If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.
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Karma Clothing might be hosting the healthiest happy hour ever. While you sip on wine and nosh on snacks, the store, which features its own sustainable, organic and eco-friendly jewelry and clothing, will introduce you to Beautycounter, a cosmetics brand free of toxic chemicals. Shop, take home some samples, and live the beautifully healthy life. // Karma Clothing, Thursday, Aug. 13, 4:30-6:00pm, 186 North Main St. (Sebastopol), shopkarmaclothing.com, beautycounter.com
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Next in the Meet the Makers series comes Theresa Lee and Jennie Chen of Future Glory, the Dogpatch-based brand of beautiful handbags made mostly from domestic materials. A portion of proceeds from every sale goes to support women's causes. Meet and chat with Theresa and Jennie this Saturday while you check out the latest collection. // Aug. 15, 2-5pm; Makers Market, 865 Market St #136 (SF), makersmarket.us
Out-of-this-world clothing is paramount to the full Burning Man experience. Mighty’s 9th Annual “Beyond The Fence” Trunk Show brings you more than 30 designers whose wares are primed for La Playa. Listen for an appropriate soundtrack courtesy of DJs 8Ball (Space Cowboys), Wichita Ron (Disco Knights) and Joel Conway (Nowtime Sound). Bring your pooch and snack at the food trucks. // Sunday Aug. 16, noon to 7pm; Mighty, 119 Utah St (SF), mightysf.club
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Byer California is opening its first Bay Area brick-and-mortar at the San Francisco Premium Outlets and they're throwing a party to celebrate. Thursday through Sunday, go for expert styling tips from blogger Brittany Hart and partake in special hourly drawings for $100 gift cards. Welcome to the neighborhood. // Aug.13-15, 10am to 10pm, Aug.16,10am to 8pm; Byer California, 1040 Livermore Outlets Dr (Livermore), byerca.com
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More than 2,000 garments await you at the BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza this Saturday. Labels including BCBG, Finderskeepers, and Kain Label, in sizes 0-12, will be on sale up to 70 percent off. Pay cash, and they'll take an additional 10 percent off. Retail therapy in full effect. // BCBG Warehouse Sale, Saturday Aug.15, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm; Fort Mason Center, Fire House Building; RSVP here for free admission.
Something old, something new: The 1st Annual Off Broadway Summer Pop Up, curated by the folks behind Treasure Island Flea and Jack of All Trades, isbringing more than 100 local artists, designers, vintage apparel, and antique vendors to Kearny and Pacific on August 15. With live music and performances, food trucks, a beverage garden, DIY workshops, and tons of activities for kids, you and the fam can make a day of it. // Off Broadway Summer Pop Up, Kearny St. and Pacific Ave., noon to 6pm, visitbroadwaysf.com
Gala season is upon us. Luckily, Hello Gorgeous and Sasha Maks Vintage have arranged the perfect Sunday, complete with gowns brought in from New York, Champagne, and sparkly vintage jewelry to create a red carpet look for your next big event. // Gowns, Baubles and Bubbles, Sunday Aug.16, 1-4pm; Hello Gorgeous,1108 Magnolia Ave (Larkspur); RSVP required, hellogorgeoussf.com, sashamaksvintage.com