Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last minute Holiday shopping: buying local

Here are a few local places, good last minute ideas:

Firehouse 8
The coffee here is superb, but what I have liked most about stopping by now a few times in this old +beautiful firehouse, is the rotating vendors each time. 
Firehouse 8
Firehouse 8
Earrings, accesories and scarves, look at those old-school beautiful San Francisco ones by the Molte Cose:
Firehouse 8

Super lush US Made +designed shoes, here is Frank of Beneduci.
Firehouse 8
Had a chance to chat with Frank briefly a couple of weeks ago. He is very passionate about the shoes he designs and what it means to have a good, well made pair of shoes, all of them are made in California. It was very nice meeting you Frankie!
Beneduci is having a weekend sale, per indicated on Firehouse8's FB page
Firehouse 8
Firehouse 8
Firehouse 8
Firehouse 8

And upon leaving, an accessories vendor just setting up:

Visit my friend Gwen over on Valencia's locally made cutest things and pieces to put on you body: Nooworks and you are sure to find something even for your new hot momma friend.
Seksi tip: they have super cute shoes +bags, mis GF's approve.
Check out those snuggle onesies!
//Nooworks is on 395 Valencia st. (415)829-7623 SF, CA.

Local company photojojo has a not-so secret pop-up store: via missionmission

The Inner Richmond
Stumbled upon this window display off Clement on 6th and it was late night, but took some phone-fotos. I'm not sure what this is called but it looks cute and they will have tea tasting on Saturday. 

[Richmond Plaza had been vacant for quite sometime]

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Rosebud was a bike
When in doubt, just head over to North Beach. At Citizen Chain, you'll be sure to find a classic bike bell, or wind up with a classic baby to gift or to keep for yourself.
North beach
Oh mickey donde estás?

This isnt local, but it is my absolute favorite on etsy. Planning for shipping it may be a bit tight, but you can treat yourself to a new piece of bikey jewelry by handmade by GTO of GreenGoatDesigns on Etsy:

Bikes and the City: Posters
Well, and you can always support your favorite caffeinated local woman by buying a set of posters (40$) from yours truly :)

“Christmas doesn't come from a store, 
maybe Christmas perhaps 
means a little bit more....”  
– Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
These were some of the places that come to mind gathering a quick last minute gift.
Unsponsored+ unfiltered as always, hope that you enjoy them.

OK that is all for now.

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