If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.
(Courtesy of Kirsten Muenster)
What better way to appreciate art than to meet the artist? On Saturday July 25, have drinks and mingle with jewelry designer Kirsten Muenster at Makers Market's new store at Westfield San Francisco Centre, from 2 to 5pm. Shop exclusive pieces from her collection of handmade, one-of-a-kind gems. // Makers Market, 865 Market St., makersmarket.us
The Moleskine notebook brings to mind famous writers, revolutionary thinkers, and epic artists. It was only a matter of time, then, before the company opened a store in the great literary city of San Francisco. Go, pick up a notebook, and write about everything that happens after that. // Moleskine, 653 Market St., moleskine.com
Lisa Says Gah, home of easy-yet-fashionable closet staples, launches its Summer Pop-Up Shop at Ogaard with an opening night party on July 24, from 6 to 9pm. Can't make it? You can still shop on the 25th and 26th, from noon to 5pm. // Ogaard, 5861 San Pablo Ave. (Oakland), lisasaysgah.com. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff)
Fashion maven Rebecca Minkoff and HALL Napa Valley are teaming up to give you the most pleasant of Saturday afternoons. Listen to live music, sip on some HALL wine, nosh on some snacks, and peruse curated pieces from Minkoff July 25, from 1-4pm. // 2124 Fillmore St., rebeccaminkoff.com. RSVP to email@example.com
As prestigious jeweler Shreve & Co. prepares to relocate both its Union Square and Palo Alto stores, they're giving us a once-in-a-lifetime chance to shop millions of bucks worth of lavish jewels and selected merch at up to 70 percent off (in-store only). Swing by Shreve's iconic Grant Avenue storefront, where it has been a mainstay since 1906, and put a ring on it. You can also catch their many Deals of the Day on their FB page. // Shreve & Co., 200 Post St. (SF); 329 Stanford Shopping Center (Palo Alto), shreve.com
Glassybaby's hand-blown votives and drinkers, in a marvelous array of 469 vibrant hues, are now for the taking at the SF Ferry Building, where the brand opened its third Bay Area store this month. Shop the exclusive Bay Collection and know that your dollars are going to good causes: 10 percent of sales go straight to the Glassbaby White Light Fund, which donates to charities including the Veterans Administration, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in SF. Also look out for a new location in Berkeley, opening this fall. // Glassybaby, 1 Ferry Building, glassybaby.com
(Courtesy of Modern Citizen)
Modern Citizen's biannual sale event is a perfect excuse to expand our wardrobes. Shop in person, cocktail in hand, at the showroom July 28 through 30, and don't miss the store's Future Glory pop-up that Thursday from 5 to 9pm. More of a online shopper? The online sale starts Thursday July 30. Share your finds on Instagram with the tag @moderncitizen for a chance to be featured by the brand. // Modern Citizen, 2762 Octavia St., modern-citizen.com
(Courtesy of TopShelf Style)
With Outside Lands right around the corner, our gypsy festival wear needs to be effortless and on point. Luckily, fashion-truck-turned-boutique TopShelf Style, along with local bloggers SFShopGirl and StoneColdStyle, has invited us all to Festival Fever on Wednesday, July 29, from 5 to 7pm. Gather all your boho essentials as you sip Champagne, get your hair braided by Miss Misty, sport a flash tattoos by Tattly, and document it all in the photo booth set up by Just the Little Things. Men, fear not: A pop-up from Drift Co. will bring menswear and swim gear. Rock on. // TopShelf Style at Crocker Galleria, 50 Post St., #13, topshelfstyle.com
MM.LaFleur, the company that offers clever bento boxes filled with four to six investment pieces designed for work and based upon your personal lifestyle, is coming to SF. Make an appointment or stop by the Union Street pop-up to get your own Bento to Go, with items designed by a Zac Posen and Jason Wu alum. // MM.LaFleur, July 30–Aug. 17, 2120 Union St., mmlafleur.com