GONE HUNTING: New things aren't always the best things, and Hunt & Gather in University Heights is here to prove it. They've put together an admirable collection of high-fashion recycled clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women. The store also features vintage vinyl, one-of-a-kind designs by TND's Maresa Cogger (ask the owners about the 30% in-store discount) and handmade jewelry from local designers.
SEMI-CHARMED: For those who want more free-spirited accessories that still go with everything, check out the TenThings shop on Etsy. This San Diego artisan knows how to pull together delicate, bohemian details without crossing the line from glowing to garish. Aside from the pretty and delicate "Oui, Non" earrings, check out the gilded birdcage necklace or the tiny skull arm wrap in silk.
BIG CRUSH: Wine lover or no, you should not miss the "Down the Rabbit Hole" fashion event 9 p.m. Thursday at Vin de Syrah downtown. Enjoy the cushy setting and drink in a juicy Fall 2009 fashion preview featuring Betsey Johnson, Custo Barcelona and MAC Cosmetics. Expect an elixir brimming with poppy colors, glittery metallics, edgy styling and fierce footwear.