The BowensBergeron Clutch Collection is just about everything we’d want an independent fashion line to be: each bag is made of eco-friendly materials and recycled wood in the U.S.A. in signed, numbered limited editions of 25. Designed by Tamara S. Bowens and handcrafted by A. Ray Bergeron, the clutches are custom made and take up to a month to produce. The result is streamlined style that pairs an earth-friendly ethos with modern, minimalist panache.
Oakland furniture designer Jason Lees has launched his first jewelry collection made using the same materials and aesthetic present in his handcrafted pieces for the home and inspired by minimalist sculpture, Japanese design, African tribal art and California mid-century modern craft. With a long track record of producing high quality goods in the Bay Area, Lees has serious ties to the local maker scene: he’s married to SFMade champion Janet Lees.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the Midnight Rendezvous nightgown, $138, part of the new fall line-up from eco-minded San Francisco company Snoa Sleepwear. Made of super-soft modal fabric with fleece cuffs for warmth, the aim of this night creature is to stay toasty, but still attractive, thanks to a flattering shape, plunging back, side slit and flirtatious hemline.
Many people focus their lives on making the world a better place. Dean Ramadan and Mark Spera are doing their part by opening BeGood Clothing, a store nestled in Cow Hollow on Union Street that celebrates its grand opening on Saturday. Here’s why it stands out: BeGood Clothing only carries pieces with environmental, social or humanitarian impact (or a combo thereof). Ramadan and Spera were initially inspired by international travels and philanthropic work, respectively. However, it was the success of Tom’s Shoes and its “one for one” philosophy that led the pair to open a retail store. When the former college roommates began scouting for philanthropic brandsRead More →
Let your hem down with the summer wardrobe essential: a maxi skirt. We’ve found some of the chicest locally-designed skirts to spruce up your closet.