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gather x Harumi K Spring 2017 Collection

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We're so excited to announce our gather x Harumi K Spring collection! Join us Thursday April 6th from 6-8p in the shop for our special debut party. Our second collaboration has been in the works for the past few months now we and can't wait to share the final pieces with you. The clothing line which is exclusive to gather, will consist of 3 styles in various colorways featuring special fabric Sherry (designer of Harumi K) found on her latest trip to Japan. 

Visit us that night to be the first to try on the collection or PREORDER the collection on our online shop now! We're celebrating with champagne and will have a free bath salts bar set up. Mix your own bottle of bath salts to take home with you!

Navy Cross Hatch Kimono $139

Photography by Ash Ford

Modeling by May Daniels

Styling by Daisy McClellan

The Shops Sale

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Join us Saturday March 25th from noon-4p at Temescal Brewing Company in Oakland as we pop up with a group of locally owned bay area shops for a super sales shopping experience. Each shop will be bringing loads of past styles and goodies marked at a steep discount. 

Help us all make room for our new Spring merchandise and snag beautiful tops, dress, jackets, jewelry, and more for a steal. And we haven't forgotten about the guys- there will be markdowns for them too! Items will be discounted 50-90% off! This is a one time event you won't want to miss! Show up early for the best selection. 

RSVP on Facebook and tell all your friends. What could be better than an afternoon of sales shopping and enjoying beers in Temescal Brewing Company's courtyard? Roderick's BBQ food truck will be there to help you fuel up while you shop and The Lioness Oracle will be offering tarot card readings!

Here is the list of the shops participating:

 

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Neeko 

Dandelion Post 

Seedstore 

Merch 

Foggy Notion 

Isalis 

Ale Katz 

Field Day 

Harumi K 

Covet 

William the Bee Keeper 

Wallflower 

Oak Common

 

 

We will be set up with your favorite gather brands, like PrelovedCuratorBridge & Burn and more at prices you've never before seen! See you there!

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on March 30th!

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**UPDATE: This class is SOLD OUT but you can sign up for our June 29th class now!

Join us for our popular Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday March 30th at 7p. 

Our instructor, Chelsea has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 4 1/2 years. We carry her beautiful San Francisco themed pieces in the shop.  For this workshop she will  share her secret tips and tricks! 

In this class, Chelsea each teach you: Wood preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, distressed-finish techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware on the back of your new art. 

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop Includes:

-2 wood transfers (5x7 inches)

-Vintage themed San Francisco photos*

-All art materials

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!

Purchase your spot here.

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop - Thursday March 30th, 2017 - 7p-9p: $40-$45*

*If you use our vintage themed San Francisco photos the cost is $40 but if you'd like to customize it more you can use your own photos for $45. If you are using your own photos we recommend good contrast and high resolution digital files. We advise you to stay away from portraits (people or animal), as they are tougher to make sure the distressing doesn’t happen over important parts like faces. Please email pictures to hello@gathersf.com by Thursday March 23rd.

Registration closes at midnight on Thursday March 23rd for custom pictures ($45) and Tuesday March 21st for SF themed option ($40).

Recap of Indigo Dyeing Workshop

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We had so much fun at our Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Erin of Feed the Fish Co. She made a technique that seemed super complicated fun and easy to do. The great thing about this class is you can't mess up! Literally everyone's pieces turned out so beautiful and unique. Each student made 4 unique tea towels and some even brought their own clothing items like socks and tops to dye. Missed out on the fun? Be sure to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to learn about workshops before they sell out!

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Indigo Dyeing Workshop

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Join us Thursday February 23rd, 2017 for our much anticipated Indigo Dyeing Workshop with local artist Erin Garcia from Feed the Fish Co. In this class you will learn a variety of techniques, like Shibori, the Japanese technique that involves twisting cloth and binding it to indigo dye fabric. Price include all materials including 4 tea/dish towels you will dye during the class and get to take home with you. You may also bring 1-2 small additional items to dye. Things may get a little messy so wear ok-to-mess clothes and feel free to bring an apron or smock. You'll leave the class with a plethora of knowledge to dye pillow cases, handkerchiefs, tops, and any other fabric you can imagine!

This three hour class includes drinks, snacks, and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Indigo Dying Workshop

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

Purchase tickets here (hurry space is limited!)

Floral Arranging Workshop Recap

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We had such a wonderful time at this week's Floral Arranging Workshop with Lorena of Home Sweet Flowers. We learned the language of flowers with a focus on flowers meaning love - perfect for Valentine's Day. Then we put together our own bouquets! So much beauty! Missed out on the fun? Be sure to hear about our workshops before they happen by signing up for our email newsletter at the bottom of this page.

Valentine Gift Guide for Her

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With Valentine's Day just about a week away we are here to help find the perfect gift for the special lady in your life! Check out our annual Valentine Gift Guide for Her!

We know, we know....sometimes the explosion of hearts this time of year gets a little overwhelming, but how can you resist giving your special someone the Kate tee by preloved? This red and white striped tee is made of bamboo cotton and is embellished with a heart on the pocket made from vintage sweaters, making each t-shirt as unique as the person you are giving the T-shirt to.

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Didn't like any of the perfumes that you tried at the department stores? Too synthetic? Problem solved! Treat yourself and your Valentine to a natural perfume making workshop at gather. The instructor discusses the different notes that are put into natural perfumes and you get to decide what combinations you want in your perfume! Each student leaves with a bottle of their own creation.

Jewelry is always a hit on the 14th. We have lots of locally and independently made gems in our cases but our current favorite is our ear climbers from our recent collaboration with Silver Sheep Jewelry. Classic but still cool. 

We love the idea of a bunch of little things to create on great gift. Why not pamper her with one of our Relaxation Gift Boxes? This is sure to be a hit!

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Don't forget the little ones. It's almost more fun to celebrate with our kids on Valentine's Day. We love these make your own nail polish kits crafted right here in the bay area. What a fun project to do together!

The finishing touch? The perfect card of course! We love these gold foiled beauties from Sycamore Press. 

The Language of Flowers: A Floral Arranging Workshop

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Join us Thursday February 9th, 2017 for our a special Floral Arranging Workshop with Lorena Diane of Home Sweet Flowers. This won't be your typical flower arranging class. We will be focusing on the language of flowers and making arrangements based on their sentiments. Lorena will walk the class through the various meanings and histories of flowers, wear to source fresh flowers, and how to put together a beautiful bouquet to take home. Price include all materials. 

Class includes drinks, snacks, and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

The Language of Flowers: A Floral Arranging Workshop: $65

Thursday February 9th, 2017 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

Register now - Hurry space is limited! Only 2 spots left as of 1/31/17!

Valentine Gift Ideas for Him

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Valentine's Day is just a short 2 weeks away. Have you found a gift for your man slice? We've rounded up our favorite picks at gather. 

We love this minimalist wallet from Kiko. Made of supple vegetable tanned cowhide this gift is a sure winner. L shaped for those who appreciate sophistication through simplicity.

What about one of our mini graphic tees? What guy wouldn't want to rock this one from San Francycle? It features an octopus bike! How cool is that?

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What says Valentine's Day more than chocolate? Skip the cheesy drug store hearts and get him something he'll actually love. Our most popular selling chocolate, Donuts & Coffee from LA based Compartes. 

We love our locally made key chains from Krista Tranquilla. Made from different metal, pick the quote or image that best describes your boo. 

Some art to fill the bare walls is always nice. We love the wood block prints from local photographer Cuppa Fog. Pick from a variety of San Francisco landmarks (maybe where you had your first date) in a variety of sizes. Or make it an experience gift and learn the process yourself (and cute couple photos) by snagging two spots to her upcoming workshop

Can't forget the card! We love this one for the outdoorsy guy.  

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hand Crochet Blanket Workshop

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** Update: This class is sold out! To hear about future class please sign up for our email list at the bottom on the page.**

Join us Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 7p and learn to make a warm and cozy hand crocheted blanket with Cara Corey of Mary Marie Knits. 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- 7p-9p: $65

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

Tarot Card Workshop Recap

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We had such a wonderful time at last week's Tarot Card Workshop with Alejandra of the Lioness Oracle. We set new year intentions and learned how to read cards on ourselves. Here are a few snaps from the night. Missed our magical night? Sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom on our website. We're hoping to have Alejandra back again soon!

Tarot Card Workshop

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**This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of the page to get information about upcoming workshops**

Join us Thursday January 19th, 2017 for our Tarot Card Workshop. We will be welcoming Alejandra Leon Wolfe Rocha, otherwise known as the Lioness Oracle to teach this introductory beginner class with a focus on New Year intentions. Our shop will be transformed into a beautiful sanctuary filled with tapestry, crystals, and candles. Alejandra will share the history or tarot, her tips for reading into the cards, and assist every student with their own three card draw in which they will discover clues to best manifest their intentions for the New Year. 

Alejandra lives in Oakland and has been studying tarot since she was 17 after she met a special tarot card reader that could only be found through word of month. Soon after this magical meeting her father gifted her a tarot card deck he purchased in the 70's. 

Please bring your own tarot card deck and a journal. 

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!

Tarot Card Workshop

541 Octavia St

January 19th at 7p - $35

Sign up now - space is limited

BIG Clothing SALE!

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We're having a BIG Clothing SALE to celebrate the new year! We have men's and women's clothing marked up to 75% off! Stock up now on dresses, jackets, and more! And if the tag doesn't have a mark down written on it you can take 15% off! That means every single piece of clothing in the store is on sale (including baby items,our graphic tees, and coats which are rarely marked down). Stop on in before this sale ends!

Can't make it into the shop? Sale is going on in our online store too! Check out our sale section for big discounts and use the code "BIGSALE" for 15% off any baby, women's, or men's clothing not already marked down. Happy saving!\

All sale purchases are final sale. 

FREE Holiday Shipping!

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Enjoy FREE SHIPPING in our online shop now thru Monday as our special gift to you. No minimum required! Just use the code "FREESHIP2016" at checkout. 

Or stop by our San Francisco store this Saturday and Sunday to get help with everyone on your list. We will be offering free gift wrapping and champagne while you shop. Make any purchase and you'll be entered to win a gift bag from the shop full of goodies from our makers!
 

Holiday Gift Guide for Her

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Last week we published our annual gift guide for him. Now it's time to focus on the ladies in your life. Here is our holiday gift guide for her:

Give your main squeeze one of the new jewelry pieces we collaborated with Silver Sheep Jewelry to design. Pick from the ring, necklace, and ear climbers, all plated in 14K gold vermeil. The laurel designs is perfect to wear everyday alone or layered with other pieces. These will surely bring a smile to her face!

Spoil your family something warm and cozy. Our Bodhi Swag cocoons are our most popular holiday gift year after year. We love this season's colors and prints. Because these wraps are reversible, you are actually giving her two gifts! Also a bonus - they are one size fits all so you don't need to worry about figuring out the perfect size. And every generation loves these - our teenage cousin, our mom, and even our grandmother! Combine this with a hand crocheted beanie and knitted cowl by Mary Marie Knits (available in a variety of colors) and you will fully prepare you family for the winter ahead.

Not only are best friends given that label because they are the best, but because they deserve the best! Give her the gift of rejuvenation with this Relaxation Gift Box. Each gift box is carefully curated in our shop and includes a luxurious handmade jar of bath salt soak by Lighten Up Shoppe, a candle by JaxKelly complete with hidden crystal inside, a large pouch of tea from Steep Tea, Co., and a calming roll-on essential oil by Let’s Put a Bird On It. 

What about the stockings? Grab one of our vintage fabric stockings from the shop and fill it with goodies from our local artists. Start with a Lady Alamo Zip, add a nail polish by Floss Gloss, toss in a Chai Tea Soap by Etta+Billie, grab a natural deodorant by Fat and the Moon, and finish it off with calming balm by Peachy Brand. O and don't forget the chocolate!

Why not give an experience gift? Choose from one of our workshops coming up in the new year. It's the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill. Or give them a gift card so they can choose their own gift. Need more ideas? Stop by the shop and let us help you put together the perfect gift! Also enjoy FREE shipping on any order in our online shop through Monday by using the code "FREESHIP2016". Remember to place your order by Monday December 19th to get it in time for Christmas! 

by Sharon Leung
 

Holiday Gift Guide for Him

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Freaking out because you just realized it’s December and you haven’t crossed any names off your shopping list? No worries! Our annual holiday gift guide for him is here!

What do you get for that special someone in your family who is sooo hard to shop for? Yep, we're talking about Dad. Sometimes you don’t need to get super fancy and realize that Dad just wants a cold beer. But make sure he enjoys his refreshment in style with this 16oz etched pint glass by the uncommon green. Each glass is etched with the streets, neighborhoods, and coordinates of the San Francisco Bay Area. This design is also available as an 11oz rocks glass and pairs well with the California State Slate. Perfect for displaying cheeses and charcuterie while hosting guests. 

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Don't forget about your brother (or your brother from another mother!) We love our wooden California shaped bottle opener from Newton Booth Build. Each piece is hand cut from either cherry or walnut wood and sticks sturdily to any magnetic surface. 

Isn’t it funny how when we’re kids, we thought getting socks from grandpa and grandma was a form of punishment? Where’s the good stuff? As we grow older, we realize that socks ARE the good stuff! Return the favor by treating them to luxury socks by Little River Sock Mill. Made in Fort Payne, AL, these socks are made with organic cotton and are available in a variety of colors and patterns in both mens and womens sizes. Makes for a great stocking stuffer for the rest of the family, too!

Is it hard to plan things with your husband on Sunday because there is a game on? If you can’t beat them, join them! Show him you have team spirit, too, by giving him this Golden State Tee by Culk. Graphic has a vintage feel and is printed on a super soft cotton/poly/rayon blend tee. Top off this spirited gift with a handmade pennant by Erin of Feed the Fish, Co. Pennants are available in a variety of colors and sayings.

Are you waiting for your boyfriend to make the big move?...to get rid of his old wallet? Ya, I thought so. Surprise him with a new wallet by Tram-Anh Designs. Made in San Jose, Tram-Anh makes their products with recycled bicycle tubes, vinyl banners, and other found materials. Styles range from a more traditional bi-fold to variety of card sleeve options for a sleeker look. So not only are you getting him to use a new wallet, but you are helping him reduce his carbon footprint!

What about your employees or co-workers? Thank them for being awesome this year with our bartender gift box? Who wouldn't want a kit filled with goodies from our makers all about making your own cocktails?

Need more ideas? Stop by the shop anytime from 11-7 thru the holidays and we can help! And stay tuned for our gift guide for her.

By Sharon Leung