Treasure Island Flea Market
Treasure hunting? Gems await at the Treasure Island Flea this weekend (August 27th & 28th from 9 am to 4 pm). Here are seven items to look forward to (edible and nonedible!), hand-picked by the flea market organizers. New 7x7 newsletter subscribers (sign up on our homepage) get free access, so make sure you're signed up! Happy hunting.
1. Up-cycled, Re-salvaged Furniture from Planks 10 (above)
2. A Build-Your-Own Donut Sunday from Harvey's Mini Gourmet Donuts
Treasure Island Flea is the newest vintage, handmade and antique-hunting hotspot to hit the Bay Area, and it's also one of the coolest. Every last Saturday and Sunday of the month, you can find bargains on beautiful things, gorge on delicious grub from food trucks, hear live music and drink in the breathtaking views of the Bay. And this weekend, it's bigger than ever with even more vendors (and port-a-potties).
The first-ever Treasure Market Flea Market was this past Saturday and Sunday, and I made my way over for a toll-fare-free visit to San Francisco's Bay Bridge pass-through island for a perusal and a jaunt. I came home with a large abstract painting with questionable roots. Was the artwork an early abstract expressionist piece from a well-represented California artist or an attempt at drip painting from a local garage artist? The joy of shopping at a flea market is not knowing what great finds await you.
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.