May 25, 2015

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Sept. 19-25

San Francisco boutiques are throwing down this week with an array of parties, trunk shows and celebrations featuring style-minded fashion bloggers, independent designers and a slew of wish-list-worthy accessories. You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • Also on Thursday, local designers will be on display during a 440 Brannan Trunk Show. Curated by Market SF Founder Jennifer Meyer, the event brings locally-made accessories and apparel from labels such as Skin on Skins and The Heated together with the SoMa showroom’s existing array, a group that includes gr.dano and Zansus Purses.
  • Come Saturday, spend a slice of your afternoon indulging in beautiful things at the Bell Jar Jewelry and Lingerie Trunk Show, feauturing work from What About Phoenix, Honey Cooler Handmade, Adina Mill and ME Moore.

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

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Dec. 6-Dec. 12

With the holiday season in full swing, the SF Indie Fashion Calendar is full of events to keep San Francisco fashion lovers busy with trunk sales, beauty happenings, fashion shows and opportunities to shop from independent sources. Here’s our pick of top San Francisco fashion and style events this week:

  • On Thursday night, fans of D.I.Y., local design and African penguins (which, let’s face it, completely rule) will descend upon the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park for a 21+ event featuring a bevy of designers and distractions curated by Kelly Malone during the Indie Mart D.I.Y. & Design Holiday Night. We hear the tickets ($12) to this event could sell out, so you may want to buy them in advance if you want to go.
  • Guys and girls will find chances to shop some of our favorite independent brands on the cheap this week, thanks to a trio of stylish San Francisco sample sales happening over the weekend. The annual Rebecca Beeson sample sale promises the local label’s uber-California apparel at up to 70 percent off, while a Goorin Brothers sale will deck you out in the perfect head-topper for less and an Obey sample sale going down at Jack’s gives guys a chance to suit up in the much-loved label’s gear at a discount.

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

We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Market SF

On Saturday, we headed to the Mission to check out Market SF, a weekly artist showcase at The Blue Macaw. We found tons of great, unique items and met local artists who design and sell their products in San Francisco. Here are some of the highlights:

The featured artist was Compass Rose Design. Each piece is handmade by Creek, the founder and designer. She takes antiques (some over 150 years old) and refashions them beautifully. Not only is each piece unique, but also has a story behind it. Check out the custom pocket watch jewelry below:

Compass Rose Design

Compass Rose Design

Next, we met Max Allbee from Max Plus Mar. An artist by day and DJ by night, Max designs all of the clothing and accessories himself. You also find his work online in his etsy shop and  meet him in person this weekend during Open Studios.

Max Allbee

Leah from Coffee n Cream Press makes custom letterpress designs and handmade stationary.  Her work is totally classy and personal.

Leah From Coffee n Cream Press

Text Me card from Coffee n Cream Press

There were knitted hats, scarves, gloves and more from nrgee. Nicola creates all of her fiber creations using super soft merino, silk, mohair and alpaca wool.

Nicola from nrgee

We had a great time learning about Zakka (a Japanese term for items that improve your home, life and outlook) from Elizabeth.  She transforms used materials into cute jewelery and trinkets.

Elizabeth's Zakka Store


Last, but not least, we met Jenn from Romey Designs. Not only is she the founder of Market SF, but she is also an artist and participant. Jenn makes custom shirts and baby clothes using only quality materials. Thank you Jenn, for giving local artists a great place to showcase their artwork.

Jenn from Romey Designs

If you want to find unique, one of a kind items and support local artists, check out Market SF at The Blue Macaw every Saturday from noon to 6pm.

Photography courtesy of Christophe Tomatis

Snap Judgment: Silk Beaded 80′s Dress from Sweet Rocket 99 Vintage


Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: vintage 80′s sequin and beaded black silk dress, $50, from Oakland-based Sweet Rocket 99 Vintage, just one of the local vendors who’ll be showing at Market SF this Saturday.

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