Is your closet ready for spring? ‘Cause if you’re on the West Coast, you’ve got a bunch of reasons to get your shop on.
Kicking off in about 10 days in San Diego, THREAD Show, the multi-city shopping event now in its eighth year, will be promoting emerging designers and artists up and down the West Coast. At each show, THREAD showcases 100 of the top independent designers in each market, as well as cool music, art, food and entertainment from local talent.
And newly added for 2011 are new interactive spaces like the DIY Lounge, Pop-Up Nail Bar, Live Blogger Style-Off Series, THREAD Wellness Lounge and, yes, even a Man Cave so you can shop with your hunnee. Of course, they’ll still have their usual gift bags, photo booths, giveaways and trend showcases throughout the event.
(Keep reading to find out how you can win free tickets!)
Some spring trends that’ll be showcased by local THREAD designers include:
“By allowing shoppers to skip the third-party retailer, THREAD gives trendsetters an opportunity to meet the designers face-to-face, feed the local economy, be kind to the environment and ensure products are locally-made and ethically produced,” explains THREAD Show spokesperson, Danielle Gano. And there’s plenty of Asian American design power behind this event, including Chi Stylezs by San Diego-based designer Jimothy, fellow San Diegan Vy Nguyen’s Vee Y. Designs, Concepcion by designer Ed Concepcion, Dear Mina by Mina Caragay of San Francisco, and Van Le’s love + keep.
We’ve got a free pair of tickets to each of the San Diego (April 3), San Francisco (April 10), Orange County (May 15), and Los Angeles (June 12) shows just for our readers. Comment below and let us know which show you’d like to attend and you could find yourself at the coolest indie shopping event this year!
For everyone else, it’s just $5 to attend if guests RSVP in advance ($10 at the door). Or get in on the action early and buy a Premium Ticket ($25) to get in an hour early and an extra cool gift bag. Here’s the schedule:
Find out more at www.threadshow.com.