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Our Fave Etsy Local Finds: Inspired by Alice

An online treasure trove for all things handmade and vintage, Etsy is one of our top go-to sources when we want to break away from our fast fashion fixes and and opt for something unique but still inexpensive.

After scouring SF's Etsy Local shops for this week's round-up in anticipation of Tim Burton's remake of Alice in Wonderland, we wanted to share what's impatiently waiting in our shopping cart:

 

 

1. Blue Dot Cluster Shoe Clips by blacksatinshoes, $18: Give your go-to heels a dose of feminine flair with these polka dot rosette clips.

One Killer Rack: Bianca Starr Debuts Stylist Boutique

Have you ever wanted to get your hands on a hot stylist’s rack (people, not like that). You’ll get your chance this Friday, when Bianca Starr unveils its first “stylist boutique,” a new in-store concept that’s sure to have local vintage fashion fans drooling.

“We have the hottest, most talented women in the city who have graced us with their fashion influence and asked them to pick out 20 to 30 of their favorite pieces that they can part with to be out on consignment,” store owner Bianca Kaplan blogged recently.

Mighty Pilates: Not Just Another Studio

News flash: yet another Pilates-based fitness studio has come to town.

No big deal, right? Oh so wrong.

Meet Mighty Pilates, the only studio in the Bay Area that takes your workout to the next level. Novices and buffs alike will no doubt leave sore after their energetic full-body circuit classes that incorporate Towers in addition to Reformer machines and fat-blasting cardio, all set to a hip soundtrack. And since they know you've got other things to do, they supply everything you need to get ready for shopping on Sacramento or dinner next door at Spruce.

Still not convinced? Through March 15th, you can get 2 weeks of unlimited classes for $80 to try out all that Mighty has to offer. And trust us, it's a lot.

Inside Lilith: New Pacific Heights Outpost for Feminine French Fashion

Earlier this month, the sole West Coast outpost from Paris-based Lilith relocated from its former location on Berkeley’s Fourth Street to Pacific Heights. We recently caught up with the shop’s longtime manager Sharon Haag to learn more about the new destination for feminine, French fashion and what’s in store for spring.

How would you describe the Lilith aesthetic?

Sophisticated whimsy.

Why should San Francisco women flock to Lilith?

7 Days, 7 Deals: $7 Manicure at TipToes

We love supporting San Francisco businesses and we love good deals. So we're teaming up with cool local company Joffer to offer 7 days of killer deals to some of our favorite local San Francisco businesses. From now until Friday, March 5, check back here to cash in.

So without further ado, here's Deal #2...

Do you like manicures? Of course you do. Your poor hands have been pocket-shoved and shielded from the winter elements for long enough: it's time set them free with some lovin' and some color! For seven bucks. That's like less than two lattes. Plus, a warm oil hand massage is included. Win. 

Get Your Indie Fashion Fix at Pop 'N Shop

Now that Noise Pop is officially in full swing, chances are you've already seen more live music...well, since last year...and it's not even the weekend yet.

We say it's time to switch things up a bit on Saturday and check out another kind of independent artist at Noise Pop's insanely popular indie design fair, Pop 'N Shop.

Need a new cropped sweater, quirky jewelry or a bold print for your walls? Yeah neither do we, but you'll likely change your mind once you set foot in The Verdi Club. With over 40 local artists and designers like Turk+Taylor, Seccession Art & Design and SanFranPsycho slingin' their unique and affordable wares, we dare you to walk out emptyhanded.

What's the Deal: Beautify with Deals on Hair, Skin + Nails

Time to deal...

Sync Salon: Local deal site Fresh Guide is offering a $35 shampoo, cut and bow dry (reg. $70) at this Financial District salon. You’ve got to purchase within the next two days to get the discount.

Taxi CDC/Collective:
During a trunk show and art opening tonight from 5-9 p.m. for Maria Puopolo’s new Hello There Friend works of art, you’ll save 40 percent on all clothing in the shop.

Look of the Week: Dinner Party

We hate to have to tell you this, but it's supposed to be another wet weekend. That said, there's no reason to cancel your plans and stay home with takeout and the remote or risk fighting everyone in SF for a taxi.

Instead, we suggest coercing your friends to come to you with a good old-fashioned dinner party. Not only does it give you a chance to show off your latest and greatest dish, chances are you'll save money and most importantly, stay dry.

And since what to wear at such an occasion is always up for debate, we decided to show you what we'd show up in:

 

 

 

Local Designer Goes to Bat for Lashes’ Head

If you’ve seen Bat for Lashes lately, it’s likely you’ve also seen the work of San Francisco accessories designer Nico Lopez, who creates adornments such as feather headpieces and shoulder-dusting recycled leather earrings under her label 1228.

Seen & Heard: San Franciscans Dish on New York Fashion Week

If San Francisco’s most fashionable enclaves seemed a little deserted over the last two weeks, it’s for good reason. Not a few fashion-minded Left Coasters flocked east for New York Fashion Week, and we’ve been eating up their electronic missives from under the tents ever since.

For a Fashion Week redux with a San Francisco perspective, we turn to a few of our favorite local fashion sources for the skinny:

Jennie of Going West had a whirlwind spin through New York, which culminated in a photo shoot at Bryant Park and the discovery of two new bags she didn’t know she had – too bad they were under her eyes.

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