Makers Market Grand Opening Party Recap

September 3, 2015

makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
Last Thursday was the Makers Market grand opening party. I was really impressed by the amazing turnout of people who came. So many makers and creatives all in one place! (And hello fellow blog readers, it was nice to meet you too!) Suzy, the owner, gave a mini speech midway through the event about the Makers Market vision from conception to fruition. I have a soft spot for entrepreneurs doing their thang and was pretty much a basket case of emotions and inspiration by the end of the night.

If you’re not familiar with Makers Market, the purpose of the online (and now brick + mortar store) is to preserve American craftsmanship. I fully believe in spending MORE money on an item whose maker you actually KNOW than buying something mass-produced and cheaply made that will eventually break, forcing you to buy a new one. How does the saying go? Quality > quantity? Oh yes.

makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
How cute are these stuffed rabbits from H-Luv? I know they’re for kids, but I want one too!

makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
Etta + Billie products

makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love Jessica Wertz Ceramics. so. much. Every time I go to a San Francisco craft fair and see her stuff, I end up taking a million pictures of her mugs. They’re just so photogenic. I already have WAY too many mugs, but I love how they’ve displayed some as succulent planters. Maybe this can justify me buying another mug… 😉

makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
I’m also a big fan of Fat and the Moon‘s branding. Look how pretty those jars look all lined up!

makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
Future Glory bags

makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
The entire store smelled so good. And then I realized it was all the candles they had on display! My favorite was the Lime & Coconut.

makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
makers market grand opening party recap - drifter and the gypsy blog
I have no doubt Makers Market will be fully loved in San Francisco. You can check them out online or visit the storefront at:

865 Market Street
#136, Level 1, Fifth Street Entrance
San Francisco, CA 94103

Photos by Micaela Hoo / Drifter & the Gypsy

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