This Week in Fashion: Shotwell Says Goodbye, McIntoshFry at MAC, Retrofit Turns 1 + Styling the Modern Man
1. Last Tuesday, Holly and Michael Weaver, the style powerhouse behind Shotwell, announced some very happy and very sad news. The darling duo is expecting a baby boy (that's the good news!), and will be moving back to Pittsburgh. That means, Shotwell will not be reopening -- a great loss for SF. As bummed as we are to see them go, we wish the three of them (four including their pup, Friday) all the best.
This Week in Fashion: Eric Dane at Kiehl's Grand Opening, Heliotrope Celebrates 1 Year, Custom Suiting from PDX + Mad Summer Sales
1. The Return of Summer Party at Cary.Lane (560 Laguna St.), Friday June 17, 8pm-11pm.
Celebrate summer with the launch of Cary Lane's private label menswear, 30% off all merch and one badass party. Enjoy free drinks and appetizers from nearby joints, music from DJ Corey Sleazemore, artwork by Melanie Eusebio, and tons of $1 raffle prizes (drawing at 10:30pm sharp!). We recommend wearing that hot new get-up you've been waiting to bring out -- it's time to see and be seen.
2. Kiehl's Grand Opening Party & Fashion Benefit with Eric Dane at Kiehl's (971 Fillmore St.), Saturday June 18, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.
Dr. McSteamy himself, Eric Dane, a SF native, and his wife, actress Rebecca Gayheart, will host the Kiehl's Since 1851 Fillmore St. store opening this Saturday. Kiehl's US President, Chris Salgrado, will arrive to this already hot photo-op via motorcycle, accompanied by a hardcore pack of SF bikers, naturally. In honor of Dane and the store launch, Kiehl's is donating $10,000 to the Homeless Prenatal Program, a local charity working to beat childhood poverty. Bonus: the first 160 people (get there early!) will receive a free Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser. And if you're a true last-minute gifter, stock up on some Facial Fuel for dear ol' dad.
This Week in Fashion: Custom Leather at The Factory, Chillin' Turns 13, The 2nd Annual Beauty Expo + Mega Memorial Day Sales
1. Custom Leather Jacket Event & Memorial Day Sale at The Factory (370 4th St), Saturday May 28, noon-4pm.
Choose your leather, add custom details and come out with a one-of-a-kind jacket you will keep forever. Prices range from $300-$700. Bonus: All Factory label designs, from basics to the Summer Silk Capsule collection, will be 30% off during the event.
This Week in Fashion: Shotwell's 80% Off Moving Sale, Black V 2.0, Personal Hair How-To's + Martha Davis Shoe Party
1. Spring Sale at Metier (355 Sutter St.), Now, during store hours.
The Spring Sale at Metier kicked off this week with 20% off select items. I've had my eye on their Isabel Marant Jordan Jacket -- here's to crossing fingers and hoping it's on sale! P.S. Be sure to keep an eye on Metier's blog for additional markdowns.
2. 80% Off Moving & Housewares Sale at Shotwell (320 Grant Ave.), Now - Monday May 23, during store hours.
Shotwell is packing up their Union Square shop and bringing it on home to the Mission. I'm excited to scope out their new digs, but even more excited for their ginormous Moving Sale. Get up to 80% off their amazing apparel selection, and 50% off all furniture and plants.
Everyone shops online these days, but that’s no excuse to not shop local. We pulled from six local boutiques' online couterparts and found some excellent spring essentials.
Known for their edgy-meets-minimalist aesthetic, Acrimony has a very established online boutique. It’s hard to resist their new stuff, but their online sale is a must-browse.
It's time to seriously consider investing in a new spring wardrobe. There's just one thing -- SF closets aren't meant to house multiple season of clothing. Egads.
The solution? Buy-sell-trade shop, Crossroads, is throwing a pop-up this Thursday at Shotwell. Basically, it's time to pull a major Carrie Bradshaw and part with that dress you bought on sale last year, but have yet to wear. We all have one, and they all need to go.
Here's how it's going down. First, check out Crossroads' guide to selling your goods, for some spring cleaning tips. Next, sell your gently-used clothing and accessories to Crossroads for some cold hard cash. Then, reward yourself with a little somethin' somethin', for 10% off, at Shotwell.
A little more than two years ago, Holly and Michael Weaver decided to quit their jobs and see how long they could survive financially by doing what they love most—uncovering fashion gold. Whether they’re searching endlessly through thrift store racks or discovering an inspired young designer, it’s all about the thrill of the hunt. They’ve come a long way from selling finds on Craigslist and at pop-up stores around the city. Their downtown boutique inhabits a two-level storefront on Grant Avenue and showcases up-and-coming designers alongside their latest vintage gems. And with a newly launched e-commerce site to share their wares with the rest of the world, this unstoppable duo is just getting started.
What excites you most about San Francisco fashion?
One glance at our calendar made something very clear, there's much too much happening this week to keep it all to ourselves. So strap on your walking heels and get ready for some serious summer shopping
Get your most impressive fall ensemble ready, these three parties are a must for any SF fashionista:
1. BLACK, 9/29 from 6-9 p.m.
Shotwell's back (in black) with their monthly party, promising a night of $3 wine & Svedka cocktails, beats by DJ Haute Toddy, photos by Micah Weiss and 10% off for wearing black...which shouldn't be a stretch for their impossibly hip following.
After you're sufficiently boozed up and donning your new wares, head to their official afterparty with Grow Up at 800 Larkin from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
After a burglary forced Shotwell to close up shop for repairs at the end of July, they're officially back with a vengeance today from 6-9 p.m. Peruse through their oh-so-hip merchandise from the likes of Elizabeth and James, Surface to Air, B. Son and Alex and Chloe while sipping cheap but potent cocktails, all set to the soundtrack of DJ Superdunny of Official Tourist. Be sure to assemble your most Facebook-worthy ensemble, as the lovely Parker Day will be snapping photos of the scene, and what a scene it's sure to be. Oh, and did we mention that everyone who walks through the door will receive a $10 store credit?
We'll see you there.
320 Grant Ave., 415-399-9898, www.shotwellsf.com