Campbell with a new line of eco-friendly shoes ready to hit the streets early next year. The funky, but earth-friendly result is once again a hip, vegan and sustainable collection of styles available exclusively at the Berkeley boutique.
Let’s be clear, when it comes to shoes, you won’t find us sporting see-through heels (outside of our kinda dirty dreams). But that doesn’t mean we can’t get behind footwear with a focus on transparency, especially if it’s a wham-pow pair from the new TRANSPARENT collection of San Francisco designer Eric Rutberg that’s hitting stores with bold hues, high heels and pumped up platforms this spring. Sculptural details and sunny day colors mix with wooden touches and layered lines in the new line by Rutberg, a longtime footwear industry player who has designed for LAMB, Badgley Mischka, Jennifer Lopez, Betsey Johnson and San Francisco’s ownRead More →
Earlier this month, the folks at PAPER magazine and American Express asked us to head out on a shopping mission to local, independent boutiques we love in honor of Small Business Saturday. We were only too happy to oblige. After all, small businesses are a seriously big deal to us. Read on for the details on our adventure, get inspired to visit small bizzies on Saturday and enter our $100 giveaway from American Express.