THREAD Show Announces Holiday Independent Designer Shopping Tour

THREAD Show lands in San Diego, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco this Holiday Season 

FALL/WINTER 2011 –THREAD Show, the multi-city shopping event promoting emerging designers and artists, is traveling to San Diego, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco to showcase the top trends for the holidays. Just in time for gift-giving season, THREAD will showcase 100 of the top independent designers in each market to ensure attendees find unique and creative gifts. The holiday shopping tour will feature festive interactive spaces such as a DIY Gift Wrapping Lounge and a themed photo booth. For eight years, THREAD Show has encouraged cities across the country to shop local by presenting a curated showcase of the most skilled and creative designers in each market. In addition to shopping prices lower than retail from the top independent designers, attendees will enjoy live music, a pop-up local art gallery, Style Lounge, Nail Bar, fashion art installation, THREAD Well Lounge and giveaways all day.  

This year, THREAD Show is also announcing a new Premium Ticket, available to the first 300 at the door. Serial shoppers will be granted entry one hour prior to general admission. The shopper who prefers wide open isles and plenty of room to browse will be able to enjoy first access to the holiday collections. This limited availability ticket also comes with a gift bag packed with THREAD Show swag and a complimentary cocktail.  

Skip the third-party retailer this season and head to THREAD for a unique holiday shopping experience. The preview hour for each show will be from 11 a.m. to noon. Premium Tickets will be available for $25. Doors open to general admission from noon to 5 p.m. General admission tickets will be available for $5 if attendees pre-register up to 24 hours prior to the show at $10 tickets will be available at the door.  

THREAD Show’s holiday shopping event in San Francisco is going to be on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Metreon Shopping Center. 

“This holiday shopping event allows trend-setters to shop more cost effectively while purchasing unique gifts inspired with creativity for people they care about,” explains THREAD Show spokesperson, Danielle Gano. “THREAD Show also gives locals an opportunity to meet the designers face-to-face, feed the local economy, be kind to the environment and ensure the gifts they give are locally-made and ethically produced.” 

Each show is held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the 11 a.m. to noon hour reserved for Premium Ticket holders. General admission is open from noon to 5 p.m. Attendance is $10 in all cities – or $5 if you RSVP on the THREAD website or bring a bag of clothes to donate to a local charity in each city. Registration is now open for all cities and interested designers are invited to apply here. For regular updates, to visit the THREAD blog, RSVP to a show or subscribe to the email newsletter, please visit

About THREAD Show  //  Good Style. Good Value. Good Karma. 

THREAD Show is a travelling juried showcase of the best independent fashion and home designers on the West Coast, and the music and art that rock their world. This dynamic one-day retail environment has showcased more than 7,000 emerging designers since its inception in 2003.  THREAD allows consumers a unique opportunity to support their local economy, reduce their carbon footprint and discover emerging designers while scoring deals and purchasing one-of-a-kind wares in a fun and unique setting. For more information, visit