Small Business Saturday Guide

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With Black Friday and the holidays at our doorstep- it can be easy to get caught up in all of the sales at the larger chain stores. Take a step back and look at who you may know in your circles and community that can offer just the things you want or need. They may not mark their products down to next-to-nothing, but their products are handmade, of the highest quality, and most importantly, made with love.

We wanted to share of favorite makers and small business owners within Makeshift and our community. Whether that be online, in their shop, or utilizing their services they offer, we want to support the makeshi(f)ters out there. We will be continuing to update the Small Business Guide post with local shops and events that are taking place over the holiday season, so be sure to check back!

This holiday season, join us in #shopsmall & #shoplocal!

Happy Holidays!



Online: Store: Schatzi 1908 Mission Street (carries a selection of my products through the holiday season)

Get hyper-organized with handcrafted laser cut wood panels for organizing vinyl, books and media. Regardless of how you like to organize, we just want to help get your library in order, so you can spend less time searching and more time enjoying your collection. Record Dividers are designed and produced exclusively in San Francisco by Kate Koeppel Design.


CHRISTY NATSUMI- Christy Natsumi Comstock


About: Modern fine jewelry with edge, hand-crafted in San Francisco.


ZELMA ROSE- Lisa Anderson Shaffer
Online: Shop: Rare Device, Mimi’s, Floxglove, Ruby

Premium Hand Stitched Goods from the Mountains of Marin.

I’m having a sale next week, Friday-Monday and email subscribers get all week to shop. They just need to head on over to the website and sign up and MSS members will get a friends and family code in their inbox to shop early.

SALE: Friday-Monday and email subscribers get all week to shop. Just need to head on over to the website and sign up and MSS members will get a friends and family code in their inbox to shop early.



NEW MARKET GOODS-Stephen Kennedy


About: Popover shirts responsibly produced with loomed textiles from a village called Pabna & constructed in a factory near Savar, Bangladesh.




About: Portraits To The People is a San Francisco based photography studio owned by Sarah Deragon offering not so corporate headshots, online dating photos and family photo sessions. They offer gift certificates for their photo sessions, perfect for the holidays.


Online- //  @lilikoidesign

About: A graphic design and letterpress printing studio focused on fine craftsmanship and sustainability By using hand operated presses and high quality materials made in the USA. Custom work and retail collection.

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ABACUS ROW– Christine Trac


About: Abacus Row is a San Francisco-based line of jewelry crafted with the subtlest details in mind.




About: Handmade & custom piñatas and party supplies made from high quality crepe paper for parties, events, and home decor! Bring the party home with you because it’s not a fiesta without a piñata.


JESSIE BLACK– Jessie Black

Store: 3252 Sacramento St, San Francisco, 94115

About: Specialists in all things soft and beautiful. A luxury interiors boutique focussed on cashmere, bedding and home furnishings. We also
showcase uniquely curated antiques and fine art.

PAPER JAM PRESS Arianna Orland

About: Paper Jam Press was founded in 2009 as an homage to truth, love, typography and music. We make letterpress posters and apparel featuring iconic phrases set with turn-of-the-century gothic wood type. What appears to be a no frills approach to design upon closer inspection blossoms into powerful mantras bolstering us all toward certainty. In other words these posters, tees and totes rock.




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About- Jess Laine is an interior architect, designer and artist. At SF Design Build she teams up with a a general contractor to create beautiful design-build home remodels. At Jess Laine Creative she creates colorful wall art and inspired interior design.



EVGENIA LINGERIE– Stephanie Bodnar


About: Fine lingerie for the modern heartbreaker. 1920’s inspired silk and lace lingerie imagined and produced in the San Francisco Bay Area.


LYDALI-Ali Price and Lydia Harter


About: Lydali brings together beautiful jewelry, accessories, and home goods made by artisans from 30 different countries around the globe.



LUMIO– Max Gunawan


About:Lumio is the first product from a studio dedicated to helping people live large with less. The studio is focused on multi-functional, everyday objects that are simple, intuitive and beautiful.The Lumio brand creates modern lighting systems with the simple goal of giving people the freedom to experience beautiful lighting wherever they are.



BETSY CORDES, publisher


About: “Mr. Dog’s Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn” is a classic tale from 1898 by Albert Bigelow Paine, newly illustrated by San Francisco artist Adam McCauley (and designed by Makeshifter Cynthia Wigginton). Mr. Dog is a mischievous but kind-hearted character who surprises his friends at the Hollow Tree Inn by playing Santa Claus. The story has been out of print for decades, but its reading has been a beloved tradition in my family for generations and we’re very excited to be introducing it to a wider audience!

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FOX & DOLL- Shana

Online- Shop-Rare Device, 600 Divisadero Street at Hayes

About: Shana Astrachan is a licensed Esthetician with a background in fine art. She assures you glowing skin to go along with makeup that celebrates your true beauty and personal style. She also offers a line of beauty products and luxury specialties.


CLEOMADE– Cleo Papanikolas

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About: Gift tags ornaments that are archival prints of my original illustrations, hand-cut and mounted to custom laser-cut shapes. They can be used for all kinds or decorations, crafts, and gift wrapping.




About: A singer-songwriter and graphic designer all rolled into one.


PULSE MUSIC SF– Elea Carey & Ella Cooley
About: We promote bands by making vinyl records and throwing awesome house-shows Check out our beautiful vinyl: this red- (literally) hot record by SF’s own Happy Fangs!



PLEIN HEIR by Shannon Kaye

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About: Plein Heir by Shannon Kaye is a natural extension of Shannon’s long career as a painter, color consultant, and television host for home improvement shows. Local printers translate Shannon’s original paintings onto fine Belgian Linen panels, which she then uses for everything from throw pillows and napkins to one-of-a-kind furnishings. Every piece tells a unique and colorful story.


KIRA KIDS– Christine Tang

Online // @kirakids

Hip modern baby and kids apparel made in California.




Online- Shop- Colleen Mauer Designs 1406B Valencia Street, SF
note: we will be open from 11am-7pm on Small Business Saturday

About: CMD is a small jewelry design company founded by industrial designer, Colleen Mauer. Each piece in the CMD collection is handcrafted in the Mission District of San Francisco by a small team of jewelry artisans.



About: I’m an urban planner, specializing in transportation and digital mapping. Check out my website for examples of my work and please feel free to contact me if you think I might be able to help you out.


Julia Kostreva Designs


About: Julia works with creative businesses to help them sharpen their passion and expresss their vision. Her services include Art Direction, Branding, Logos, Hand Lettering, Pattern Design, Product Design, Web Design, and Print. She has worked with small clients, entrepreneurs, major retailers and smaller stores.

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Half Hitch Goods- Carrie Caillouette

Online- Shop- A Rolling Shoppe, check the website for events & where to find the Half Hitch Goods-mobile

About: The mission of Half Hitch Goods is to offer the best quality heirloom gift assortment and promote thoughtful gift giving, including impeccable presentation. Half Hitch Goods seeks to build connection between people through this process. The secret to great gifting is finding personal things that have meaningful product stories, which make them significant. Carrie and her husband (and high school sweetheart) Britton, are documenting these product stories as they travel in her old Volkswagen Vanagon “Doka” to visit artist’s studios and learn about their makers. The “Doka” now doubles as a roving store on wheels called the “Rolling Shoppe” which can be found around (usually) the San Francisco Bay Area on an event basis.


Melanie Abrantes- Melanie Abrantes


About: Melanie is a designer and maker of handmade cork and wood goods for the home.

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Social Print Studio


About: We print your digital photos onto beautiful thick matte cardstock and ship it straight to your door with record speed. Our prints are all archival quality, meant to last a couple of lifetimes

REGARD- Isabelle McGee

Online- Shop- 2182 Sutter St. San Francisco

About: After over 20 years of international experience in European capitals Paris, London, Rome for the hospitality industry for brands that include Ritz hotel, Four Seasons, Sheraton, I now offer interior design consultancy, project management, products for business and residential projects in the bay, included hand-made luxurious accessories.


The Recoverie- Danielle Broder


About: The Recoverie is a combination boutique of original handmade block prints, found vintage accessories, reincarnated furniture, and other neat handmade stuff for your house. Each print is an original design which is first hand carved, and then printed.

Apartment 34 Holiday Shop

About: Teaming up with 10 crazy-talented artisans, we co-designed exclusive limited edition pieces. Our hope is to inspire you to support emerging designers & small businesses this holiday season while perhaps finding a gift for a special someone, or a gift for yourself!


Ampersand Flowers- Emerson & Benjamin

Online- Shop- 80 Albion Street San Francisco

About: Ampersand is your local flower shop & design studio– a space for creativity, community, and flowers. We like to call it a little urban oasis where you are welcome to create and experience nature in the middle of our beloved Mission District. We hope to achieve high design quality and blooms at an affordable price point–our mantra is “Flowers for All.”

Yield Design Co- Rachel Gant & Andrew Deming


About: Yield designs and manufactures a range of bags, jewelry, and goods for the home. Yield aims to pair American craft and ingenuity with an eye toward the future.

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Pippa & Co.

Online- Shop- 2544 santa clara avenue, alameda, california

About: The Pippa & Co. shop is carefully curated with handmade and unique items for decorating a party, a home or for giving gifts.Lisa brings her sophisticated yet whimsical style to the store’s displays and window design that evokes the essence of a party. The workshop classes are also thoughtfully presented and prepared by the talented makers that have teamed up with Pippa & Co. to teach a new skill in a fresh, inspiring environment.


Sprout Studio- Jenifer Lake

About: Sprout studio is a one-girl maker of good things, artist Jenifer Lake, & a one help(her) get-it-together mister business based out of San Francisco, california. jenifer is a full time art teacher & a small business owner in her “spare time.” jenifer spends her time(s) creating one of a kind, unique & vintage reclaimed jewelry pieces, photos, prints, wearables, accessories, & art for your walls.



Online- Shop- 1908 Mission Street San Francsisco

About: Schatzi specializes in vintage home furnishings from rustic to refined – mid-century modern abuts folky primitive next to 1970s glamour. In addition, we carry unique California designed goods by Clare Vivier, Arbiter, M Seth Goods, and Jamesware.


Online- Shop- 858 Cole St, San Francisco

About: A curated whimsy filled with kid-centric well-designed gifts for kid’s and grown-ups alike. An imaginary world of times passed. child-like, magical, nostalgic, and marvelous are the items that fill this unique and amazing space. part carnival, part storybook, part memory.

Drywell Art- Alyson Thomas


About: A meat, booze, and food art business. Everything in my shop started as an original artwork, hand drawn & watercolored by me. Serious research of food, butchery, beer & cocktails is required to create accurate, sometimes funny, and always 100% original diagrams.

Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry- Meg Shackleton

Online- Shop- 1735B Union Street San Francisco

About-Maker of fine necklace, earrings, and bracelets from precious gems.

Little Paper Planes
Online- Shop- 855 Valencia Street San Francisco

About: Little Paper Planes assists artists in their careers through print editions, publishing, curatorial and licensing projects. As of May 2013, LPP opened a physical location in San Francisco which has enabled the company to provide more opportunities in the space including lectures, events, exhibitions and workshops. With the new space LPP started LPP+ Residency.

Rare Device

Online- Shop-

About: The storefront is filled with lovely, approachably designed items for your home, yourself, and your family. Every object in the store has its own story, and has been chosen because it is either handmade, well-designed, useful, beautiful or all of the above. The aesthetic is modern and whimsical while remaining warm and inviting.


Online- Shop- 508 Hayes Street San Francisco

A decade-old gift shop that borders on variety shop, Lavish culls goodies from beloved purveyors such as Rifle Paper Co. stationery, Modaspia apparel, Roost home decor, Orla Kiely accessories and Sita Rupe art.


San Francisco Made Saturday at The Artful Gentlemen Saturday November 29th  2-5 pm

About: Join local designers at the Artful Gentleman showroom for champagne punch and shopping in the spirit of Small Business Saturday.Shopping for an early holiday gift or prepping your ensemble for year-end festivities? Bethany from Mansoor Scott and Stephanie from Evgenia Lingerie will be on-hand with an extended offering of beautiful clothing and intimates to suit every taste. Select items will be discounted Saturday only, so it’s the perfect time to visit us at the showroom.

SFEtsy Indie Holiday Emporium Saturday November 29th- 30th 11am-5pm

Pier 351454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133

About: Etsy comes to life in this very special shopping experience! Come out and shop and support over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors as the local San Francisco Etsy team showcases their work at Pier 35 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco!

West Coast Craft December 6th-7th

Herbst Pavilion Fort Mason

About: A craft and design show featuring carefully selected designer, artists, and crafts people inspired by the mood and aesthetics of the West Coast Lifestyle.