7 Spring Shopping Soirées You Can't Resist

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It may be straight-up pouring rain this week, so allow us to infuse some sunshine into your closet — and calendar. We've pulled together an itinerary for the first week of April that sets you up for a stellar month. Truth — you'd be a fool to miss these fetes.
Azalea Spring ’14 Collection Launch
Hayes Valley go-to Azalea is launching its spring collection this Friday with a party we'd like to call the best of both worlds. You can dine like Homer Simpson on free beer and doughnuts and indulge your sartorial side with the chic offerings. As if you're not already sold, there will be a product giveaway worth up to $250.
When: Friday, April 4, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Azalea, 411 Hayes Street (at Gough Street); 415-861-9888.
Storenvy Pop-Up Anniversary Party
How do you celebrate a pop-up that’s been delivering shopping realness for the last 365 days? With an all-out bash, of course! Next Tuesday, Storenvy will be with overflowing with drinks, a DJ, and a photo booth to document it all, #selfie style.
When: Tuesday, April 8, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Storenvy Pop-Up, 50 Post Street (between Kearny and Montgomery streets); No phone.
Freda Salvador and The Podolls Local Showcase
Like a Bay Area ambassador, you love supporting local biz. This Thursday, you can get decked out head to toe by your fellow townspeople (Freda Salvador and The Podolls) at a single local showcase. Consider this one stop to a spring wardrobe — and another giveaway to win!
When: Thursday, April 3, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Dish Boutique, 541 Hayes Street (between Laguna and Octavia streets); 415-252-5997.
Umami Mart Pop Up and Block Party
If you dream of Japanese kitchenware, this party is for you. Oakland’s Umami Mart has popped up into The Perish Trust and is hosting a bash to ring in the joint venture. Next Thursday, the area will be in full block-party mode with 4505 Burgers, The Mill, and more gobble-worthy grub. In other words, come hungry.
When: Thursday, April 10, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Perish Trust, 728 Divisadero Street (between Fulton and Grove streets); No phone.
BellJar Annual Jewelry Trunk Show Soirée
Did your spring cleaning leave your jewelry box sparse? BellJar's annual trunk show soirée is the perfect place to add some sparkle back into your life. Stop by to meet the masterminds behind Sonja Rose B and Moon Pi jewelry, and then peep their treasures inspired by the cosmos and Gatsby. You won't want to miss this one, old sport.
When: Friday, April 4, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: BellJar, 3187 16th Street (at Guerrero Street); 415-626-1749.
Micaela Greg Sample Sale
Knitwear line Micaela Greg is our savior when it comes to this outrageously bipolar weather. The local label, run by two talented sisters, is throwing a sample sale this Friday with its weaved wares landing in your wardrobe for as little as $30. The event will be held at Ali Golden’s shop, so you can pick up a bit more if you're feeling spendy.
When: Friday, April 4, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Ali Golden, 470 East 49th Street (at Telegraph Avenue); 805-340-7086.
Marisa Haskell Sample Sale
When it comes to financial responsibility, saving money is really the mature thing to do — which is why you've got to load up on the geometric and tribal-inspired accessories by Marisa Haskell. Not following? The line's having a two-day sample sale, so you can get big shine on small bucks. It would be wrong not to.
When: Friday, April 4, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Marisa Haskell, 470 49th Street (at Telegraph Avenue); 510-325-0019.

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