During the weekend ahead, say goodbye to the shortest month of the year with a feel-good mixture of shopping, art and fashion.
Start tonight at the Westfield San Francisco Centre for an evening of shopping at Martin + Osa with style expert Katrina Szish, who will be on hand to offer tips on translating red carpet trends into everyday looks featuring apparel from the casual retailer’s current collections. The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a $25 gift certificate for Martin + Osa. During the event, merchandise will be discounted 20 percent. Proceeds benefit the Northern California Cancer Center.
We may be preoccupied prepping our inner fashion critics for Sunday’s red carpet drama, but hardly too busy to shop. Here are three places to check out this weekend:
One reason this weekend stands out: you won’t be able to celebrate Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day on the same weekend again until 2015. Here are three more:
Long before there was March Madness there was ... Wilkes Madness.
As in Wilkes Bashford -- the man, the legend, the bon ton boutique!
For the last 20 years, Bashford & Co. have swung open the doors at their San Francisco and Mill Valley boutiques to the sartorial masses for the twice-yearly (February and August) Wilkes Bashford Warehouse Sale.
As the balmy weather we’d just gotten used to makes a hasty retreat and subjects us to several consecutive days of (gasp!) sub-60-degree temperatures, it’s a prime time to take cover indoors. Luckily, that’s where the best sales and fashion events are this weekend.
Here what’s on our radar:
Assessing the fit of players’ uniforms and sizing up halftime performers’ getups during the Super Bowl won’t be our only fashion-minded activities this weekend. Here are four more:
If the economic tempest in which our nation presently finds itself prompts a tidal wave of shopping guilt, here’s a simple tactic to curb your impulse-buying urges: keep your mitts to yourself. And we’re not talking about the ones intended for use with an oven (if that’s the kind of thing you’re into). We’re talking about your hands. Touching, it seems, may increase your likelihood of purchasing.
It may be a new year, but one thing hasn’t changed: sales continue to pop up everywhere we look. Here are seven places to shop and save during the first weekend in 2009: