And just like that, we’re jumping with two feet right into fall. As we’re sure you’re well aware, New York Fashion Week kicks off on Friday, and that means a slew of Fashion’s Night Out events happening around town on Thursday – and a solid number feature local boutiques and independent designers. We’re also super-enthused about a 31 Rax Vintage Clothing Workshop on shopping, styling and caring for vintage clothing that’s part of the three-day Skill Exchange Workshop Series taking place this weekend. Also ahead and worthy of a look-see are the Kearny Street Workshop Runway Fashion Show, Indie Mart and – midweek – a beauty event for the curly-haired at Festoon Salon.
The latest installment of Indie Mart drew local designers, artists, makers and their fans to Potrero flats for a sunny afternoon of independent shopping, outdoor strolling and, of course, drinking. We snapped shots of vendors manning booths stocked with everything from fused glass jewelry to vintage finds and mesh pendants. Read on to scope the pics.
Shopping from local, indie designers is easy this week, thanks to a trio of events offering up Bay Area-made apparel, accessories, art and more in swingin’ settings. Kick off your adventures at Thursday’s Bazaar Bizarre at the Academy of Sciences nightlife event. On Saturday, sidle up to style poolside at the Phoenix during Haute Pool Show, an indie shopping-meets-pool party event hosted by Mission shop Wonderland. Then on Sunday, join the crowds celebrating Indie Mart‘s 5th year in Potrero flats with the latest installment of Kelly Malone’s long-running outdoor street fest. And don’t forget Digitally Chic‘s August meetup on Thursday evening for a dose of fashion, technology and stylish socializing.
It’s a quieter week for San Francisco fashion than most, but there are still worthy events you won’t want to miss in the coming days. First up, meet designer and author Cat Seto on Tuesday at her Russion Hill boutique. Later in the week, applaud the return of the Divisadero Art Walk and Indie Mart, both taking place on Friday evening along the Divisadero corridor. Head to the ‘hood to peruse galleries and art in local businesses. Find an outpouring of locally-designed goods from independent designers and arts on offer at this special nighttime edition of the ‘Mart.
Kelly Malone of Indie Mart and The Bold Italic combined powers just before the holidays for a special edition of Indie Mart that, not surprisingly, turned out to be a festive shopping occasion packed with Bay Area-produced clothing, yummy holiday treats, a crop of recycled cardboard trees to take home and decorate and a “Dirty Santa” for photo opps.