April 20, 2014

Bird ‘Em Up: Hair Feathers at The Mission Statement

Hair feather extensions are available at The Mission Statement this weekend.

Want some flair in your hair? The Mission Statement will be doling out hair feather extensions on Saturday for $10 a bunch. And before you ask, yes, you can wash them and blowdry them along with your hair for up to six weeks, so they’re easy-peasy to maintain.

Also part of the festivities at the Mission shop this weekend? A 25 percent off sale on regular merchandise runs through Sunday.

More upcoming San Francisco shopping events

The Do List: San Francisco New Year’s Sales

Sarah Shaw on Sacramento Street

It’s the first week of 2011, and the SF Indie Fashion Calendar is noticeably quiet as local designers, retailers and fashion fans are recovering from the onslaught of the holiday season. While organized events are scarce this week, New Years sales are popping up all over the place. If deals are on your personal do list, here are a few shops to try:

  • Erica Tanov has launched a winter sale. A quick view of the offerings online revealed many items priced at over 50 percent off.
  • Sarah Shaw is offering 20 percent off through Jan. 22 during the Sacramento Street boutique’s New Year sale.
  • To celebrate the New Year, local plus-size label Harper Greer is offering 11 percent off purchases every Sunday in January.
  • A sale at Acrimony brings labels such as Hyden Yoo and Minimarket at up to 60 percent off both online and in-store.
  • If you’re in love with shoes, the winter sale from Gimme Shoes offer a chance to pluck up pairs from names such as Repetto, 3.1 Philip Lim and Chie Mihara for up to 40 percent off.
  • Bryna Nicole is offering sitewide discounts as part of the handbag label’s winter sale.
  • Elizabeth Charles has significant markdowns on labels such as Preen, Smythe, Wayne and Behnaz Sarafpour.
  • You’ll save 20 percent off the entire fall collection (apparel, accessories and vintage) at Anica right now.
  • Conifer is offering up to 50 percent off during its winter sale.
  • To celebrate the New Year and the arrival of new washes, indiDenim is offering 20 percent off orders with the discount code “wash” at checkout.
  • y&i is having a winter sale that promises those who pop into the Chestnut Street shop 30 to 75 percent off, with prices starting at $9.99 and denim from brands such as Joe’s Jeans and Paige Premium Denim going for $75.
  • Local label and Laurel Heights shop Catherine Jane is offering 20 percent off ilux socks this month. Also, the boutique has a shoe club that offers discounts throughout the year. After you’ve purchased one pair at regular price, you’ll receive 15 percent off a second pair (bought anytime in the next 12 months), 25 percent off a third pair and so on.
  • If labels such as Maison Martin Margiela, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Yigal Azrouel are your bag, then you’ll want to whip out your wallet for the Carrots winter sale, which starts this Friday and offers up to 60 percent off the Jackson Square store’s fall/winter collections.

Looking for more? We’ll be updating this list as we discover new sales, so keep checking back. You can find details on upcoming San Francisco fashion events and more on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

Photography courtesy of Sarah Shaw

Chic & Charitable: Bobbepin Weekend Sale

Covet Bamboo Viscose Top with Snood, $70

Biker-inspired Highgate boots by J Shoes, $195

Graffeo White Handbag, $60

For holiday shopping with a socially-responsible twist, try Bay Area-based online retailer Bobbepin, which donates 5 percent of every purchase to a charity you choose at checkout. A 20 percent off sale this weekend makes this a great time to peruse the newly-launched site.

You’ll find private label apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women, including the oh-so-of-the-moment biker-inspired boots shown above, as well as everyday separates with easygoing style.

To score the discount, use the code “weekend” at checkout. The offer is good through midnight on Sunday.

Another little gift from Bobbepin? Shipping is free on all orders placed during the holidays.

Want more Bobbepin? You can always connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

This post sponsored by Bobbepin

San Francisco Shopping Deals this Week

I keep such a close watch on shopping deals in San Francisco that I’m hard-pressed to ever pay full price. Usually when I do, it’s for a piece by a local designer that I have been eyeing for quite some time.

But really, with so many sales, discounts and giveaways happening these days from so many web sites (just counting the number of Groupon-esque deals sites out there right now makes my head spin), it’s easier than ever to get what you need for a little bit less.

One tip I’ll throw out there based on experience from both sides of the situation: blog giveaways are a great way to win free stuff. I don’t obsessively enter them, but I occasionally do, and you’d be surprised how many there are out there. I think my most fabulous win to date was a $170 Emma Carroll necklace from StyleBite. And on the other side of the coin, while we tend to get a good number of entries in our newsletter giveaways, the odds of winning often remain in the 1:20 or 1:25 realm. Not bad odds at all, especially if all you have to do is send a quick email to enter.

One such promotion I’d recommend getting in on this week: the Lia Kes top silent auction. Her clothes are gorgeous, and the proceeds go to a great cause, the Special Olympics.

As for other deals this week, check out the sales and promotions in the What’s the Deal roundup I put together today for 7×7:

What’s the Deal: Union Street Sidewalk Sale, Napoleon Perdis, aha yoga + More

More San Francisco deals

San Francisco Shopping Deals this Week

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s summer sale season. If you’re looking for deals, there are a slew to be had in San Francisco this weekend. One of my personal favorites?

The 40 percent off boot sale at Collective/Taxi CDC right now. It’s happening through the end of the month. I stopped by earlier in the week to check it out and ended up trying on at least 15 pairs of vintage boots. My mission at the time was to find a flat-footed, lightweight pull-on boot that I can wear with summer dresses.

With boots, the challenge for me is always getting them over my Russian peasant woman calves, and I found that the vintage slouchy 80′s styles often fit much better than brand new boots in mainstream shoe stores. I found two pairs for around $35 each. It’s always lovely when you can get exactly what you want for less than you’d expected to pay and from a local, vintage, eco-friendly source at the same time. That’s what I consider a score.

For more deals in San Francisco from labels and stores ranging from Self Edge to Stellarocco and My Boudoir Lingerie, check out the weekly What’s the Deal round-up I put together and publish each Friday on 7×7.com.

While you’re at it, check out the entirely new look of 7×7.com. Whaddya think?