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More discounts! Shop our Sale Now!

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Have you shopped our BIG sale yet? New Fall inventory is trickling in and we need to make room! Our favorite women's clothing from past seasons is up to 80% off!

The best part? We just marked down a bunch more including all of Theia Grazi's and Harumi K Spring collections (including our gather x Harumi K tulip top seen above)! Select styles from Margarette Laizure and Sarah Liller have also been added to the cut list. 

Find some gems in our web shop (no coded needed) but be sure to visit the store this weekend where the majority of goodies can be found.

Meet the Maker: Margarette Laizure

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We are excited to kick off our Meet the Makers series by introducing you to Oakland-based clothing designer,  Margarette Laizure. Margarette creates unique women's tops, dresses, skirts and jackets that work for many different occasions, body shapes and styles. "I like to make the clothes I myself would love to have," she says. 

Learn more about this versatile designer below. 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

Themed events and costume parties. Sustainability and a “no-waste” approach to design often inspires me. People who think outside the box inspire me because they have new ideas.

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

Indian! Samosa cholle and chai.

What do you like most about the maker community?

I like being part of the maker community and how we all support each other. It feels cooperative, but also competitive (in a good way) to push the design aspect and quality of product.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

Anywhere where there are mountains, lakes and good food!

What do you want for your next birthday?

My next birthday is coming up...I'd love to go to a winery with my husband and one or two other couples. Somewhere like Domaine Chandon!

Halloween made easy at gather

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Here at gather we love the holidays and Halloween is our favorite. Let us make it easy for you - here are our tips to make this one a total breeze so you can focus on having fun!

Gather your girl gang and arrive in style at your friend's Halloween bash as a fruit salad with these adorable hand printed tops and dresses by Jenny Lemons. You can choose from strawberries, watermelons, lemons, and bananas. Each garment is made with natural and organic fabrics and is block printed individually by the artist, making each piece unique. And when Halloween is over, your fruit costume doesn't need to hit storage! Pair it with skinny jeans and you have a brand new whimsical (and totally wearable) outfit for the rest of the season.

You can also embrace your spirit animal with these handmade masks by Dawn Kathryn Studios. Transform yourself into an inquisitive owl, a sly fox, or a cheetah that’s ready to pounce. Pair it was a simple top and leggings and you are set for the night! Read: Easiest. Costume. Ever. Masks fit both children and adults.

Heading to a party and you don’t like to come empty handed? Neither do we! Arrive with a couple of Hot Spice Wine and Cider Kits by Saffron + Kumquats and you’ll be sure to be the hit of the party! Each kit includes a recipe and supplies for three batches and comes in a resusable mason jar.  Pair it with Boo card by new vendor Paper Raven Co and your gift is complete!

Want to celebrate Halloween but not in the mood to wear a costume? This orange and yellow triangle patterned blouse by Oakland designer Desiree Salas is a great alternative. We paired it with a new denim skirt from Margarette Laizure. Add your favorite boots and you've got the the perfect outfit to take your kids trick or treating. This blouse is available in both short sleeve or ¾ sleeve.

Trick or Treat? We choose TREAT! We at gather like to treat ourselves to luxury chocolate bars by Compartes. Each flavor is packed full of yummy goodness, from to oreo cookies to Hazelnut Toast! Now that's the way to do Halloween!

Come visit us Halloween weekend for more tips and tricks! We'll be serving up hot cider and dishing out candy!