Earlier this week, Metier announced that, after 21 solid years in Union Square, they will be closing on Saturday, July 21. They were a local refuge, and go-to shop for brands like Isabel Marant and Zero + Maria Cornejo -- which are now up for grabs in their mega sale. Items are going fast, so snatch up these deals - in store and online - while you still can.
The Metier web store will remain open, selling only jewelry, and it's safe to say this isn't the last we'll seen of this fashion-breathing crew. But for now, we bid them adieu.
You may recognize Kelly Tunstall's artwork from her mermaid murals at Bar Crudo. Or maybe you've come across her work at a local gallery. I first saw her artwork years ago, at 111 Minna, and was instantly charmed. Her whimsical figures and enchanting use of color make her artwork distinct and easily lovable.
I later met Kelly at a party in the Mission, and went gaga over her green Dries Van Noten pumps. It's no surprise that the creator of such lovely pieces of art would have an incredible sense of style, too.
1. Chaiken and Capone Sample Sale at 116 New Montgomery St. (at Mission St.), Friday October 21, 11am-6pm, Free.
It's been a long week -- get a jump start on the weekend with a mid-day Chaiken & Capone shopping break. Snag these locally-designed, biz-chic duds at ridiculously low prices -- new pieces and one-of-a-kind samples alike will be available only in sizes 2-6.
This Week in Fashion: Brooklyn Circus 3 Year Anniversary, New Treatments at The Sports Club/LA Spa, Models for a Cause Walk Off + Independence Day Sales
1. Models for a Cause Runway Competition at Circolo Restaurant & Lounge (500 Florida St.), Friday July 1, 6pm-1am, $10 donation.
Tonight, Charleston Pierce presents a model walk-off benefiting Until There's A Cure. From 6pm to 8pm, models will work on their poses during a photo shoot with Mariya Novitski. The catwalk action begins at 8:30pm, and will conclude with prizes ($100-$500) for Best Runway Walk, Best Runway Poses and Best Overall Appearance.
This Week in Fashion: Eric Dane at Kiehl's Grand Opening, Heliotrope Celebrates 1 Year, Custom Suiting from PDX + Mad Summer Sales
1. The Return of Summer Party at Cary.Lane (560 Laguna St.), Friday June 17, 8pm-11pm.
Celebrate summer with the launch of Cary Lane's private label menswear, 30% off all merch and one badass party. Enjoy free drinks and appetizers from nearby joints, music from DJ Corey Sleazemore, artwork by Melanie Eusebio, and tons of $1 raffle prizes (drawing at 10:30pm sharp!). We recommend wearing that hot new get-up you've been waiting to bring out -- it's time to see and be seen.
2. Kiehl's Grand Opening Party & Fashion Benefit with Eric Dane at Kiehl's (971 Fillmore St.), Saturday June 18, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.
Dr. McSteamy himself, Eric Dane, a SF native, and his wife, actress Rebecca Gayheart, will host the Kiehl's Since 1851 Fillmore St. store opening this Saturday. Kiehl's US President, Chris Salgrado, will arrive to this already hot photo-op via motorcycle, accompanied by a hardcore pack of SF bikers, naturally. In honor of Dane and the store launch, Kiehl's is donating $10,000 to the Homeless Prenatal Program, a local charity working to beat childhood poverty. Bonus: the first 160 people (get there early!) will receive a free Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser. And if you're a true last-minute gifter, stock up on some Facial Fuel for dear ol' dad.
This Week in Fashion: Shotwell's 80% Off Moving Sale, Black V 2.0, Personal Hair How-To's + Martha Davis Shoe Party
1. Spring Sale at Metier (355 Sutter St.), Now, during store hours.
The Spring Sale at Metier kicked off this week with 20% off select items. I've had my eye on their Isabel Marant Jordan Jacket -- here's to crossing fingers and hoping it's on sale! P.S. Be sure to keep an eye on Metier's blog for additional markdowns.
2. 80% Off Moving & Housewares Sale at Shotwell (320 Grant Ave.), Now - Monday May 23, during store hours.
Shotwell is packing up their Union Square shop and bringing it on home to the Mission. I'm excited to scope out their new digs, but even more excited for their ginormous Moving Sale. Get up to 80% off their amazing apparel selection, and 50% off all furniture and plants.
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.
With Christmas morning less than 72 hours away, the gift-buying window for 2009 is rapidly drawing to a close. Time is dwindling, yes, but all is not lost. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite destinations for fashion-minded last-minute gifts.
While most boutiques go dark during the afternoon of the 24th, lower Bernal Heights Secession Art and Design gallery and boutique is keeping the doors open until 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Even at the 11th hour, you can still scoop up unique gifts and works of art by independent artists and designers, including Colleen Mauer, Hilary Williams, Heather Robinson, Nous Savons, De Novo, Cara Lyndon, Minor Details, Orange Slice and many others.
After packing up her knitting needles and leaving San Francisco for Portland some years back, Suzi Johnson is headed back to our fair city this weekend to show off her latest wares. Debuting her entire fall collection, which includes gorgeous hand-loomed sweaters, winter accessories, blankets, baby items as well as one-of-a-kind pieces, Suzi will be on hand at Metier from 12-5 to talk knits and help you find deliciously soft gifts for everyone on your list. She'll even take orders for custom sweaters if you can't find the size or hue you're looking for. Just don't be surprised if you never want to wear anything else again.