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

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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

RSVP now!

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.

Urban Air Pop Up this Sunday!

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It's that time of year again! Urban Air is taking over Hayes Valley on Sunday September 16th. From 11a-6p the streets will be shut down and filled with hundreds of artists set up selling their wares. We love this market, filled with many of our vendors, just right outside our door. We are celebrating that day with a special Pop Up! Rust and Flourish will be there for the day slinging her beautiful plants and flowers. Come grab some green friends for your apartment. Bare Snacks will also be joining us, serving up their delicious and healthy snacks gratis to our customers. And from 2-5p Salt Point will be pouring their tasty canned Greyhound, Moscow Mule and Gin Highball cocktails. What could be better than that? Come join the fun - we will be open special hours that Sunday from 11a-6p!

Image Transfer onto Glass Workshop

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Join us Sunday May 6th at 11a for our new Image Transfer onto Glass Workshop with Chelsea Hiatt Farley of Cuppa Fog. For this workshop she will teach you how to transfer images onto glass! You will go home with 4 glass pieces that can be used as coasters or hung on a wall or in a window. This same technique can be used to transfer images onto mirrors. 

In this class, Chelsea will teach you: Glass preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, finishing techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware onto the back of your new art. 

Image Transfer onto Glass Workshop Includes:

-Four square (4 inch x 4 inch) glass transfers (two images you will complete in class, and the other two you will start in class and take home to finish)

-Vintage-themed San Francisco photos or 4 of your own images*

-All art materials and finishing hardware

*If you use our provided vintage-themed San Francisco photos the cost is $75, but if you'd like to customize it more you can use your own photos for $90. If you are using your own photos we recommend choosing good contrast and high resolution digital files (minimum of 1MB, please do not pull off of social media sites as they are too compressed). 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 Tuesday May 2nd.

Chelsea Hiatt Farley has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 6 years and her Image Transfer to Wood Workshop is one of our most popular classes at gather. We carry her beautiful San Francisco-themed pieces in the shop. She is constantly inspired taking photos of our beautiful San Francisco and the coast, and loves how the image transfer process brings additional texture and storytelling to her photographs. 

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

Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday May 2nd for custom pictures ($90) and Saturday May 5th for SF themed option ($75).

Image Transfer onto Glass Workshop

Sunday May 6th: 11a-1p

gather - 541 Octavia St., San Francisco

Register now! Hurry space is limited!

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Urban Air Pop Up - Sunday September 17th

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It's that time of year again! Urban Air is taking over Hayes Valley on Sunday September 17th. We love this market, filled with many of our vendors, just right outside our door. We are celebrating that day with a special Pop Up in front of the shop! Rust and Flourish will be there for the day slinging her beautiful plants and flowers. And OodleBaDoodle will be on deck with her adorable pillows and plushies. She'll have brand new designs including unicorns, rainbows, and more! Come join the fun - we will be open special hours that Sunday from 11a-6p!

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gather's 3 Year Anniversary Celebratory Weekend!

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We can't believe it's been three years since we opened our doors at gather! We are so lucky we get to do what we do everyday. Featuring local and indie artists in our shop makes us so happy and we couldn't do it with out our amazing customers. We will be having a big weekend of celebration Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th to say thank you. Check out the details below, we hope to see you all there!

Saturday May 6th from noon-3p - Lips and Blooms

Special guest Elizabeth Street Cosmetics will join us as for a special lip bar. We're so excited that a small selection of their lipsticks will now be available in shop and are kicking it off with this fun event. Have your lips professionally done and leave with a customized chart to take home.

La Bodega Flora will also be rolling her cart up to gather for a special pop up full of their gorgeous hand-tied bouquets and planted goodies. You can even pre-order your flowers for Mother's Day and pick them up at the shop the following weekend!

Buy any lip product and flower or plant and you will receive a free jar of handmade bath salts soak. Perfect to gift for Mother's Day or keep for yourself. 

And to make it extra festive, we will be celebrating with mimosas!

Sunday May 7th from 11a-6p - Urban Air Market, Raffle, and Sale

Our favorite market of the season is back in our neighborhood! Join us as Urban Air sets up in Hayes Valley. With many of our artists setting up booths it's a great opportunity to meet some of our amazing makers. 

La Bodega Flora will be popping up again with her traveling floral and plant cart from 1-5p. Grab some beautiful flowers for the apartment. 

We will be serving mimosas all day and be giving away a gift bag full of goodies from the store. Every customer who makes a purchase will be entered in the raffle.

Also we will end the weekend with a big sale. Spend $100+ and get 10% off your purchase and spend $200+ and get 20% off your purchase. Our gift to you!

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Shop our Booth at Urban Air this Sunday!

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Celebrate Fall's official arrival with our all-time favorite event: Urban Air Market! This Sunday September 18th, Octavia and Hayes will be shut down to traffic and local artists will take over Hayes Valley, filling the neighborhood with rows of locally-made goods, an assortment of food truck yummy delights, and music jammin'.

This year, we are setting up our own booth, a special gather pop up if you will. We are filling it with independently designed clothes and gifts we can't fit in store. Shop brand new Golden Gate Bridge plushies from OodleBaDoodle, San Francisco themed wood photographs from Cuppa Fog, and lots more. Find us at our booth (we will be on Octavia between Ivy and Grove) or in the shop where you can shop our new gather x Harumi K clothing line and our End of Summer Sale. Sunday marks the very last day of our sale and we've marked down select items even further (up to 70% off) to make room for new fall merchandise!

Urban Air Market
Hayes Valley, San Francisco
Sunday September 18th 11a-6p
 

Pop Up with Steep Tea Co (and Urban Air Market) Recap!

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Thanks so much for everyone who visited us during Urban Air Market yesterday. We loved hosting a little Pop Up out front of our shop with the lovely ladies from Steep Tea Co! That morning they reached their $20,000 Kickstarter goal to retrofit an  jeep truck to sell their teas at events all over the bay! We hope you were able to snag a cup of their yummy hot or iced tea! 

We also set up a sampling of what we offer in the store at our favorite local salon's booth, Taylor Monroe. Thanks for the love guys! Christian and I even had some time to say hi to our vendors who we're sprinkled all through the market. We'll be restocking lots of them this week so be sure to stop in and check out new goods from your favorite local artists. We also peeped some new talent that we hope to bring in before the holidays! Enjoy some pictures from the day!

Pop Up with Steep Tea Co During Urban Air Market

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One of our favorite events of Fall is fast approaching! Mark your calendars, Urban Air Market will be taking over Hayes Valley on Sunday September 13th. Octavia and Hayes will be shut down to traffic and filled will local artists selling their wares, food trucks making yummy delights, and music jammin.  Many of our vendors set up booths at this show so it's always a fun day for us. We hope you stop in the shop for a little respite from the crowds.

We'll also be hosting a Pop Up in store with our favorite new tea brand, Steep Tea Co.  We carry their locally made organic loose leaf tea in the shop and can't get enough. Molly and Karina will set up shop at gather on Sunday with their delicious iced tea and a larger selection of their teas for you to go home with.  It will be the perfect pick me up from the heat of the market. Want to learn more about this Oakland duo? Check out their Kickstarter and read more about them and their journey to operate their mobile tea bar.  Our Pop Up will be their very last stop of their Kickstarter tour so don't miss out! They will be here starting at 11am until they run out of tea so be sure to come early!

Steep Tea Co Pop Up at gather

541 Octavia St, San Francisco

Sunday September 13th 11-mid afternoon

And just a heads up instead of our normal noon-6p Sunday hours we will be open market hours from 11a-6p. 

Opening Your Own Store: Panel Series with Urban Air Market THIS Thursday!

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Do you make and sell products to a loyal following online or at shows like Urban Air Market but dream of owning your own store?

Learn from an awesome panel of current store owners who started off as Urban Air Market vendors. Come hear what it takes to open your own store and get answers to your burning questions about creating a business structure, hiring employees, location tips, and more. This speaker panel event will allow attendees to hear the good, the bad and the ugly of store ownership firsthand.

Bring your questions and business cards as there will be time for Q&A, refreshments, and mingling.

WHAT: Behind the Scenes: Opening Your Own Store

WHEN: Thursday, September 3rd, 7-9pm

Please be aware of city traffic and neighborhood parking issues to arrive on time for refreshments, networking with your peers, and to meet the Urban Air Market team.

WHERE:

gather

541 Octavia St.

San Francisco, CA

RSVP to reserve your spot!

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A bit more about the panelists:

Daisy and Christian (that's us!)- gather

Husband and wife team Christian & Daisy opened their shop, gather, in 2014 in Hayes Valley. Daisy is a jewelry designer who sells her designs online and in various boutiques around the country and Christian’s background is in providing legal advice to small businesses. Combining their unique experiences and skills and embarking on a new journey, they are now living their dream of owning a brick and mortar store in the heart of San Francisco to sell their goods as well as the goods of other local and indie artists.  

Jonathan- heliotrope

JP is an alchemist, a dog lover, a porketarian, a grammarian, a martini aficionado, and Nice Jewish Boy from The Bronx. He’s worked for Bay Area retailers for over 25 years, including Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Good Vibrations, and Bare Essentials. He co-founded Heliotrope five years ago.

Jenn- local take

Jenn co-owns Local Take with Kyra, who she had often shared a festival booth with to sell her own designs in the past. They worked so well together that they decided it was time to open their own brick and mortar store. Jenn and Kyra chose the Castro for their business as it lacked a main retail source for independently designed and crafted personal items and gifts. Local Take now showcases over 130 independent designers and artists, helping them gain public recognition to jumpstart their careers.

About the Moderator:

Danielle is the owner of Urban Air Market. She has been an event producer and artist representative since 2005 when she founded Missing Piece Productions. She has won a San Francisco fashion award in each of the following categories: Best Event Producer, Best Fashion Event, Best Artist Rep, Best Fashion Collective, and Best Trunk Show. She enjoys success stories about small businesses that participate in Urban Air Market events that involve collaboration, growth, and change.