Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top Off Your Ensemble at the Pre-Edwardian Ball Trunk Show and Sale at Dark Garden on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 6-9pm


On Wednesday, January 13, 6 – 9pm, Dark Garden will host some favorite local, independent hat designers at the Hayes Valley store. Also on sale will be clothing and a large selection of gloves, hosiery and accessories perfect for wearing to the Edwardian Ball. Have a glass of wine, do a little shopping and meet the designers:

House of Nines Design and Tricia Roush Millinery
houseofninesdesign.com

Audra Jean Hats and Accessories
etsy.com/shop/AudraJean

The Indra, Original Millinery
theindra.com

Cicamica
etsy.com/shop/cicamica

Topsy Turvy Design
topsyturvydesign.com

Hey Sailor! Hats
hey-sailor.com

Photo Credit: From the album "Dickens Fair 2009" by Gordon Mackenzie

Please mark your calendar for the Dark Garden Fashion Show on Friday, January 22 at The Third Annual Edwardian World’s Faire and for The 10th Annual Edwardian Ball on Saturday, January 23, at The Regency Ballroom. edwardianball.com/2010.html
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Special Holiday Store Hours December 21, 2009 to January 1, 2010

Happy Holidays and a Loving, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year to All!

Dark Garden's Hayes Valley store will be open the following days and hours over the holiday weeks:

Mon, Tues & Wed, Dec 21st-23rd 11am-5pm

Thurs, Dec 24th 11am - 4pm

Fri, Dec 25th Closed

Sat Dec 26th 11am-7pm

Sun & Mon Dec 27th-28th 11am-5pm

Tues & Wed, Dec 29th-30th By Appointment Only

Thurs, Dec 31st 11am-4pm

Fri, January 1st Closed
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Video interview with Autumn at Dickens Fair on men's corsets.

Beth Spotswood cameto the Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace for the first time and seemed to be amazed at all the grown-up fun to be had. She did a sweet little interview with Dark Garden owner, Autumn Adamme, on the corset wearing habits of men in Dickensian times as well as today. Her videographer, also named Beth, got some lovely shots of Dark Garden's huge fully-staffed holiday shop that springs to life weekends. She seemed particularly taken with the models in the Windows, of course, as well as Five & Diamonds cute stripy pirate knickers.
http://sfappeal.com/culture/2009/12/see-spot.php
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dark Garden Holiday Open House, Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Heads up, Ladies and Gents!
Dark Garden has the perfect excuse to dress up in your holiday finery. Please join us for our Holiday Open House this Wednesday December 9th from 6-9PM. Share a cup of holiday cheer with other corset lovers and find the perfect gift for your loved ones! Our store is stuffed with lovely new items, the smell of mulling spices will fill the air and we would love to raise a toast with you and yours!

Looking forward to seeing your bright shiny faces . . .
xo,
The Ladies and Gentleman of Dark Garden
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm
321 Linden Street, SF CA 94102
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Amazing Video from Priya and Bijan's Wedding

We, the women and men of Dark Garden, are grateful for such deeply loving and creative customers. And honored to have created the gown and be a part of the amazing wedding of Priya and Bijan. They sent us their wedding video and asked us to share it.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jidvb25P5xU


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Friday, November 6, 2009

New from Dark Garden Unique Corsetry—for the discriminating gentleman—the Beau Brummell, a man’s corseted vest

Available now for custom orders, the Beau Brummell corset has a double- or single-breasted vest front sewn in. Dark Garden works with each client to create the design and fit that complements their personal style. A custom pattern is drafted for the individual, and the client’s measurements are kept on file. Orders may be placed in person at the San Francisco store or by mail order.


The Beau Brummell has the appearance of a tailored waistcoat, with the function of a figure-shaping corset. Quality construction offers excellent posture and comforting back support. Lacing in the back allows for waist reduction of two to six inches, accentuating the masculine figure and complementing the fit of any jacket.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lacing and Corset Care 101: How to Make Getting Tied up A Cinch


For our friends and fellow corset enthusiasts!

Dark Garden would like to invite you to join us for an evening workshop dedicated to the basics and intricacies of corset lacing!

Having problems gracefully lacing yourself into your favorite corset in a timely manner? Would you like your partner to hear some tips on helping you into your garment with panache? Want to know the best way to feed and care for your corset?

Join us Tuesday April 21st for the first in a series of workshops aimed at helping you get the most out of your corsets! Autumn will lead us off by discussing the finer points of Lacing and how to best care for your corset in order to ensure its longevity. There will be a few minutes for questions and then we will break into small groups for hands-on practice with lots of personal attention.

Workshop fee is $25.00 per person, $45.00 per couple and Champagne will be served! You will also have a chance to browse the shop after-hours and if you wish to purchase a corset your fee can be applied towards it!

Class size is extremely limited to keep it intimate so call the store at 415-431-7684 to sign up today!
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Monday, April 6, 2009

Hours and Closures

Our hours are: Sunday and Monday: 11am-5pm, Thursday through Saturday: 11am-7pm and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. (There are people in the workshop Monday-Friday, so if you come by on Tuesday or Wednesday and knock on the door... we'll let you in!)

Our phone number and address, as always, remain

(415)431-7684

321 Linden St.
San Francisco, CA
94102
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Corset of the Day!

Today's Featured Corset is the ever fashionable Ready to Wear Waist Cincher in Brown and Pink leather, with cowgirl detailing ($375, featured in a size 22"). Top hat by Hey Sailor ($155), pink and white Parasol ($40).

And remember! All corsets of the day are $25 off all orders for that specific corset (as built to order or ready to wear) on the day it's featured! So be sure to place that order today!

Unsure of your size? Call us!
Dark Garden
321 Linden St.
San Francisco, CA
94102
415-431-7684
www.darkgarden.com

Read More

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top Off Your Ensemble at the Pre-Edwardian Ball Trunk Show and Sale at Dark Garden on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 6-9pm


On Wednesday, January 13, 6 – 9pm, Dark Garden will host some favorite local, independent hat designers at the Hayes Valley store. Also on sale will be clothing and a large selection of gloves, hosiery and accessories perfect for wearing to the Edwardian Ball. Have a glass of wine, do a little shopping and meet the designers:

House of Nines Design and Tricia Roush Millinery
houseofninesdesign.com

Audra Jean Hats and Accessories
etsy.com/shop/AudraJean

The Indra, Original Millinery
theindra.com

Cicamica
etsy.com/shop/cicamica

Topsy Turvy Design
topsyturvydesign.com

Hey Sailor! Hats
hey-sailor.com

Photo Credit: From the album "Dickens Fair 2009" by Gordon Mackenzie

Please mark your calendar for the Dark Garden Fashion Show on Friday, January 22 at The Third Annual Edwardian World’s Faire and for The 10th Annual Edwardian Ball on Saturday, January 23, at The Regency Ballroom. edwardianball.com/2010.html

Monday, December 21, 2009

Special Holiday Store Hours December 21, 2009 to January 1, 2010

Happy Holidays and a Loving, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year to All!

Dark Garden's Hayes Valley store will be open the following days and hours over the holiday weeks:

Mon, Tues & Wed, Dec 21st-23rd 11am-5pm

Thurs, Dec 24th 11am - 4pm

Fri, Dec 25th Closed

Sat Dec 26th 11am-7pm

Sun & Mon Dec 27th-28th 11am-5pm

Tues & Wed, Dec 29th-30th By Appointment Only

Thurs, Dec 31st 11am-4pm

Fri, January 1st Closed

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Video interview with Autumn at Dickens Fair on men's corsets.

Beth Spotswood cameto the Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace for the first time and seemed to be amazed at all the grown-up fun to be had. She did a sweet little interview with Dark Garden owner, Autumn Adamme, on the corset wearing habits of men in Dickensian times as well as today. Her videographer, also named Beth, got some lovely shots of Dark Garden's huge fully-staffed holiday shop that springs to life weekends. She seemed particularly taken with the models in the Windows, of course, as well as Five & Diamonds cute stripy pirate knickers.
http://sfappeal.com/culture/2009/12/see-spot.php

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dark Garden Holiday Open House, Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Heads up, Ladies and Gents!
Dark Garden has the perfect excuse to dress up in your holiday finery. Please join us for our Holiday Open House this Wednesday December 9th from 6-9PM. Share a cup of holiday cheer with other corset lovers and find the perfect gift for your loved ones! Our store is stuffed with lovely new items, the smell of mulling spices will fill the air and we would love to raise a toast with you and yours!

Looking forward to seeing your bright shiny faces . . .
xo,
The Ladies and Gentleman of Dark Garden
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm
321 Linden Street, SF CA 94102

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Amazing Video from Priya and Bijan's Wedding

We, the women and men of Dark Garden, are grateful for such deeply loving and creative customers. And honored to have created the gown and be a part of the amazing wedding of Priya and Bijan. They sent us their wedding video and asked us to share it.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jidvb25P5xU


Friday, November 6, 2009

New from Dark Garden Unique Corsetry—for the discriminating gentleman—the Beau Brummell, a man’s corseted vest

Available now for custom orders, the Beau Brummell corset has a double- or single-breasted vest front sewn in. Dark Garden works with each client to create the design and fit that complements their personal style. A custom pattern is drafted for the individual, and the client’s measurements are kept on file. Orders may be placed in person at the San Francisco store or by mail order.


The Beau Brummell has the appearance of a tailored waistcoat, with the function of a figure-shaping corset. Quality construction offers excellent posture and comforting back support. Lacing in the back allows for waist reduction of two to six inches, accentuating the masculine figure and complementing the fit of any jacket.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lacing and Corset Care 101: How to Make Getting Tied up A Cinch


For our friends and fellow corset enthusiasts!

Dark Garden would like to invite you to join us for an evening workshop dedicated to the basics and intricacies of corset lacing!

Having problems gracefully lacing yourself into your favorite corset in a timely manner? Would you like your partner to hear some tips on helping you into your garment with panache? Want to know the best way to feed and care for your corset?

Join us Tuesday April 21st for the first in a series of workshops aimed at helping you get the most out of your corsets! Autumn will lead us off by discussing the finer points of Lacing and how to best care for your corset in order to ensure its longevity. There will be a few minutes for questions and then we will break into small groups for hands-on practice with lots of personal attention.

Workshop fee is $25.00 per person, $45.00 per couple and Champagne will be served! You will also have a chance to browse the shop after-hours and if you wish to purchase a corset your fee can be applied towards it!

Class size is extremely limited to keep it intimate so call the store at 415-431-7684 to sign up today!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Hours and Closures

Our hours are: Sunday and Monday: 11am-5pm, Thursday through Saturday: 11am-7pm and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. (There are people in the workshop Monday-Friday, so if you come by on Tuesday or Wednesday and knock on the door... we'll let you in!)

Our phone number and address, as always, remain

(415)431-7684

321 Linden St.
San Francisco, CA
94102

Friday, April 3, 2009

Corset of the Day!

Today's Featured Corset is the ever fashionable Ready to Wear Waist Cincher in Brown and Pink leather, with cowgirl detailing ($375, featured in a size 22"). Top hat by Hey Sailor ($155), pink and white Parasol ($40).

And remember! All corsets of the day are $25 off all orders for that specific corset (as built to order or ready to wear) on the day it's featured! So be sure to place that order today!

Unsure of your size? Call us!
Dark Garden
321 Linden St.
San Francisco, CA
94102
415-431-7684
www.darkgarden.com