May 22, 2015

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Feb. 21-27

Feeling (fairly) fresh from the long weekend, we’re ready for what’s ahead. And for that, we turn to the SF Indie Fashion Calendar in search of events just begging to keep San Francisco fashion lovers busy with trunk sales, beauty happenings, fashion shows and places to shop from independent sources. Here’s our pick of top San Francisco fashion events this week:

  • If you’ve been meaning to take your latest haul of giveaways to Crossroads Trading Company for…like…weeks…and…weeks but haven’t gotten ’round to it, some added incentive comes this week in the form of a Crossroads and Shotwell event on Thursday night. Sell your clothes to Crossroads, and you’ll receive 10 percent off your purchases that night at the downtown boutique.
  • Also on Thursday, Noe Valley’s Loft 1513 gets festive with a Live Window Fashion Presentation featuring work from local designers and labels Ikohl, Nneka, Sofie Olgaard and Rag Doll.
  • Round out the week with a visit on Sunday to Noise Pop’s Pop ‘n Shop, part of the music festival’s cultural mashup of music, craft and commerce taking place at Public Works this weekend. Along with locally-made purchase-ables from 30-something vendors that include local accessories designers The Feathered Leopard and Sora Designs, the complete schedule also features crafting and D.I.Y. sessions from Workshop and talks on such topics as D.I.Y. and the non-profit world.

You can find details on all of these events and more happening this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

A Walk In The Park: Outside Lands Style

If you’re wondering what to wear to Outside Lands this year, just ask concert fanatic (and vintage fashionista) Meagan Ruiz, who has this look down to a tee.  My little sister certainly knows how to rock these perfectly weathered, strategically layered  and accessorized pieces to make for a comfortable and fashionable day in Golden Gate Park. Check out her outfit (mostly thrifted at Crossroads Trading Co.) paired with a few bracelets from Nepal to add a little international flare to this third generation San Francisco gal.

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SF Indie Fashion News Roundup: Hambone Designs, Oxenrose Blow Out Class, Marie Denee Launch and more…


Sun+late August+Friday=we don’t wanna work no more. In other news….

Streetsblog San Francisco alerts us to local bike bag maker Hambone Designs, and we like what we see (and not just because they named one of the stylish bike utility bags The Balzac, pictured).

The Renegade Craft Fair is now taking applications from designers for its San Francisco holiday event.

Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista fame will launch an online boutique for plus-size style-seekers this fall. We applaud this. There is a serious drought of great plus size fashion in this world and what is out there is often hard for shoppers to find. And besides, style has nothing to do with size. Like you needed us to tell you that. The launch is currently slated for Sept. 9.

New York, we hate you. Sniff.*

Dude, it’s time you learned how to blow yourself.** For that, go to Oxenrose in Hayes Valley on Sept. 24 for the salon’s first blow-dry class. It’s $75, but you can use half of that towards the purchase of products to help you keep you reproduce the ‘do at home. Email ashley (at) oxenrose (dot) come to sign up.

Local jewelry designer John S. Brana gets a show at Bloomies.

Crafty people, hear this: You can now obtain the entire box set of Craft Magazine for $75 (reg. $150) when you use the coupon code CRAFTSUB at checkout.

Project TransAction has launched a line of handmade leather dog collars (available at Jeffrey’s Natural Pet Foods) and is currently have a 20 percent off online sale on all leather goods.

Crossroads Trading Company got in touch to remind us that a back-to-school wardrobe doesn’t have to cost your schoolbooks’ weight in gold. Buy, sell, trade. You know the deal.

We are quite intrigued by the Noe Valley blog’s news that Green 11 may be opening up another shop in San Francisco. We love the idea behind the company, which allows you to bring your own containers to fill up on eco-friendly cleaning supplies and beauty products.

If you love Moxsie as much as we do, you’ll want to sign up for the site’s newsletter. It means an additional 10 percent off your next purchase of $50 or more.

Acrimony has a new look.

*Really, we are just sickened with jealousy. Someone please record this and send us a vid. We’ll do something nice for you.

**Typically on Fridays, we momentarily regress into 12-year-olds.