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Artillery AG: Local Fashion is Good For You

Upon stepping into Artillery Apparel Gallery, you're immediately faced with a huge, gold framed easel, holding a t-shirt, stretched like canvas, in various stages of painting. This is no upright screen-print job, but rather, hand-painted t-shirts by Artillery AG's owner, Ivan Lopez.

Lopez is straight up, born-and-bred Mission hip. After studying Industrial Design at Pratt and selling his shirts on street corners in NYC, he returned to SF and open Artillery AG right in his hometown hood -- the Mission.

Local Designer Spotlight: Yorktown Road

Carol Gilbert made her first handbag when she was just a little girl. She also made the fabric for that handbag by hand-weaving through a square loom, again, when she was just a little girl. Color us impressed. 

Gilbert's passion for creating textiles and designing handbags evolved into Yorktown Road, a SF based company that fits our criteria for fabulous local design:  unique, sturdy and well priced.

This Week Only in SF: Made-to-Measure Kiton Suits

A cult-favorite among men’s clothing connoisseurs is making a rare San Francisco appearance this week.

Tailors from Naples-based Kiton will be taking orders for the label’s much-lauded bespoke men’s suits and demonstrating their workmanship at Neiman Marcus through Saturday.

Our Pick of the Litter: Etsy Local V-Day Gifts

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 shop for this week's Valentine's Day gift round-up, we wanted to share what's impatiently waiting in our shopping cart:

 

1. Valentine, Bleeding Necklace by iacua, $38: This cheeky copper heart pendant with garnet 'blood' is a beautiful token for hopeless romantics and skeptics alike.

 

Our Pick of the Litter: Etsy Local Gifts for $75 and Under

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 shop for this month's holiday gift round-up, we wanted to share what's impatiently waiting in our shopping cart:

 

1. Vintage Inspired Cherries Apron and Pasties Set by tiffytart, $42: Put on a private burlesque show while the cookies are baking (i.e. every man's fantasy) in this pin-up inspired set.


Our Pick of the Litter: Etsy Local Offerings For $75 + Under

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 opt for something unique but still inexpensive. After scouring SF's Etsy Local shop for this month's round-up, we wanted to share what's impatiently waiting in our shopping cart:


 

1. Vintage Black Velvet Dress from animalheadvintage, $45: The dramatic collar on this vintage find makes it an au courant choice for a cocktail party.

Our Pick of the Litter: Fave Etsy Local Offerings

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 opt for something unique but still inexpensive. After scouring SF's Etsy Local shop for this month's round-up, we wanted to share what's impatiently waiting in our shopping cart:

 

 

 

 


1. High Waisted Skirt from alyssabird, $45: Show off your sun-kissed stems with this voluminous vintage-inspired skirt.

 

What Not to Miss at Renegade This Weekend

To say we're excited about this weekend's Renegade Craft Fair would be an understatement; we're buzzing like a chainsaw over here. For its second year in the city, the free event will go down at Fort Mason and will feature over 200 artists and crafters from the Bay Area and way beyond. With so many participants you're bound to find something (or ten things) you love, but in case you need any extra motivation we've rounded up a few of the vendors we're most excited to see:

Renegade Craft Fair Returns This Weekend

Yeehaw! It seems to be shaping into a peach of a weekend. True, it's only Tuesday, but we're not going to let a little detail like that get us down. The weather report calls for clear blue skies and mid-70s and up for the rest of the week, plus we've got all sorts of fun activities to look forward to. Sunday we'll be participating in AIDS Walk San Francisco taking place in Golden Gate Park. Will you be there? There's still time to sign up if you'd like to join in...

Our Pick of the Litter: Fave Etsy Local Offerings

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 opt for something unique but still inexpensive. After scouring the current Etsy Local shop for SF this week, we wanted to share what's impatiently waiting in our shopping cart: 

1. The Cleo headpiece from jaybmillinery, $48: We are seriously smitten with this structural felt headpiece which also happens to be one of the more reasonably priced we've found. Side note: be sure to check out Jay B's other options while you're browsing as it was nearly impossible to choose a favorite.

 

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