If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.
Sushi, sake, and supple leathers are luring us to next Wednesday's Timbuk2 launch of FEMME, a collection of four styles for the luxury-loving woman on the go. // Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 7 to 9pm; Timbuk2 Factory Store, 587 Shotwell St. (Mission); RSVP here, or shop the full FEMME Collection starting Sept. 2 at timbuk2.com/femme/
(Courtesy of Makers Market)
Makers Market, the online shop for handmade American goods, celebrates the opening of its first brick-and-mortar, at Westfield Centre, tonight (Thursday, August 27). Learn about each designer's unique process, and shop to support the mission to Rebuild the Legacy of American Made. // Thursday, Aug. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30pm; Makers Market, 865 Market St., Suite 136 (Mid-Market), makersmarket.us
The Sweatbar, the SF-based online go-to for sassy activewear, is temporarily popping up in Palo Alto. Stock up on yoga pants, tennis dresses, paddle suits, and preppy-cute polos perfect for golf. Sweating never looked so chic. // Through Sept. 30, Tues. through Sun., 11am to 7pm; The Sweatbar Pop-Up, 441 University Ave. (Palo Alto), thesweatbar.com
(Courtesy of Hide & Cheek)
If Palo Alto is too far out of the way to get your stretch pant on, try on yoga wear from Hide & Cheek, partake in a free yoga class by OLiO Yoga, and have a little wine and snacks at Les Mechantes tonight (Thursday, Aug. 27). // Thursday, Aug. 27, 5 to 8pm at Les Mechantes, 900 North Point Rd., Suite E101 (Ghirardelli Square), lesmechantes.com, hideandcheek.com
LiveLoveModa and Sasha Maks Vintage Jewelry are teaming up to host a Fashionable Summer Soiree tonight. Shop retro baubles and on-trend frocks, pose for pictures, and enjoy bites from Kanpai Lounge. // Thursday, Aug. 27, 6 to 9pm at Kanpai Lounge (inside the Nikko Hotel); 222 Mason St. (Tenderloin); RSVP at fashsummersoiree.eventbrite.com.
Nordstrom is dedicating some SPACE to emerging and unique designers in pop-up boutiques inside their four flagship stores, including Nordstrom Westfield SF Centre. Located in the Collectors Department, SPACE will offer seasonal collections of apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories from designers including Simone Rocha, Marques'Almeida, Anthony Vaccarello, Shrimps, Tricot Comme des Garçons, Creatures of the Wind, and more. // Nordstrom, 865 Market St. (Mid-Market), nordstrom.com/SPACE