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Kim Pfabe’s Sugarcane: The South Park skincare destination is offering 35 percent off online orders through tomorrow. Check the Twitter feed for more information.
Neiman Marcus: Make a fragrance or cosmetics purchase of $100 or more between now and March 6, and you’ll be gifted with an exclusive Neiman Marcus tote bag in your choice of pink, coral or black stocked with goodies from Fekkai, Cle de Peau, Kiehl’s, Kate Somerville, Lolita Lempicka and Atelier Cologne.
A fashion-minded addition to Noise Pop, Sunday’s Pop ‘n Shop at Public Works is likely to be music to many stylish locals’ ears. Over 30 vendors will be selling handcrafted apparel, accessories and giftables during the event, which is part of the music festival’s Culture Club line-up of arts-minded workshops, talks and D.I.Y.-driven events.
Here are five reasons to go (other than the free admission, of course):
You might say that Noe Valley’s shopping drag is benefitting from a touch of winged migration.
After four years as buyers for HeidiSays in Pacific Heights, friends and business partners Susanna Taylor and Audrey Yang left the nest earlier this year to launch a boutique of their own. The result is Two Birds, whose lemon-hued interiors house a chic coterie of contemporary apparel and accessories from labels such as Haute Hippie, Elizabeth & James, Joie, Parker and locals that include Ali Golden and Amour Vert.
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LF Stores: The retail chain’s “only sale of the season” brings a bevy of youthfully on-trend jeans, jackets and dresses for $48.
Bloomingdales: The Big Brown Bag Sale means discounts of 20 to 40 percent on apparel and accessories for men, women and children, as well as extra deals on fine jewelry and items for the home.
Sofie Olgaard: To make room for spring merchandise, the local designer is offering 30 to 70 percent off women’s apparel in her online shop, and shipping is free on orders over $100. Among the intriguing items: the wool jersey Denver dress, $168 (reg. $225), and the cropped-length Carrabelle jumpsuit in silk jersey, on sale for $148.
Like a good man, affordable vintage minus the musty dusties is hard to find. Luckily for those of us with a penchant for both the style and the price tags of decades past, a MobShopUnderground sale drops into town on Thursday for one day only. On the racks, expect a mixture of dresses, sweaters, sweater vests and other assorted vintage items from the 1950’s to the 1990’s priced from $25-$45, as well as designer apparel from Whitley Kros, Suh-Than and Streets Ahead belts for $10-$65. Rounding out the selection is a collection of vintage sunglasses from names such as Ray-Ban, American Optical and Persol on offer for $10-$150.
Just don’t call it a pop-up shop.
The humble tote bag is proving itself to be an ever-versatile, budget-friendly and increasingly necessary (thank you, plastic bag ban) accessory that’s fast-becoming the canvas of choice for local labels. Here are several to stash your stuff in:
In a food-meets-fashion pairing that many will no doubt gobble right up, local label Joshu+Vela have teamed up with Tartine to launch a series of individually-numbered, organic cotton totes hand-stenciled with the bakery’s logo and sold exclusively at the bakery.
Made from start to finish in Joshu+Velas’s San Francisco studio, the bags ($40) come in two styles. One is a traditional shopper tote with two straps. The other is a bike-friendly bag designed in collaboration with Tartine’s Chad Robertson that can be worn over the shoulder or across the body, thanks to a single adjustable strap.
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Harputs Own: Celebrate the local fashion hub’s brand new store space on Sunday with a chance to win an original piece. Every 20th person to stop by the event, which runs from noon to 6 p.m., will be gifted with an item chosen by founder Gus Harput. We wouldn’t blame you if you oh-so-casually faux-loitered outside to count the heads going in and out before making your move.
Nooworks: A Chinese New Year Sale from this Mission boutique means 25 to 75 percent off the local label’s apparel for men and women.
Valentine’s Day Cut-a-Thon for Flynn Elementary: Help raise money for a local elementary school and score a haircut on the cheap during this event on Sunday, when haircuts from Zindagi and Ginger Rubio stylists are $50 (reg. $100) and blowouts are $30.
Mid-afternoon style break with a side of sangria, anyone? We thought so. Desigual (which roughly translates as “It’s not the same,” in Spanish) celebrates the opening of its much-anticipated San Francisco store tomorrow in Union Square. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it: sneak over during the afternoon for sangria, tapas, tunes and discounts on the bold-hued apparel that has made the Barcelona-based fashion brand a hit throughout Europe.
Gender, schmender. Bucking the trend of super-girlie and uber-dude gift lists that pop up everywhere this time of year, here are seven Valentine’s Day gifts that are as good for the guys as they are for the girls.
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ModCloth: A sale on “cuddly cute clothes” includes a slew of cardigans, zip-up sweaters, slouchy tops, day dresses and versatile layering pieces at up to 50 percent off.
Wilkes Bashford: A buy one, get one for $1 promotion on already-reduced fall merchandise for men and women is on at the San Francisco and Palo Alto locations of this upscale specialty clothing retailer. Along with the $1 sale, fall apparel from labels such as Oscar de la Renta, Sonya Rykiel and Bogner is discounted up to 60 percent.
ZaZa: Get $50 off eyelash extensions this month at the SoMa nail salon. Depending on how much drama you’re looking for, extensions services regularly range from $135-$195.
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