May 24, 2015

The Do List: SF Fashion Events Feb. 13-19


With Cupid doing his thing this week, it’s no surprise that there’s plenty to love coming up in the days ahead. Start the week off by watching fashion bloggers hit the runway during the Polyvore Live fashion show livestream on Monday evening. Come Tuesday, Lovesick 5 puts local fashion on display during its annual what’s-love-got-to-do-with-it Valentine’s Day soiree. On Thursday, local designer Sarah Liller debuts her latest at Loft 1513 while tech-savvy fashion fans gather together during this month’s Digitally Chic meetup. Once the weekend rolls around, celebrate with a visit to the Nooworks Sale and help fashion students produce their collections during Saturday’s Feed Our Fashion fundraiser.

See you out and about!

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

Sneak Peek: Inside the New Nooworks Store

After a year in its Western Addition space, local indie brand Nooworks is moving to the Mission. For a behind-the-scenes look at the new space, check out this collage of the interiors as they’ve transformed from construction zone to cute boutique.

Officially opening the new space with a party on Saturday, Nooworks is moving into new digs four times the size of its previous location. That means more room to show off the cheeky men’s and women’s apparel and housewares that the label is best known for and gallery space for local artists to display their work in ongoing group shows.

Along with the new shop, the label will debut its new Parisian-inspired women’s collection and new one-of-kind t-shirts during tomorrow’s opening.

What will it all look like on Saturday? We hear from designer Jennifer D’Angelo that they’re “still chugging away,” so you’ll have to stop by and see for yourself.

Nooworks Opening Party, Sat., July 17, 5-9 p.m. at 395 Valencia St., SF.

More upcoming San Francisco shopping events

To a T: 5 Shirts with San Fran Style






On a casual Friday afternoon such as this one (mid-January, a nip in the air, white-gray sky overhead, just about the time the post-lunch doldrums set in), we’re feeling extra appreciative of the soft cotton, simple silhouette and no-brain-power-required versatility that only the best t-shirts can bring.

In that spirit, we went on a hunt for enviable t-shirts by local independent labels. Here are five for which we’d gladly trade the shirts on our backs.

From top: White shirt with mink stole and pearls, Free Gold Watch;  Busted tee, Nooworks; Code Green shirt, Binary Winter; Ohlone Chiefs Mission Dist. t-shirt, Gangs of San Francisco; Needs More Wolves tee, Headline Shirts.

More local designers

Go West (ern Addition, That is): Divisadero Arts Walk


Don’t miss tomorrow night’s Divisadero Art Walk for San Francisco shops brimming with art and other special perks. Among the many we’re looking forward to:

- DJs, Leslie Morgan’s art and the always-festive spirit at Frankee Uno Salon & Gallery

- A group show at CC Rider

- 10 percent off at Perish Trust

- Tax-free shopping all night at Your Scents

- 10 percent off denim at Backspace

- A preview of the fall line at Nooworks

And a heaping portion of food and drink deals from the local restaurants and bars lining the main drag. You can find all the special art walk dealios listed here.

For more upcoming events, check out the SF Indie Fashion Calendar….

Noo in Town: Nooworks Flagship Store Opens (Plus, Fall Sneak Peek!)


San Francisco’s Western Addition got a boost in the fashion department this week with the arrival of the Nooworks store, stocked with the label’s laid-back apparel and accessories by local designer Jennifer D’Angelo.

Taking over the 300-square-foot space from Free Gold Watch (another local label), the shop currently houses a summer collection of terry towel and vintage-inspired denim mini-dresses, 60′s surf-minded denim parkas, accessories such as the ever popular Nooworks sunglasses and t-shirts for men and women printed with signature designs, often featuring the work of local artists and Nooworks collaborators such as Jay Howell and Diego Manino.

Designed in San Francisco and made in Oakland, the home-grown line has built a steady following among independent fashion fans in the five years since debuting with a single t-shirt featuring a drawing of the label’s namesake, D’Angelo’s Westie pup Noo Noo.

“The store will be a great place to find limited edition and one-of-kind pieces,” says D’Angelo.

Among them, shop visitors will find a series of so-scary-they-might-be-cute pillows printed with Manino’s ghoulish illustrations. Next up for Nooworks? A forthcoming fall collection that’s darker and moodier than previous seasons and inspired by murder mysteries, noir-ish fog and Jekyll and Hyde. We’re getting shivers already. See below for a few preview pics by San Francisco fashion photographer Liz Caruana, who recently shot the fall collection in the eerie environs of the Stockton Street Tunnel. If you ask us, the tunnel’s never looked so good.

A perfect time to pony up in person? Head there on your way out tonight for the Nooworks grand-opening party from 5 to 9 p.m. And anytime the mood strikes, shop this local label online and keep up with Nooworks news and happenings via its blog.

[Photo credit: all photography by Liz Caruana]


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