10 Shopping Events That Put The North Pole To Shame

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Start practicing your best elf impersonation, because it looks like we'll be playing Santa's Helper at this week's events. That to-do list can be daunting, so to save you the sweat, we put together a grand list of the best discounts, trunk shows, and pop-ups happening in the next seven days. Old Saint Nick would be proud.
Metier & The Podolls Holiday Trunk Show
Glimmering trinkets are just what one hopes to find under her Christmas tree. This year, Santa might just come through, via Metier. The new Podolls flagship store will be hosting a trunk show with the local jewel shop to show off all kinds of special gems just before the season of giving! Keep in mind those special someones while you browse the collection, sip bubbles, and pop a few bites in your mouth.
When: Thursday, November 21, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Podolls, 251 Primrose Road (at Fox Plaza Lane), Burlingame; 650-389-2346.
RSVP: here!
Banana Republic's Eight Days of Giving
We can almost smell the pine needles as the holidays sneak up on us. We're enlisting the help of trusty Banana Republic to help us kick things off. This Saturday, join the flagship store in its "Eight Days of Giving" as the prizes flow with every purchase! Shopping perks include awesome discounts, and even a chance to hit the jackpot with Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Other partners joining Banana Republic are favorites like Uber, O.P.I., Porter, and Nexus7. A win-win situation.
When: Saturday, November 23, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., through Sunday, December 1st, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Banana Republic, 256 Grant Avenue (at Sutter Street); 415-788-3087.
Heidi Says Holiday Style Pop-Up
What makes us giddier than designer threads? "Limited-edition!" For one weekend only, just the one, Heidi Says will be housing all of the hottest designer's go-to styles. Don't be caught empty-handed — pick up some goodies from labels like rag & bone, Elizabeth and James, DVF, and, more! If you leave with a few extra gifts for yourself, we won't blame you.
When: Saturday, November 23, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 24, noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Heidi Says, 2416 Fillmore Street (between Washington and Jackson streets); 415-749-1144.
Joshu+Vela Pop-Up At Azalea
Whether you brave the streets on two wheels or collect the latest in carryalls, this pop-up is calling your name! Joshu+Vela, the local brand responsible for some pretty understated, yet stylish bags, will be hanging out at Azalea to give shoppers a preview of the goods. Stop by to find the piece you'll adore for seasons to come, and chat with some of our favorite Hayes Valley frequents.
When: Wednesday, November 20, through Tuesday, December 31, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Azalea Boutique, 411 Hayes Street (at Gough Street); 415-861-9888.
Elizabeth Charles Store Holiday Designer Event
Two words is all we need to describe this killer event: discounts and cocktails. We thought you might like the sound of that, and so did Elizabeth Charles. That is why, along with the glowing Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow, the store is hosting a shopping event a la shopaholic. Housing designers like Isabel Marant, Kenzo, and Carven should make the next detail easy: By Instagraming an adorable selfie of you in the shop, you get the chance to win a $500 shopping spree.
When: Wednesday, November 20, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Elizabeth Charles, 2056 Fillmore Street (between California and Pine streets); 415-440-2100.
RSVP: here!
Tigerlily Perfumery Pop-Up Shop
Your signature scent can say a lot about who you are as a person, like a sniffable aura. Don't see what the two have in common? The Tigerlily Perfumery pop-up will be an aromatic educational experience. Join Ineke Ruhland, Yosh Han, and Antonia Kohl behind Tigerlily to find your special smell, while Ineke whips up crafted cocktails based on her floral curiosities. Here is where your aura comes in: Yosh will be creating scented portraits of your energy to give you an idea of whether you are a floral gal, or more of a musky lady.
When: Saturday, November 23, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Love & Luxe, 1169 Valencia Street (between 22nd and 23rd streets); 415-648-7781.
Cinq Trunk Show at Reliquary
To continue with the shopping theme, Reliquary brings you one of its favorite Bay Area-based designers, Cinq, for your shopping pleasure. These handcrafted treats that will have you thinking, "One for you, one for me," while you pile up on gifts for your girls. Designer Vipdada Wongpatanasin will be in attendance to hang out and maybe even talk shop while you browse. Share a glass of wine with the lady behind the creations, and get familiar with her stunning holiday collection.
When: Friday, November 22, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Reliquary, 537 Octavia Street (between Ivy and Grove streets); 415-431-4000.
Ella Moss Store Opening
We are endlessly at the mercy of a well-designed floral arrangement, but really, who isn't? The brand-new Ella Moss boutique will be partnering with Studio Choo for some serious bouquet business, where you can choose between hair flowers or just a crystal vase-worthy bundle, and watch your blossoms come together live at the shop. Snacks and sips from Culinary Eye will be circling, while two girls we can't wait to hang with — Pamella Protzel-Scott (founder of Ella Moss) and Crystal Palecek of Rue Mag — hold down the fort while DJ Ryan Lucero spins some tracks.
When: Thursday, November 21, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Ella Moss, 1913 Fillmore Street ( at Pine Street); 415-409-6197
RSVP: here!
Gilt Warehouse Sale
Our good friends over at Gilt would like you to know that taking up to 90% off their retail items is an option, and it's happening this. very. weekend. Everything from pretty ensembles to trinkets for your home will be marked down, so now is the time to get your priorities in order. Oh, and did we mention that if the stress of all the crazy good options gets to you, there will be an on-site mini spa by Exhale to help calm your nerves? And, to fuel that purchasing power, refreshments will be provided by HINT and Special K. Use the hashtag #RaidWarehouse on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Score!
When: Saturday, November 23, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Sutter Room, 1270 Sutter Street (between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue); No phone.
Shop & Sip at Oakland Surf Club
Join Emmadime and Oakland Surf Club for an evening of boozy shopping — and crafts. Multitasking is the name of the game, but it's all in good fun. Emma Robertson of Emmadime will be leading the DIY station, while you chill out with some of your favorite girlfriends.
When: Thursday, November 21, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Oakland Surf Club, 337 14th Street (between Webster and Harrison streets), Oakland; 415-465-2770.
RSVP: here!

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