Saturday, December 10, 2011

Show & Tell Gift Guide: 5 Great Gifts under $50

 Great gifts don't have to break the bank and here are 5 awesome pieces to prove it:

Clockwise L-R: Good hYouman Love Necklaces- $39, 1870 Oakland Messenger Bag- $35, 1870 Oakland Great Lakes Tee- $25,  Original Falling Whistle- $34, REVEAL Bamboo Earbuds- $38.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Give in COLOR

At Show & Tell we are foregoing the traditional black and white for COLOR this holiday season.

L-R: Avalove Feather Tank, BGD Knit Circle Scarf, Kajan Padraig Purple Tank, Groceries Green Maxi Skirt, The Factory Blue Silk Leather Racerback , Civic Duty Hightop

Friday, November 25, 2011

New Arrivals + Small Business Saturday 30% off Deals

Just in time for the holidays new arrivals in from two of our favorite brands Crate and Many Belles Down.

Drop by the shop this saturday to check it out and to enjoy 30% off of all purchases in honor of Small Business Saturday.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Introducing Kajan Padraig

Today was an extremely busy, but exciting day for Show & Tell that wrapped up with a visit to the showroom of one of our new brands Kajan Padraig. Cake and Patrick were kind enough to let us pull some looks for the ExPosure Winetasting & Fashion Show that we are styling next week. While we were there we got a sneak peek at the amazing Fall 2012 collection. 

Kajan Padraig's current collection collection will be available through Show & Tell's online store at the end of next week.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Attending PROJECT at this year's MAGIC Tradeshow was a dream come true. This video put together by the folks at PROJECT gives you an inside look at just how awesome the experience was.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


We attended our first ever MAGIC Tradeshow earlier this week and boy was that a great experience. We connected with so many great brands and individuals and I am really excited for what is in store for Show & Tell customers. There was a plethora of amazing fashion on display and inspiration at every turn.

On the last day we walked Street and Slate and came across this amazing display of artwork on skateboard decks. The display was a collaboration between We Love Creativity, Sk8ology, and DJhere productions for the second annual Eighth Ply art show. Several San Diego artist decorated the skateboard decks to sell with a portion of the proceeds going to Now That You Know, which helps girls in Meru, Kenya stay in school.

There were several amazing designs, but my personal fave is the middle one in the picture above with the neon diamond pattern. I love neon and you know what they say... Diamonds are a girl's best friend!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

3 Reasons to Support Local Small Business

1. It is an Investment in the Community- For every $100 spent at local small businesses, $68 returns to the community (Small Business Administration)

2. Environmental Impact is Reduced-Local businesses make more local purchases requiring less need for transportation which mean decreased carbon emissions.

3. Small Businesses Foster Local Economic Growth-Small businesses help to create local jobs and contribute to the growth of other small businesses through the purchase of goods and services.

Now that you know just how important small businesses are show your support for show and tell on Indiegogo

Sunday, July 10, 2011

(Almost) New Furniture

We went down to Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles today and got some great new furnishings for show and tell. We are super excited about the pieces and that our purchases are helping to support another local business that is doing amazing things for the Oakland community. With each little step we take our dream is getting closer to reality.

Photos via

Monday, July 4, 2011

Pret-A-Porter SF: View from the 2nd Row

Last Thursday Nic and I attended the Pret-A-Porter Fashion Show put on by the San Francisco Fashion and Merchant Alliance to look for some new brands for show and tell.  We took a couple of pictures and got some video footage of the runway action to share. Check it out below.

Nici and Alyah

LHC Couture on the Runway

Kajan Padraig On the Runway

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Picture of Pride

We spent most of last weekend at PRIDE events in San Francisco and Oakland spreading the word about show and tell grassroots style. It was a blast and the overwhelmingly positive response to what we are trying to do was really gratifying. It is just the type of positive energy that is going to keep us moving forward as we work on building this new business.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


When starting a business you have to remember to celebrate the little things along the way so that you don't get bogged down in how much there still is to do.

Here are three things we are celebrating today:

1) Our trip to LA Market
Photos via

In LA we touched base again with some of our new favorite people like John from Raleigh Denim and Karri from Altitude Promotions and we were also introduced to some great new brands. Groceries Apparel, one of our faves, is an LA based and produced knitwear brand that uses organic, chemical free, and  renewably sourced textiles and makes some amazing clothes to boot.

2) Our Rainbow Logo in honor of San Francisco Pride

Pride in San Francisco is such an amazing event whether you identify as LGBTQIA or not. We are going to be there this year promoting our brand and gathering great stories from people in the community that show their true colors and are not afraid to tell the world who they are. If you are interested in getting one of our limited edition SF Pride 2011 tees with the rainbow logo drop us a line at

3) Our new website:

Our webpage is finally up and is the place to be to get updates on the latest and greatest show and tell news. We will be adding more elements to the site as we get closer to our grand opening and E-commerce will be coming soon.  Add it to your favorites to stay in the loop!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Brand Love: Raleigh Denim

Raleigh Denim is one of the brands that are we are super excited to connect with at Los Angeles Fashion Market. They make jeans that fit like a dream by hand in a lovely shop in Alyah's hometown of North Carolina. For a more indepth look at Raleigh Denim check out this great post on Soulful Soles.

Photos via Raleigh Denim

LA Here We Come

We have business cards! Just in time for Los Angeles Fall/Holiday Fashion Market.
We are super excited to find some more great brands for show and tell.