October 26, 2014

Snap Judgment: Bad Habits T-Shirt

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: while many people this time of year set about breaking bad habits, some of us like to keep a few around for good times’ sake, a strategy you can announce to the world with the Bad Habits t-shirt, available at The Seventh Heart.

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Photography courtesy of The Seventh Heart

Kreeya Featured Designer: Culture Consumer

Tree Dress by Culture Consumer, $54.40 (reg. $68)

Bridge Tee by Culture Consumer, $28.80 (reg. $36)

Peacock Sleeves Shirt by Culture Consumer, $38.40 (reg. $48)

Kreeya, a brand new online shop offering the best of the Bay Area’s independent fashion, features new designers each week. The latest to hit the site is Culture Consumer, a Bay Area-based label that features the original graphics of artist Helene Poulshock.

The brand’s t-shirts for men and women take their inspiration from the world around us, with elements from nature such as flowers, feathers and trees screenprinted in Berkeley on 100 percent cotton. Sweetening the deal for shoppers this week are the special prices offered exclusively on Kreeya, where you’ll find Culture Consumer on sale for 20 percent off just in time for the holidays. Last but not least, shipping is free for orders over $75 and returns are always free.

Want more Kreeya? Here’s the scoop:

Launched in November, Kreeya (Sanskrit for “positive action”) connects independent fashion designers with busy, fashion-forward, locally-minded professionals who may not have time to traverse the city in search of unique apparel and accessories. More than just an online shopping site, Kreeya is a place to plug into the inspiration, ideas and stories behind the San Francisco Bay Area fashion scene through designer interviews, social media and community-minded efforts. Each year, Kreeya donates one percent of its sales to a scholarship fund benefiting a graduating fashion student of California College of the Arts. Shop Kreeya for the latest apparel from independent designers such as Miranda Caroligne, DEMA, Bush + Leavenworth, Kathleen van der Spek and more. With a full line-up of featured designers arriving on the site in the coming weeks and a thriving local fashion community to share it with, Kreeya is just getting started.

And you can always connect with Kreeya on Facebook and Twitter.

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Snap Judgment: SEIBEI Sandwich Dinosaur T-Shirt

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the oh-so-demanding star of the Sandwich Dinosaur tee, $22, by SEIBEI, whose creator David Murray recently relocated to the Bay Area. Whether you wear it with a sense of irony is up to you (and really, completely depends on just how badly you appear to need a sandwich).

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Shop Talk: Where to Shop for Graphic T-Shirts in San Francisco

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. So get out there and get yourself a t-shirt (or two) that enhances your unique style:

Park Life: A great store in the Inner Richmond, Park Life has an excellent selection of unique graphic t-shirts and doubles as an art gallery. They have something for almost everyone, including prints, books, jewelery and design-oriented items for the home.

Fabric8: In The Mission, this boutique offers an array of locally-designed tees and an off-beat gallery in the back (including a sculpture garden and goldfish in the bathtub).

Lower Haters: Next comes this Lower Haight collective, which promotes fashion, art and design by local artists, as well as music and apparel.

Upper Playground: A constantly rotating stock of tees featuring designs by local artists and a large selection of gear will keep you coming back.

True: Actually three separate stores (for men’s, women’s and shoes) on Haight Street, this place is well-stocked with hip-hop and street-wear inspired graphic tee options, including local designs in an array of styles.

Free Gold Watch: What’s not to like about a place that makes unique shirts that you can watch them print on site?  The store has an awesome display of totally one-of-a-kind tees with a playful 80′s vibe and a great sales rack.

Gama-Go: A great source for locally designed graphic tees, the company started in a garage in San Francisco and sells its whimsical merchandise, now including kitchen and home accessories, in stores throughout the country.

My Trick Pony: Head here for custom t-shirt orders, as well as the shirts and greeting cards this local shop sells on its web site and in the studio. If you need it, they’ll help you create a design, and there’s no minimum order. For faster service, we’d recommend making an appointment before you head in.

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Photo courtesy of Park Life

Support Local Journalism with Mission Loc@l T-Shirt

Support local journalism (a cause near and dear to our hearts) with a Mission Loc@l t-shirt, whose proceeds support fund reporting projects from the Mission-based news site. [Read more...]