san francisco shopping
Because paying full price is so '08....
Nordstrom: Nordstrom stores across the Golden State opened their doors at 7 a.m. today to kick off an Anniversary Sale that runs through Sunday in stores and online through Aug. 3. New fall arrivals for men, women and children are discounted up to 40 percent.
Beklina: This Santa Cruz-based online retailer of coveted indie labels has marked summer styles down 20 to 50 percent. A brief perusal this morning revealed deals on Stewart + Brown, Ivana Helsinki, Edun, Fox in Mociun, Linda Loudermilk and Mr. Larkin.
Add some fireworks to your wardrobe with this week’s deals:
Acrimony: The Big Summer Sale at this Hayes Valley store means 70 percent off sale merchandise and 40 percent of regularly priced items from hard-to-find and independent brands such as Tankus, Hyden Yoo, April77, Mini Market and Endovanera.
Agent Provocateur: Head to this steamy style emporium’s Union Square outpost or shop online for up to 50 percent off. Then watch the sparks fly.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse – or an incentive – to visit Union Street lately, here it is: tomorrow’s Union Street Girls Night Out.
Four merchants along Cow Hollow’s main shopping drag are banding together to entice shoppers with all-day sales on merchandise, in-store wine and edibles and goodie bags for the stalwart style-seekers who huff it to each participating merchant.
Hey pretty young things, you've been workin' day and night. This weekend, don't stop 'til you get enough....
Because paying retail is oh-so-passe....
Lemon Twist: Saunter on over to this Hayes Valley boutique tonight, and you’ll be rewarded with 20 percent off this local label’s clothing and fine art offerings. Part of the Hayes Valley Block Party, the store’s happy hour runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
With dual-minded Gemini ruling overhead and shopping local an ever-more-popular goal among Bay Area fashion fans, it may very well be the perfect time for the arrival of Alice and Isa, sucky economy be damned.
Built upon the notion (one we can agree with, by the way) that every woman has at least two sartorial sides she wishes to variously indulge and devoted to independent apparel and accessories designers living or working in San Francisco, this soon-to-launch online boutique from friends and fashion lovers Dawn Miller and Stephanie Belfiore promises a savvy mix of accoutrements for the kind of local gal who doesn’t draw stark lines between the Mission and Marina.
If there’s one rule of Dad gift-giving, it’s this: he’s not going to give you any great gift ideas. After all, if he knew he needed it, he’d already have it. We think the best gifts for Dad are the ones he doesn’t even know he needs.
He may not realize it, but his hard work and dedicated dad-ness probably means he needs some serious R&R. For guy-friendly pampering he won’t come up with on his own, whisk him away to Cocoon Urban Day Spa for a Father’s Day Package that includes a dude-friendly sports massage, manicure, pedicure and – but of course – beer.
Because paying full retail price is oh-so-passé...
Ladita: We’re sad to report that this Bernal Heights eco-boutique is closing its doors in less than two weeks. Until then, the shop is having a close-out sale that promises eco-friendly apparel, accessories and gifts for women and babies for up to 70 percent off.
Elizabeth Charles: A summer sale is on at this Pacific Heights destination for Australian designers, as well as in the boutique’s online store. Women’s apparel from designers such as Ginger and Smart and Megan Park are going for hundreds off regular prices.
You may have spotted the handmade adornments from San Francisco designer Adrienne Wiley’s vintage-inspired Frolick line and local designer Liza Anongchanya’s clean, classic Ofina Jewelry at Bay Area shopping events or on celebrities such as Mariah Carey (Frolick) and Mischa Barton (Ofina). Now you can peruse complete collections from both under one roof at their new Inner Richmond boutique Covet, whose lofted second level does double duty as a workspace for the designers and friends.