October 24, 2014

Don’t Miss: City Dolls Trunk Show

Everyone talks about social commerce these days. Here’s how we’d prefer to see it go down: in the arty surroundings of Space Gallery with a solid selection of local designers on display and a spiked cider in hand. That’s exactly what you’ll find at City Dolls Trunk Show on Saturday night.

The free evening event (open to 21+) takes over the Polk Street event space this weekend for a showing of work from local labels such as Amour Vert, Dear Mina and Stolen Sunday. You’ll find vintage and designer clothing, handbags, shoes, leather goods and jewelry on offer, as well as music, art installations and tasty edibles.

Shop from:

Siri Hanson Jewelry
The Loin
Christine Mayrina Jewelry
K.M. Knits
Olivous Retro Jewelry
Stolen Sunday
Paulina Carcach Handbags
Black Pyramid Vintage
Anisa Esmail Jewelry
Phoenix the Fox
Amour Vert
Dear Mina Jewelry
Whiskey Commons Street Food

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SF Indie Fashion is a City Dolls media sponsor

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Nov. 14-20

Oh, hello there, holiday season. You crept up on us. A pre-Thanksgiving rush of parties and trunk shows brings many opps to shop from local, independent sources. Intrigued? You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • On Tuesday, scope deals on luxe items during two trunk show sales of note. A Sequoia-Paris Sample Sale (details on the cal) means a chance to snag the label’s handbags for up to percent off, while a Kirribilla and Stella & Dot Trunk Show puts holiday dresses and baubles up for grabs.
  • On Wednesday, preview the spring 2012 collection and get 25 percent all the label’s eco-friendly merch during an Amour Vert Trunk Show.
  • Thursday night presents a challenge for any fan of San Francisco fashion, thanks to oodles of dueling events. See the latest from local label Turk + Taylor during the Turk + Taylor Fashion Show, shop for a good cause at the 49 Square Miles Grand Opening & Benefit Party and scope the new collection from Matt Dick + March on Sacramento Street.
  • Over the weekend, get a start on your holiday list with Kirsten Muenster Trunk Show at MAC, Wonderland’s latest Art Opening and Sunday’s huge Thread shopping event.

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

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Nov. 7-13

Among the San Francisco fashion events to look forward to this week are a sold-out fashion and tech event we love, a Hayes Valley hair fest, a Cow Hollow boutique’s art-laden fiesta and local designers we covet on display at a local salon. Intrigued? You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • Things get kickin’ on Thursday with SF Fashion + Tech: How Technology is Changing the Face of Fashion. Yup, the rumors are true. This event is completely sold out and has been for weeks. But you can score a free ticket by keeping your peepers peeled on SF Indie Fashion this week. We’ll be giving away one free pass. Don’t miss it.
  • On Friday, get twisted during the Oxenrose Happy Hour Braid Bar. Along with having a good ‘ole time, you’ll learn how to fashion your locks in more ways than one.
  • Come Saturday, do it up at RGB Gallery’s Before it was Sewn show featuring local designers and artists such as Zoe Hong, Faithy Leong, Briana Kranz and NYC’s Deborah Atalig. Score 10 percent off purchases during the evening event. Art, music and live modeling are part of the mix.
  • Last but not least, indulge in the latest from local designers on Sunday during a trunk show at Bijoux salon featuring Micaela Greg, Big Things, Serial Cultura, Papaver Very and makeup by Heather Cabrera.

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

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Oct. 31-Nov.6

Among the stylish San Francisco events to look forward to this week are a jewelry-making class with sass, an accessories-heavy shopping event, a local designer’s fall collection on display and a denim trunk show. Intrigued? You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • Get the week going by learning a thing or two during the Feathers, Leather and Chains jewelry-making class at Workshop. The one-evening how-to will leave you with two pairs of earrings and one necklace, as well as plenty of jewelry-making basics courtesy of instructor Shana Astrachan.
  • Midweek you can shop independent, scope accessories and apparel and indulge in cocktails and mini beauty treatments during the latest installment of Shecky’s Girls Night Out, taking place at Fort Mason. Participants include BellaSole shoes, Benefit, Stella & Dot, Aknot jewelry and others. The two-evening event offers goodie bags, and you can score a free ticket and book a complimentary brow arch before you go here.
  • Also on Thursday, local favorite (and Project Runway contestant) Christopher Collins re-opens his Sutter Street boutique after closing to focus on summer and fall deliveries with an evening gathering featuring the label’s Fall 2011 collection, as well as a $50 discount on purchases when you buy two items. Dunno ’bout you, but we’re kind of salivating over the jacket up above (stop it animal print-meets-tribal thing. just stop it). Can’t make it that night? Email them to stop by earlier in the week.
  • If you’re a denim hound, you’ll find premium pairs on display this Saturday at Heidi Says Casual during the Pac Heights boutique’s Paige Denim Trunk Show.

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

Photography courtesy of Christopher Collins

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Oct. 10-16

Chunky crochet neck piece by Dianne Que of Hurley Sashimi, one of the local labels participating in this weekend's Vagabond Indie Craft Fair at Urban Bazaar

Among the stylish San Francisco happenings to look forward to this week are a jewelry class taught by a longtime local designer, a breast cancer fashion fundraiser, a Hayes Valley trunk show and a two-day indie shopping opp. Intrigued? You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • Flex your D.I.Y. skills on Tuesday night at Workshop, where local jewelry designer Shana Astrachan teaches a one-night jewelry class – DIY Jewelry: Feathers, Leather and Chains -¬†that will leave you looping, connecting jump rings, distressing chains and generally on your way to at-home jewelry triumph. You’ll leave with two pairs of earrings and a necklace, as well as plenty of new skills.
  • On Friday, celebrate in the name of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Beats for Boobs, a fundraiser fashion event featuring a runway show that includes Bay Area labels such as Danielle the Dressmaker, Presh Design Collective, Miss G Designs and others. Held at mezzanine, this is the event to attend this week if you’d like to support a worthy cause while downing cocktails, dancing and engaging in general Friday night mayhem.
  • Also on Friday evening, a Metalsmith trunk show featuring the San Francisco-based jewelry line alongside art by¬†painter Jennifer Mercede is a reason to swing by Ver Unica in Hayes Valley either on your way home or on your way out.
  • Finish off the week by shopping independent during Urban Bazaar’s two-day Vagabond Indie Craft Fair. Taking place on both Saturday and Sunday, the event showcases a variety of work (from Steampunk accessories to baby clothes) from socially-responsible, independent artists and designers, including Hikari Designs, Stone Valentine and By Nieves.

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