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San Francisco Fashion Fans Ready for Snow

On the fashion forecast: snow without the drive to Tahoe. Don't believe it? Read on.

After the crush of the holidays and the onslaught of shopping and style events that come with the season, the New Year hits and, this year as in years past, it takes a lot to get local fashion insiders revved up this month (unless planning and prepping for trips to next month’s New York Fashion Week counts). So it’s notable when a January event has fashion-minded San Franciscans buzzing weeks before it takes place, and even more so when that event is an invite-only affair with a strict white dress code.

Nice Collective Goes One Step Beyond Pop-Up Shop to "Mobile Supply Unit"

Pop-up shops are everywhere these days, here one minute and gone the next. Local label Nice Collective is taking it to the next conceptual level and altering vacant storefronts around town into Mobile Supply Units, all set up to be moved within a day. Their first MSU in this great experiment is just off Church & Market Streets.

Minxy's Brings Affordable Vintage to the Mission

The Mission has many, shall we say, interesting smells. The one we like best? The oh so distinct scent of vintage clothing

And while we have a soft spot for that musty scent, we love Minxy's Boutique even more for not having it. Minxy's is a one-stop vintage shop that flaunts everything from pointy 80s pumps to bold 60s costume jewelry, with decades of clothing in between.

What's the Deal: Mimi Boutique, Tea Collection, Dema + More

Ready to play? Deal us in….

Mimi Boutique: The annual sale at this San Francisco-based online boutique means deals on the shop’s already reasonably-priced women’s accessories, including handbags and trendy sunglasses.

Bobbepin: Now even non-football fans can appreciate the playoffs. In honor of the weekend’s games, this Bay Area-based online store is offering 40 percent off through Sunday with the discount code kickoff at checkout.

Tea Collection: Next week’s sample sale for the children’s label promises deals on one-of-a-kind samples and previous seasons’ merchandise in boys and girls sizes 0 to 12. The sale takes place on Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm at Fiddlesticks, 540 Hayes St., SF. Can’t make it? You’ll find many items going for up to 50 percent off online, thanks to the web site’s semi-annual sale.

Look Of The Week: Dine About Town + SF Sketchfest

Book those reservations, ladies, Dine About Town starts this Saturday. Whether you're heading out for a hot date or good times with the girls, top off your fabulous dinner with live comedy at the 10th Annual SF Sketchfest. Sketchfest 2011 kicks off today, with the hilarious Neil Patrick Harris,Candice Bergen and Dan Aykroyd heading-up this year's talent. 

Surely saving a buck on dinner while supporting the arts validates a new outfit, right? We've put together the perfect mix of quirky-cute for this fun evening with a red boatneck dress, an elegant vintage-chic coat and playful cheetah print wedges.

The Best Brazilians for the Truly Fearless

Last week on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, reality star Kyle Richards got her first Brazilian wax on national television. Richards spread her legs and told her waxer, "I was thinking a Dorothy Hamill. I don't want the Telly Savalas!"

Regardless of which side you stand on, the question of waxing has always been the case for heated discussion, as evidenced in our Great Waxing Debate last week.

Whether you're one to bare it all or more of the "landing strip" type, you shouldn't drop your knickers for just anyone. So if you are going to take the plunge, here's our guide to the best Brazilians in SF.

The Return of the Pant?

Last weekend’s No Pants Subway Ride convinced many a San Franciscan to drop trou and hit the streets (for evidence, just check out the cheeky results over at Muni Diaries). Commuting sans pants may be getting hype these days, but there’s at least one major reason to embrace pants anew right now: the return of local label Chaiken and Capone, a much-loved San Francisco brand that will resurface this spring after several years off the fashion map.

Fashion Feud: Live Project Runway-Style Designer Duel at Rickshaw Stop

Designers stealing chiffon? Models pulling hair? Fashionistas being fashionistas? We all love a good cat fight, and the best fashion brawls happen right on the catwalk.

Tomorrow night the gloves are coming off at Rickshaw Stop, with the return of SF's Fashion Feud: Part 1, our very own Project Runway-style designer duel.

Designers Crystal Hermann and Mary Yanez will get one hour to cut, sew and "make it work" at the first of four 2011 Fashion Feud events. Then it's up to the models, Caitlyn MacClennan and Jennifer Lazorack, to strut their new designer duds in the walk-off.

What's the Deal: Carrots, Nasty Gal, Sarah Shaw + More

New Year, new deals...

Coveted cult labels and high-end designer apparel by the likes of Maison Martin Margiela, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Yigal Azrouel are main attraction at the Carrots winter sale, which starts today and offers up to 60 percent off the posh Jackson Square emporium's fall/winter collections.

A winter sale launched this week by Nasty Gal is sure to send fans of the online shop's of-the-moment vintage and new apparel and accessories clamoring for their credit cards. Among the finds are Jeffrey Campbell boots and apparel by Lovefool, Evil Twin and Blank NYC.

Look of the Week: No Pants Subway Ride

It's just like San Francisco to welcome the new year with the 2011 No Pants! Subway Ride, this Sunday from noon to 6pm, on BART and MUNI. While we're excited to see which unmentionables make their way out of those top drawers, we're opting to keep it classy. After all, "skimpy" is no excuse to skimp on style.

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