May 8, 2013

go/see/buy: special edition #2 at la boutique.

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when it comes to our food, it’s all about the farm-to-table—shop local and support local farmers and businesses. in fashion, people have been thinking more and more about shopping closer to home and giving their money to brands that are either in their cities or based in the u.s. last friday, la boutique, a jewel of a shop in jackson square, and handful of salt, a quarterly magazine and website that focuses on the modern artisanal movement, came together to host “special edition #2,” showcasing the best local contemporary craft. all of the vendors at this pop-up are based in the bay area and produce everything from bags and wallets to pens, stationery, chocolate, even flowers. here is a few of the artisans that were featured (from top):

black sheep postal service makes hand silk screened note cards that can be monogrammed and come pre-stamped with gorgeous usps forever stamps. the founder, justin kerr, is a former vp at old navy. bloom that sources local flowers, wraps them in donated recycled burlap and delivers them (via bike messenger) within 90 minutes. joshu + vela makes bags, wallets, backpacks and more here in san francisco using u.s. grown and woven organic canvas, leathers, and natural dyes. the boat totes make a great weekender bag and the waxed canvas dopp kit would make a lovely gift for father’s day. mulholland was started in 1870 and specializes in fine leather goods, clothing, and accessories for “the roadtrip way of life.” everything is built in their factory in berkeley off fourth street.

check out the full list of pop-up participants here, and be sure to check them out online or in person. are you making an effort to shop locally when it comes to fashion? would love to hear some of your favorite lines or stores…