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Elizabeth Wilson in her Kansas City studio. Courtesy of Asiatica


What: Designer meet-and-greet/Asiatica Trunk Show

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 19

Where: Boulette’s Larder, Ferry Building

Why: Meet Susan Wilson, art historian and Kansas City designer behind Asiatica designs, who crafts pieces from Japanese textiles and vintage kimonos for her one-of-a-kind women’s garments sold at SF’s Obiko and Bergdorf Goodman in NYC. Check out her fall collection at her trunk show 1-4 p.m., Aug. 20-23 at the Grand Hyatt Union Square.


Gold cuff (above) and cocktail ring by local designer John S. Brana.
Courtesy of John S. Brana



What: 12th Annual Designers by the Bay and Fine Jewelry Showcase

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 21

Where: Shreve & Co., 200 Post St.

Why: See what’s shiny and new for fall by 15 local designers—while sipping cocktail and nibbling on hors d’oeuvres—at the 12th annual event hosted by the Women’s Jewelry Association, Northern California Chapter.



Courtesy of Aritzia

What: Aritzia store grand opening party

When: Aug. 22-24

Where: Aritzia, 865 Market St., Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre

Why: DJ sets (between 1-5 p.m.), gift giveaways and new young women’s fashions debuting at this Canadian retailer making its SF debut.


Courtesy of Bliss


What: Bliss Blowout Sale

When: 9 a.m.-9p.m., Aug. 18-24

Where: Bliss Spa, W Hotel, 181 3rd St., 4th Floor

Why: Stock up—and save up to 70%—on all your Bliss beauty faves.