November 1, 2014

Time to Deal: Try These Mid-Summer SF Sales

Cool off with some great deals at some of our favorite local, independent shops. The middle of summer means major markdowns on spring and summer stock, and we found some of the best steals of the season.

HeidiSays has three locations all within two blocks of each other on Fillmore in Pacific Heights, and all three have big markdowns.  Picks from  Rachel Zoe, Tibi, and Rag + Bone are just some of the few brands that are up to 60% off.

Carrots, located in Jackson Square on Montgomery, is having their Spring/Summer sale. With brands like Alexander Wang and Acne, who knows what kind of deals you might find!

Two Birds has new markdowns on their sale rack in their store on Castro Street in Noe Valley. Really busy right now? Fill out their personal shopping form to help save you time.

Gimme Shoes has just marked down a bunch of pairs to 50% off. With two locations in Hayes Valley (on Hayes and Gough) and one on Fillmore (at Washington), you have three ways to shop and save.

Ambiance is having a sidewalk sale at their location on Union Street July 21st and 22nd.  Refreshments and an additional 20% off sale prices? It’s almost too good to be true.

Mira Mira is having their major summer sale! This Mission boutique is marking down their prices up to 50% off brands like Mary Meyer and Shakuhachi.

McMullen Boutique on Grand Avenue in Piedmont is having their Last Chance Spring sale! They have a limited supply of stock with names like 3.1 Philip Lim and Black  Halo, so hurry in.

.meggie.San Francisco in Cow Hollow (on Union and Steiner) is having a sale on all sorts of items. From flirty florals to classic trenches, their sale rack is stocked with spring and summer essentials.

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Serial Cultura + Micaela Greg Sample Sale

Dress by Serial Cultura

East Bay label Serial Cultura is having a rare sample sale event this weekend. It’s a chance to scoop up the label’s dresses and tops in original prints at up to 50 percent off and order custom garments. San Francisco-based knitwear label Micaela Greg will join in with samples and a chance to pre-order the Fall 2012 collection.

You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

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Tomorrow: SF Secret Boutique Blowout

The San Francisco Secret Boutique Blowout sale is a secret no longer. Here are the details on where to go tomorrow to take advantage of a one-day sale with over 500 dresses, jackets, tops and more.

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We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: All Vintage Everything ft. Fancy Fine & Mousevox

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All Vintage Everything drew vintage shoppers to the Mission.

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New Generation Vintage had a full collections of bags, shoes, jewelry, clothing on sale for the evening.

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Myra Joloya & Lirany Vasquez, the lovely ladies behind DNA (designers+artists) Pop-up shop.

At the recent All Vintage Everything pop-up shop from DNA (designers+artists), shopping and vintage fans turned up at the Sub-Mission Gallery for the clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry from a roster of vendor hosted by local favorites Fancy Fine and Mousevox Vintage.

The Sub-Mission Gallery’s discreet, unsuspecting location was the perfect setting for the pop-up of 10 different Bay Area vendors selling a treasure trove of items.

I bee-lined past the bar in front for the racks and, while perusing one stocked with designer labels and then venturing to other vendor tables, I found a huge assortment of affordable, hand-picked thrifted sundresses, blouses, silk trousers and more.

The sweet selection of goods is no accident.

DNA founders, Myra Joloya & Lirany Vasquez explained:

“We love vintage clothing, and we curate each pop-up shop to host vendors that we are familiar with and like. San Francisco is a hub for some of the best vintage. This shop makes it easier for people to afford designer brands and recycle clothing.”

Didn’t make it this time around? The creative collective organizes four, seasonal pop-up shops a year: one for fall, winter, spring and summer. Stay up to date by visiting the DNA facebook page and continue on for more shots from the night:

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A shopper with featured bloggers Ashley Ording of Fancy Fine and Rachel Combs of Mousevox

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There was no shortage of leather bags and gorgeous hats at this pop-up.

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Clothing and accessories varied in price from well-thrifted steals to designer gems such as this black and red Moschino blazer.

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Sellers taking a break to chat about their vintage finds.

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Keepsakes and jewelry displayed amongst racks of vintage clothing.

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Fashion Blogger Isla Murray and Fancy Fine's Ording share a drink and a few laughs in between clothing racks.

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Photography by Sara Iravani

Valentine’s Day Picks: Druzy Heart, Local Lips, Lovesick + More

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.

Hand-carved necklace by Lisa Nagel Design

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.

Lovesick 5 takes place on Valentine's Day at Mighty.

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.