Shop Talk: The Vintage Expo, Fall Staples + Designer Sales

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If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it in Shop Talk.


If you only buy one shoe this fall, make it the Suede Splits Platform Sandal. Not only is it in Marsala (Pantone's Color of the Year) but it's also in suede (huge this season) and includes cutouts, a chunky platform, a touch of metallic, and a Mary-Jane-esque ankle strap. What more could you want? // neimanmarcus.com

(Courtesy of Les Mechantes)

If you've ever wanted to channel your inner Liz Taylor, then you're in luck. Les Méchantes is having a Jet Set Pop Up featuring Sasha Maks Vintage. This means floaty caftans by the "Naughty Girls" and vintage bohemian baubles by Sasha Maks. While living la vida '60s, you can sip on bubbly, and get your hair and makeup done by Stylebee. // Thursday September 17, 6 to 9pm, Les Méchantes, Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Suite E101, lesmechantes.com, sashamaksvintage.com, stylebee.com

(Courtesy of Shoes of Prey)

A woman can never have too many pairs of shoes; Customizable shoe brand Shoes of Prey understands. Visit the design studio on September 19th and 20th to learn about which shoes you should be rocking for fall, and how to create ones tailored to your style. // Saturday September 19, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Nordstrom San Francisco Centre, 865 Market St, shoesofprey.com, nordstrom.com

In search of the perfect autumn sweater? We found the coziest, slouchiest one (with sex appeal!) at San Francisco's Mute by Joanne Lu. Her $258 camel Style blender/Drop shoulder sweater, which also comes in grey, is oversized clothing at its best. Voluminous, luxurious, and versatile, you'll be living in this piece until summer is back. // mutebyjl.com

(Courtesy of The Vintage Expo)

For serious vintage connoisseurs, The Vintage Expo, now in its 27th year, is back in San Francisco this weekend. Shop from over 50 vendors of vintage couture, designer clothing, jewelry, and more, from the late 18th century to the 1990s. It's the best way to indulge in the beautiful garments of yesteryear. // Saturday September 19, 9am to 6pm, and Sunday September 20, 11am to 5pm, San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave., vintageexpo.com

Chanel, Balenciaga, and Louboutin at up to 90% off. Need we say more? This jaw-dropping sale is brought to you by the Haute52 Designer Resale Summer Clearance. Designer clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories are all on sale this Saturday and Sunday at the Haute 52 location in San Jose. Luxe for way less. // Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20, 10am to 3pm, Haute 52, 3535 Ross Avenue, Building 2, Suite 105B, San Jose, haute52.com

The motorcycle jacket is also on trend for Fall 2015. Be the ultimate badass in this Ganni Biker Jacket from Azalea. At $628, it's an investment piece that you can pair with everything from a plain white T, jeans and fall boots, to the girliest of dresses. // azaleasf.com

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