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Handbag Designer AYK Launches Kickstarter

Photo by AYK.

We can't get enough of things that are carefully crafted by hand and bring an element of rarity to our wardrobes. AYK, a San Francisco-based leather goods label, launches its 30 Day, 30K Kickstarter Campaign today to expand its business of modern classics, made personal. Angie Kim, the line's founder and designer, embodies the brand's image, sharing her belief in living the craft. With a background in product design, her entrepeuneural take on fashion allows for some interesting twists.

Photos: Alain Mikli Opens San Francisco Eyewear Boutique

On December 8th, famed designer Alain Mikli visited San Francisco to launch his eponymous boutique (73 Geary St.), the first on the West Coast. Fashionable guests welcomed Mikli with drinks and bites, and explored the new space nearby Union Square.

 

Photos: Ashleigh Reddy | StayReddy.com

The Real Real Helps You Find The Real Designer Deal

It was only a matter of time before flash sale sites went niche and high-end. The recently launched The Real Real hosts designer clothing and accessory consignment sales for 72 hours, five times a week. Three words: Watch out eBay.

Ladies Man: Q&A with Prabal Gurung

Since his debut at New York Fashion Week in February 2009, Prabal Gurung has made quite a name for himself. Just ask his frequent patron first lady Michelle Obama. The on-fire designer recently made an appearance at San Francisco’s Neiman Marcus to showcase his Spring 2011 collection. Gurung sat down with us to talk about his designs, his friendship with Demi Moore, and his message to women everywhere.

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