Erica Tanov Pop Up, PoshFest, Ayr Comes to SF, & More


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It's time to start marking those calendars for the inevitable hustle of shopping and fashion events over the next few months. This one should be first on your list: Erica Tanov will be showcasing her latest clothing and housewares collaboration with artist Lena Wolff at a pop up at Barrow Salon (256 Sutter Street, 4th Floor) on November 15 from 10am to 5pm. As you can see above, the pieces feature vibrant textiles and patterns inspired by prints from Wolff's eight-pointed star collage "Dahlia." The collection features block-printed textiles on blouses, dresses, hand-stitched quilts, pillows, and more.

The clothing and housewares collection is available at Erica Tanov stores in the Bay Area as well as at ABC Carpet & Home in New York (clothing only)—and if you happen to be in NYC in November, look for a popup at Michele Varian (27 Howard St) in Manhattan, which is ongoing for the entire month. 

Want to up your style game for the upcoming holiday season? Or, feeling like that closet needs a good clean out for all the gifties you'll be receiving (or buying for yourself)? You might want to check out Poshfest on November 8-9 at the San Francisco Design Center (101 Henry Adams Street). It's clothing re-selling tool Poshmark's (which is insanely popular, if you haven't noticed) second annual event in San Francisco. Tickets are $179 to $249, get more info here

On Friday October 24, Illy Caffe is collaborating with local artists in the Mission for "Art in the Streets," an all-day event celebrating the visual and culinary arts. The festivities will take place outside of the The NWBLK space at Bryant and 18th, featuring live graffiti, art installation by Ricky Watts and Adam Kalkin, plus culinary and coffee creations from illy, Craftsman & Wolves, and Mission Dispatch. Check out more details here.

Longchamp in Union Square (114 Grant Avenue) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Le Pliage tote on Thursday, October 23 from 6 to 8pm with a little fete thrown by Marie Claire magazine. Stop by for beverages and a nibbles, and say hello to co-hosts Katie Hintz-Zambrano of Mother and event planner Rebecca Miller.  

We know Thursday is getting busy, but consider it your opportunity to hone those party-hopping skills for the holiday season. Ayr, the women's version of Bonobos, is hosting a pop up at 55 Grant Avenue, 2nd floor. Buy your first pair of Ayr jeans and get 30 percent off!

Berkeley retailer Convert brought its eco-conscious style to San Francisco in the form of a Hayes Valley men's store in August. Now, it aims to determine our fair city's Man of the Year. Submit your entry by October 29, and shop for your outfit to celebrate the winner at a party at Convert Man (556 Hayes) on November 12. The winner gets $1,000 worth of Convert Man goods. 

Joy Bianchi is opening her (usually appointment-only) Helpers House of Couture to the public on Sunday October 26 from 9:30am to 4pm. Stop by this park-side home filled with new and vintage fashion for men and women from Chanel, Balenciaga, Celine, Michael Kors, Margiela and so many more. If you prefer a private appointment, email 

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show returns to Fort Mason at the Festival Pavilion starting tomorrow, October 23 through Sunday, October 26. Sixty dealers from the United States and Europe will bring art and antiques, and organziers expect 10,000 collectors to attend. Sales benefit Enterprise for High School Students, which helps with the transition from high school or college to the workplace. The show will also feature lectures and receptions. Get the full schedule and RSVP here.

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