If dressing your lapdog in expensive silk undergarments steals attention away from you, outdo your pooch with today's side deal. For $10, you get $30 worth of stylish looks from Indie Industries on Columbus Avenue. Enjoy the clothed benefits of stylish sleeves, pant legs, zippered frocks, accessories, and more that scream your personal style through a designer megaphone. This Groupon is good for in-store use only.
Indie Industries gives you the final word on every inch of your customizable body with local designer fashions and copious stock. Show your soft and huggable side with long-sleeved sweaters that say, "My arms don't bite but even if they did, they're covered now" ($22.38); use your Groupon toward jewelry, tunics, bags, books, and anything else you can get your hands, toes, and elbows on in the store.
Out of 22 nominees, CityVoter's BayList decided Indie Industries had the Best Urban Apparel in 2008, and readers of the San Francisco Bay Guardian called it the Best Clothing Store for Men. Two Citysearchers give Indie Industries five stars, and 15 Yelpers give it four stars:
- I finally found my joint, this place is small and squished between all the strip clubs and bars of North Beach... but it's worth the trip out. They design a lot of their own stuff, I even met one of them working there that day, and it's the place to go if you want to wear something nobody else will be seen in. – urbanwarrior, Citysearch
- The prices are so reasonable especially considering their North Beach location. The staff is friendly but also never in the way. Check out Indie Industries if you are trying to branch out from your normal style and find something fun and funky. – Noel M., Yelp
- now you don't have to go all the way to the mission or the haight to find awesome, well made, local clothing or accessories. you can find really rad stuff on your lunch break while supporting local artists! – heidi j., Yelp
The shops known as indie industries began in New York City, where a group of graduates from the Fashion Institute of Technology teamed up to create a designer-owned and produced collective selling small runs of home décor, clothing, and jewelry. The shop reached unexpected success, hitting the pages of Time Out New York, filling orders for more than 50 stores nationwide, and receiving a coveted shout-out in Dick Cheney's fashion blog. Today, savvy staffers fill the San Francisco shops with fashion-forward, sometimes one-of-a-kind picture frames, jewelry, watches, and threads, such as hand-inked graphic tees as unique as a snowflake's fingerprints. Beyond hosting the occasional art shows and shopping parties, the community-minded spaces beautify the streets with rotating window displays arranged by local artists.