A reason to love the Super Bowl, even if the chance to drink excessively and yell at guys in uniform doesn’t appeal: the y&i Super Bowl Sale. It’s on for Sunday (and the rest of the weekend, too) and means merch with prices starting at $10.
Three things I generally can’t get enough of: retro-inspired fashion, deals on local designers and getting seriously geeky about blogging. Good thing there’s a little of each one on the horizon this week. The 2nd annual Lesley Evers Studio Sample Sale in Berkeley means a chance to save up to 80 percent on the designer’s v. cute printed dresses, skirts and tops. In San Francisco, I’ll be speaking at Thursday’s FIDM fashion blogging event with Fashionista Lab, Calivintage, FashionablyAshley and iFabbo. Last but not least, Friday’s Girl Power Hour brings a chance to network and unwind at the same time.
On the style forecast this week: plenty of snow, the kind that’s actually conducive to heels and comes around but once a year. Snow, A White Fashion Event is back with its annual show featuring all-white collections from local designers and an audience clad in outfits to match. Also on the horizon this week: another Do-It-Yourself Marketing event at TechShop San Francisco put on by jewelry designer Shana Astrachan and Genevieve Robertson of Lightbox SF, a men’s vintage fashion show in the Mission, the return of Geek Style Lounge and the kickoff of the Treasure Island Flea winter pop-up.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: make your own recycled fashion statement for a song with the new Piece X Piece and McCall’s Tunic pattern, $9.66, which will land those with sewing chops a versatile tank based on the San Francisco label’s eco-friendly designs.
News from San Francisco’s only design store with a name torn from the pages of Coleridge’s Kubla Khan: Rare Device is leaving Market Street for a bigger and better space on Divisadero, where it will partner up with onetime Mission paper goods shop Little Otsu. The planned relocation is set to take place in early March.