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Summer's almost over? It's just begun!

Yay for summer!Music festivals, trips to the river and afternoons spent at Dolores Park.  When the rest of the country is looking forward to cooler weather, we're gearing up for our summer.  Stay cool, and look even cooler, sporting your Dolores Park v-neck. With a view of downtown that's not often seen, this is a locals shirt.   Dump all your essentials (water, sunscreen, sunglasses, magazine) in this reversible tote that's sturdy enough to carry it all.  It will even fit your sweater until you need it after the sun goes down. Layer on the necklaces like these striking beauties from Julia Szendrei....

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Summer is for gifting!

Summer is almost upon us, and with the warmer days comes Father's Day, graduations, travel to exotic places and hopefully lots of backyard barbeques.  Whatever kind of gift you need for these occasions, we have it.  We'll even gift wrap and ship it. Zero hassle for you, 100% of the credit. Yep, we're that good. Just arrived in store... We are LOVING these new brass necklaces from Pretty Fun Designs. Mix of vintage, handmade, and finished materials. Hand-assembled and energy-charged in Oakland, California. Come on in to check out the rest of this very unique collection!             Tote...

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The Coolest Stuff You'll See All Day

Three years ago TODAY we opened the doors of Local Take in the Castro and we've never looked back. Since then, we've had the pleasure of working with over 200 artists and designers, launched a webstore, opened a second location, made tons of new friends and had a blast doing it all. Happy birthday to us!      Recently Hannah Beatrice Quinn joined our growing list of artists. Hannah uses second hand materials for her work, or as she likes to say "materials that have already had one life". Check out these gorgeous wooden cutting boards and bowls.    We also received some...

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Second Store and Cool Collaboration

April has been quite the month for us at Local Take. Our new store in the Inner Sunset is open for business and we could not be more excited. We quietly opened our doors about two weeks ago and the reactions have been great so far, we couldn't be happier. You can expect to hear details about our grand opening party very soon!  Nathan Tan of Nate1 Designs and Leah Jachimowicz of Coffee & Cream Press collaborated their talents to create a unique piece recently and we were lucky enough to get a handful of the 50 made. Each is...

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New Products and Academy of Handmade

Lots going on at Local Take these days! New designers (and their amazing products), awards ceremonies and a second location.  Yep, lots of exciting stuff.Every day we wonder how we could have gotten so lucky to work with such amazing artists and designers!  There is some crazy talent in the Bay Area.  Two new designers that we're especially in love with right now:Oktopus Riot cutting boards - Creates cutting, cheese and paddle boards out of scrap wood left over from the furniture she makes.  What's hotter than a female furniture maker?  One that uses her scrap wood until there's only...

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