July 31, 2014

SF Fashion Events: FNO SF, 31 Rax Vintage Clothing Workshop + More

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.

Find details on these and other upcoming San Francisco fashion events waiting on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar. And of course, as you know, it doesn’t stop there. We’re adding new fashion happenings all the time, so check back often.

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We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Indie Mart

Indie Mart drew many to shop, imbibe and enjoy the sun.

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.

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Topshelf Boutique, San Francisco’s first fashion boutique on wheels

Topshelf Boutique owner Christina Ruiz (right) mugs with a friend

Terry Kim of Violet Boutique

Violet Boutique

Violet Boutique

Designer Alexandria Vaun

Vintage apparel from Alexandria Vaun’s Indie Mart shop

BobbePin owner Dawn

A dress from Bobbepin

Resurrect’s Kate Morrow

Resurrect jewelry

Recherche’s Veronika Vitkova

Shoes and accessories available at Recherche

Sarah Hirneisen of Mediums to Masses

Pendants by Mediums to Masses

Designer Maral Rapp

Jewelery by Maral Rapp

Jewelry by Maral Rapp

Isobell

Jewelry by Isobell

Creative Ninja’s Stacy Kamada

Notebooks by Creative Ninja

Photography by Jennymay Villarete for SF Indie Fashion

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SF Fashion Events: Bazaar Bizarre, Haute Pool Show, Indie Mart + More


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.

Find details on these and other upcoming San Francisco fashion events waiting on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar. And of course, as you know, it doesn’t stop there. We’re adding new fashion happenings all the time, so check back often.

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SF Fashion Events: Cat Seto, Indie Mart Returns + Divisadero Art Walk

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.

We’re adding new fashion happenings all the time. Find details on these and other upcoming San Francisco fashion events waiting on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

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We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Holiday Indie 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.

On the scene were merry shoppers and party-goers packed into the brand new Bold Italic office space on 34 Page Street to celebrate the fresh digs and pick up last-minute gifts. As often happens at Indie Mart events, a fun time was had by all.

Here are some of our favorite locally-made products from the evening:

Handmade leather bags by Hawke + Carry, handpainted by calligraphy artist Aoi Yamaguchi

The hip, 2011 version of Lisa Frank: cute little notebooks from Studio Nico.

Casa Murriguez's top seller of the night: Deliciously scented 100 percent lavander sachets.

Delectable treats from Black Jet Baking Co.

Dostoevsky Wooden Stencil by The Lamplighters. Use as a stencil or hang on the wall as art.

Locally made from organic ingredients, soap and soy candles (the wax becomes massage oil) by Heliotrope.

Recyclable and reusable cardboard Christmas trees that you decorate yourself from The Arbory.

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Photography courtesy of SF Indie Fashion

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Alexandra is a San Francisco writer with a passion for style and creativity. You can find her on Twitter @theTsaritsa