Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Celebrate Small Business Saturday and Donate to the ACLU with Dark Garden

Dark Garden wishes you a happy Thanksgiving! This year, we will be letting our staff celebrate with their families for an extra day. We will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 24th & 25th. Then, when we re-open on November 26th, we'll have Small Business Saturday sales and giveaways all day long.


Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture
Model: Terra
Photo © Shoot That Klown
We know what you're really here for: corsets! All in-stock corsets are 15% off, for one day only. As you know, we rarely offer sales here at Dark Garden. We are thankful for all our loyal clients who empower us to support uncommon beauty every day. Please come kick off the holiday season and #shopsmall with us.

Dark Garden Couture featuring
Left: Alyscia corset ensemble
Right: Dollymop Antoinette ensemble
Photo © Herm Pugay
Select Hayes Valley businesses will also be partnering with us to share the love. Show us your receipt from another participating shop and receive 10% off the other items in your purchase. (This discount does not stack with our other #smallbusinesssaturday offers.)

Beyond the corset discount, of course we've got some free swag for you as well!
  • Free t-shirt with purchase for the first ten shoppers
  • Limited giveaways featuring our gorgeous collaborations with Joel Aron photography: gorgeous prints, a 2017 wall calendar, playing cards... a wide array of prizes that are both useful and decorative! To receive a giveaway, post to Instagram inside the shop. Location tag Dark Garden Unique Corsetry and use the hashtags #shopsmall and #darkgardencorsetry, then show us your post to get your free gift!
  • Even if we don't have what you want in stock, there's a perk for your new corset order as well! Select earrings are free with orders over $600, while supplies last.
Dark Garden Couture featuring:
Left: Alexandra corset ensemble
Right: Dollymop Lancer corset ensemble
Photo © Jim Vetter
Lastly, though certainly not least, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to the ACLU. For every corset, and gift cards valued at $300+, purchased on Small Business Saturday, we will be donating $5 to the ACLU. If you are purchasing an in-stock corset (as opposed to placing an order), you can also opt to float that 15% to the ACLU instead of taking a discount.


Left: Dark Garden Beau Brummell corset
Right: Dark Garden Edward corset
Photo © Joel Aron
Our Saturday hours are 11:30am to 6:30pm – we'll see you right here, at 321 Linden St., San Francisco! Have a wonderful holiday.

Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture
Photo © Herm Pugay

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Edwardian Ball & Holiday Style Trunk Show Party, November 11th

Dark Garden Bespoke "Sweetheart Victorian" corset
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Perry Gallagher
We have another delightful day of dress-up fun planned for you. On November 11th, from 3pm to 8pm, visit Dark Garden for the second of our Edwardian Ball prep parties. We'll be hosting other Edwardian Ball vendors to bring you a curated trunk show of delights, and extending our store hours to 8pm so you can peruse at your leisure. Shopping is hungry work, so we've teamed up with the famous Lovejoy's Tea Room to provide you with tea fare to nibble on.

Edwardian Ball & Holiday Styling Trunk Show Party
Friday, November 11th
3pm to 8pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Left: Dark Garden Bespoke "Alyscia" corset with matching Couture bolero & skirt
Right: Dollymop for Dark Garden "Antoinette" corset with Couture ball skirt
Millinery by Kalico Delafay
Photo © Herm Pugay
This event is a rarity, hosting a delightful bevy of Edwardian Ball vendors for a trunk show party. We have a half-dozen artists set to appear at our boutique for one night only. They'll help make sure you are delightfully accessorized for the ball. While we'll have your corsets covered, designers such as Gembox Creations will adorn you with vintage-inspired and upcycled creations for men, women, and the home. Keep a close eye on the Facebook event as we'll be revealing the participating vendors one at a time!

Gembox Creations: One-of-a-kind statement jewelry with real pearls, gemstones, and antique/vintage elements.
You have just enough time to place an order for a Bespoke corset for Edwardian Ball, and our retail staff will be once more dressed to inspire. This is also a wonderful time to get a new corset or Finishing Belt to wear during the holiday season. Currently in stock are colorful leather corsets, sensual Risqué styles, and some favorites from our Signature Collection, in an array of sizes from 18-38".

Dark Garden "Alexandra" corset
Model: Elisa Berlin
Photo © Joel Aron
We will have one more styling party for you before the ball, but we recommend stopping by to get a jump on your ensemble! Stay ahead of the curve with Dark Garden.

Dollymop for Dark Garden "Lancer"
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
Read More

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Celebrate Small Business Saturday and Donate to the ACLU with Dark Garden

Dark Garden wishes you a happy Thanksgiving! This year, we will be letting our staff celebrate with their families for an extra day. We will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 24th & 25th. Then, when we re-open on November 26th, we'll have Small Business Saturday sales and giveaways all day long.


Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture
Model: Terra
Photo © Shoot That Klown
We know what you're really here for: corsets! All in-stock corsets are 15% off, for one day only. As you know, we rarely offer sales here at Dark Garden. We are thankful for all our loyal clients who empower us to support uncommon beauty every day. Please come kick off the holiday season and #shopsmall with us.

Dark Garden Couture featuring
Left: Alyscia corset ensemble
Right: Dollymop Antoinette ensemble
Photo © Herm Pugay
Select Hayes Valley businesses will also be partnering with us to share the love. Show us your receipt from another participating shop and receive 10% off the other items in your purchase. (This discount does not stack with our other #smallbusinesssaturday offers.)

Beyond the corset discount, of course we've got some free swag for you as well!
  • Free t-shirt with purchase for the first ten shoppers
  • Limited giveaways featuring our gorgeous collaborations with Joel Aron photography: gorgeous prints, a 2017 wall calendar, playing cards... a wide array of prizes that are both useful and decorative! To receive a giveaway, post to Instagram inside the shop. Location tag Dark Garden Unique Corsetry and use the hashtags #shopsmall and #darkgardencorsetry, then show us your post to get your free gift!
  • Even if we don't have what you want in stock, there's a perk for your new corset order as well! Select earrings are free with orders over $600, while supplies last.
Dark Garden Couture featuring:
Left: Alexandra corset ensemble
Right: Dollymop Lancer corset ensemble
Photo © Jim Vetter
Lastly, though certainly not least, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to the ACLU. For every corset, and gift cards valued at $300+, purchased on Small Business Saturday, we will be donating $5 to the ACLU. If you are purchasing an in-stock corset (as opposed to placing an order), you can also opt to float that 15% to the ACLU instead of taking a discount.


Left: Dark Garden Beau Brummell corset
Right: Dark Garden Edward corset
Photo © Joel Aron
Our Saturday hours are 11:30am to 6:30pm – we'll see you right here, at 321 Linden St., San Francisco! Have a wonderful holiday.

Dollymop for Dark Garden Couture
Photo © Herm Pugay

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Edwardian Ball & Holiday Style Trunk Show Party, November 11th

Dark Garden Bespoke "Sweetheart Victorian" corset
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Perry Gallagher
We have another delightful day of dress-up fun planned for you. On November 11th, from 3pm to 8pm, visit Dark Garden for the second of our Edwardian Ball prep parties. We'll be hosting other Edwardian Ball vendors to bring you a curated trunk show of delights, and extending our store hours to 8pm so you can peruse at your leisure. Shopping is hungry work, so we've teamed up with the famous Lovejoy's Tea Room to provide you with tea fare to nibble on.

Edwardian Ball & Holiday Styling Trunk Show Party
Friday, November 11th
3pm to 8pm
Dark Garden
321 Linden St., San Francisco
415-431-7684

Left: Dark Garden Bespoke "Alyscia" corset with matching Couture bolero & skirt
Right: Dollymop for Dark Garden "Antoinette" corset with Couture ball skirt
Millinery by Kalico Delafay
Photo © Herm Pugay
This event is a rarity, hosting a delightful bevy of Edwardian Ball vendors for a trunk show party. We have a half-dozen artists set to appear at our boutique for one night only. They'll help make sure you are delightfully accessorized for the ball. While we'll have your corsets covered, designers such as Gembox Creations will adorn you with vintage-inspired and upcycled creations for men, women, and the home. Keep a close eye on the Facebook event as we'll be revealing the participating vendors one at a time!

Gembox Creations: One-of-a-kind statement jewelry with real pearls, gemstones, and antique/vintage elements.
You have just enough time to place an order for a Bespoke corset for Edwardian Ball, and our retail staff will be once more dressed to inspire. This is also a wonderful time to get a new corset or Finishing Belt to wear during the holiday season. Currently in stock are colorful leather corsets, sensual Risqué styles, and some favorites from our Signature Collection, in an array of sizes from 18-38".

Dark Garden "Alexandra" corset
Model: Elisa Berlin
Photo © Joel Aron
We will have one more styling party for you before the ball, but we recommend stopping by to get a jump on your ensemble! Stay ahead of the curve with Dark Garden.

Dollymop for Dark Garden "Lancer"
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere