May 24, 2015

San Francisco’s Best Black Friday Sales from Local, Independent Sources

Instead of big box mayhem and madness, you’ll find us using Black Friday and ensuing holiday shopping opps to suss out deals from local designers and independent boutiques – many of whom only have sales a few times a year. Read on for our growing list* of top Black Friday, Cyber Monday and holiday deals from locals.

RGB Gallery (3024 Fillmore St.) is having a weekend-long Thanksgiving Sale.

And yet more San Francisco Black Friday sales and events:

  • Skunkfunk: Shop the San Francisco stores on Friday for a choose your own discount promo that offers varying discounts up to 50 percent off printed on slips of paper that will be up for grabs in fishbowls by the registers. Or shop over the weekend for up to 30 percent off merch.
  • Rare Device: this Market Street emporium for all things creative will be having a Jewelry and Apparel Trunk Show + Sidewalk Sale throughout the weekend featuring clothing from SET Boutique and accessories by Prismera Design.
  • Y&I: Use the code BlackFriday2011 when you shop online to receive 30 percent off your order.
  • Spa Radiance: The day spa will offer 25 percent off in-store purchases of its gift cards on Friday from 9-10 a.m. and smaller discounts until 1 p.m. See details here.
  • The Harbinger Co.: Take 20 percent off items in the online store Friday through Monday with the coupon code GeeThanks11 at checkout.
  • Sui Generis: Save up to 50 percent in this pair of his and hers high-end consignment shops on Friday and Saturday.
  • The Mission Statement: Get a free terrarium with a purchase of $75 or more. Everything in the store, which specializes in local labels and designers, will be 20 to 50 percent off.

Not an exhaustive haul, but a select assortment (meaning places we actually really truly like) of sales and deals and coupon codes good for use starting this week:

  • Honey Cooler Handmade: From Thanksgiving until Jan. 1, customers can use the code 2011HOLIDAY to take 15  percent off all merchandise in this local lingerie and apparel designer’s etsy shop.
  • Sneakpeeq: Click this link to save 20 percent on your next purchase from the San Francisco-based social shopping site. This is a special badge you’d ordinarily have to earn by playing the game-meets-shopping opp.
  • DL1961: Log onto and enter INDIGO25 at checkout to receive 25% off all styles. Deal good Friday through Monday.
  • Peggy Li: Use “holiday11″ for 20 percent off purchases on
  • Blissmo: Save an additional 10 percent off this local company’s boxes of eco-friendly goods through Dec. 31 when you use the code greenfriday at checkout.
  • The Marin Store: Until Monday, November 28 at midnight, save 15% off at The Marin Store when you use the discount code TDAY.
  • Sasha Maks Vintage: Save 20 percent on this San Francisco vintage collector’s jewelry through Nov. 30. Shipping within the U.S. is free.
  • JenDarling: Use discount code jetset at checkout for 20 percent off purchases from this local designer.


*We’ll be updating this post constantly, so check back for the latest events, sales and deals.

Win a Pass to Thursday’s Sold Out SF Fashion + Tech

We like anything at the intersection of fashion and technology. You like passes to sold out San Francisco style events. Let’s converge. Or collab. Or mind-meld. Whatevs. Here’s the deal: we’re giving away one (single) pass to Thursday’s SF Fashion + Tech event featuring peeps from ModCloth, Google, Betabrand, Sneakpeeq, iFabbo and more. Want it?

We’ll choose one winner at random tomorrow (Wednesday). To enter:

Why all the hype? Fashion and technology are colliding like never before, and we Bay Area-ites are sitting right in the middle of the action. No wonder the event completely sold out less than a week after ticket sales went live. Thursday’s event puts a spotlight on that idea with a panel featuring some of the most interesting fashion-meets-tech business minds out there. We’re super curious to hear what they’ll have to say during the panel discussion (moderated by SF Indie Fashion’s Lorraine). Demos, startups and things to eat and drink are also part of the evening.

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Image courtesy Mike Licht of Notions Capital

Party Seen: Sneakpeeq Sip & Sample

Can you spot the Halston Heritage dress Sarah Jessica Parker sported in Sex and the City 2?

Earlier this week, Sneakpeeq opened its doors to local fashion bloggers to eat, shop, and check out the company’s dangerously addictive Facebook app at their Sip and Sample event. Obsessed as we are with all things fashion-meets-tech, we went to check it out.

Overlooking the hustle and bustle of Market Street, the office was transformed with an adorably decorated table of delicious appetizers and a room full of sample pieces from brands like Kate Spade and Halston Heritage.

The concept behind this social media-meets-fashion app is simple: sign up for free through your Facebook account to gain access to obscenely good deals on current, in season fashion from high-end brands such as Halston Heritage, Nicole Miller, Lilly Pulitzer, Michael Stars and C.C. Skye, to name a few.

Once you see something you like, click the bright orange “peeq” button to uncover the discounted price. What sets Sneakpeeq apart from other discount sites is that fact that the price cuts on Sneakpeeq are different for each user. The price is determined based on your Facebook information, how often you share products with friends and how many people are “peeq-ing” at a certain item.

But be warned, if you spot a good deal act fast; you only have 15 seconds to accept the low price, and with an average product shelf life of 2-3 days, chances are the items you covet the most won’t be there when you come back to “peeq” again.

A guest checks out a white Halston Heritage dress

Sneakpeeq's Lauren Uppington (right) chatting with a guest

A table of trendy accessories featuring a Kate Spade wallet, a bow tie bib necklace and neon leather cuff bracelets.

A charming table of delicious eats

Images Courtesy of Cortney Clift

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