This weekend there's more than the usual end of season sales going down around the bay, here's our line-up of must check out events:
Starting on Thursday....
Since the confirmation that Powell Street would be getting the West Coast's first flag ship back in April, the whole city has been buzzing about Uniqlo. What's so big about Uniqlo? With a global reach including locations throughout Asia, Europe and now the US, Uniqlo is a major force in ready to wear accessible fashion with a uniquely Japanese point of view. Known internationally for modernitity, wearability and affordability the Uniqlo brand encompasses a variety of lines for men, women, and children. In recent years, Uniqlo has also incorporated special designer partnership capsule collections created by some of Japan's brightest emerging stars. While the mega-flagship won't open until the end of the month (for which they are hiring 500 new employees, and making a HUGE donation to the local SF Red Cross!) you can check out the Uniqlo goods for yourself this week. This Thursday, beginning at 10AM, check out the sneak-peek preview pop-up Uniqlo boutique at 117 Post Street in San Francisco. Rumored to house a "curated selection of signature Uniqlo pieces" the boutique will be the best time for local style savvy shoppers to grab a few Uniqlo looks before they are on the backs of everyone in the 7 x7. For more details check out the official Uniqlo web home.
(ED note: As of earlier this week, SFCurbed is reporting that Japanese Homewares/clothing and makers of the best bath salts ever, MUJI also has plans to open aWest Coast flagship location in SOMA later this Fall... we will keep you updated on this super exciting news!)
Then on Friday, celebrate five great years of Secession Art and Design, at the local style spot. DJ's, Jam Demos, and meet and greets with the Secession in-house artists. From the official press release: "Secession Art & Design opened its doors 5 years ago with ambition, creativity, and dedication to community. Many people were surprised we chose this location, but the location chose us. 5 years later, our gallery and boutique showcases 50 artists and designers in "The Bernal Flats", a neighborhood that is bustling with amazing restaurants, bars, boutiques, and galleries. Our inspiration has been to create a movement where the customer and the maker can feel connected. Our two in-house studios nestled in our boutique give clients an opportunity to experience process." 6:30-9:30PM, 3361 Mission Street in SF.
As we mentioned last week, Saturday sees the arrival of famed wild man of fashion, Jeremy Scott for an in house visit at the Adidas concept shop on the Haight benefiting Compass Family Services. Meet the designer, buy some great new kicks and walk away knowing proceeds from your purchase went to a great cause. 1-3 PM, Shoe Biz/Adidas Concept shop 1420 Haight St. In SF. For more information, check out the Compass Family services Facebook page, and 'like them' while you're there!
Also on Saturday, local design house Serial Cultura will be teaming up with jewelry makers Elisa Bongfeld and Chris Neff for the Shibumi Summer Party, at Shibumi Gallery in Berkeley. 6-9 PM, Shibumi web home for more details.