Booze, bands and browsing for vintage, handmade and unique bargains brought us to Indie Mart on another soggy Sunday afternoon. The last street fair of the year before Indie Mart moves inside for the winter offered tasty treats, a hug wheel, even D.I.Y craft stations.
Not willing to let a little rain deter us from our shopping mission, we set out for Hayes Valley on Sunday afternoon for the Capsule Design Festival. Held twice a year, Capsule brings together mostly Bay Area-based indie fashion designers and artists to sell their wares and show the public what they are all about.
If you ask us, the humble t-shirt is the staple of every wardrobe. If you’re interested in finding original t-shirts that reflect your individuality while supporting local designers at the same time, then we have a few suggestions for places to check out that offer shirts you won’t find anywhere else.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the Tequila Sunrise necklace ($218) from Irene Jung. Marbleized light green and yellow agate beads and a sparkling vintage rhinestone brooch add the elegance of vintage style to a modern look.
A glorious mélange of independent fashion, arts and crafts, home decor, wood work (and don’t forget the alcohol) can be found at Indie Mart. We went to check out what the ‘mart had to offer us in the way of fashion this past Sunday on Wisconsin Street. A look at a few of the vendors we encountered along the way: