July 24, 2014

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Dec. 13-19

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:

  • Start the week off with an opulent evening of Mad Men-inspired, eco-friendly fashion during the 6th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala. Tickets may be steep ($250 and up), but proceeds benefit Global Green, and the evening promises enticements such as an eco-fashion show and an appearance by Mad Men’s Alison Brie.
  • Kicking off on Tuesday at 440 Brannan Studio is the three-day gr.dano Holiday Size Sale, which means a chance to scoop up this local label’s architectural women’s apparel at up to 75 percent off retail. The catch? Only two sizes will be available each day, so you’ll have to head down to the SoMa location on the day that suits you best.
  • East Bay jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning, best known for fashioning semi-precious and precious stones into organically-shaped baubles, opens her first retail store on Thursday in Berkeley. Swing by for wine and Champagne, as well as 20 percent off everything in the shop.
  • Once the weekend rolls around, we’d recommend knocking the last items off your list with a visit to a multi-designer shopping event featuring local talents. Two to try: The Renegade Craft Fair, taking place in SoMa at the Concourse Exhibition Center, and Indie Bazaar 3, which goes down at the Metreon. Both events will have a slew of worthy folks selling all manner of clothing, accessories and giftables for men, women and children.

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 Nov. 29-Dec. 5

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:

  • The week ahead promises several notable jewelry sample sales. On Wednesday, Dame showcases its latest during a sample sale event at Cocoon Urban Day Spa. When Friday rolls around, a trip up north to Petaluma will land you deals at the Robindira Unsworth Atelier Holiday Sample Sale, where you’ll find the designer’s bohemian-luxe jewelry priced from 40 to 60 percent off. And on Saturday, a Melissa Joy Manning Sample Sale offers up a sparkly reason to head to the East Bay for the afternoon.
  • Beginning Friday and running through Dec. 7, the Arts of Fashion Foundation’s 2010 Symposium and Competition brings a barrage of noteworthy emerging and established fashion talent to the City by the Bay. A series of masters classes with such enviable teachers as Matthew Ames and Julie Perrin (of Hermes) is open to those lucky enough to score coveted available spots, while lectures and discussions take place throughout the five-day event. Capping it all off, a fashion show at the Bentley Reserve showcases work from an international roster of student designers competing for prestigious scholarships and internships.
  • Close out the weekend by picking up gifts for everyone on your list during Saturday night’s Chillin’ Productions Holiday Show. Come Sunday, Holiday Capsule takes place in SoMa, and the Urban Cottage SF boutique designer event hits the Richmond District. All three shopping events feature a bevy of local designers offering apparel, accessories and giftables for men, women and children.

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