San Francisco Sample Sale Save The Date

Fashionable Fun Events, Week of April 26 – May 2, 2010

Monday
The Violet Hour Fashion Show will feature two local designers, Eel & Ermine and Kitty Andrews Millinery for their runway  debut!  Doors open at 6:00pm and the fashion show starts at 7:30pm.  This event is free.

WEDNESDAY
Michael Kors will be showing his collection at this fashion show benefit for the SF Ballet.  Ticket costs range from $175-$375.
This open forum event will examine how technology, primarily blogging, has reshaped the fashion industry. $5 donation is requested. http://fashiontwitup.onsugar.com/
Cocoon Urban Day Spa hosting a fashion show and party to launch its new clothing line.  Featuring Warrior Within Designs, Colleen Mauer Designs and Nazy Wadia Jewelry.  Enjoy an open bar, DJ music and discounts on the designer collections. http://www.cocoonurbandayspa.com

THURSDAY
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of SF invites you to Discarded to Divine, a reception and auction of one-of-a-kind fashion creations created from discarded clothing and materials.  Proceeds will go towards services to people who are battling poverty, homelessness and domestic violence.  Ticket costs are $75 to $250. http://www.discardedtodivine.org/
Artist Kime Buzzelli will be in attendance with limited edition hand painted tote bags and one-of-a-kind frocks.  Enjoy cocktails and DJ’d music while you shop and mingle.  www.candystorecollective.com
The Seventh Heart hosts their first pop-up shop!  Join them in store to shop the A.OK collection and have a cocktail.  Several DJ’s will be spinning music for the evening.  There will be an afterparty from 10:00-2:00am at Tubesteak Connection. www.theseventhheart.com
Come to this charming boutique and check out Rachel Z Designs, while you enjoy food, wine and shopping.  The fashion show starts at 7pm. www.loft1513.com
Cordaround’s founder Chris Lindland will give a presentation on how local designs can quickly find a global audience online.  No cost for admission.
Watch fashion photographer Damien Miller in action!  Enjoy a fashion editorial photo shoot with models from Desired Temptations and other guest models.  Featuring the dresses from designers Magdelena Trever and Elena Slivnyak.  Complimentary champagne from 9-10pm. 

FRIDAY 
Enjoy an artwear sale at the de Young for two days only, Friday and Saturday.  Meet the artists and shop the best of Bay Area wearable art.  Members of the museum receive 20% off purchases. www.famssf.org/store/
The hottest show in town is just a ‘click’ away.  Join the non-profit Spark, as they kick-off their Hollywood themed weekend with a Some Like it Haute Fashion Show and Luncheon.  You’ll have access to a special boutique with 25 special shops opened for you, gift bags, and a scrumptious lunch.  All proceeds benefit the Larkspur Schools Foundation.  Tickets are $65.  www.sparkschools.org
On The Fly is hosting a Fall 2010 Preview and Trunk Show for Bill Khakis, Martin Dingman Leathergoods, and Jan Leslie cufflinks.  This is your chance to see and special order items that are coming in for Fall. Appetizers and drinks will be served throughout the day.
Its a grand opening celebration for Goorin Bros.’ Berkeley store!  To celebrate the occasion, they have a limited edition hand printed posters by Reyes and Steel that will be given out with purchase.  Enjoy shopping while you drink, eat and mingle! www.goorin.com/blog

SATURDAY
This is a collective designer summer sample sale.  Save big on items from local designers, sample Northern California delicacies and even get a free mini-facial.  This is a great event to shop for yourself and event pick up something for Mother’s Day!  No cost to attend.  www.store.themartinstore.com
This show brings together a group of dealers who will have a wonderful array of vintage jewelry and accessories.  There will even be vintage items from designers Gucci, Chanel and  Ferragamo! Admission is $6.  www.goldengateshows.com
Santana Row’s popular summer event returns, to showcase the coolest looks for summer!  Two runway shows will feature the designs from local Santana Row retailers.  Cost of the event is $40.
This lecture follows the change in fashionable footwear – from early Roman sandals, through high button shoes and stiletto heels, to wedgies and platforms – reminding us that throughout the ages, shoes have always reflected the personality and status of the wearer.  No cost for admission.
Youliveandyoulearn.org presents The Walking Exhibition, a black-tie charity event.  This event will be showcasing 5 up-and-coming local designers who have benefited from the non-profit organization’s mentoring program.  This is a great event you won’t want to miss!  Ticket costs are $40-$115.
This is Chillin’ Productions 12 Year Anniversary!  Come celebrate with them while you enjoy shopping from over 80 local designers and vendors, mingling with other guests and partying!  Admission is $10 at the door.

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