Did you hear? Target is invading the San Francisco bubble with a store taking over the second floor of the Metreon in early 2012, coupled with a dramatic makeover to the 4th & Mission complex from basically a cavernous movie theater and a few arcade games into a downtown shopping destination. We tried to uncover the progress of Target's move to the space awhile ago, but the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency kept their mouths shut, until the Chronicle reported the latest this morning.
Do not pass Go, do not collect $100, and head directly to this season's THREAD event at the Metreon for rad, fashionable gifts for all the people on your holiday shopping list (and maybe pick up a few things for yourself, too). It's a sprawling showcase of the best emerging, style-breaking, genre-bending fashion designers, coupled with the music and art that inspires them. So leave the mall in the dust, grab a cocktail at THREAD's martini lounge and get browsing.