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20 Small Business Saturday Picks from ATYS

Notorious for their highly curated Japanese and European design-centric goods, ATYS in the Marina is offering 20% off all purchases of $200 or more during Small Business Saturday (tomorrow!).  With their supremely luxe selection, $200 won't be hard to break, and you'll be supporting a local small business. Plus, they'll throw in free gift wrapping and free ground shipping on all online orders. As you can see above, in our picks, you may be spending a pretty penny, but on some ridiculously cool stuff.

Look of the Week: Women's Cold Weather Accessories We Love

From two-tone Cuban heel tights to Hi-5 mittens and fancy knits to faux furs -- keep warm and stylish this winter with these six treasures.

The Definitive Black Friday + Small Business Saturday Guide 2011

Black and Plaid Friday Sales:

440 Brannan (440 Brannan St.):  Stop by, enjoy complimentary drinks and bites, and mingle with designers from 3pm-10pm. New garments for men and women will be available for purchase. 

Cary.Lane (560 Laguna St.):  With loads of new merch for men and women, enjoy an extra 40% off the already discounted prices.

SF Street Style: Vintage Docs in the Haight

Meet Molly Martin, a sales associate at Dr Martens in the Haight. I caught her on her break, outside the store, sporting this pair of wonderfully scuffed up, lace-less Docs. I'm a big fan of girls in collared shirts buttoned all the way to the top, too. When it's done right, it just adds a little something to the whole outfit. I've seen some really awesome tattoos, too, but I have to give Molly props for this one -- the word, the hand-written font and the placement make it just so great.

Giant LEGO Santa Yoda Build Kicks Off Today in Union Square

There is no try. There is only build, and let the building begin! Starting in just about an hour here, a ginormous LEGO Santa Yoda is being constructed in Union Square next to the Holiday Ice Rink. Two (of only 12) certified LEGO Master Builders will be on site, guiding the construction of the massive, 12' x 10' toy statue. The public is invited to help piece together the more than 6,000 oversized LEGO blocks, too, so stop by and get your build on. 

Look of the Week: Men's Cold Weather Accessories from Local Boutiques

Baby, it's cold outside. And it's only getting colder. Warm up with these toasty-hot men's accessories -- all sourced from neighborhood boutiques. Ranging from a not-too-puffy vest to a locally designed woven leather cap, these manly treasures will accent your winter wardrobe while blocking out the cold. 

SF Street Style: Dark Autumn Palate in the Castro

While wandering the Castro, I spotted Jay L. Malvar in a perfectly transitional fall outfit. I love the deep autumn palate, offset by the gold rose pin and how his leather jacket was hung gently over his shoulders.

Steven Alan Opens Today in Hayes Valley + Our Picks

Three cheers and a warm welcome to Steven Alan's first Bay Area boutique, now open in Hayes Valley. The newly remodeled space houses an abundance of men's and women's everyday treasures with everything from head to toe to home (trinkets).

Look of the Week: 6 iPad Bags We Love

Oh, the beauty of supply and demand. Now you can keep your precious iPad safe and sound in some very pretty packaging by iconic designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs. The emerging trend of tech-friendly arm candy makes us ask -- why weren't lapbot bags this lovely? P.S. If you're eyeing these for your Android tablet, don't worry, we won't tell.  

SF Street Style: Rockabilly Sweet at Bettie Page in the Haight

Last year, the retro rockabilly mecca, Bettie Page clothing, opened shop in the Haight. A little bird told me the girls there have some serious vintage swagger, so I thought I'd head over and check it out. I found (left to right) Jessica GossLiz IrelandMindy Gaines, and Hayley Griffin, done up in pin-up. These ladies are lucky enough to call their dress code a job perk.  

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