The Weekend Fashion Events

It’s an exciting weekend for fashion with all the runway shows, shopping events, parties and sample sales happening in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Peruse the list of options and however you spend your weekend, enjoy it with style!

ONGOING

Fashionable Italian houseware store Alessi is having their annual warehouse and sample sale through February 29, 2012.  The SF store is their only West Coast store having this special sale with savings of up to 70%.  Discounts will be offered on discontinued items, irregulars and floor samples.  Discounted items include La Cintura di Orione stockpots (originally $288, now $144), the Birds & Clouds sushi set (originally $105, now $31.50) and the Mediterraneo tea light holder (originally $36, now $10.80).
THURSDAY
Designers+Artists is having a pop-up shop op with All Vintage Everything featuring vintage purveyors Fancy Fine, Mousevox Vintage, Hummingbird Girls and many more.  Specialty cocktails will be mixed all night to further enhance the shopping pleasure.  Great opportunity to add to your vintage finery.
Come experience a stimulating theatrical fashion show by AGI Fashion Productions.  The reception starts at 6:00 pm with live entertainment, followed by a vintage fashion show at 7:15 pm.  The vintage collection of local shops and designers will be showcased on the runway.  Cost to attend is $15.
Join Rue as they celebrate their collaboration with Gap for Styld.by!  RSVP at rsvp@ruemag.com and then enjoy an evening of eating, drinking, shopping and dancing – plus receive 20% off on all purchases.  There will be courtesy parking at the event.
FRIDAY
Shop and Support!  Join Bloomingdale’s in their fundraiser for Mentoring USA, a non-profit dedicated to creating positive and supportive mentoring relationships for at-risk youths.  Receive a 15% to 20% discount on purchases and support a great cause.

BellJar is featured in the “lookbook lineup” of the latest edition of San Francisco Magazine.  To celebrate the March issue launch, the store is having a special evening of glamour, shopping (15% off all apparel!), music and refreshments!  Guests receive a complimentary copy of San Francisco Magazine.  No cost to attend.

San Francisco fashion footwear designer Martha Davis is unveiling her newest, exclusive shoe collection.  Come meet the designer at the Workshop Residence launch party and find out what this talented designer has been focusing all her creativity upon.
Join supperclub for their latest fashion event featuring the collections of local fashion designers Kajan Pradriag and Jackee Princeau.  Both designers were a hit at San Francisco Fashion Week last fall.  Come see what new creations they have in store for everyone.  In addition, accessory line Stella & Dot will have a special trunk show for attendees.  Doors open at 10:00 pm and the fashion show starts at 11:00 pm, with a special supperclub performance afterwards at midnight.  Ticket cost is $15 in advance.
SATURDAY
Long Tall Sally brings “tall fashion” to San Francisco with a special shopping event feature the spring/summer collection of apparel and accessories.  The pop-up shop will featuring everything from suiting, to denim, to dresses and more.  All designed for tall women so that everything fits properly and proportionally.
Treasure Island is the perfect venue to enjoy treasure hunting for unique items from Bay Area designers, collectors, makers, artists, crafters, food purveyors and wineries.  While shopping, enjoy live entertainment and feast on some of the best specialty foods of the Bay.  Cost to attend is $3.
SF Flea is a two-day market featuring San Francisco Bay Area artists, designers, merchants, artisanal food and beverage purveyors and local businesses.  This is a curated flea market with a blend of local design, style, food, art and entertainment.  Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 12.  Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit non-profit ECO SF.
Take a quick break from hectic, over-scheduled lives to relax with girlfriends at the Gal-A-Palooza Women’s Expo.  The event offers fashion, beauty, shopping, pampering, makeovers, inspirational speakers and more.  Presented by the Benicia Main Street, more than 40 businesses will welcome women to shop, learn, relax and unwind.
West Valley College presents “Dazzle the Runway Extravaganza”, a fashion show and musical event.  Get inspired by the upcoming talent in fashion and entertainment!  Admission is $10 with all proceeds going to the Disability & Educational Support Program and AASU.
Reflections Magazine is hosting a fashion industry.  The evening includes a networking mixer and a live photo shoot with Reflections Magazine and models wearing fashions from designer Debbie Nghiem of GG Connections.  There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door.
Project SF is the annual runway event for recent graduates and alumni from fashion schools and universities to showcase their collections as they embark on prospective careers within the fashion industry.  The designers are Alyssa Casares, Bradley Douglas Jordan, Dallas Coulter & Melissa Tan,  Jamielyn Dugan and Amanda Chan.  Cost to attend is $20 general admission and $10 for students with current ID.
Mario B. Productions hosts the seventh annual “Say It Loud 1970’s Fashion Show”.  Come check out 70’s inspired fashion on the runway by local designers.  Cost to attend is $20 to $30.
SUNDAY
The flea markets at Treasure Island and Fort Mason continue today, in addition to the following events:  
Considered to be the wedding event of choice by the industry’s most distinguished bridal resources in California, A Soolip Wedding elevates the art of getting married to an extraordinary experience.  Check out the offerings of a range of vendors and enjoy a fashion show of the latest in bridal apparel.  Cost to attend is $45.
Local brands Effie’s HeartNohi Kids Clothing and Livie and Luca children’s shoes is having their biyearly warehouse and sample sale.  This is the perfect opportunity to clothe the entire family in locally made, unique designer merchandise.  Check out the new collections and score some great deals on samples and past season’s merchandise.
Quinceañera Expo is an event like no other.  It has been created with quinceañeras in mind and is design to focus exclusively on everything a future Quinceañera will need for their event.  In addition to vendors, there will be a fashion show displaying what the most fashionable belle of the ball would wear.  Who wouldn’t want to see what it takes to make a Quinceañera dream a reality. Cost to attend is $5.
As part of the latest Legion of Honor exhibit “The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde”, learn about fashion inspired in art, from the fig leaf to luxurious finery.  Docent Ellen Harden will lead the talk and discussion at the Florence Gould Theater in the museum.  Free with museum admission of $11.
Join the Academy of Friends at the Galleria Design Center for an evening of secrets, sips and stunning styles as they celebrate the Academy Awards night.  Bid on sinful vacations, sexy jewels and stimulating fashions in the Silent Auction.  Enjoy libations from the best restaurants, distilleries and wineries while you enjoy live entertainment.  Watch the Academy Awards broadcast and enter raffle drawings to win fabulous prizes.  Ticket cost to attend is $250 in advance or $300 at the door with proceeds benefiting HIV/AIDS Organizations in the Bay Area.
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