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Marie Claire’s SF Shopping Night at Mango

We’re not sure about you, but we’re always intrigued by an opportunity to pay less while sipping bubbly and snagging free goodies. Hence our laser-like focus on Thursday’s SF Shopping Night event, taking place at Mango in the San Francisco Centre.

The big draw, of course, is 30 percent off everything in the store, including the military-inspired separates, wedge platforms and day dresses the label is touting for spring and summer. Further enticement comes in the form of sparkling wine, free Mango military bags for the first attendees and tunes from DJ Sonny Phono.

What’s the Deal: BellJar, Spa Deals + More

Some people hunt for eggs. Others hunt for deals.

BellJar: In honor of the Mission boutique’s new online shop, 7x7 readers can save 15 percent on online purchases with the discount code 7X7SDFBJLRS. Offer good through April 31. We also hear SF Indie Fashion is giving away a $50 gift certificate to the shop this week.

Full Price for Designer Labels? Not at These San Francisco Shops

Lately, it’s begun to seem that now, perhaps more than ever, paying full price is oh-so-passé. Not only are online sample sale sites in full bloom (the most recent notable newcomer being Swirl), but there are also oodles of daily deals sites cropping up everywhere we look. Be that as it may, discounts on designer merch need not only take place online. There are alternatives. Lest you forget that one can, in fact, find discounted designer labels and actually try them on before purchasing, we’re here with four local destinations for scoring designer labels for less:

For European Cult Brands, Head to La Boutique in Jackson Square

If hard-to-find labels from emerging and cult favorite European designers sounds like a fine reason to spend all day in a dressing room, you’re going to want to carve out time to visit Jackson Square’s latest retail destination. Occupying an airy space with white walls and dark wood floors befitting an urban gallery, La Boutique, l’Art et la Mode delivers a handpicked selection of women’s apparel and accessories that reflects owner Carole Harari’s love for inventive, yet wearable fashion from France, Germany and Switzerland.

But the shop isn’t just about fashion.

What’s the Deal: Catherine Jane, She-Bible + More

Dealer’s choice…

Shopdressonline: This San Francisco-based online boutique is offering 30 percent off all handbags (brands include Rebecca Minkoff, Foley & Corinna and Kooba) through the end of March with the discount code MARCH30.

Catherine Jane: Peruse this Bay Area designer’s spring collection, sip Champagne and enjoy a 20 percent discount on everything in the store during an all-day event tomorrow at the San Francisco location.

What’s the Deal: I Spa, ooma, Jeremy’s + More

Time to deal...

I Spa: Sign up online for this offer from the InterContinental San Francisco’s spa, and you’ll score four $25 discounts for future use toward a selection of four different services, including a massage, mani pedi combo and facial.

Sassoon Salon: In love with Kerastase hair care products? Then get thee to this Nob Hill salon before the end of the month to take advantage of a sale offering 30 percent off the product line.

Vintage Shopping with Splendora’s Gina Pell

Ask Splendora founder Gina Pell about her must-haves style picks for spring, and you might expect a lengthy list comprised of the latest from Louboutin and brand names plucked off the racks at Barney’s New York. But you’d be wrong.

When we sat down recently with Pell to quiz her about spring style, the conversation surprised us with its quick shift to vintage fashion. Instead of visits to high-end boutiques or a trend treatise on choice items from spring collections, Pell’s style radar has its sights squarely set on one local shopping event, this weekend’s Vintage Fashion Expo.

New in Cow Hollow: Conifer Opens

A brand new reason to come out of the woods and go shopping in Cow Hollow comes in the form of Conifer, a cozy little shop just up the hill on Webster Street from Union in the space previously home to Great Overland Books. 

The first retail venture from former longtime Built By Wendy employee Amy Mautz, who returned to San Francisco in 2008 to open the indie label’s now-shuttered Mission boutique after several years in the Big Apple, the shop focuses on the smaller New York labels she fell in love with while living on the East Coast.

“I’ve always wanted to have my own store, and I knew that was going to happen one day,” says Mautz.

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