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Show your hometown pride and #slowthespread with these Sacramento-themed masks

07/30/20

Show your hometown pride and #slowthespread with these Sacramento-themed masks

With the coronavirus spiking in California, your citizenly duties (and statewide mask mandate) require you to wear a face covering. Here are some 916-themed masks that'll help you cover up—and stay safe—in capital fashion. Sacramento Kings The Sacramento Kings will resume their 2019-20 season in Orlando on Friday, July 31. You can show your team spirit with over a dozen branded polyester or cotton face coverings, which are available now on the Kings team both online and at the Downtown Commons store, which is reopening today (hours and days of operation: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays). The designs include a graffiti-style “Kings” banner emblazoned across the front, a gray camo motif featuring a roaring lion’s head and...

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Keep calm and cover up with these locally made fabric face masks

04/09/20

Keep calm and cover up with these locally made fabric face masks

If and when you need to emerge from your shelter-in-place cocoon, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends wearing a cloth face mask—particularly in places where social distancing may be difficult (like at grocery stores)—in an effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Sporting a DIY mask from a T-shirt or bandana (researchers have found that masks featuring a double layer of cotton work best), or one of the washable, reusable coverings of quilted fabric or scuba material that local designers are furiously sewing to meet demand, would be a good addition to the other preventative measures now ingrained into our daily lives. From the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera’s band of merry costumers to local streetwear designer Samuel...

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6 new spots to #shoplocal this holiday season

11/20/18

6 new spots to #shoplocal this holiday season

Want to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping? We found six cool new shops around the region where you can nab nifty gifts while showing your hometown pride.  All Good Melding street style with the function of outdoor gear, Sacramento-based clothier All Good, owned by Jason Maggio, opened a flagship store at its former pop-up location in midtown's Ice Blocks on Oct. 6, with a grand opening set for early December. The 900-square-foot space has been decked out in the rugged-chic aesthetic that defines the brand: think natural wood surfaces displaying enamel campware and surfboards propped up in a corner, as well as shelves sporting All Good’s signature street-ready unisex threads, including the Buckeye Dad hat that has been spotted on the likes...

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Local eye-care company launches new line of fitness-tracking spectacles

03/15/18

Local eye-care company launches new line of fitness-tracking spectacles

Step into The Shop, the midtown innovation lab for local eye care giant VSP Global, and you’re in nerd heaven, a place where kids who were called “four-eyes” in high school exact sweet revenge by changing the world through technology. Take Level, for instance: a new line of fitness-tracking glasses developed by The Shop and tested by 300 individuals through USC’s Center for Body Computing. The project was conceived four years ago, but was so ahead of its time that the team had to wait for chip technology to get smaller and more economical. “It could be no more expensive than any other pair of glasses," says the lab’s co-director Jay Sales. "On top of that, it had to be fashionable—as elegant as it is...

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A sneak peek at this year’s Sacramento Fashion Week

02/14/18

A sneak peek at this year’s Sacramento Fashion Week

Sacramento Fashion Week is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year with eight days of festivities from Feb. 17-24, ranging from designer showcases to workshops on hair, makeup and modeling. Here are six highlights. Launch Party Feb. 17 Fashion week will kick off with a launch party at midtown’s new co-working space, Cowo Campus, to introduce its designers, including new faces like Sacramento’s Brooks Ware, Keevona Reynolds and Saphaktra Touch—who will dress showcase host and KCRA anchor Lisa Gonzales—and returning brands like Thimoleon Rodriguez Collection, known for its lacy gowns and eclectic patterned ensembles. The fête will also feature an intimate fashion show with spring and summer looks from women’s athletic wear retailer...

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