This Week’s Fashion Events: Sample Sales, Fashion Shows and more

There’s no excuse to have a boring week in the Bay Area with all the exciting events happening! Some of the popular events include the North Beach Festival and Juneteenth Street Fair on June 13 and 14, the Red Bull Baylines on June 13, the Doobie Brothers at the Stern Grove Festival on June 14, and the Haight Ashbury Street Fair on June 14. Plus there’s the Warriors’ playoff games viewing parties, of course! In addition, there’s an amazing line-up of fashion events throughout the week to enjoy.

Whatever you decide to do this week, enjoy it in style!

High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

Gap+Birchbox Summer Beauty Shop Launch, Wednesday, June 10,2015, 890 Market Street, SF, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, no cost to attend, RSVP required

Julia Engel of invites you to celebrate the launch of Gap + Birchbox summer beauty shop. The event will include beauty makeovers, complimentary champagne and light bites, 30% discount off Gap merchandise and samples!

FiSF Friends and Family Night at Bespoke
FiSF Friends & Family Night at Bespoke, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Bespoke, 845 Market Street, Suite 450, SF, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, no cost to attend

Join emerging designers Peter of Blade + Blue, Stephanie of Evgenia, Jessie of Simple Pair, Cake of Kajan Cake and Jeff of Pladra for a night of style in their new pop up space. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know Bespoke’s designers and the inspiration behind their work – and shop their current collections! Style and fit consultations are available until they close at 8:30 pm. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

WearTechCon: Connected Systems and Wearable Design, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Wix Lounge, 500 Terry A Francois Building, 6th Floor, SF, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, ticket cost of $15

Join Wearable Tech Meetup and SF Design Week for a panel discussion with industry experts and thought leaders as they look at trends and strategies for platforms, eco-systems and IoT and their implications for the design, development and future direction of wearable technology. The event will also feature an innovative fashion installation by fashion designer Sylvia Heisel.

Anomie Pop Up
Anomie Pop-Up Shop Opening Night Social, Thursday, June 11, 2015, The Mason Jar, 2149 Union Street, SF, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, no cost to attend

eCommerce retailer Anomie is having its first pop up store event. This is a great opportunity to shop their items in person instead of completely online. The pop up store only runs through Sunday, so make sure to stop by before it’s gone.

SF Design Week
Wear to Ware, Designing Wearable Products, Thursday, June 11,2015, GitHub, 275 Brannan Street, SF, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, ticket cost $15

Wearables have been a growing hot topic over the past few years and now getting more attention than ever. Apple finally released it’s watch, Disney just spent $1B reimagining their theme park with MagicBands and Oculus is enabling you to put on new realities. At this intersection of hardware, software and fashion design, lies a new world of wearable products (and platforms) that connect you to a set of untethered, hands-free experiences. This panel discussion event will explore the design challenges and opportunities faced when working on products that you wear to augment your reality or transport you to someone else’s. They’ll look at the different categories from fashion, fitness, sports, health to virtual reality.

The Anomie pop up shop continues today, in addition to the following events:
Vinyl Opening Reception
Vinyl Opening Reception at Wonderland SF, Friday, June 12, 2015, 1266 Valencia Street, SF, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, no cost to attend

Wonderland is hosting an opening reception of their latest gallery installation “Vinyl” – featuring painting on vinyl artwork of 60 artists. This Mission boutique also contains a beautiful selection of local designer’s clothes and accessories. Enjoy the perfect trifecta of wine, art and fashion.

Parallel Constellations at Crown Nine Jewelry, Friday, June 12, 2015, 515 9th Street, Oakland, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, no cost to attend

Crown Nine is hosting a reception for Amy Tavern’s illustrative collection of beautiful jewelry art. Each piece in the Parallel Constellation collection is an intriguing statement of dimensional art and adornment. RSVP for a 10% discount during the event.


Marjorie Baer Sample Sale, Saturday, June 13, 2015, Marjorie Baer Studio, 1389 Lowrie Ave, South San Francisco, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, no cost to attend

Marjorie Baer’s one-day summer sample sale has arrived. This is a rare opportunity to shop her collection of beautiful crafted jewelry at less than wholesale prices!

Hinano Warehouse sale
Hinano Warehouse Sale, Saturday, June 13, 2015, Spinnaker Yacht Club, 75 Pesador Point Drive, San Leandro, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, donation of two cans of food requested for entry

Hinano is having an exclusive NorCal ond-day warehouse sale – tees, tanks, hats, jackets and more at 60-80% off retail. Nothing over $20! Founded in 1955, this apparel brand celebrates the Polynesian island lifestyle, evident in the casual, relaxed styling of their designs.

Westgate Center Model-Search-15
Westgate Center Model Search – ages toddler through 18, Saturday, June 13, 2015, Westgate Center, 1600 Saratoga Avenue (center court in front of Ross), San Jose, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, no cost to attend

Be in the Westgate Center Back to School Fashion Show on August 8, 2015! You could win a modeling contract with HMM/Halvorson Model Management and a photoshoot with Aleza Photography. Be sure to bring a current picture and a smile! Applicants must be between the ages of 3.5 to 18 years old.

Ministry of Supply
Ministry of Supply Birthday Party, June 13, 2015, 1903 Fillmore Street, SF, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, RSVP to reserve your slice of cake

Three years ago the Ministry of Supply launched the Apollo, a performance dress shirt designed to keep you from getting too hot or too cold. Since then, they’ve continued to test, iterate, and improve, introducing new products that tackle the common pain points in everyday apparel. Join Ministry of Supply as they celebrate their third birthday with a chance to meet an MOS co-founder, drinks and snacks, and a raffle for products at the store. (First 100 people to visit the store that day get an exclusive gift bag, too.)

TalkStyle 2015
TalkStyle Fashion Show, Saturday, June 13, 2015, SOMarts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, ticket cost ranges from $20 to $50

The Art Institute of California- San Francisco is hosting their annual student fashion show “TalkStyle. Two consecutive shows will be presented in the industrial setting of SOMArts Gallery (934 Brannan Street, San Francisco). The first is a Preview Show at 4:30 pm followed by a VIP-only fashion show at 7:00 pm and reception at 8:00 pm.

Summer Fashion Show
Summer Fashion Show, Sunday, June 14, 2015, Fort Mason Center, Fleet Room, Bldg D, SF, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, ticket cost is $25

Over a half a dozen designers will showcase their collections on the runway. This event will also feature live art,music, vendors and more. All ages are welcome.

Summer Sizzle Sidewalk Sale
Summer Sizzle Sidewalk Sale, Sunday, June 14, 2015, Urban Airship, Kate Street, SF, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Come to Kate Street for an afternoon of shopping, BBQ, beer and music! This event will feature handmade clothing, skin care, jewelry and more by local designers. Some of the brands showcased include Dirty Blonde by Allison Leigh Jones, A Line Called K by Atousa, Invisible hero Clothing, Miss Velvet Cream, Silver Lucy Design, and Tamo Design.

Bella Mar Fashion Show
Bella Mar Boutique 1st Anniversary Party Fashion Show, Sunday, June 14, 2015, 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, SF, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, ages 21 and up, ticket cost is free to $25

Join Bella Mar Boutique, Mia Marcelle & Atzi Designs for a summer fashion event as Bella Mar Boutique celebrates their 1st Year Anniversary. The afternoon will include live entertainment, and a fashion show featuring the hottest summer styles.

Vixen by Reese: Swimsuit Launch Party, Sunday, June 14, 2015, The Bay Club – Santa Clara, 3250 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, ticket cost ranges from $10 to $20

Come celebrate the launch of Vixen by Reese swimsuit collection with a pool party and fashion show. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool with drinks, live entertainment and fashion.

Soulye Sundays
Soulye Sundays, Sunday, June 14, 2015, Shadow Ultra Lounge, 341 13th Street, Oakland, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Soulye Sundays is an art fusion day party featuring fashion, art exhibits, live mannequin models, live DJ music and spoken word. CanDid Art Accessories will be featured fashion brand at this event.

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