May 27, 2015

SF Fashion Events: Bazaar Bizarre, Haute Pool Show, Indie Mart + More

Shopping from local, indie designers is easy this week, thanks to a trio of events offering up Bay Area-made apparel, accessories, art and more in swingin’ settings. Kick off your adventures at Thursday’s Bazaar Bizarre at the Academy of Sciences nightlife event. On Saturday, sidle up to style poolside at the Phoenix during Haute Pool Show, an indie shopping-meets-pool party event hosted by Mission shop Wonderland. Then on Sunday, join the crowds celebrating Indie Mart‘s 5th year in Potrero flats with the latest installment of Kelly Malone’s long-running outdoor street fest. And don’t forget Digitally Chic‘s August meetup on Thursday evening for a dose of fashion, technology and stylish socializing.

Find details on these and other upcoming San Francisco fashion events waiting on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar. And of course, as you know, it doesn’t stop there. We’re adding new fashion happenings all the time, so check back often.

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The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events July 18-24

Summah, summah-ty-ime. This week we hope to be able to press pause on the space heater humming away in the corner and welcome a hint of sun. But no matter what happens, we’ll be warming up to local fashion events. A few of our favorite San Francisco fashion happenings follow, and, as always, you’ll find the details on these and more on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • We hope there are three of you on Thursday night, because there are three worthy events happening at exactly the same time. So step one, clone yourself (then do it again). Next head to 440 Brannan Studio for Jonathan Rising, an event featuring the Japanese-inspired knitwear of Academy of Art and Rodarte alum Jonathan David Baker at 44o Brannan Studio. Adding to the intrigue, the event promises sushi and sake.
  • Across Market Street in a very stylish shop, those on the list will gather to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Poetic and Chic, the art- and fashion-minded blog from local writer and designer Annie Wilson. Who knows, maybe we’ll see you there.
  • Over in Hayes Valley on the same night, fans of style blogger Jessica Quirk’s What I Wore blog will congregate to celebrate her new book of the same name at Azalea boutique during an event hosted by ShopItToMe.
  • Sunday marks the return of Indie Mart after an eight-month hiatus. As you might expect, it’s sure to be full of debaucherous D.I.Y., local fashion, music and interactive antics ranging from sexy makeovers by Fox & Doll to terrarium making with Flora Grubb. Admission is a $3-$5 sliding scale suggested donation, and all proceeds go toward founder Kelly Malone’s ongoing cancer treatments.

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

We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Indie Mart

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 and even D.I.Y craft stations.

A $3 donation at the entrance covered the shopping, six bands and an after party.  Almost every vendor repurposes, recycles or has a great story behind their products. The vibe, although a little subdued by the rainy weather, was festive (especially once we enjoyed some amazing tater tots and a Bloody Mary or two).

Here are a few shots of what we found at Indie Mart:

Pictured below: studionico, Nous Savons, Black Heart Industries, Stuffed Misfit, Vintage Vantage, and Umbrella Shirts

Aqua Cherry

Stuffed Misfit

Black Heart Industries

Moonlit Circus

Hummingbird Vintage


Polka dot Robot

Photography by Christophe Tomatis

We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Indie Mart

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: [Read more...]

On Sunday, Indie Mart Returns

All you need is $3 and the will to embrace local, indie everything to enjoy this weekend’s Indie Mart in Potrero Hill. We are especially intrigued by two things: first, the event organizer Kelly Malone promises that one-third of the vendors are new each time around, so there’s always fresh gear to scope out. And two: make-your-own terrariums, because terrariums are just plain cool.

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