July 22, 2014

San Francisco’s Finest Multifunctional Fashion

Buying a new dress is great, but buying a new dress that can transform into three more dresses is phenomenal. In these tight times, it’s important to get the most for your money. With the following San Francisco-born convertible pieces, you certainly will.

The Karri Ann Reversible Dress from Revelation by ME

  • The Karri Ann Reversible Dress from Revelation by ME embraces a classic wrap style with a modern edge. The dress’ sexy chiffon detailing and always flattering A-line cut will compliment all different body types. A simple black and white color scheme means this dress can easily become a wardrobe staple.

Aster Convertible Backpack by Shiraleah

  • If you crave the elegance of a handbag, but need the functionality of a backpack, San Francisco-based Bossa Handbags has the perfect solution. The new Aster Convertible backpack by Shiraleah can be worn multiple ways, comes in a variety of colors, is vegan-friendly and, most importantly, does not sacrifice style for practicality.

The Luv Dress by Dominique Ansari

  • The Luv Dress by Dominique Ansari, available at San Francisco-based online retailer Kreeya, is designed for ultimate versatility. The purple detailing and ruffle under the waistband add originality, while the dress’s long straps allow it to tie in an endless number of ways, making it suitable for many occasions.

The Tiffany Fringe T-Strap by Dekkori

  • As a seasoned shoe shopper knows, when making a purchase you must always consider what will go with your new kicks. With Dekorri’s shoe accents, your options instantly double. The Tiffany Fringe T-Strap, which comes in black, gray and purple, is an ideal way to get more mileage out of any simple heel.

Modify watches

  • Modify Watches are festive, modern and affordable. The company gives you the option to mix any face and strap you like, or you can purchase one of their many starter packs (like the one pictured above). The simple design is made to appeal to both men and women and can be as bold or subtle as you like thanks to a practically endless array of  color combinations.

Photography courtesy of (from top) Revelation by ME, Bossa Handbags, Kreeya, Dekkori and Modify Watches

SF Indie Fashion News: Weekend Sales, New Styles from Local Labels and More…

News alert: time to start brown-baggin’ it in Dolores Park. In other news….

Only in San Francisco highlights several ways to explore examples of locally-made, independent clothing and accessories through walking tours available through SF Indie Fashion friend Fashion Slave, which stops at shops such as R.A.G. and Lemon Twist.

Sofie Olgaard is having a sale on items from the spring/summer line. Shop this local designer’s online store now for 25 to 40 percent off.

We hear via Curbed SF that Hayes Valley is about to become home to a slew of new temporary retail spaces.

Harper Greer is also having a weekend sale. What’s more, if you spend $100, they’ll gift you with a free lunch at San Francisco’s Lori’s Diner.

Revelation by M.E. has released a preview of its spring 2010 collection. You can peep the latest from this Bay Area design duo here.

Bryna Nicole just released new handbags for fall.

Acrimony is having a Labor Day sale. Stop by the Hayes Valley store or enter code LBD20 at checkout when you shop online.

Keep reading SF Indie Fashion news more local fashion news….

Four Way: Revelation By M.E. Christine Dress

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What can we say? We’re on a wear-it-more-ways-than-one kick this week that can’t be stopped. First, we mentioned Sofie Olgaard’s versatile spring dress. Next, we highlighted new looks from Please Dress Up, whose Infinite Possibilities collection features a series of pieces that can be worn in a slew of different configurations.

Today, we’re turning our switch-it-up style spotlight on up-and-coming label Revelation by M.E., a San Francisco-based line launched earlier this year by FIDM graduates Myrda Monasterial and Eloisa Serrano.

For their spring-summer 2009 debut collection, the design duo offers up form-fitting dresses that are ready to part-ay any night of the week, but can be worn in at least four ways (you know, in case you don’t have time to run home to change in between engagements).

We had the chance to stop by a recent photo shoot at SoMa’s Barber Lounge to check out the line and view designs from the forthcoming fall collection, which features even more moving pieces that can be worn in multiple ways to create different looks. We’re excited to see what’s next for this local San Francisco design team.

Want to get your hands on Revelation by M.E.’s spring-summer collection? It arrives at San Francisco boutiques Mingle and Union B next month.

Continue reading for more news and finds from great Bay Area designers….