SHOPPING

thanks F21, but no thanks

January 6, 2012

a few weeks ago the PR people at forever 21 contacted me to invite me to the opening of their new downtown SF location. they were offering bloggers a discount incentive plus exposure for our blogs if we would come to the opening and choose a few favorite pieces to feature on the f21...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: TRACEY

December 28, 2011

i am constantly inspired by people who fight illness and still find energy to bring something positive and beautiful into the world. tracey is one of those people- a survivor of breast, liver and bone cancer, she decided to make caps for other patients and started selling them on etsy. i was searching for...
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holiday bazaar this weekend!

December 1, 2011

we’re kicking off the holiday season with a Holiday Bazaar this weekend, featuring lots of our talented friends & artists! we’ll be at people’s gallery from 12-5 on saturday, dec. 3rd with hot toddies, cookies, and lots of options for unique, thoughtful gifts. come hang out and support your local makers & businesses! here’s...
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30% OFF HOLIDAY SALE w/the adventure store

November 29, 2011

TEAM WORK! we got together with our friends in seattle at THE ADVENTURE STORE and are having a 30% off sale at the BIG THINGS SHOP today, tuesday, november 29. selected items in both shops are on sale, including this awesome buffalo hide aztec bag, this sweet carved wooden owl comb, giant pom pom...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: ANNIE

November 28, 2011

not sure how i can describe in words the joy that annie larson’s knitwear line, ALL, brings to me. i always thought that there was nothing better than a cozy, handmade sweater. warm, gentle, snuggly. but what about a cozy, handmade sweater with wacky patterns in a rainbow palette? how about a cactus pattern?...
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BUY NOTHING DAY!

November 24, 2011

well, today is the day. the day we’ve waited for all year….the day that kicks off the holiday season for 2011: BUY NOTHING DAY! that’s right, folks, here at BIG THINGS we don’t celebrate black friday. here’s why: 1) holidays should be about spending time with your family, community, and giving back, not about...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: JEN & EMILY of DULLDIAMOND

November 18, 2011

the dullDiamond and BIG THINGS are long lost sisters! they’re from the midwest, i’m from the midwest. i love color, they love color! they obsessively like to rearrange objects and take pictures of them…and I DO THE SAME!!! i kept running across their happy photos of brightly beaded bracelets and necklaces, posed with rocks...
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CLOTHING SWAP this SATURDAY!

November 18, 2011

why buy it new when you can get it for FREE + friends + fun?! join us and friends this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 at people’s gallery in the mission for yet another CLOTHING SWAP!!! we’ll have tea, cake, and piles and piles of clothes for you to dig through and trade. bring some duds...
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HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, BIG THINGS!

November 12, 2011

wow everyone, what an AMAZING year it has been for BIG THINGS! from oakland to san francisco, portland to chicago, we have gone far and wide to bring you stories, photos, and experiences that are FUN and uplifting. THANK YOU to all of our awesome readers, all the people who have made each of...
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chicago in technicolor

November 11, 2011

chicago! you are my home! i only see you twice a year, but i always know that even if we don’t talk in between, we’re still cool. you’re fickle when it comes to your weather, but it’s usually an exciting change from california and a chance to employ a new wardrobe! you are so...
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