While shooting around Union Square, we had to stop Vanessa Nguyen and ask about her beautiful leather clutch. It's a one-of-a-kind piece, made by her brother, who hand-burned and -painted the brightly-colored rose onto the tan leather.
Introducing Half Hitch Goods, our new gift go-to. (And that includes gifts for ourselves.)
Peppered with locally-crafted treasures and exclusive finds, we found ourselves drawn to SF-made fine leather goods by Mat Brown, strangely beautiful rag dolls from Petaluma, and eco-luxe jewelry by SF-based designer, Julia Vasic.
The flared top of the coveted Céline Trapeze and Luggage handbags is (still) the in silhouette for spring. Add in seasonal color-blocking, roomy interiors and pockets galore, and you've got a bag trend we hope never fades away.
From bricks to brights, washes of vermillion are emerging as one of spring's biggest men's shoe trends.
We like to think local designers, Megan Papay and Cristina Palomo, launched Freda Salvador specifically with the SF customer in mind. The luxe shoe line, which officially launched last fall, focuses only on flats and boots -- ideal for walking hills and riding bikes around SF.
Local copywriter and proud momma Katie N. says she starts every day with "a hug, kiss and high-five–always in that order," from her three-year-old boy. She also said she makes sure to take a little time every morning for herself and likes to dress up, mixing vintage favorites with edgy, modern pieces.
We love how her budget-savvy look (see below) pairs chic black-and-white with a bold pant stripe and fun accent wedges.
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