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Level 2 Crochet: Round Rug Workshop

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Join us at gather Thursday April 26th at 7p for our Level 2 Crochet: Round Rug Workshop with Cara Corey. If you've mastered the single crochet stitch and feel ready to move on to other stitches, this is the class for you. Learn to make a cute and sturdy round rug with recycled T-shirt yarn. You will master adding height with double crochet and half double crochet stitches, joining stitches to form rounds, and increasing stitches in a pattern to make a flat circle. You will get a good start and possibly finish a round rug, approximately 24 inches in diameter, during the 2 hour class. You can also purchase more yarn to make your rug even larger. Choose from an assortment of colors of yarn when you arrive. Jumbo-sized crochet hook included in the price. Those that have taken our hand crocheted blanket class are perfect candidates for this class (though it is not a pre-requisite...email hello@gathersf.com if you have questions). 

Class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. 

Level 2 Crochet: Round Rug Workshop: $70
Thursday April 26th from 7p-9p
gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA
Space is Limited - Register now!

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Spring Favorites

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Spring has officially come to the bay. We're filling up the shop with flowy dress, cool tops, and comfy skirts and pants perfect for the season. Take a look at our favorites below. Try them on in store and shop them in our online shop

We're especially in love with Bridge and Burn's new spring collection! With modern patterns, breathable fabric, and chic stitching, we've brought in a collection of soft, springy blues and grays that customers are raving about.

A cotton-linen fabric with a faux open back detail, the Joss top is super light weight, and perfect for SF weather! Weather this tee to Ocean Beach, or out to brunch. Easily compliments high-waisted shorts, your favorite pair of jeans, or a fit-and-flair pant for the adventurous gal! The Pacific Stripe is made with various block stitching of blues, while the Chambray Dots is available in a pale gray with white dots. 

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The Ondine skirt is an easygoing, versatile skirt design that is equal parts functional and dressy.  Complimenting the pattern of the Joss chambray dots, the Ondine skirt has pleats at the waist, with large front pockets in the front. Pairs well with the Joss Chambray Dot shirt for a casual look, or a tighter tucked-in basic, for a sleek look out-on-the-town. 

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Have you discovered our newest maker, Chan + Krys yet? Two bi-coastal best friends collaborate to make this easy to wear line. We love the silhouettes and the fabrics. 

Their Verona Dress in desert stripe is currently at the top of our wish list. Pair it with gold sandals on vacation or clogs and a jean jacket for the farmer's market. Understated but never under dressed. 

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We're also big fans of their Nimmo jacket. We love it in this hemp black. The perfect layer for those ever so chilly spring nights. Looks great buttoned over leggings or open as a jacket over a dress for work. Add some statement earrings and you look effortlessly put together. 

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Our current go-to is their W. Humbolt top. A deep v neck and side slits make this o so flattering. We love it with boyfriend jeans. And with so many great fabrics to choose from like white and navy stripe, copper embroidery, and birds you'll want to start a collection. 

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All the girls in the shop are crushing over Sarah Liller's new collection. She has expanded into cardigans, sleeveless tops, and more! Made right here in San Francisco, this line of solid staples always flatters. 

We wear the new wide leg pants at least 4 days a week! The comfort of pajamas but the look of someone who put some thought into their outfit. We swear you'll never want to take them off. 

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The Chloe top sit pretty on your shoulders. We love the pleating detail. Available in black and kelly green, our new favorite pop of color.  Pair under a jacket for a business meeting or wear with white shorts for a more casual look. 

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Finish off your outfits with some Baleen jewels. We love their modern and minimalist style. Our top picks are below.

Get flirty with some tassel earrings. 

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How cool are these solid hoops?

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And these mobile dangles are a dream. 

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Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop

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Join us at gather on Tuesday April 17th at 7p for our magical Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop. In our newest class, local florist Ricci Cande of Rust & Flourish will assist you in creating beautiful smudge sticks made with herbs and flowers. You'll learn about the properties of each botanical element, foraging and sustainable practices, and the history of healing through smudge wands. Some of the botanical elements we'll use and learn about include:

- Sage, Cedar, Sweetgrass, Lavender, Amaranth, Bay Leaves, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Rosemary, Yarrow, Peppermint, Rose, Oregano, and more!

In this two hour class, all materials will be provided to make at least two smudge sticks with a curated selection of our ravishing gemstones that you can tie to your wands. Hang your new wild and gorgeous creations on your wall or burn them with love and intention. Sip on wine, enjoy snacks, and shop using a special discount during the class. It will be the perfect night!

Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop: $60

Tuesday April 17th, 2018 at 7p
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
Register now - Hurry space is limited!


P. S. Our candle workshop is almost sold out! Snag your spot now or see what other creative class we have on the calendar

Spring Sale!

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Spring has sprung and we are celebrating at gather! We've got a special rack at the shop marked up to 50% off that includes gems like Preloved sweaters, Curator striped tops, and Nooworks favorites. And for this week only we are offering 10% off ALL regularly priced clothing too! That includes new arrivals, and all men's and baby stuff too! That means you can take 10% off this adorable chambray Bridge and Burn top and this cutie from new gather maker Chan + Krys. Can't make it into the shop? Use the code "FLOWERS" at checkout to take 10% off clothing in our online shop. But hurry, this offer expires Saturday night!

P. S. There are still a few last minute spots available for Thursday's Embroidery Workshop with Jenny Lemons! Also have you seen all the new classes we have on the calendar? Can't wait for our Botanical Smudge Sticks and our Giant Knit Blanket workshops!

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 - covetsf.com

Dandelion Post - dandelionpost.com

Field Day - fielddayandfriends.com

gather – gathersf.com

Hygge Design – hyggedesign.xyz

Lacson Ravello - lacsonravello.com

Lindsay Robinson - lindsayrobinsonstudio.com

Neeko - shopneeko.com

Nooworks – nooworks.com

Oak Common – oakcommon.com

Obey - obeyclothing.com

Resurrect - resurrectoakland.com

Seedstore - seedstoresf.com

Stance - stance.com

Tonlé - tonle.com

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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

REGISTER NOW!

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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 hello@gathersf.com 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!

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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

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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.

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

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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!

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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!

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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. 

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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
541 Octavia St., SF

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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. 

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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

gather - 541 Octavia St, SF