If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.
This year, skip the flowers and box chocolates and, instead, step it up with a thoughtful gift that's perfect for her. We pulled from SF's best and found hip, fun Valentine's Day gifts for every personality.
May is National Bike Month and last Thursday was San Francisco's 17th Annual Bike to Work Day. Even Mayor Ed Lee joined in on the pedal-thon, biking from Golden Gate Park to City Hall. In case you missed it, the SF Bike Coalition has some great photos of all the cyclists who inspired this week's Look.
Whether you're dodging the city's onging parking battle or saving yourself from the curious scents of MUNI, urban cycling is one addictive alternative. Mix new technical fabrics with modern apparel design, and there's no need to compromise great style for a bike ride. Check out our fabulous finds and tips for chic cycling:
Everyone (including us) is always going off about local, local, local. It's a cultural and economic phenomenon that can't be ignored, and in the Bay, we're lucky enough to call everything from fancy Apple devices to yummy Miette pastries "local".
SFMade, a nonprofit with 145 local member small businesses, is taking a different approach to the "shop local" craze. Starting this Saturday, May 21, revel in SFMade Week: seven days of free insider factory tours, a pop-up shop, and a special Off the Grid at McCoppin Square.
We hate moving. Unless, of course, we’re not doing the heavy lifting and there are discounts involved. San Francisco’s messenger-bag favorite Timbuk2 is relocating their Mission facility around the corner and they’re planning to pack lightly. Which means this Saturday, March 13 a mix of older season styles and one-of-a-kind designs of their durable messenger bags, urban backpacks and accessories will be 50-70% off. You read that right. Stop by from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for that patterned bike bag you’ve been eyeing (only at a fraction of the cost).
333 Alabama St., 800-865-2513, timbuk2.com
San Francisco-based Timbuk2, popular for its contemporary, streamlined bags that come in a variety of shapes and sizes, has introduced a new line of packs named after local bars. And, since the crew behind Timbuk2 loves an excuse to party, they're hosting a week-long bar crawl starting on Monday--and inviting the community to come out and join them. So strap on your Timbuk2 bag and head out to one of the below locales for fabulous drink specials and a chance to win Timbuk2 goodies. Sounds like an excuse to party to us.
Seeing the (ahem) popularity of last week's mashup of two of the most stereotyped SF neighborhoods got us thinking of how we could possibly follow with another. But alas, once the Haight was mentioned it all became clear. This week's muse is a businessman by day who's a hippie at heart, reflected in his style by adding a dash of 'Summer of Love' flair into his work wear. So turn on some Dead and indulge yourself:
While globalization has pushed almost all manufacturing companies out of San Francisco to the other side of the Pacific Ocean, popular bag-maker Timbuk2 prides itself on holding on to its small factory on Alabama Street in lower Potrero.
Founded by a bike-messenger 20 years ago, Timbuk2 corners the market on colorful, comfortable and versatile laptop bags, backpacks and carry-ons. While their main factories are located in China and the Philippines, custom-made bags designed by online shoppers are made in San Francisco and shipped within 24 hours (or so they promise).