8 Tips For Shopping SF Botanical Garden 49th Annual Plant Sale

SF Botanical Garden 49th Annual Plant SaleSF Botanical Garden 49th Annual Plant Sale. May 7, 2016.

Looking for drought-tolerant natives, uncommon garden plants, or hearty succulents? Yes, yes, and yes! Then put the SF Botanical Garden 49th Annual Plant Sale on your must-do list.

Choose from over 20,000 plants representing 2,500 different varieties. Find garden favorites to plants not available at other regional plant sales or commercial nurseries. Plus consult with dozens of knowledgeable, advice giving volunteers for help finding the perfect plants suited to your microclimate.

Free Admission

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8 Things You Need To Know About Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale Spring 2016

Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale Spring 2016Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale Spring 2016. May 6–8, 2016

 Heath Ceramics seconds sale is your chance to stock up on slightly less than perfect Heath dinnerware, bud vases, and serving pieces. Prices are slashed an additional 20% off all Heath seconds and overstock tile (a savings of up to 40% off first quality retail prices)

Plus save up to 50% off retail select linens, books, home accessories, and more.

Prepare to experience bowl, plate, and cup joy.

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Renegade Craft Fair Spring 2016

Renegade Craft Fair Spring 2016Renegade Craft Fair Spring 2016. April 30 + May 1, 2016

San Francisco’s Renegade Craft Fair Spring 2016 has a curated selection of independently designed and manufactured goods including art, jewelry, furniture, lighting, ceramics, paper products, clothing, body products, home decor, artisanal foods, and more. Plus enjoy fun DIY activities and workshops as well as delicious eats.

Maybe not definition strict “renegade”  but the Renegade Craft Fair is definitely not your Mother’s craft fair. But do bring her because there is something for everyone.

Free admission!

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Two East Bay Sales: Goody Goody Spring Warehouse Sale |Pizzichillo & Gordon Spring Art Glass Studio Sale

Goody Goody’s Spring Warehouse Sale Pizzichillo Gordon’s Spring Art Glass Studio SaleGoody Goody Spring Warehouse Sale April 29, 2016.|Pizzichillo & Gordon’s Spring Art Glass Studio Sale April 30, 2016.

Pull out your FasTrak – here are two more East Bay sales you will want to track. Goody Goody has deals on beautiful slippers, flower brooches, and baby shoes. Pizzichillo & Gordon Spring Art Glass Studio Sale has museum quality art glass that is both functional and beautiful.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of sales happening this weekend.Tips worth repeating: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year. Continue reading

Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Spring 2016

Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Spring 2016Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Spring 2016. Sunday, May 1, 2016

Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Spring 2016 is plein air shopping with over 130 independent designers and artists as well as local musicians, good eats, and more.

Shop local and sustainable apparel, accessories, home goods, art, and body products. Plus: enjoy good eats, local music, a VW bus photo booth, and a DIY terrarium making workshop. 

Think perfect antidote to big box, mass-produced retail ennui.

Free admission.

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Zina Kao Sample Sale Delivers Great Deals

Zina Kao JewelryZina Kao Sample Sale.April 30, 2016.

This weekend’s one day Zina Kao Sample Sale has great deals on handcrafted jewelry, beautiful scarves, and small leather goods.

With prices 50-80% off retail consider this a perfect opportunity to stock up on great gifts for Mother’s Day, bridal showers, and/or graduations.

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Tivol Studios Art Glass Sample Sale

Tivol Studios Art Glass Sale

Tivol Studios Art Glass Sample Sale.  April 28- May 1, 2016.

Glass collectors: put the Tivol Studios Art Glass Sample Sale on your must-do list.

Find beautiful and functional contemporary art glass selling for 40-70% below retail.

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Shhh Best Kept Secret: SF Kidswear Spring Sample Sale

Sf Kidswear Spring Sample SaleSF Kidswear Spring Sample Sale. April 29 + 30, 2016.

The two-day SF Kidswear Spring Sample Sale features fantastic discounts on big brand children’s clothing and accessories.

Samples include current Spring and Summer styles. Find thousands of items priced to move at up to 90% off retail.

Mark your calendar — this is your chance to get Nordstrom quality kids clothes for less than what you pay at Target. Stock up!

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Bel Marin Keys 2016 Spring Warehouse Sale

Bel Marin Keys 2016 Spring Warehouse Sale

Bel Marin Keys Spring Warehouse Sale. April 28-30, 2016.

Mark your calendar for the Bel Marin Keys 2016 Spring Warehouse Sale  – the best ‘underground’ sales event in Marin county.

Seven manufacturers, importers, and merchants will open their warehouses to the public for three shopping-filled days.

Purchase at steep discounts home accessories, Italian glass and ceramics, kitchen ware, wine, jewelry, shoes, cheesecake, and personal care products .

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For Toadly Great Deals Hop Over To Kiss That Frog Spring 2016 Warehouse Sale

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Kiss That Frog Spring 2016 Warehouse Sale. April 30, 2016 and Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Twice a year Kiss That Frog, Berkeley’s fave importer of French-inspired goods, opens its warehouse to the public for a toadly great sale.

Hop over for 50-80% below retail on ceramics, Provence-style table linens, glassware, accessories, natural fiber scarves, and more.

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