Birchbox San Francisco Event

Birchbox would like to invite you to an exclusive happy hour on Tuesday, October 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Office. Join Birchbox for signature spirits and tasty bites in celebration of Birchbox Man, a monthly subscription service designed to let you discover the best lifestyle and grooming products, with editorial advice on how to use your new gear and a personalized shop to purchase products you liked. Must RSVP to attend. 

Join Scoop NYC to Celebrate the Store Opening in San Francisco


Join Scoop NYC on Thursday, October 24th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm to celebrate the opening in Scoop NYC in San Francisco. The event will be hosted by Erin Hiemstra of Apartment 34 and Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam. Enjoy cocktails, small bites and shopping. 10% of the evenings proceeds will benefit Aim High. Please let us know if you can attend by RSVPing to @ScoopNYC #SCOOPsf will be the social media information for the event. Scoop NYC San Francisco, 21 Grant Avenue, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Please RSVP through Fashion GPS by emailing 

Ligne Roset Presents The F5 Runway Show




Ligne Roset San Francisco presents The F5 Runway Show [ French, Furniture, Fashion, Food & Fun ] featuring latest collections by Ports 1961. The F5 Show will be held at the San Francisco showroom, located in the heart of Mission Bay district of San Francisco, on October 17th, 2013, from 6-10 p.m.

Ports 1961 also known as Ports, is a fashion house originally founded by Canadian entrepreneur Luke Tanabe in Toronto in 1961, specializing in luxury ready-to-wear and accessories for men and women. Ligne Roset founded in 1860, is an international contemporary furnishings company based in France specializing in high-end designs that exemplifies modern lifestyle. Ligne Roset has partnered with Velocity Arts and Entertainment and Emmanuelle Atelier for this special event. Ligne Roset recently developed eco-conscious upholstery to meet environment friendly standards.

#SFFW13 : Wearable Tech Talks featuring Sylvia Heisel

Sylvia Heisel is a fashion designer, visual artist and design consultant. HEISEL, her line of accessories and clothing features fashion + function in new tech materials and manufacturing. Post Modern Production, a partnership with her husband Scott Taylor, creates sustainable temporary interiors, environments, objects and events. Recently she has begun to partner and consult on designs for smart wearables and new tech applications for fashion brands.

San Francisco Fashion Week ® 2013 #SFFW13 - RETAIL TECH FORUM #RetailTech

RETAIL+TECH Forum We’re rethinking the future of retail, shopping, consumer experience and the role of technology, right here in San Francisco. Join us for a lively San Francisco Fashion Week™ discussion with thought leaders from GENSLER – the world’s leading architecture design firm, CISCO – the world’s leader in technology integration, STOREFRONT – the leader in pop-ups and transitional retail space, and WALMART.COM – the world’s largest retailer. Moderated by the Retail Design Institute and Iron Creative. Introducing “The Future of Retail: Towards Fashioning Exclusive Experience” whitepaper and research project from the UK’s Beecham Research team. 


  1. GENSLER - Andrew Bornand, Director Digital Experience 
  2. CISCO SYSTEMS - Kenneth Leung, Sr. Manager – Integrated Marketing Strategy and Planning 
  3. STOREFRONT - Tristan Pollock, Co-Founder and COO 
  4. WALMART.COM - Matt Allred, Merchandise Manager Apparel 

RETAIL+TECH Summit Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Future of Retail - happening now in San Francisco. The Next Big Thing. Once the conversation turns to the entirety of retail experience, the optimization of omni-channel and contextual marketing, and the technological promise of “anything-anywhere,” you have to go BIG. We’re turning the entire City of San Francisco into a Retail Incubator.

San Francisco Fashion Week ® 2013 #SFFW13


SAN FRANCISCO FASHION WEEK® represents the new vanguard in the convergence of fashion, technology and innovation, and is THE most pivotal fashion week platform to watch from the innovation and creative capital of the world – San Francisco.

San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance, Inc. (SFFAMA) is pleased to announce San Francisco Fashion Week ® 2013 : September 23-29, 2013. San Francisco Fashion Week ® 2013 will highlight the convergence of fashion and technology featuring trending fashion startups unique to the San Francisco fashion industry while showcasing emerging designers and student collections.


Only approved media with proper credentials are allowed to cover SFFW13 events [Apply Here]… For sponsorship opportunities, send your inquiry via email to: or San Francisco Fashion Week ® is a registered trademark property of San Francisco Fashion And Merchants Alliance, Inc. SFFAMA, Inc. is a 501c3 educational and business development non-profit organization.

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Everything you need to know about TEXTILES AND WEARING APPAREL

In fiscal year 2012, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) seized more than $21.92 million worth of textiles for Quota/Visa and Intellectual Property Rights violations. Customs & Border Protection CBP also issued 21 penalties worth about $23 million. Customs & Border Protection CBP reported that it conducted more than 10,000 exams, which resulted in more than 1,000 samples being analyzed at its lab, and initiated 39 audits.

  • WHAT: Everything you need to know about TEXTILES AND WEARING APPAREL
  • WHEN: Wednesday, August 21, 2013,
  • WHERE: CITI GARDEN HOTEL, 245 S. Airport Blvd., South San Francisco, CA

With the recent collapse of textile factories in Bangladesh and importers looking to source elsewhere, Customs & Border Protection CBP may increase their on-site compliance visits with their Textile Production Verification teams. In 2011 alone, Customs & Border Protection CBP visited 165 factories in 9 countries. During these visits it was discovered 27% of the reviews showed a violation of the trade preference program claimed on the entry and 22% showed a discrepancy related to illegal transshipment.

Senior Import Specialists Daniel Wong and Tonda Fuller will demystify tricky classification questions that won’t leave you confused whether the shirt is knitted or woven. Stay updated on the newest fabrics… RSVP HERE! 

San Francisco Fashion Industry: LOCAL RESOURCES [Fashion Business Series]

San Francisco Fashion Industry: LOCAL SERVICES… Fashion Business Series presented by: San Francisco Fashion And Merchants Alliance, Inc. [SFFAMA]. Presentations by: San Francisco Fashion Week ®, Storefront, People Wear SF, Boon Road, Lord Bertram and The Wright Consultants

This essential workshop is for individuals, students and professionals looking to start or expand their business in the local San Francisco fashion industry and to learn from companies offering business services that are invaluable to success as a fashion entrepreneur. Perfect networking opportunity for fashion startups, fashion designers, students, retailers, entrepreneurs, boutique and business owners. Connect with other professionals in the San Francisco fashion industry… Free to students with current student ID, must present ID for free admission.

Four Seasons San Francisco Fashion Brunch featuring Vince

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco and Vince invite you to the next monthly Fashion Brunch at MKT Restaurant – Bar on Saturday, August 17. Guests will enjoy a three course brunch and sparkling wine while models circulation the dining room floor, showing off the latest looks from Vince’s Men’s and Women’s 2013 Fall/Holiday Collection. Guest who attend will also receive some special surprise gifts from Vince and Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco.

When: Saturday, August 17, 2013

                11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where:  MKT Restaurant – Bar

                 Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

                 757 Market Street, San Francisco 94103

Price: Fashion Brunches are $55 per guest and include a three-course brunch and sparkling wine. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call MKT Restaurant – Bar at 415.633.3838 or send an email to

The Levi’s® Brand Opens New Store on San Francisco’s Burgeoning Market Street


The Levi’s®brand is moving its hometown store from Union Square to the intersection of Market & 4th Streets in San Francisco this August. The new location is situated on one of the city’s most trafficked shopping streets, attracting both local and international shoppers alike. Steeped in craftsmanship, the store brings to life the Levi’s brand heritage of quality made goods through honest material selection, quality construction, and a dedicated tailor shop.  


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Proud to be located on one of California’s most highly trafficked shopping streets, the Levi’s® Store on Market Street will house an impressive array of the latest fashion trends, the very best in denim, as well as dedicated shops for Levi’s Made & Crafted and Levi’s® Vintage Clothing. Also available for purchase, our “Makers” program that celebrates local artisans and features some of the best products from Bay Area designers. The new store is only one of two stores in the US to offer Lot No. 1 jeans. Imagine having a pair of Levi’s® jeans designed and made just for you.

Celebrating Levi’s® passion for craftsmanship and authenticity, a tailor shop is located at the front of the store allowing customers to have their favorite denim items tailored by a team of specialized craftsmen. The tailor shop – exclusive to a handful of Levi’s stores worldwide  – enables customers to have their favorite denim products altered and customized.


Market Street will be the new hometown store for the Levi’s® brand. The more than 7,000-square-foot store has an honest natural look and feel that pays homage to the Levi’s® brand’s commitment to quality and sustainability.


Woven deep into the fabric of the company, sustainable design has been an integral part of the store design process – from the electrical and lighting systems to the handcrafted wood installations. Specialty elements of the LEED certified build out use reclaimed wood from San Francisco piers and California barns, bringing to life the Levi’s® brand’s heritage. Located in the birthplace of the brand, the new Market Street store is the only Levi’s®store in the world to feature this unique store design concept.


Starting with the collaboration of local artists Rex Ray and Ruby Ray, and leading into the fall, the San Francisco store will continue to partner with San Francisco icons and those just being discovered. It is our mission to support those in our local community who are being innovators and pioneers in their field. Our hometown store is an important pillar of continuing to expand and evolve that work.

LOCATION:     815 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

PHONE NUMBER: 415-501-0100

OPENING DATE:  Doors officially openAugust 1, 2013

HOURS OF OPERATION:  Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm/  Sunday: 10am-8pm

Start-up Founders Discuss “Mobile Shopping and the Future of Retail” at Fashion+TechSF


Join Fashion+TechSF for an engaging panel discussion on “Mobile Shopping and the Future of Retail” with current founders of fashion+tech startups and industry professionals on Thursday July 18th, 2013 at RunwaySF, the start-up incubator connecting talent and opportunity in the heart of San Francisco’s mid-Market.

  • Thursday, July 18th, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) at RunwaySF,1355 Market Street, 4th Floor [Market Square SF], San Francisco, 94103. Tickets $10 for Fashion+TechSF and SFFAMA members and $15 non-members. RSVP:

“Mobile Shopping and the Future of Retail”

According to new research from international technology investment banking and advisory group GP Bullhound, apparel is the second-largest and fastest growing e-commerce category in the US, estimated at $41 billion, and there are now over 2000 online fashion sites competing in the market, up 126% year-on-year. Mobile device site visit share has nearly doubled from 2012 to around 25% on average today and the sales conversion rate on mobile tablets has surpassed traditional for the very first time. Now, savvy brands and retailers are embracing omni-channel and contextual marketing strategies to engage, interact, and in many ways define new relationships with consumers where they work, live and play.

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Founder of London Fashion Week Produces StyleWOW Student Fashion Show at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco


[SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 14, 2013]- Join the students and faculty for a spectacular evening of fashion at StyleWOW, one of the West Coast’s largest student-produced fashion shows.  The Art Institute of California- San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University presents StyleWOW at the San Francisco Design Center (101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco) Saturday, June 15,2013, with a VIP reception at 7pm and show at 8pm. RSVP HERE.

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Arden Reed Tailor Truck w/ 3D Body Scanner Arrives in SF

The Arden Reed team is thrilled to have their launch event in beautiful San Francisco.  Come meet the Arden Reed team, check out their Tailor Truck with 3D Body Scanner, & network with guests who are passionate about fashion and technology. Airbrite will also showcase Celery, a new mobile payment software at this event. Hosted by San Francisco Fashion And Merchants Alliance, Inc. [SFFAMA] and Fashion Tech Network. RSVP Here.