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.
I spotted Sean Wu, a Taiwanese art student, sitting out in Lower Pac Heights, relaxed, finishing a cigarette. He had a very cleaned-up Japanese grunge look, with fun details including his earring, watch, stitched boots and tattered jeans.
This Week in Fashion: Free Balenciaga Party at the de Young, Five Big Sales + Bacca da Silva Speaks at Mash-up
1. Half-off Express Treatments at Atelier Emmanuel (166 Geary St. Suite 1606), Now - Wednesday June 15.
The top-rated Union Square salon is offering 50% off express hair treatments with stylist Paul. With the discount, the express services will be around $30, and will even include a complimentary blow-dry. AE specializes in artful cutting, with an emphasis on great grow-out and, if you want, very little need for product. To schedule an appointment, call 415.362.8063.
Note: this one's definitely for the non-runners out there! If you're heading to the Bay to Breakers' 100th Anniversary 12k to drink, dazzle, and well, not run, then we have a lovely little outfit for you.
Borderline costumey, 100% wearable-cute -- this sailor-themed ensemble will earn many a glance, while keeping you nice and chic. Tip that hat, buckle those shiny blue shoes, and go nuts with the all-over glitter spray. Madness awaits!
The annual Academy of Art University Spring Show is consistently one of the most well produced fashion shows in SF. This year, the show featured 16 mini-collections from 23 talented students, graduating with BFA Fashion Design degrees in Accessory, Knitwear, Men's Wear, Technical, Textile and Women's Wear.
The students unveiled their work last week at the AAU Tent in SoMa. We went, we saw, and we picked favorites. Above are, in our opinion, the best technically designed, and overall most complete looks from the show.
Shafiyi Wali's crisp fit and casual, yet polished, spring suiting caught my attention while shopping in Union Square last week. I was surprised to find out he's so stylish at just 23-years-old, but wasn't surprised to find out he's a personal shopper at Sak's Men's Store. While it may be his job to look this good, something tells me he's a natural. What I love most about his outfit is that it's so well thought out, and yet seemingly simple.
What he's wearing: Check shirt from Club Monaco, gray wool vintage blazer, vintage pocket square, H&M black pants, Saks Fifth Avenue tan leather oxfords.
This Week in Fashion: Bikes & Beats Present Bike Fashion, Rose & Champagne Facials for Mother's Day, Swap for Good at BellaPelle and More
The mega-hip bike hang out, Bikes & Beats, brings you their fashion edition with designs by Level 4 Couture, live music and art shenanigans, food trucks, and, of course, free valet bike parking -- tres classy, indeed. Bring your own garment for on-the-spot screenprinting, with three music and bike inspired designs, by Like Minded People.
From Proenza Schouler’s buckled purses to Marc Jacobs’ straw slings, the Spring/Summer 2011 runway was whipped up in a flurry of long shoulder straps. Not all trends make it from the runways of NYC to the streets of SF, but we love these crossbody bags because they're ultra practical. And in a city full of street food, iPhones, bikers and travel junkies, it's always great when practical meets stylish. So stop worrying about your purse and let your hands go this spring with a cute, colorful crossbody bag.
Whether you like to carry your life with you, or need a smaller purse that lets you dance the night away, we have 7 great crossbody bags to splurge on this spring.
For all you last minute shoppers out there, we've got your back. We pulled together a bundle of hip mom-essentials from seven fantastic local boutiques, to mix, match and make her smile.
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