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The Shops Sale is Back!

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The Shops Sale is back! Join us Sunday March 11th from noon-4p at Temescal Brewing Company in Oakland as we pop up with a group of other locally owned shops for a super sales shopping experience. Each shop will be bringing a rack of past styles marked at a steep discount. Help us all make room for our new Spring merchandise in our shops and snag beautiful tops, dress, jackets and more for a steal. Men's and women's items will be marked 50-80% off! This bi-annual event is not to be missed!

RSVP in Facebook and tell all your friends. What could be better than an afternoon of sales shopping and beer? 

The Shops Sales
Sunday March 11th from noon- 4p
Temescal Brewing Company

Here are a list of shops participating. Check back for updates:

Covet -

Dandelion Post -

Field Day -

gather –

Hygge Design –

Lacson Ravello -

Lindsay Robinson -

Neeko -

Nooworks –

Oak Common –

Obey -

Resurrect -

Seedstore -

Stance -

Tonlé -


Leather Moon Bag Workshop!

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Join us Thursday March 8th at 7p for our Leather Moon Bag Workshop. In this fun and easy class we will take some basic leather making skills and apply them towards designing and making your very own leather half-moon bag. It’s a mini size that is perfect for holding extra goodies in your bag or taking it solo out on the town. It holds cards, lip products and other small things. You won’t leave home without it!

This leather working class is designed to put you in the maker’s seat. Learning a skill and then immediately applying it to your project will give you the confidence to put your skills to practice in a future project. So whether you are seeking a fun night out with friends or want to learn a new skill - future you will be “over the moon” with this class (see what we did there?) 

Skills we will cover-

Basic Leather Working:

-Leather punching

-Leather tanning

-Hand Stitching

Basic Sewing Skills:

-Cutting out a pattern

-Hand Sewing and Finishing Techniques

Our instructor, Rebecca Saylor has taught many past gather workshops and owns her own business, Oodlebadoodle, where she creates adorable San Francisco themed plushies with whimsical fabric patterns. She will give you the knowledge to go home and create endless leather crafts you and your friends. Sign up early, seating is limited.

All materials provided. This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Leather Moon Bag Workshop

Thursday March 8th - 7:00pm-9:00pm$55

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF


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Valentine Flower and Plant Pop Up

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Join us Saturday February 10th and Sunday February 11th from 11a-4p for a special Valentine's Flower and Plant Pop Up with local florist Rust & Flourish. Shop her beautiful floral arrangements, potted plants, hand foraged smudge sticks, crystal succulent gardens, and more. Get your sweetie a gift for Valentine's Day or pre-order a bouquet to pick up at the shop on the 13th. Email for any questions or requests. 

Valentine's Flower and Plant Pop Up

Saturday February 10th and Sunday February 11th 11a-4p

gather - 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

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Valentine's Happenings at gather

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Whether you're celebrating your babe, your friends, or just YOU we've got lots of Valentine's fun in store at the shop!

❤2/6 Floral Arranging Workshop
❤2/8 Natural Perfume Workshop
❤2/10 & 2/11 Flower and Plant Pop Up
❤2/13 Candle Workshop (SOLD OUT but we added an April class!)
❤2/15 Image Transfer to Wood Workshop

Or just pick out a special gift from our shop! We've been on the hunt for the best gifts for your sweetie!

Rope Basket Workshop

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Is your new year's resolution to get creative? Join us Thursday January 11th at 7p for our Rope Basket Workshop. Get in on the over-sized knitting trend with Cara Corey, our in house knitting expert. Learn a basic garter stitch using giant needles and soft cotton rope. Then assemble your knitted swatch into a sturdy basket that is perfect for storing books, toys, and more. No knitting experience is required and all participants will leave with a completed basket (about 9x9 inch) and a set of knitting needles for future projects. Class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Rope Basket Workshop : $75

Thursday January 11th 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!


DIY Plant Pop Up Bar

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Join us Saturday December 16th with local florist Ricci Cande of Rust & Flourish who will be popping up at the shop with a special DIY Planting Bar. Pick from a variety of vessels, plants, and rocks and crystals to create your one of a kind potted beauty. Prices will range from $15-$30. 

Make a beautiful holiday gift or bring home some greenery for yourself!

DIY Planting Bar Pop Up

Saturday December 16th 11a-5p

gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

Yule Celebration Tarot Workshop

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Join us Thursday December 14th for  a Yule Celebration Tarot Workshop. We will be welcoming Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha, of The Lioness Oracle to teach this magical class. 

In this class you will:

  • Find out why December is the perfect time to take stock of the past year, and integrate all you have experienced

  • Learn which cards in the Tarot correspond to the season of Winter and celebration

  • Be assisted in giving yourself a special Winter Solstice reading and deciphering its messages

For this class you will need a journal, pen, and Tarot deck. Beginners welcome!

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Tarot Card Workshop: $40

541 Octavia St

Thursday December 14th at 7p

gather Holiday Gift Guide

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Shopping for family and friends can be so stressful, but we're here to make it easier for you. We have gifts for every budget, plus stocking stuffers, experiential gifts and gift cards. 

Trim your tree with SF Mercantile's California bear ornament or one of their San Francisco-themed glass ornaments. 


If you need a jewelry gift, consider our best-selling earrings from Oh, Hello Friend. They're a steal at $18 a pair and come in cute, sometimes cheeky designs like these little pizza slices.

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New parents will love our clothing items that come as matching sets for adults and kids (like our papa bear,  mama bear and little bear tees). Our latest gather x Harumi K collection includes several clothing pairs, including this white V-neck dress for mom with matching toddler dress.


If you have a hard time deciding on one gift, let us do the work with one of our themed gift boxes. You will receive 10 percent off everything in the box and we can ship them for you, too. 


If you know someone who could use a little pampering, treat them to some Herbs + Oils bath soaking crystals ($24) or one of their soothing soy candles ($24 each). We also have several varieties of Etta + Billie handcrafted soaps ($12) and their exfoliating mint coffee scrub ($11). And if you want to fill your home with a holiday scent, we have a fresh stock of vanilla and Christmas tree scented candles ($13) from Lighten Up Shoppe. 


Complete your gift with a cute card by Paper Raven. We have Christmas, Hanukkah and general holiday greeting designs.


Need a stocking stuffer? Our Compartes chocolate bars come in a variety of interesting flavors and are boxed and ready to go inside anyone's stocking. Come to the shop to see all the options.


Cuppa Fog just brought us lovely petite SF-themed ornaments that make great gifts at only $10 apiece. 


Can't think of what to get someone? How about gifting one of our workshops? We have several to choose from each month (knitting, candle making and floral arranging are coming up in the New Year). Or you can go with a gift card and let them choose their own gift.

We add new items to the shop all the time, so take advantage of our extended holiday hours (11-7 daily!) to check out everything in person. 

Knit a Chunky Scarf Workshop

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Join us Tuesday December 12th, 2017 at 7p for our new Knit a Chunky Scarf Workshop with Cara Corey of Mary Marie Knits. Whether you're new to knitting or you once started a knitting project and never finished, you will love this quick scarf that's perfect for beginners (or a great holiday gift)! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will teach you how to get started knitting using soft chunky yarn and big knitting needles. You will learn a basic garter stitch, which is all you need to create a cozy scarf. You may even complete the scarf during the class. Cara will also show you how to seam the scarf so you can turn it into a cowl. 

All yarn from small-batch maker Coffee and Blankets and a set of knitting needles are included.

Color options: latte froth, pearl gray, pure white

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. 

Knit a Chunky Scarf Workshop : $65

Tuesday December 12th 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!


Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party

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Join us for the 27th annual Holiday Block Party this Friday, December 1st from 6-9p and Saturday, December 2nd from 3-6p. Free and open to everyone, all the shops in the neighborhood will be open for extended holiday shopping accompanied with festive food, beverages, music, and fun! 

On Friday at gather we will be hosting local artists Rebecca Saylor of OodleBaDoodleand Stephanie Bolton of SinceSass. They will be making custom re-usable wine tote bags perfect for gifting as a hostess gift this holiday. Pick out your design, watch the process, all while getting to know two of our favorite artists. They will also have more of their goods in store (pillows, ornaments, pouches, and more!) for the night for a special little trunk show. 

On Saturday local florist Ricci Candle of Rust & Flourish with be popping up with her beautiful handmade wreaths, plants, mini Christmas trees, and dried bouquets. Perfect for decorating your home this holiday.

Both days we will have special drinks, a surprise discount, and a raffle to win a gift bag full of goodies from our vendors. See you there!


Small Business Saturday Pop Up!

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Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 to celebrate supporting local small businesses. This year will be our 4th year of participating and we couldn't be more excited! We were so grateful for those who shop at our little store so we want to thank you for supporting us and our makers! Join us Saturday November 25th for a special Pop Up and day of fun! Here's what's going on:

-Local florist Rust and Flourish will be popping up with beautiful handmade wreaths perfect for adorning your door this holiday season. She's also bringing beautiful plants to brighten up your office and home this winter. 

-Local pastry and confection company Le Dix-Sept will be joining us with her delicious fresh baked pastries and nougats. They make a delightful treat for breakfast! Make sure you come before she sells out!

-Local clothing company, AsA will be bringing a special curated rack of their beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces. Each garment is a work of art that has been slowly woven by hand or sewn from vintage fabrics by Oakland designer Tawny Holt.

-We will be giving away FREE tote bags to the first 20 shoppers

-Enjoy a FREE cup of cider to warm up while shopping

-Enter in our raffle to win a gift basket full of goodies made by our local and independent artists. Also included in the gift basket are 4 tickets to ANY show at the New Conservatory Theatre Center! How amazing is that?!

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Meet the Maker: Mary Marie Knits

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Richmond-based knitter Cara Corey has been selling her hand knit hats, scarves and rope baskets in the shop since we first opened. Now she regularly teaches workshops, including our popular hand crochet blanket class, rope basket making, and our new knit a chunky scarf workshop. O and you probably recognize her face because she even works at the store once a week!

Cara describes her line, Mary Marie Knits, as simple and modern, and she gravitates toward chunky yarns and large-scale knitting. "I try to pick styles that are timeless, so you can wear them year after year," she says. 

Get to know Cara with our Q&A below. 

 The seed stitch cowl comes in two lengths: single and double loop 

The seed stitch cowl comes in two lengths: single and double loop 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

I draw a lot of inspiration from Scandinavian design. It has always been easy to find chunky wool yarns in Europe. Only recently have they become popular and easy to find here. I will try knitting with anything, including rope and my own felted wool cord. 

I am also inspired by the handiwork of my grandmother, Mary Marie Mason. She passed her love of crafting on to my mom, sister, and I. So I intend to pass it on to my kids. 

 Crowns are available in child and adult sizes. 

Crowns are available in child and adult sizes. 

If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

My husband and I frequent the old-school taco truck that's parked outside of the Hotsy Totsy Club in El Cerrito. I usually get tacos al pastor. 

What do you like most about the maker community?

Most of us did not come from a business background (I started out as a journalist.) So I think there is a spirit of community and helping each other succeed that doesn't exist in other fields. Every time I attend a maker event, I meet more amazing people, and I have been blown away by how kind, accepting and supportive they have been. 

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Where is your favorite place to travel?

That's a tough one. I don't travel as much now that I have little kids and I miss it! I have a sweet spot for Boulder, Colorado, where I used to live. A few years ago my best friend and I took a Mediterranean cruise. I would love to go back to just about any of the places we stopped in Greece, Italy, France and Spain. I would also LOVE to go to Australia someday. 

What do you want for your next birthday?

A shopping spree at gather! Seriously, I have about 50 items on my wish-list right now. 


What does your work space look like? 

I have a little cottage behind my house that was just a dirty garage when we moved in. My husband and his dad decided to finish the walls and make it into a studio for me. It was a dramatic transformation and I feel so lucky to have a place for my many, many yarns. 

Surprise Sample Sale with oh, hello friend!

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This Sunday during our gather x Harumi K winter collection brunch party we will also be having a surprise sample sale with a very special guest! oh, hello friend will be popping up with her adorable stationary goods (all which will be UNDER $5)! Free gifts for the first 25 customers! Get here early to shop the sale, try on our new collection, and sip a mimosa or two! O and there will be a special play area for the kiddos!

gather x Harumi K Winter Collection Brunch Party (with special guest oh, hello friend)
Sunday November 12th 11a-1p
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gather x Harumi K Collection is here!

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We are so excited about our latest collaboration with local designer Harumi K. We've been working for months to create the line and can't believe it's finally here! This time around Daisy wanted to create beautiful clothing that was durable enough to run after her kiddos in. As a mom of a 2 month old and 2 year old her clothes need to be functional. All of the items happen to work before, during, and after pregnancy are breast feeding friendly. What a wonderful bonus. We also added matching toddler pieces this time around because let's be honest who doesn't want a little mini me?

If you're local be sure to stop by our brunch debut party at the shop this Sunday from 11a-1p. We'll have mimosas, scones, and a play area for the kiddos while you try on the collection. Meet the duo who put the collection together, gather owner Daisy and clothing designer Sherry of Harumi K. Check out the pieces below (and shop it on our online shop if you can't make it on Sunday). But hurry this collection is limited and only available at gather. 


gather x Harumi K Winter Collection Brunch

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Join us Sunday November 12th at 11a as we celebrate our newest clothing collaboration with local designer Sherry of Harumi K. For our exclusive winter collection we're introducing toddler pieces to the mix (tops and dresses 12months - 3T)! gather owner Daisy wanted clothes that she and her kids could run around in but still feel put together. We love the beautiful prints and charismatic knits Daisy and Sherry hand selected. The best part is all the women's pieces are nursing friendly and can be worn throughout pregnancy too. They make a great gift for moms and moms to be or just anyone wanting comfortable and versatile pieces. And the matching toddler pieces are adorable - who doesn't want a little mini me?  No need for a babysitter, bring the kiddos as we will have a little area with crafts and games for them to play. We'll even have extra staff on hand so you can try the collection on and enjoy a mimosa (or two)! Each purchase during the party comes with a handmade bath salt soak to take home. 

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Sunday November 12th 11a-1p

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Painted Bead Necklace Workshop!

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Join us for our new Painted Bead Necklaces Workshop on Tuesday November 7th at 7p. What better way to instantly spruce up an outfit than with a new handmade statement necklace? Instructor and co-owner of gather, Daisy McClellan has been designing jewelry for over 9 years. Learn all her tips and tricks to paint wooden beads in a bunch of different patterns and looks as well as various ways to finish your necklaces. Once you learn, you won't be able to stop making them for you and your friends. Leave with an instruction guide and where to source materials. No experience necessary. You'll leave with at least three finished necklaces.

This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. What better way to unwind?

Painted Bead Workshop

Tuesday November 7th from 7-9p: $40

Purchase tickets here (hurry space is limited!)

Meet the Maker: Desiree Salas

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Oakland-based designer Desiree Salas creates vintage-inspired, feminine women’s clothing for all seasons. "I love designing pretty dresses in colorful retro prints that are either floral or nature themed," she says. "My signature piece is a 1940's-inspired A-line wrap dress that’s been nicknamed 'The boyfriends' favorite'."

Her basics, which you may have seen on our racks, also include a dark denim '70's inspired wrap skirt (a nod to Marsha Brady) and a lightweight chambray denim utility dress. Desiree hand drafts and sizes all of her patterns. "After working years in corporate fashion, I've perfected my fit and feel, and that's a big selling point," she says. 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

My biggest inspiration is people watching! Bay Area women really have such a unique and individual style. I love how they mix prints, seasons and pieces from different eras. There are no rules here.

Also many of the local boutique owners have stylish customers that I've been known to stalk someone for blocks to take note of what they're wearing. 


If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

I absolutely LOVE El Sabrosito in Oakland. It's home style Salvadoran food. The truck is only parked weekdays on Broadway and 3rd. They have the most delicious pupusas stuffed with veggies & cheese or chicharron & beans. Perfect topped with their coleslaw and a cold horchata. I love that it's run by two sisters, Claudia & Maria, that work side by side and are inspired by their parents' family recipes.

What do you like most about the maker community?

The maker community is so supportive! Trunk shows and maker fairs are a great way to meet other artists. Often, working on your craft can be isolating if you don't share studio space. Working intensively, hours can go by without talking with anyone. I feel that at maker events, it's a great what to connect, share your craft, insight and experiences.

I'm always inspired by how hard makers work and how passionate they are about sharing their product.


Where is your favorite place to travel?

I love traveling to Mexico and recently went 2 years in a row. I love the artistry work that each town has to offer. In Guadalajara, I found the most beautiful hand-embroidered dress and tops and colorful woven shoes. In Sayulita, I was enthralled with the brightly colored tassels, pom poms and dream catchers everywhere. The tassels were used to decorate everything from purses to blouses to car visors!

What do you want for your next birthday?

A Sodastream!

What does your work space look like? .

It's really a funky shack behind my home. I have large windows that look out to my lemon, fig and orange trees. It feels like a cabin and a wonderful relaxing place to work. It's stocked full of my years of collecting machines, trims and bolts of fabrics.

Hand Crochet Blanket Workshop

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Join us Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 7p and learn to make a warm and cozy hand crocheted blanket with Cara Corey. This on trend throw will impress all your friends and look gorgeous in your home. This technique uses only your fingers to make the loops — no crochet hook or crochet experience required! —  and a super soft and chunky yarn that works up very quickly. You will leave the class with a finished throw that is perfect for curling up in. 

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. Workshop includes all yarn/materials in price. 

Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop : $75

Thursday November 2nd 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

Weaving Workshop

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Join us at gather Thursday October 19th at 7p as we learn the basics of weaving in our Intro to Weaving Workshop. In this class Jennie Lennick will teach us how to successfully make your own loom, warp it, weave with a needle and shuttle, and decorative techniques like adding tassels and braids. You will have the option of turning your beautiful weaving into a wall hanging or a statement necklace – how cool is that?

All materials will be provided and everyone will take home their project with an instruction packet for later reference.

Jennie owns Jenny Lemons, a small-batch clothing company based in the Mission. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. She moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting. Jennie loves constructing garments and teaching workshops all over the city. 

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

Intro to Weaving Workshop

Thursday October 19th at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

Meet the Maker: Krista Tranquilla

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Inspired by the mountains where she grew up and the ones where she currently lives in Truckee, CA, jewelry maker Krista Tranquilla creates outdoor-themed necklaces, earrings, cuffs and more. From John Muir quotes to constellations to ocean and forest imagery, Krista's beautiful work evokes a sense of calm. 

Learn more about Krista and see examples of her jewelry below. 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

My inspiration mainly comes from the idea of being outside. I am also inspired by brave and adventurous people.


If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

For me, it is all about the sauces. So a food truck that would have a bowl of good food and killer sauces to choose from.


What do you like most about the maker community?

I love how supportive everyone is and that the idea of collaboration is generally shared by all.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

I dream about international travel all the time, but we (my husband and 2 daughters) can be found backpacking in the Sierra or camping on the coast when it comes time to travel..


What do you want for your next birthday?

A day of pampering.


What does your work space look like? 

I just moved into a bigger space in my house. It has lots of light and it is very messy. I love it.