pop up shop
On November 7th, Crossroads Trading hosted their much-loved annual pop-up shop at the Hotel Monaco in Union Square. Hosted by CTC Style Council Member and local fashion blogger Kathleen Murillo of Inspirafashion, guests shopped new and gently used items, taking the rare opportunity to shop the very best merchandise selected from all six of Crossroads' Bay Area stores.
The small, private event was open to lucky Crossroads' customers who entered to receive a complimentary pair of tickets. The stylish guests enjoyed refreshments, bubbly and the luxe surroundings of the Hotel Monaco's Paris Ballroom.
Shotwell is out, well, moved, Crossroads is in. Though I was a fan of Shotwell being downtown accessible, I'll take recycled fashion in exchange. Berkeley-based Crossroads nabbed the Grant Avenue space for a summer pop-up shop.
It should come as no surprise seeing as how Crossroads already had their Buying Outpost at Shotwell every Thursday. The summer shop will operate their typical buy-sell-trade business, but for downtown types in a rush, dropping off your items and returning later to collect will certainly come in handy. Designer items are especially welcome.
After teaming up with Tartine back in February, SF-born accessory brand Joshu+Vela is proving to be a team player. This time, a fashion twofer. Throughout the summer, craftsman meets craftsman at Common SF where a Joshu+Vela shop-in-shop will house the full range of backpacks and totes in all the colors.
Not since Samantha Jones has a woman brought the female orgasm to heightened awareness. But this time, it's not HBO, it's reality. OneTaste founder Nicole Daedone is bringing her conversation about slow sex to the streets via a pop-up called "Project Orgasm Is...". The art installation and yoga spread triples as a space where you can get a taste of the orgasm entrepreneur’s teachings. The previous Loehmann's men's store on the corner of Sutter and Kearny just got a lot more interesting.
There’s no question that connoisseurship is alive and well in the City by the Bay. But this weekend, the ethos usually reserved for locavore food fans, handcrafted cocktailians and urban cyclists extends its reach into the menswear realm for what is, arguably, the first San Francisco event devoted to dapper style.
Dubbed Man Up, the three-day pop-up menswear shop organized by the Durable Goods Concern brings gear for guys sourced from an independent, mostly local cadre of retailers and designers to a temporary central Market Street home.