If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.
The seasons, they're a-changing. And yet, it's 80-degrees just about every other day, so transitional clothing is a must. For shoes, we like Bryr's Sofie felt bootie, a clog-meets-boot, handcrafted in SF, that works as well with easy dresses as it does with jeans and chunky sweaters. // Bryr Studio, 2331 Third St., (SF), by appointment only, bryrstudio.com
(Courtesy of Sonnet James)
City moms who refuse to trade in their designer duds for yoga pants need to know Sonnet James, a collection created from the belief that clothing can be both comfy and stylish. The brand's line of shift dresses and maxis are so chic, even non-moms will want to snatch them up. // sonnetjames.com
For over 15 years, Chillin Productions has supported Bay Area designers and makers with regular parties at Mezzanine. This Saturday, October 10, the group brings 70 fashion designers, 180 artists, 7 DJs, and more artisans showcasing their latest wares. // Saturday Oct. 10, 8pm to 2am; Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St. (SoMa), get tickets here.
(Courtesy of The Brooklyn Circus)
San Francisco's Golden Bear Sportwear has teamed up with The Brooklyn Circus to design the trim fit Fillmore Champs SF Classic Navy "Barracuda" Jacket. It's the new staple for any local gentleman's wardrobe. // $265 at The Brooklyn Circus, 1521 Fillmore St. (Western Addition), thebkcircus.com
Meg Shackleton is bringing her polished yet bohemian baubles to Sacramento Street. Fete the grand opening of the Margaret Elizabeth boutique, as well as the 5th Anniversary of Rue Magazine, this Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. // Margaret Elizabeth, 3334 Sacramento St. (FiDi), margaretelizabeth.com, ruemag.com
(Courtesy of Cuyana)
It isn't fall without a fabulous new coat. Cuyana's version, designed in San Francisco, is made in Italy with heavyweight, eco-friendly Italian wool. Buy it in navy to stay on trend this year. // $495, cuyana.com
It's hard to imagine that these supernatural rocks are actually of the earth. Made of fire agate, boulder opal, and picture jasper by Berkeley designer Melissa Joy Manning, these three-drop earrings have painterly swirls of color, recycled 14-karat gold settings, and a cool boho vibe. This is nature at it's finest. // $1,825, melissajoymanning.com