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Summer Finds from Makers we're Excited to Meet at Urban Air Market

Daisy McClellanComment

One of the things we miss the most about our old Hayes Valley home is Urban Air Market (UAM). We opened our doors for the first time back in 2014 the day of their Spring Hayes Valley market. Every since then we always got excited every time the market came to the neighborhood. We loved having so many of our makers selling their wares outside our doors for the day and then discovering new artists to feature in the shop. The wonderful thing about our new location in Oakland is that UAM pops up at the Hive not too far away. Their next market is Sunday July 21st and we can’t wait to do a little summer shopping. We’ve stalked the vendor list and compiled our favorite finds perfect for enjoying this summer. All the items are from makers new to us that we can’t wait to meet. Will we see you there?

Urban Air Market: Oakland

Sunday July 21st 11a-6p

The Hive Oakland 
2335 Broadway 
Oakland, CA 94612

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We can’t wait to try on the Knot Everyday Shirt by Amy Kuschel. We love that this collection is manufactured locally and features flattering lines and high quality fabrics. We especially like the playful Liberty London print use for this button down and could see ourselves reaching for it all summer long.

We’ve got sandals on the mind with our new Sandal Making Workshop coming up in September. These Ridge Slides by AFTERNOON look buttery soft and like they would go with everything from jean cut offs to a flowy floral dress. All their shoes are inspired by the California landscape, with a minimalist silhouette and a commitment to sustainable materials and ethical production. What could be better?

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We’re always on the lookout for non-toxic products that are safe and effective so to keep our skin vibrant and hydrated we’re excited to try Korina’s body oils. We’re especially interested in their summer sent, Neroli and Bergamont which has botanical ingredients like jojoba, sweet almond and fractionated coconut oil to moisturize dry skin without leaving a greasy feeling.

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The Abeline Dress by Atelier Prelude seems like the perfect summer staple. Wear it to work, on a picnic, or even spice it up with statement shoes and jewels for an outdoor wedding. We love the retro inspired cut and ease of this dress. Their commitment to sustainability wants to make us invest in their romantic pieces.

This year we’re making a big effort to stop using so many paper towels so we’ve been on the lookout for nice durable napkins. These gingham ones by Isafix scream summer and we’d love to pick up a set at the market. We love that they used reclaimed textiles and are based right here in Oakland.

gather x Harumi K Spring Collection Debut Party Recap

Daisy McClellanComment

Thanks so much for everyone who braved the rain to come check out our new Spring collaboration with Harumi K. We are so happy with the finished products that it was so fun to show them to everyone! Here are a few pics from the night! Missed the party? You can still shop the collection in store and in our online shop.

The collection is here!

The collection is here!

Designer Sherry of Harumi K wearing the  textured sweater dress  with  gather  owner Daisy wearing the  cross hatch kimono .

Designer Sherry of Harumi K wearing the textured sweater dress with gather owner Daisy wearing the cross hatch kimono.

Party here!

Party here!

Our DIY Bath Salts Bar

Our DIY Bath Salts Bar

Grandma and our biggest fan in our  textured sweater dress  and  textured sweater kimono  with baby Hunter

Grandma and our biggest fan in our textured sweater dress and textured sweater kimono with baby Hunter

Valentine's Gift Guide: For Her

Melody WangComment

Every girl appreciates receiving a little something from their special someone, so here's a gift guide for inspiration: 

Are you taking her somewhere special for the weekend? For dinner? Consider gifting her this little black dress by Bridge and Burn for date night. Made with textured knit, hem hitting just above the knee and featuring side pockets, this super-comfy dress is easily dressed up or down for any occasion!

Ladies will surely appreciate these stylish and ultra-cozy cocoon wraps by LA designer Bodhi Swag. Easily layered over dresses or jeans and a t-shirt, and suitable to snuggle with on a day in, this piece will surely spend a lot of time out of her closet! Available in store in the displayed two tone black and grey, as well as two other designs: solid grey with pockets and aztec green! 

Selecting a piece of new jewelry is always a safe bet for Valentines Day! Featuring up to twenty different jewelry designers in store, we're sure we can find something to her liking to suit her style. We love this new paper airplane necklace by Ryan Morris! We're also having a special SALE on some selected jewelry, so don't miss out on this rare opportunity! 

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Pamper your special lady by pairing some rose or lavender bath salts from Lighten Up Shoppe with our various candle selection! For the ultimate experience, throw in some organic tea from Steep Tea Co. 

Go classic with a twist with this NEW Birthday Cake white chocolate bar from LA company Compartes Chocolatier. Made with three of the finest vanilla and rain sprinkles, this chocolate bar is sure to put a smile on your girl's face, because let's face it, what girl doesn't like sprinkles?

Don't forget to write a little something to tell her how wonderful she is! Whether you think she'll want something sentimental, over-the-top sweet, or witty, we've got you covered with our wide assortment of cards to pair with your gift!

Foil Cards by Sycamore Street Press, $5.50. 

Foil Cards by Sycamore Street Press, $5.50. 

Looking for a gift for him? Check out last week's blogpost!
And don't miss out on our Valentines Weekend EVENT for free cookies and gift wrapping!!

Valentine's Gift Guide: For Her

Sally GallerComment

Have you checked out our Valentine's Gift Guide for him? We're just getting started! Here's a gift guide for the lady in your life:

This Nooworks dress will look so cute on your girl! The perfect dress to see her through the seasons, it's easy to dress up or down and the skirt even has pockets (trust us, guys, we love things with pockets). $109. Available in store.

If she's a bit of a stargazer or enjoys being out in nature, she'll love our beautiful constellation necklaces by Krista Tranquilla. We'll find the perfect piece to complement her style as they're available in different sizes, lengths, and metals. $64-$78. Available online and in store. 

How about a sweet smelling soy candle from Jax Kelly? We think your lady will love the fig and watermelon scent, and there's a piece of rose quartz waiting for her inside (that's the love stone, FYI!). $22. Available in store. 

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This lovely card from Yellow House Handmade is the finishing touch. $5. Available in store.