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.
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.
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.
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:
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.