Friday, February 15, 2008

Buy Curious: Spring Trends, Sales, & Shows

Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 3:06 PM

Gorgeous weather and new, splurge-worthy spring trends are the perfect excuse to get out of the house this weekend. Plus, our economy could use some stimulating. Keep reading, after the jump!

Spring Forecast: Full Color Overload
Spring '08 pieces have officially hit the racks! And while the rest of the country is still up to its elbows in snow, luckily, the gorgeous blue-sky weather here doesn't make it much of a stretch to start stocking up. One of the biggest trend this upcoming season is color: specifically, red, yellow, blue, green, and purple, and paired with white denim or faded flared jeans. Quite frankly, it's a welcome change from all those neutral falls colors. For ways to incorporate this look into your winter wardrobe now, check out some of the cashmere cardigans on final-sale at J. Crew in a plethora of vivid colors. Need something less expensive? Target's on it too. Other spring trends include the neutral safari look (how many times can they bring this back?), slouchy white t-shirt, and painterly graphics. EVENTS

Hush Blowout Sale The San Francisco/Walnut Creek boutique Hush continues its storewide 75 percent off (!) sale.
When: Sat., Feb. 9-Feb. 17
Where: 1878 Union St., San Francisco

Valentine Trunk Show Valentine Trunk Show at Azalea Boutique
When: Sat., Feb. 23, noon-6 p.m.
Where: Azalea, 411 Hayes St. @ Gough St., San Francisco

Made Jewelry Launch Party Take 15 percent off with an additional 10 percent off if you sign up for their mailing list by sending an email to hellomadejewelry@gmail.com.
When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Poleng Lounge (1751 Fulton Ave., San Francisco)

Ongoing Local Sales
Dish (2981 College Ave., Berkeley): I almost don't want to tell you, but this sale has decent slashings - up to 75 percent off and many half-off of its fall & winter lines. Lines include Mint, Mike & Chris, and Alexander Wang.
Slash (2840 College Ave., Berkeley): Grab discounted skinny jeans and graphic tees.
Jeremy's (2967 College Ave., Berkeley): Stock up on last season's J. Crew cashmere sweaters and wool winter coats.
Twenty Two Shoes (5856 College Ave., Oakland): Take this opportunity to buy quality, handcrafted shoes, either in-store or online.

Online Sales
Banana Republic - 30 percent off all pants
Net-a-Porter
Shopbop
Bloomingdales
S Sense
Revolve Clothing
Tobi.com

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