It's that time of year again: Time for Modern Economy's annual San Francisco sample sale, where you'll find home & lifestyle goods by indie designers at up to 80% off! If you've been to our sale before, you'll find the following details familiar:
Modern Economy Sale
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Fort Mason Center
Landmark Bldg. A
10:30AM to 3:00PM
Admission is FREE
In time for spring, we've also added a garden spin bringing live, indoor plants and terrariums for sale. (images to be posted next week). And in addition to our regular favorite designers you'll find at the sale, here are some designers new to the sale:
Ceramics by Paige Russell
Wood table top products by Jean Pelle
Women's clothing by Saffron Rare Threads
Pillow, pillows, and more pillows by Unison Home
Kid's clothes by Abe Jones
Votives by Cursive Design
Pillows and table linens by OM Home
Totebags by Lost Bird Found
Textiles for baby by Murge Designs
Felt Vessels by Papaver Vert
Sorry, I've been away from this blog. The biggest thing coming up is Modern Economy's (first ever) Online Sale starting Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 9:00 AM (PST).
After getting many requests to bring this sale to cities everywhere, I figured the best thing is just to put practically the entire sale online to give everyone a taste of what our sales are like. As usual, everything will be up to 80% off. Although this is a sample sale, much of our merchandise is first quality overstock. And just like our regular city-based sales, it's only for a limited time. Originally, I had planned for it to be 24-hour sale, but I've extended it another day. This sale is now only 48-hours long. So arrive early to our website for the best selection!
And join our mailing list, too. Individuals on our list will get special privileges and will also be entered in a drawing to win $200 in merchandise.
Here are some of the products you'll find at the sale:
Tablecloth, napkins, dishtowels from Simrin
Adorable and stylish vases from Joana Mendicino.
Eco-friendly hemp and linen pillows by Balanced Design.
We've been super busy preparing for the Modern Economy multi-designer sample sale coming up in less than two weeks in Portland, Oregon. If you live there or happening to be visiting, please come to the sale. (Prices will be marked down up to 75% off retail!) Here are the details:
Also, here's an update on some of the new designers and stores that will be participating this sale.
Danish-designed patterns and designs for your wall from Ferm Living.
Clothpony's hip, adorable girl's clothing.
Olio United, a local Portland shop, will be bringing a variety of clothes and home accessories.
Gorgeous cards and notebooks from Nantaka Joy.
Tina Frey's home accesories and jewelry made of resin.
Well-designed, eco goods from Josh Jakus.
Nature-inspired notebooks from Jill Bliss.
Unique pottery for plants from Portland store, Life + Limb.
Emma Gardner's luxurious wool throws.
Plant and sea life-inspired wall art from Jefdesigns.
Just some quick Modern Economy-related updates:
-Congratulations to Hae Min Cho of SF for winning the $150 prize package raffle!
-Thank you to Jane Maynard for posting about the sale on her blog and for taking great pictures of the sale. We brought our camera but forgot the all-essential battery so we didn't have any images from the event.
- And with all the busy-ness preparing for the sale, I didn't realize that tickets went on sale for the Flight of the Conchords concert in SF. And now, the all the tickets are sold out. Not cool.
(Image above: ©2008 jane maynard design)
Hey, we're having another Modern Economy sample sale this Saturday! New to the SF sales will be goods from designers like Virginia Johnson, Dermond Peterson, Fleurville, Petunia Pickle Bottom, J. Mendicino, Offi, Petit Collage, Ses Petites Mains, Xenia Taler, and Agnes and Hoss. Most everything will be marked down from 25%-75% (sometimes more) off retail. Come to get stuff to jazz up your house, get clothing and accessories for the summer, and get gorgeous goods for your baby! Here are the details:
Modern Economy Sample Sale
Saturday, April 12, 2008
10:30am to 3:00pm
Fort Mason Center
Bldg. A Conference Center
San Francisco, CA
Admission is free.
And credit card only, people!
For more info, visit: http://www.modeconomy.com
Ok, this month has been nuts. I can't believe how quickly it all went by. Seriously, it's been one thing after the other. It started off with my daughter's birthday on the 1st, followed by the book launch party on the 2nd, then a slew of parties (kids and adults), store openings, meetings and lunches, the Modern Economy sale in Los Angeles on the 20th, the Biz Ladies meeting on the 23rd, and a quick stop on the 26th at the Western Interiors home show. And oh, did I also mention that I started taking a Japanese language class this month, too? See, I am crazy. Now the end of the month greets me with Halloween for the kids and a deadline for my quarterly sales tax return. I swear, I get no breaks.
One of the best things about this month is that I got to meet some really cool ladies (whose work I was already familiar with) like Abbie and Annie (to name a few). And also by chance, I met a really fantastic PR consultant from NYC, Susan Harkavy, who is just a wealth of information. (By the way, I look forward to getting to know you ALL better--the regulars I see at all the openings/parties--with every event I attend. It's nice to know how supportive the Bay Area art/design/craft community really is.) The second best thing is hanging out with friends both old and new. I had non-stop chatty fun on the road trip to LA with Carolina, Jacinta, and Robie (my friend since the 7th grade). I was reminiscing pretty hard with my ex-UCLA arch school friends like Louise and Yun Yun at Modern Economy as well as an undergrad friend (Allison of Splendora) at the Rare Device opening. And it was rare treat to drive around and talk one-on-one with out-of-town friends like Grace and Lauren last week.
With so much going on, here are 2 things I forgot to mention this month:
1. My walnut notecards were featured in Better Homes and Gardens. And 2.) If you haven't bought Craft, Inc. yet: in honor of Chronicle Books' 40th anniversary, they have teamed up with Amazon.com to offer exclusive anniversary specials, including a 32% discount on Craft, Inc..
Yes, it's been a month like no other. So, now I must go back to settling the Modern Economy sale, filing my sales tax return, and answering my emails (sorry for the slow response guys). And frick, I need to update my website too. *sigh* I really need a vacation.
THANK YOU to everyone that came out in droves to the Modern Economy sale last Saturday. Seriously, I was blown away by the turnout and the line to get in. Amazing!
Thank you as well to the SF Chronicle, DailyCandy, Design*Sponge, Oh Joy!, SFgirlbythebay, SF Apartment Therapy, SFist, and all the other blogs out there for pre-show press that made the sale a big ole success!
Just so you know, I'm trying to squeeze in the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Modern Economy sale before 2007 ends. I'll be in LA scouting locations in a couple weeks. I plan on bringing much more merchandise and adding a whole new set of coveted designers to the line up. I will start posting the new designers as soon as I get confirmation from them. So sit tight for details to come!
I've been busy preparing for the Modern Economy sale on Saturday. If you live in the Bay Area or will happen to be here, come to the sale! Here are the details:
Modern Economy Sample Sale
Saturday, July 28, 2007
10:30am to 3pm
Fort Mason Center
Landmark Bldg. A - Conference Center
San Francisco, CA
*No admission fee
*Large parking lot
*Credit card only
We'll also have goods like totes, oven mitts, placemats, and more in uber cool patterns from Brooklyn-based Deadly Squire. Here's a very small selection of what we'll be carrying.
As Kelly will be reconfiguring her Berkeley boutique, Relish at Home, she'll be bringing variety of products like Owl Mobiles by Helene Ige and limited edition melamine plates by Poketo and so much more.
Ok, that's it for this sneak peek. You'll have to go to the sale to see the rest. See you at the sale!