Set aside time during the first weekend in December to shop for local handicrafts at the annual Heath Ceramics Holiday Market, a treasure trove for gift-collecting.
Additionally, period panty retailer Knix is opening a storefront on Fillmore Street while True is opening a jewelry box store in Hayes.
Good luck everyone at the Heath Ceramics Holiday Market in Sausalito next weekend.
(Courtesy of Heath Ceramics)
Deep breaths, amateurs / consumers of artisanal goodies. One of the most festive maker-y events is coming up next weekend: on Saturdays and Sundays 5 and 6 December, the Heath Ceramics Make Good Market will be held outside the Sausalito showroom and factory at the iconic brand. Let responsible shopping begin.
As usual, the annual market brings together the community of local manufacturers to sell their original goods, from clothing and jewelry to glassware, furniture and more. A few Bay Area artisans were featured: Aesthetic Union, Aplat, Julia Turner, Kirsten Muenster, Llane Alexis, Julie Cristello and Fryn.
Naturally, there will be a special Heath area where you can gobble up the latest button vases, dishes, etc. in the colors of the holidays. And as usual, live demonstrations are part of the fun – wreath making, vase throwing and letterpress printing.
Sparkle PSA: Hayes Valley welcomes the sustainable jeweler Vrai in its “hood”.
(Courtesy of Vrai)
It’s no surprise that Vrai, a fine jewelry and engagement ring brand, has chosen to open its second US showroom in the Bay Area. After all, it’s known for its lab-grown diamonds, and the technology for these gemstones comes from its SF owner, Diamond Foundry. (Yes, this is the one Leonardo DiCaprio invested in.)
The intimate boutique is laid out like a gallery, with the rings, bracelets, necklaces and sparklers serving as art on the walls. Reflecting Vrai’s commitment to sustainability, the decor features recycled and natural materials in the style of recycled concrete floors and American walnut furnishings with blackened steel hardware. Our favorite part? The Diamond Bar, where patrons can meet the staff and customize their own shiny pieces.
// 450 Hayes Street, C-1 (Hayes Valley), true.com
Be loud and proud when shopping for your waterproof underwear at Knix’s new SF store.
(Courtesy of Knix)
The Canadian import of intimate Knix recently opened a physical store in Pac Heights. This marks the number two US store for the unique online brand. For those unfamiliar with the lingerie brand bajillions in the universe, Knix, which closed $ 40 million in funding in the spring, is known for the waterproof technology used in its panties, from thongs to bikinis to boy shorts. They are otherwise known as menstrual underwear, and women just can’t seem to get enough.
But the brand and the store sell much more than seamless, bulky, ultra-absorbent underwear: bras, tank tops, leggings, sleepwear, shapewear, sportswear and maternity are just a few of the categories. available. No, not everything is waterproof, but check the waters for yourself.
// 2121 Fillmore Street (Pacific Heights), knix.com