There are actually TWO DWR events this weekend in San Francisco!First is its sample sale. You can get 75% off on furniture which is pretty awesome. For me personally it’s a hit or miss. I loved the one in Palo Alto and I did end up buying a lot of accessories that I use for staging there. But the last one in SF warehouse was a little bit disappointing.
Here are a few tips:
*Get there EARLY. And I mean at least 1 hour before the sale starts, because people start lining up at 1.5 hours prior. But you don’t need to get there THAT early. We were there 1 hour prior and we were the 10th in line. Half hour before the sale starts that’s when you start seeing everyone around the block.
*Bring friends. It will suck being in line for 1 hour by yourself. Also the sale is going to be CRAZY meaning people will be aggressive over that piece of chair you have been eyeing for over a year and now is $500 bucks off. It will be useful having friends sitting on or laying across your favorite couch to hold it for you.
*STAY CALM. I know it’s very easy to get too excited but stop standing there oogling over your new find, get your hands on it ASAP and make sure a sales person writes down your item and ticket it as SOLD.
*Have an objective. Sounds silly I know, but if you are there for a specific a couch or an item in general, your best bet is to run straight for it. Make sure you get what you want first and then shop for other stuff.
Here is the 411 for this weekend:
The other one is for all you knitting fools out there
I used to live around the corner of the SF Fillmore DWR (such a lovely neighborhood, too bad it’s too expensive for me now!) It’s a lovely store, but just to warn you it’s not a very large space and parking can be challenging on fillmore street. To park, find residential street parking on adjacent streets like Steiner, Scott, etc.
The Ohio Knitting Mills Trunk Show runs from Friday through Sunday, August 10-12 at Design Within Reach, 1913 Fillmore Street (between Bush and Pine) in San Francisco. For more info on the event, you can visit the DWR web site here. – Link.
Ohio Knitting Mills trunk show
Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, ongoing event
Ohio Knitting Mills (ohioknittingmills.com)offers unique virgin vintage knitwear made from 1947-74. Made at the historic Cleveland, Ohio mill, this rare collection of never worn and one-of-a-kind fashion design artifacts will be shown for the very first time in the Bay Area. Join us for a preview reception, followed by a three-day trunk show. OKM provides “an authentic tradition of hard-working Midwestern American honest craftsmanship,” and their pieces are a great complement to the mid-century modern classics of DWR. Ohio Knitting Mills head, Steven Tatar will be on hand to answer any questions.
1913 Fillmore Street
(between Bush and Pine)
San Francisco, CA 94115
Directions: Click here
11am – 7pm
12pm – 6pm
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