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Now You See 'Em: San Francisco Holiday Pop-Up Shops

Pop-up shops touting everything from special edition surfboards to deeply discounted designer apparel and handmade goods by local artists and designers have descended upon The City just in time for the holiday shopping season. You'll find them in popular shopping destinations such as Union Square and Union Street, but also in the less-expected 'hoods of North Beach and Noe Valley. Just don't wait too long to pop on by these San Francisco pop-up shops. Their days, by nature, are numbered.

SF Cyber Monday Deals Start Now


As if our chock-a-block San Francisco Black Friday Shopping Guide weren’t enough to satisfy your post turkey-day retail cravings, we bestow upon you yet more ways to shop and save with a round-up of deals good through Cyber Monday.

AliceandIsa.com: Almost everything in this online shop devoted to local independent designers is 20 percent off. On Monday morning between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., special limited-time “super deals” will be announced every hour.

Peggy Li:
Through Dec. 1, jewelry is 25 percent off with code holiday09 at checkout.

Black Friday San Francisco Shopping Guide

Deals abound in San Francisco on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. Where will you be? We've got a few suggestions....

Covet: A “secret” sale is on Friday at this Inner Richmond shop. The first 50 to show up will receive candy bags with discount coupons of varying amounts. If you’re lucky, you could score a coupon offering up to 60 percent off your purchase for the day.

What’s the Deal: John Varvatos, Martha Davis, Artillery and more…

Outside, it may be cold and dreary. But these weekend deals are bright and cheery...

John Varvatos: The fall-winter collection is 40 percent off through Tuesday. Visit the San Francisco store in Union Square or use online code F09PRS.

Thread Show: 7 Reasons to Go

You certainly don't need a reason to go to Thread this weekend. But we'll give you seven:

What’s the Deal: $50 Custom Men’s Shirts, 2-for-1 Mani-Pedis and more…

Nothing scary about today's deals...

indiTailored: Custom-made men’s dress shirts are $50 (reg. $89-$99) during the month of November. The online design tool allows shoppers to create their own button-down shirts in Italian fabrics, select the preferred fit and add details such as contrast collars and cuff designs. Use code inditailoredismyhero at checkout to receive the discount on the base price of any shirt.

What’s the Deal: Atelier Des Modistes, Edo Salon, Harputs Union and more…

Deal us in...

Edo Salon and Gallery
: A two-for-one color special is on at this Lower Haight salon. During November, book an appointment for a color service with a friend, and you’ll receive back-to-back treatments and only pay for one of them. Appointments for both clients must be booked at the same time under one person’s name. Intrigued? Get an introduction to the salon during a 20's-inspired cocktail party being held there tonight from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

What’s the Deal: Shop for the Cure, Curator, y & i and more….

Deal us in....

Shop for the Cure
: Through Nov. 1, put your shopping chops to work to benefit breast cancer research. Purchase a Komen Card from participating Union Square retailers for a tax-deductible donation of $65 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and you’ll receive 20 percent off all purchases at shops such as 7 for All Mankind, John Varvatos, Paul Smith, The Container Store and many others.

What’s the Deal: Saffron Rare Threads, Inhabit, Flair and more...

As Ben Stiller once said, can you deal with this?

Saffron Rare Threads
: This local label by designer Priya Saraswati is celebrating its 5th anniversary in business this month. Much of the merch in the online shop is already on sale, and you can take 50 percent off the second item in your purchase with the discount code weare5. The deal also applies to Saffron Rare Threads items in stock at design collective and boutique Studio 3579.

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