Shopping

5 Things To Do Around Valencia Street In The San Francisco Mission

Being a local San Franciscan I have seen so many shops and stores change hands in the last several years that it seems like there is a new restaurant or store that pops up every month. Rising rents have led to many of the original businesses leaving and the area becoming the most gentrified that it has ever been before. The fact that the people are non-flashy, friendly, and the real deal is what makes the people in this place unique.

BKLYN Dry Goods

Brooklyn Dry Goods is brought to you by Jahn Hall and Kurt Uhlendorf, and born and bred by insatiable curiosity and a love of vintage. I had a recent late night excursion to their facility to view the showroom and play a little dress up and boy did I have a field day. With a combined 30+ years in the fashion industry traveling the globe for the some of the industry’s top brands and working alongside some of the world’s best vintage collections, they discovered that our love of vintage was beautifully executed but prohibitively priced — or jammed into poorly merchandised dusty warehouses for a great deal.

Fred Segal - Santa Monica

Iconic Santa Monica California shopping destination, FRED SEGAL, seen as an undisputed leader in the independent retail scene for creating the ideal blend of special merchandise, excellent service and welcoming atmosphere for a truly unique, lifestyle shopping experience, announces their FIRST ever Summer Sale! From June 22nd thru July 3rd only, you can shop for summer pieces to accent your style, home furnishings, accessories, footwear essentials at 50% off! All the stores under FRED SEGAL Santa Monica’s roof such as Sharon Segal, Emphatic, Babakul, Bettina Duncan, Fred Segal Eyes, Aviator Nation, Happiness, Ron Robinson, Nina and Trend Man and others are offering you a chance to get a jump on summer at 50% off!

Onia Opens Miami Shop in Shop

Everyone loves a new pair of swimmies! Just in time for the spring and summer season, Men’s swimwear brand, Onia, will be opening its Shop in Shop at BASE in Miami on March 29th. This relaxed and playful beachwear shop on Lincoln Road has the entire collection available for shoppers to experience the Onia lifestyle all year round. With the philosophy of being married to the beach, the shop in shop will include spring, summer and resort staple summer styles including the Calder and Charles snap button trunks and the lace up Amaury Board Shorts.

ZARA- Jae Joseph in Men's Summer Knitwear

Summer is just around the block. Time to transition that winter fit with a summer knit. Zara delivers a high volume selection of knitwear for men. Whether you’re a guy who loves a “pop of color”, per my guy Brad Goreski, or if you’re more of a conservative type, the spring collection at Zara has something to fit every personality. Knits can bring a feminine side to a gentlemen’s wardrobe.

Wool And The Gang - Spring/Summer 2012

Designers Aurelie Popper and Jade Hardwood are back this season with another great collection, and their super cool DIY kits. In a recent visit to their showroom, I was intrigued by the beautiful displays of fun color in each spool of yarn around the room, and a collection that yields to comfort and ease. Wool and the Gang was conceived in the winter of 2008, starting with only eight knitwear designs and knitting kits in their original Crazy Sexy Wool, the collection now consist of up to forty styles.

Thirsty Cat Fountains - Feng Shui, meet Healthy Cat

You can maintain your cat’s health by making sure they drink enough water and eat healthy, organic cat food. Healthy food is another subject for another time but it’s a well known fact that keeping your cat hydrated will keep them at their optimal health -especially during warmer months. Not only will a ceramic cat fountain encourages your cat(s) to drink more water but it also brings good Feng Shui and energy to your home.

New Fall Fragrance Launches:

Check out the latest fall fragrances from Coty Prestige, with launches by Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Chloe, and Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers. Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! Oh, Lola, the re-energized twist on the iconic fragrance. This sparkling and fruity scent is refreshing and light, personifying Lola’s flirtatious free spirit. The bottle is girly and vibrant pink with the new campaign featuring Dakota Fanning. Top: Fraise Des Bois, Pear, Effervescent Raspberry Cocktail Mid: Peony, Magnolia, cyclamen Base: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla Absolute, Sylkolide Available exclusively at Bloomingdales starting in July and at specialty retailers nationwide this August edt 75 ml $70.

Summer Shopping Party @ Space 15Twenty

Designer + Vintage clothing and accessories for sale. Sponsored by Lookbook.nu and Lomography. Free drinks by IZZE and a “photo style” contest. The ‘most stylish’ photo winner will win a $100 gift certificate for Urban Outfitters. Gift bags courtesy of Lomography to the first 15 shoppers. Designers including Asli Filinta, OUTLINE, Mothlite Vintage, Shred Threads Vintage, The Battalion, Shu Shu Accessories, And Cake, Totem Salvaged, Homako, Swedish Hasbeens, Bijou Van ness and more!

Summer Shopping Party @ Space 15Twenty

Designer + Vintage clothing and accessories for sale. Sponsored by Lookbook.nu and Lomography. Free drinks by IZZE and a “photo style” contest. The ‘most stylish’ photo winner will win a $100 gift certificate for Urban Outfitters. Gift bags courtesy of Lomography to the first 15 shoppers. Designers including Asli Filinta, OUTLINE, Mothlite Vintage, Shred Threads Vintage, The Battalion, Shu Shu Accessories, And Cake, Totem Salvaged, Homako, Swedish Hasbeens, Bijou Van ness and more!