Posted on August 22, 2014 by

This week’s pop-up shops: Storefront roundup August 22 – August 28

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Trunk shows and sample sales. Beautiful spaces. Quality art and couture. This week’s pop-up shops offer that and more. If you’re in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco this week, pop into one of these events to discover your next favorite brand or for one-of-a-kind weekend plans.

San Francisco

Cozymeal is back in the Heart of the Financial District
Cozymeal, the Airbnb of the restaurant world, is back for another Friday evening in the Financial District. Take the edge off after your work week and meet the Cozymeal chefs at the pristine Foundation Café space.
When: August 22nd, 4PM – 7PM
Where: 335 Kearny Street, San Francisco

From beats to eats, enjoy the Bay Area crowd at the Noise Pop 20th Street Block Party
See our post from earlier today to get the scoop on all 20+ vendors.
When: August 23rd, 12PM – 6PM
Where: 3031 20th Street, San Francisco

Adobe brings a new design tool to the Harrington Galleries
Join Adobe as they introduce Adobe Ink & Slide, a new iPad stylus & ruler. This pop-up will be a drawing studio for the public, so come unleash your creative side.
When: August 24th
Where: 599 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Pratibha brings her fabric art to Berkeley
Stop into Boutique Carolina just over the Bay Bridge to feel the finest cashmere scarves by emerging designer Pratibha. Compliment your outfit with her beautiful, wearable art.
When: August 25th – August 31st
Where: 1920 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley

Los Angeles

Vadis Artist pops into Fox & Moon Boutique
Just three blocks from the beach, pick up hand painted wooden art prints and greeting cards from up-and-coming artist Heather Davis.
When: August 22nd – August 23rd
Where: 2746 East Broadway, Long Beach

New York

Sarango NY event at Grand Art Haus
Head to Brooklyn for a cocktail event showcasing Sarango NY’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. See what’s in store from chic designer Stephanie Arango.
When: August 22nd
Where: 230 Grand Street, Brooklyn

Pearls Boutique lands in AK Couture
Jamaica-based women’s contemporary clothing and accessories boutique lands in Brooklyn for a limited time. Be one of the first in the US to show off this island-inspired couture.
When: August 22nd – August 23rd
Where: 4516 Church Avenue, Brooklyn

Jack Germain brings locally made handbags to Williamsburg
Experience the “workshop in a store” concept with emerging handbag designer Jack Germain. All bags are made in NYC from fine Italian leather, so you won’t have to worry about quality with these locally made eye-catchers.
When: August 22nd – August 24th
Where: 174 Grand Street, Brooklyn

Justin Dedemko art scavenger hunt around NYC
The inside/out scavenger hunt will have art pieces displayed at different storefronts around the city – not your traditional retail experience. Happy hunting!
When: August 23rd
Where: New York, New York

Rêves & Thieves on the Lower East Side
This Saturday, enjoy a day of hip-hop and streetwear with Rêves & Thieves. Pick up a signature strapback hat, have a drink, and go home with free giveaway. Sound like a plan?
When: August 23rd
Where: 103 Allen Street, New York

Posted on August 21, 2014 by

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party, powered by Storefront

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From beats to eats, Noise Pop events are part of the lifeblood of San Francisco. This Saturday, NoisePop will bring the 20th street corridor in the Mission to life with their second annual 20th Street Block Party. Before you get your dance moves going to music from Rogue Wave and Cayucas, you’ll be able to curb your hunger pangs and squeeze in some shopping at over 20 vendor booths, all of which were booked through Storefront.

Eats
There will be plenty of food and drink vendors at the Block Party to curb your hunger or quench your thirst. For real Guanajuato flavor, head to El Pipila, or grab a bite at Green Heart Foods for a healthy, yet flavorful snack. Fuel an afternoon of dancing with a cup of joe from Blue Bottle Coffee, then head to Burma Bear for cuisine that’s California meets Burma to top it off. If you’re ready for something sweet, cool off with a Pop Nation popsicle or satiate your sweet tooth at Mission Minis and Frozen Kuhsterd.

Clothing, Accessories & Jewelry
The Block Party is also the perfect place to find new accessories or clothing for you or yours. Continue the peace chain with one of A Peace Chain Jewelry’s custom pendants, and grab a thoughtful homemade accessory at Latch Key, Nous Savons or SR66 Jewelry. If jewelry isn’t your style, get your next fashionable pair of shades at David Kind or Heat Wave Visual.

For your clothing fix, you can head to Amos Goldbaum, Animal Instincts Apparel, Crossroads Trading Co., Hardhaus, MOXIE Yoga & Fitness, Ohlizi, ThereThere, Top Shelf Style or Trumaker Co.

Technology, Art & Books
Last but certainly not least are the vendors who don’t easily fall into categories. Summon, a ridesharing app will be at the Block Party to tell you all about what they do, Blick Art Materials will be set up for your art needs, and Last Gasp will give you your comic book fix.

Storefront will also be hosting a booth in partnership with First Article. Stop by to learn more about renting or listing on Storefront or check out menswear from First Article.

Hope to see you at the 20th Street Block Party on Saturday from 12-6pm!

Posted on August 20, 2014 by

Wolven|threads pop-up earns brand a local television feature

Wolven Threads (Kiran Jade)

The Yoga apparel scene may seem overrun by industry giants like Lululemon and Athleta, but Los Angeles-based wolven|threads aims to bring the spirituality behind the practice back to yoga and post-yoga wear. Founder and lead designer Kiran Jade embraces this mantra in sunny Los Angeles and has been sharing her creations with the eclectic Etsy community since 2011.

As an online brand geared towards Los Angeles street style, Kiran needed to make her mark in the City of Angels. A booth at the Arts District Flea, a graffiti-lined warehouse turned community retail hub, was the perfect setting for wolven|threads’ local designs. Her pop-up allowed potential customers to try on the vibrant pants and crop tops and enabled passersby to get the true brand experience.

Taking wolven|threads offline allowed Kiran to create a thriving presence in LA and promote her brand unlike ever before. She got some love from fitness bloggers, wholesale buyers, and was even featured on CBS local news after meeting the host of a lifestyle segment at the Flea. On August 24, you can find your zen with wolven|threads at Rachel Brathen’s Yoga workshop in downtown Los Angeles.

Thinking about taking your brand offline? Create a free account on Storefront and find the perfect space to showcase your products.

Posted on August 18, 2014 by

Propel your brand with a Martha Stewart American Made Award

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We’re continuously inspired by the creativity that exists among the Storefront community, and our platform aims to support these businesses with beautiful retail spaces to grow their brands. We’d like to highlight an opportunity that could bring the next generation of trailblazing American makers one step closer to building successful businesses.

Nominations for the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards have begun, and we’d like to encourage our passionate Storefront businesses to nominate themselves and each other. Martha Stewart and her panel of judges will be choosing ten exceptional food, design, crafts, or style makers to receive an American Made award. This recognition includes a trip for two to New York City, $10,000 to grow your business, a spot in the Martha Stewart American Made Market, and the chance to be featured in Martha Stewart Living.

Past winners are inciteful and eclectic, and if you nominate yourself by August 29, 2014, you’ll have the chance to be considered for this year’s program. Sound like a good fit? Learn more about the American Made awards or sign up for Storefront.

Posted on August 15, 2014 by

Storefront-powered pop-ups: August 15 – 21

Find out what’s happening in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago with this week’s list of Storefront-powered stores, and meet the faces behind your favorite new brands.

San Francisco

Storefront Showcase on the water at the Fort Mason Center Fleet Room

Come join us for the Storefront Showcase to meet the Storefront team and the hottest local brands. Find a gift, have a bite at neighboring Off the Grid, and share a drink with friends old and new. Follow @Storefront and #HowWePop for announcements regarding the event, and use the code STOREFRONT to receive your first ride to Fort Mason for free from Lyft.
When: August 15th, 5PM to 10PM
Where: Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco

Cozymeal in the Heart of the Financial District

Cozymeal is the Airbnb of the restaurant world, always searching for talented chefs who are willing and able to open up their homes and offer meals or cooking classes to their community of foodies. Meet the team and have a meal with an exciting new startup in FiDi.
When: August 15th, 4PM – 8PM
Where: 335 Kearny Street, San Francisco

Move Loot at Asterisk San Francisco Gallery

Move Loot takes the hassle out of buying and selling used furniture. Learn what they’re all about and find a great new piece for your home in the eclectic Asterisk gallery.
When: August 16th, 11AM
Where: 3156 24th Street, San Francisco

ForeverSprung at Antologia

ForeverSprung is known across the Bay Area for their gourmet Vietnamese spring rolls. Grab one of these delicacies alongside a Vietnamese-style iced coffee for a mid-morning or afternoon treat.
When: August 16th, 10:30AM – 3:00PM
Where: 515 Broadway Street, San Francisco

Los Angeles

Glenn Scott Dudley back at the Arts District Flea

Back by popular demand, Glenn Scott Dudley will be selling hand-painted t-shirts and canvases at the weekly Arts District Flea. Stop by his booth for a one-of-a-kind item.
When: August 15th – August 16th,11AM – 7PM
Where: 453 Colyton Street, Los Angeles

Bitty Designs at the Arts District Flea

The Arts District Flea brings together a community of artisans with innovative products. Come see how Bitty Designs harnesses the LA values of upcycling, thrifting, and ecofriendly materials.
When: August 16th – August 17th, 11AM – 7PM
Where: 453 Colyton Street, Los Angeles

We Move Vintage at the Arts District Flea

Vintage never goes out of style. Find We Move Vintage, our final vendor at this weekend’s Arts District Flea, and search for your next great vintage find.
When: August 16th – August 17th, 11AM – 7PM
Where: 453 Colyton Street, Los Angeles

New York

Stash pops up on the Lower East Side

What better place to find new fashion applications for sustainable materials than in New York City? Stash makes its dresses in Brooklyn with a unique bamboo fabric. Feel the difference this weekend on the Lower East Side.
When: August 15th – August 16th
Where: 123 Ludlow Street, New York

Motley Collections at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar Pop-Up Market

Motley aims to create, inspire & make a motley collection of things they love. It’s not just jewelry, but the designers’ creative outlet to establish a unique voice in the industry. See what sets them apart at this week’s Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
When: August 15th – August 16th
Where: 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn

Holly’s HeART by Hand at HumanNYC

Holly Fairall is a full-time mom and proud to be a newly working artist. Using beautiful treeless paper gives her cards a uniquely organic look and feel. Make someone’s day with a hand written message from Holly’s week-long pop-up at HumanNYC.​
When: August 17th – August 24th
Where: 110 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn

Little New Yorkers at Fresthetic Boutique

Get moving at a listening party for the Little New Yorkers’ debut album. The night will be full of music, drinks, and visuals at a great space in Brooklyn.
When: August 21st
Where: 552 Grand Street, Brooklyn

Chicago

Coal n Terry Vintage at a Bucktown Gallery

Coal n Terry doesn’t mess around, bringing their collection of vintage goods worldwide. Pop into this vibrant space in Bucktown and go back in time.
When: August 16th
Where: 2124 North Damen Avenue, Chicago

Pearled Shoebox in Hyde Park

Drooling over Pearled Shoebox on Etsy? Need to try on a pair before making the purchase? Find Pearled Shoebox in Hyde Park and meet the team behind this colorful collection.
When: August 16th, 2PM – 7PM
Where: 5241 South Harper Avenue, Chicago

Posted on August 13, 2014 by

Announcing the winner of The Bold Italic Microhood booth: Tiia Maria

Storefront is excited to have San Francisco milliner Tiia Maria alongside us at The Bold Italic Microhood event in Hayes Valley this Thursday. Tiia hand-sews classic hats for fashionable women and couture headpieces for modern brides. You’ll be sure to turn heads with with one of her designs topping yours.

Meet Tiia and other local makers at The Bold Italic Microhood event:
Date: Thursday, August 14
Time:  6-8 PM
Location: Octavia Street at Hayes Street

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Posted on August 12, 2014 by

Introducing 27 brands as Storefront Showcase vendors

We can’t wait to shop ‘til we drop at the Storefront Showcase, and we want you right alongside us. After receiving a flood of applicants to win a free booth, we’ve narrowed it down to 27 featured brands. On Friday night, kick your hunger to the curb at Off the Grid, then jump inside to meet the featured brands and get your shopping fix. RSVP here, and check out a sneak peek of the featured brands whose wares you’ll be able to shop below.

Storefront Showcase booths

Anna Borg

Anna Borg is a native San Franciscan. Her recycled silver and copper jewelry is inspired by the city streets and natural patterns of the Bay.

Candy Couture

CandyCoutureShop.com is the best contribution to an arm party a girl can find. From their tassel bangles to pendant necklaces, Candy Couture has something to elevate any woman’s look.

Chloe + Isabel

Glam up any look with jewelry from Chloe + Isabel. Gina Lukas will help you find the best bling for your personality, whether it’s an understated bangle or a sparkle-filled earring.

Dorothy Designs

Dorothy Designs incorporates uniqueness into every flower accessory she creates. Each flower is unique with a vintage button from the 1930s and 1940s used as its centerpiece.

Ele Story

Inspired by her daughter, Craig Ishihara of Ele Story creates children’s clothes that excite moms and kids alike.

Everyday Love Art

Nidhi Chanani is a freelance illustrator and artist who creates art to make others happy. Her illustrations will be for sale at the showcase, but also keep an eye out for her debut graphic novel, Pashmina, to be published by First Second Books.

Frankie and Myrrh

Frankie and Myrrh gives you a natural way to reduce stress and feel good. There is a reason why people don’t say “stop and see the roses”. Roses have thorns too, so you must smell the good things in life.

Green Visions Spa Therapy

Green Visions has everything you need to feel good and smell good. They specialize in handmade organic, natural bath and body care products, all of which are paraben, dye, and SLS free.

Iris Willow

Iris Willow uses the power of color in her enameled jewelry and wearable art to boost your mood and enhance your style.

Lady Alamo

Lady Alamo is a local studio that creates a collection of beautiful, versatile bags. From the Little Zip pouches to the Carry All Reversible totes, their bags are the perfect companion for your on-the-go life.

Latch Key

Latch Key designer Whitney Sharp brings craftsmanship back into the aesthetic of personal and home adornment with her handcrafted jewelry and homewares.

Live Love Moda

Live Love Moda has one mission: to provide their customers with an online fashion boutique with trendy, versatile pieces at budget friendly prices.

McMacular

McMacular (mac-mac-oo-lur) definition: to have an incredible time, wearing the most comfortable pants ever.

Mateo & Isabel

Mateo & Isabel is an Oakland-based collaboration between Elizabeth and Matt Lucas. Elizabeth and Matt make art about things they like–cameras, music and Oakland–andsell their pieces at affordable prices for all to enjoy.

Modify Watches

Modify Watches brings mix-and-match style straight to your wrist. Create on of their custom interchangeable watches to match your style, fit your mood and help you show your colors.

Qamay

Qamay, from Filipino word for “hand”, supports eco-friendly, handmade products created by skilled Filipino craftsmen. By partnering with these craftsmen to make Qamay’s signature iPhone speaker and woven shoes, they’re able to support their livelihood toward a better future.

Reina Fey

Reina Fey is a clothing line for women who want to stand out and show the world that they, too, can be a queen.

Runnur

With pockets overflowing with everyday essentials, the idea for the RUNNUR was born. This wraparound bag with a slim profile strikes a perfect balance between form and function.

Usagi Team

Usagi Team collars, leashes and clothing are handmade in San Francisco with the highest quality fabric and a personal attention to detail. Their products are perfect for the fashionable pooch, and profits from go toward helping animals at shelters and rescue groups throughout the U.S.

Storefront Showcase kiosk

Ayse Kozaci

Ayse’s earthy jewelry is inspired by nature, making any girl’s outfit stand out.

Leah Smithson

Leah Smithson creates art that’s meant to be raw, honest, and unpretentious, and be fully experienced mind, body, and soul.

Lighten Up Shoppe

Lighten Up Shoppe’s handmade soy candles are guaranteed to brighten up any home.

Linda Kutner

Take your iPhone from blah to bling with one of Linda’s art-inspired device cases.

Purple Pangolin Shop

Vintage items with a modern twist. Purple Pangolin carries vintage items with a modern twist from eclectic scarves to button earrings.

Splendid Sparrow

Miquela’s tattoo-inspired jewelry is edgy and different, bringing a feminine twist to that bad girl outfit you’ve been waiting to pull out.

Source Couture

Source Couture’s timeless and classic pieces are the perfect staples for any woman’s closet.

Posted on August 8, 2014 by

Storefront-powered pop-ups: August 8-14

Whether you’re looking to support local businesses, buy a gift, or discover a new designer, you can turn to our weekly round-up of Storefront-powered shops for inspiration. Here’s a look at this week’s open stores.

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New York

Weird and Wonderful at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar Pop-Up Market

Among the incredible vendors brought together for the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is Weird and Wonderful, a brand who used Storefront to get a table at the event to showcase their unique vintage eyewear.
When: August 8th to August 9th; 7pm to 1am
Where: 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn

Black Boy Place (BBP) pop-up in the EVA NY Open Gallery Space

This French clothing brand that caught the attention of artists like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Les Twins is available through August 18th for New Yorkers to browse in-person.
When: August 4th to August 18th; 10am to 7pm
Where: 355A Bowery, New York City

Pooky Welch at the Brooklyn Pop-Up Market

When: August 9th to August 10th, 11am to 7pm
Where: 1072 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

Los Angeles

Pantufla-Pillowpharm and Glenn Scott Dudley pop-ups at the Arts District Flea

The Arts District Flea provides a creative community for new artists and entrepreneurs in the LA area, which is why it’s the perfect place to go browse through products like Pantufla-Pillowpharm’s eco-friendly, hand-made pillows and Glenn Scott Dudley’s one-of-a-kind painted t-shirts.
When: August 8th to August 10th; 11am to 7pm
Where: 453 Colyton Street, Los Angeles

San Francisco

Eatwell Farm’s Ice Box at the Fremont Plaza Farmer’s Market

Get your week started off the right way with a refreshing (and organic!) treat on Monday from the Eatwell Farm’s Ice Box at the Fremont Plaza Farmer’s Market.
Where: 50 Fremont Street, San Francisco
When: August 11th, 11am to 3pm

Posted on August 7, 2014 by

Set up shop with Storefront recommended service providers

After you’ve found the perfect space on Storefront, you need to get your store or event up and running. To make this process easier, we put together staff recommendations for Storefront customers nationwide, and in NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. If you mention Storefront you may be eligible for an exclusive discount.

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National Services

Temp Retail Staff & Security

  • Emerging Blue: Temporary retail sales/event staff
  • 24Seven: Temporary retail sales/event staff
  • Mustard Lane: Promotional models, brand ambassadors, and event staff

Furniture & Fixtures

Permits

  • License123: Secure the right licenses for your business and event

Store Design

  • Zazzle: Custom made business cards, signs or any other promotional material
  • HomePolish: Beautiful, bespoke interior design that won’t break the bank

Tasks & Cleaning

  • TaskRabbit: Get things done easily, reliably and quickly
  • HomeJoy: Book post-event cleaning
  • HandyBook: Professional, vetted cleaning and handyman services

New York Services

Temp Retail Staff & Security

Furniture & Fixtures

  • Luxe Event: Event furniture rental
  • Brooklyn Party Rental: Guaranteed lowest prices on rental chairs, tables, garment racks, tents and more
  • NYC Display: Purchase store fixtures and mannequins for display
  • Rentaform: Rent mannequins, rolling garment racks, steamers and more

Permits

Store Design

  • Zazzle: Custom made business cards, signs or any other promotional material
  • PaintZen: Quick professional painting service
  • HomePolish: Beautiful, bespoke interior design that won’t break the bank

Tasks & Cleaning

  • TaskRabbit: Get things done easily, reliably and quickly
  • HomeJoy: Book post-event cleaning
  • HandyBook: Professional, vetted cleaning and handyman services

San Francisco Services

Temp Retail Staff & Security

  • Emerging Blue: Temporary retail sales/event staff
  • 24Seven: Temporary retail sales/event staff
  • Mustard Lane: Promotional models, brand ambassadors, and event staff
  • BannerMan: The fastest & easiest way to book security professionals

Furniture & Fixtures

  • MoveLoot: The easiest way to buy and sell furniture
  • Abbey Rents: Rent tables, garment racks, lights, linens, tents, and more
  • Mannequin Madness: Easy mannequin rental for product display
  • Daniels Display: Purchase fixtures and mannequins to display products

Permits

Store Design

  • Zazzle: Custom made business cards, signs or any other promotional material
  • HomePolish: Beautiful, bespoke interior design that won’t break the bank

Tasks & Cleaning

  • TaskRabbit: Get things done easily, reliably and quickly
  • HomeJoy: Book post-event cleaning
  • HandyBook: Professional, vetted cleaning and handyman services

Los Angeles Services

Temp Retail Staff & Security

  • 24Seven: Temporary retail sales/event staff
  • Mustard Lane: Promotional models, brand ambassadors, and event staff

Furniture & Fixtures

Permits

Store Design

  • Zazzle: Custom made business cards, signs or any other promotional material
  • HomePolish: Beautiful, bespoke interior design that won’t break the bank

Tasks & Cleaning

  • TaskRabbit: Get things done easily, reliably and quickly
  • HomeJoy:  book post-event cleaning
  • HandyBook: Professional, vetted cleaning and handyman services

Chicago Services

Temp Retail Staff & Security

  • 24Seven: Temporary retail sales/event staff
  • Mustard Lane: Promotional models, brand ambassadors, and event staff

Furniture & Fixtures

Permits

Store Design

  • Zazzle: Custom made business cards, signs or any other promotional material
  • HomePolish: Beautiful, bespoke interior design that won’t break the bank

Tasks & Cleaning

  • TaskRabbit: Get things done easily, reliably and quickly
  • HomeJoy: Book post-event cleaning
  • HandyBook: Professional, vetted cleaning and handyman services
Posted on August 6, 2014 by

You’re invited to the Storefront Showcase in San Francisco

Storefront Showcase San Francisco #HowWePop

Storefront is hosting a showcase in San Francisco on August 15th, and we want you to be there! We’ve selected top emerging brands in the Bay Area to participate in the showcase to help grow their businesses, and they’ll be selling everything from clothing to jewelry to stationery.

Come support these local brands while enjoying great people, plenty of shopping, free swag, and the best local eats you can find at the neighboring Off the Grid event.

Open from 5-10PM at the Fort Mason Center, Building D: Fleet Room. RSVP and follow @Storefront and #HowWePop for announcements leading up to and during the event.

Details:
Storefront #HowWePop Showcase
Fort Mason Center, Building D: Fleet Room, San Francisco
Friday, August 15, 2014
5 PM – 10 PM

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