Fashion Events of the Week

 Fashionable Fun Events in the San Francisco Bay Area
Week of Monday, January 9th thru Sunday, January 15th, 2012
ONGOING
Lovely little boutique BellJar in the Mission is having their Winter Sale of 20% to 60% storewide on all apparel.  Peruse the racks for brands such as Eskell, Plastic Island, Amanda Uprichards, Aryn K, Charlie Jade, Dolce Vita, Hype, Odylyne, Parker and much more.  Sale continues through Thursday, January 19th.
TUESDAY
Future brides, here is your chance to score a gorgeous designer wedding gown for up to 70% off the retail price.  This event only happens twice a year!  In-stock designer sample gowns include Oscar de la Renta, Amsale, Caroline Herrera, Kenneth Pool and many more.  The money saved on the dress can be put towards some of the other wedding expenses, such as the honeymoon!  The sale ends on Friday.
The non-profit SFMade is hosting an orientation of their programs and services.  Find out what their role is in the community and how they are helping local manufacturing companies succeed.  No cost to attend.
 “Ahead of the Fashion” (AF) is a growth accelerating program that provides resources for early stage technology start-ups in the fashion and retail industries.  At this inaugural event, six fashion and tech startups that will present to a panel of investors and industry professionals.  The fashion designers who will be showcasing their works on the runway at the event are BlacMéra, Prima Jiva and Laly Designs.  Due to an overwhelming response, this event is sold out.  Please note the date of their next event on March 6th.
THURSDAY
The Academy of Sciences Nightlife series is teaming up with the experts at Skillshare, Make:SF, The Bike Kitchan and The Distilled Man to host the ultimate how-to workshop evening party.  While enjoying the museum and DJ’d music take some time to learn a range of ‘how to’ and ‘DIY’ projects such as creating your own bike, DJ’ing music, beekeeping or some fashionable stuff such as how to spin, knit and felt out of raw wool and recycled CDs.   There’s even opportunity to create metal work with designer Raissa Bump or needlefelt with Woolbuddy.  Cost to attend is $12 general admission and $10 for members.  This is a 21 + event.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Verrieres & Sako Annual Sample Sale, Friday, January 13 & Saturday, January 14, 2012, Verrieres & Sako Studio – 319 14th Street, Oakland, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
 Join Verrieres & Sako for their annual sample sale!  Enjoy complimentary drinks as you save up to 75% on their beautiful designs.  This is a two-day sale you won’t want to miss!

Black Scale Warehouse Sale, Saturday, January 14, 2012, 330 Ritch, SF, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
This is Black Scale’s first ever warehouse sale!  Everything will be up to 80% off and they will be playing the SF 49ers vs New Orleans Saints game so that no one misses the shopping and game action.  Papalote will also be onhand serving up their signature chips and salsa (aka “crack” salsa).

SUNDAY
Eat, drink and shop on a killer selection vintage wear, hosted by LA based pop-up shop Pretty Genius.  Shop silk blouses, high-waist leather skirts, mesh cocktail dresses, tweed heritage blazers and more.  Most retailing under $50!  Some brands include Ungaro, Calvin Klein, Bally and St. John.  No cost to attend, cash only.
An event to celebrate one of the most influential fashion item around the world, the poncho!  Love Me, Love My Poncho is a fashion show for San Francisco and all those who appreciate the subtle art of the poncho.  Anyone wearing a poncho is welcome to participate on the catwalk and get their photo taken by fashion photographers.  No cost to attend.