May 22, 2015

Cary Lane Launches New Shop, Parties Big on Friday

The last party at Hayes Valley shop Cary Lane drew over 400 guests to its stylish subterranean environs, and we’re betting this Friday’s shindig will continue the store’s rep for combining fashion with good times. Reasons to go: free drinks and apps, 30 percent off storewide and the launch of the private label’s new online store.

Celebrating the arrival of the brand new web shop for the store’s in-house men’s shirt line, the Cary Lane Summer Party promises deals on the already discounted designer samples hanging from the racks, a 10:30 p.m. raffle featuring prizes from a slew of local sponsors, tunes courtesy of DJ Corey Sleazemore and plenty to eat and drink.

For more about the shirt line, check out all the fun we had at the launch party last fall.

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SF Indie Fashion is a Cary Lane media sponsor

We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Capsule

Not willing to let a little rain deter us from our shopping mission, we set out for Hayes Valley on Sunday afternoon for the Capsule Design Festival.  Held twice a year, Capsule brings together mostly Bay Area-based indie fashion designers and artists to sell their wares and show the public what they are all about.

Many of the clothes and jewelery on offer at the event can be found in local boutiques, but many items are available exclusively online or at shopping events like Capsule.

On Sunday, most of the vendors braved the elements, though some gave up on the day by lunch. There were far too many vendors to name them all, but here are some highlights and people we met:

Eden from Secession Art & Design

Secession Art & Design, a gallery, boutique, and workspace in the Mission, features clothing, art and accessories from an array of designers and inventory that is updated every two months.


We met the crew from Rise, whose original artwork and clothing are inspired by nature and feature eco-friendly materials.

Steam Trunk

Steam Trunk, a member of the Five and Diamond Collective, sells “antique street wear” using eco-friendly textiles in their designs.

Stellarocco‘s 100 percent cotton tees feature modern botanical designs. Jamai Lowell from Animal Instincts Apparel hand draws all of his San Francisco-inspired designs for tees, sweatshirts and onesies. Custom is a globally-inspired street wear brand.

Another shop we checked out was Archetype, a boutique focused on independent local and international designers that are both artistic and sustainable.  There were some clothing options for the guys, too.  SAA-Z designs was there selling screen printed and embroidered men’s shirts.

The Weekend Store

You could find jewelry made with pretty much anything (scrabble pieces, maps, and bubble wrap, to name a few).  The Weekend Store, based in Oakland, sells vintage jewelry made from typewriter keys, watch parts, books and more to make “beautiful things out of useless things,” according to owner Adjowah Brodie.

Sora Designs

Sora Designs hand makes all of her vintage- and nature-inspired jewelry in San Francisco.

Negin from Like Minded People

Last, but not least,  Like Minded People sells “clothing for the conscious inspired by life.”

Photography by Christophe Tomatis

Coming Tomorrow: Cary Lane Giveaway


Sign up now for the next SF Indie Fashion newsletter – due out tomorrow – for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Cary Lane, a Hayes Valley destination for discounted designer apparel and vintage finds.

Ready to take the plunge? The simple sign up form is to your right.

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Wanted: Covet Hayes Valley Opens



You know when you really want something? Like really, really want it? A new Hayes Valley destination hopes to inspire just those kinds of covetous feelings in San Francisco shoppers with its selection of locally-made jewelry, handbags and gift items.

The second outpost of Covet opened quietly in the neighborhood last month, and we hear a grand opening celebration is on the horizon.

“We are really excited about the new store.  It has more wall space, so we can carry more purses and other accessories than the Arguello store,” says Adrienne Wiley of Frolick Jewelry, who co-owns both stores with Ofina Jewelry designer Liza Anongchanya.

With the added space comes the addition of new lines, including bags by De La Luna, Lulla Belle and Shara Porter, as well as candles by Urban Rituelle and stationery by Papaya.

See it for yourself at 415 Hayes St., San Francisco, CA.

Sunday is for Socializing


Why limit your social meandering to Friday and Saturday nights when you can stretch it on into Sunday, too?

If that sounds like a plan, pop into Azalea on the afternoon of the 24th to score deals on both the men’s and women’s collections, as well as an additional 5 percent off when you RSVP in advance.

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