Building Block

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Crushing on these beautiful structural bags by Building Block. The LA-based brand was created in 2011 with the intent of clearing away conventional standards of luxury by magnifying what is essential and editing out excess. I’d say they’ve stayed true to their mission and love what that means for the rest of us.

 

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Linda Siető / Soft Edge

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Linda Siető‘s line of premium leather bags are equal parts raw and delicate, which is exactly where their appeal lies. Elegant and edgy, conceptual and technological. These beauties add an edgy touch to any outfit you pair them with. The latest collection – Soft Edge – are sculptural forms in their own right.

 

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Stone & Cloth

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Some girls love purses, I love bags. Especially ones founded on helping others. Matthew Clough came up with the idea for his company, Stone & Cloth, while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. After learning that his porter didn’t make enough money to send his children to school Clough returned home to L.A. and set up a business model for selling great bags and raising funds to help students in Tanzania. What a go getter!

 

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Future Glory Co.

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When a bag can be your only accessory you know you’ve hit on something extra good. Future Glory Co. is a San Francisco-based shop that designs and handcrafts structural bags and accessories that support social causes. But my favorite aspect is that the leather is a by-product of the food industry, and all remaining scraps are donated to non-profits or schools.

 

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Fossil x Opening Ceremony

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A few months ago Fossil and Opening Ceremony teamed up for a capsule collection of eclectic style with a vintage twist. In other words, it’s kind of phenomenal. The limited edition line features a little something for both men and women with its statement watches, reversible bags, and other accessories. The end result of Fossil x Opening Ceremony is playful yet innovative.

 

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Issey Miyake x Iittala

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Designers love Japanese fashion house Issey Miyake, and now they’ve partnered with Finnish brand Iittala to create a range of homeware which includes pleated place mats, tote bags, and more. The collaboration – Issey Miyake x Iittala – has been in development for four years and includes thirty textile, ceramic, and glass pieces for the home. The technology developed for use in the pleating is fascinating, employing a technique that uses steam to pleat the fabric into origami-like patterns as well as a process that involves baking material in an oven. And that pastel palette? Perfect for spring.

 

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Beech Hall

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Beech Hall is a multidisciplinary artist collective founded by Bev Beaulieu, Wade Keller, and Danielle Kroll – a trio of art school roommates. Leaning on their collective and individual strengths, Beech Hall has released their first collection featuring homewares, ceramics, jewelry, and accessories all focused on the common theme of Egyptian history and art.

 

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