Clearly the best way to kick off the unofficial start of summer is with some fabulous shopping (and a cocktail). After all, who wouldn't want a fresh pair of wedges or a new pair of magical jeans to strut around in while having super-fun Memorial Day weekend adventures? Right this way for a couple of sweet options.
SOUTH OF MARKET—Tonight, the name of the game at W San Francisco (181 Third Street) is, literally, Retail Therapy. From 6pm to 10pm, the pop-up fashion boutique will come to life in the hotel's hip Upstairs Bar. On tap, a selection of not-seen-everywhere labels like Sonas Denim, Custom Ketchup bags, Azlee jewelry, and good hYOUman athleticwear. In between oohs and ahhs, grab a specialty cocktail and a bite from the hotel's new #TBT-themed menu, with beats courtesy of Q101.1 DJs. P.S. The event is free; just email RSVPWSFEVENTS@whotels.com so they know you're coming.
PACIFIC HEIGHTS—HeidiSays Shoes (2105 Fillmore Street) is holding a Summer Shindig tonight, 6pm to 9pm. Stop by for a sip and the main course, 20% off all footwear. Full disclosure: There are so many crazy-good sandal styles only the strongest will get out with just one pair. Diehard thrifty types, all is not lost— just spend a few bucks on a raffle ticket for a chance to win a beach bag full of glorious summer goodies (including Birkenstock sandals, a clutch by Kaya, and lots more). Plus, you can feel good about yourself since all raffle sales will be donated to Compass Family Services. Don't you love when that happens?