I saw on the news this morning that the East Coast got its first big snow storm today—and we’re still three weeks from the official start of winter. People were out en masse shoveling their driveways in the cold. What am I thankful for as the holidays approach? Our version of “cold” in SF is a dip below 50, not nearly chilly enough to keep me from heading out to all the festive sales, trunk shows and store openings popping up all over town. Here are a few you won’t want to miss, starting tonight:
What: Amy Torello Trunk Show
When: Monday, December 3, 7 p.m.
Where: 1661 Sacramento St., #4; 415-699-4188
Why: Shop for bold and graphic handmade silver and gold jewelry by this Mexico-based designer
Photography courtesy of Amy Torello
What: Distilled and Podoll Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, December 4 and Wednesday, Dec 5; 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: 180 Capp St., Ste. 3; 415-596-3380
Why: Complimentary refreshments while shopping for discounted pieces by local men’s and womenswear labels Distilled, Josh Podoll, and Podoll
photography courtesy of Kanod Zimmerman
What: Flaunt Grand Opening and Champagne Happy Hour
When: Thursday, December 6, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: 1640 Union St.
Why: Sip bubbly while shopping for designs by James Perse, Michael Stars, Viv & Ingrid, Goldenbleu and more in the shop formerly known as Abigail Morgan boutique
Courtesy of Flaunt
What: Liquid Event Sales Holiday Warehouse Event
When: Thursday, December 13 to Saturday, December 15; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday December 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 511 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael; 415-456-3050
Why: Shop from apparel, jewelry, gift baskets, and other gift items from more than 30 vendors at 50 to 80% off retail prices to benefit womensinitiative.org