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Ode to Steven Alan and other things

Remember this?
I thought I'd reprint it because I'm trying to pay homage to Steven Alan, as I've just shipped my first order to them in NY. When I went to NY in Sept. I wrote about a meeting I'd had with a store with a two word name that I was hoping very much would result in an order, well, it was...Bergdorf Goodman? No! Steven Alan, of course.

If you've never had the pleasure of meeting the man himself, you should feel good about wearing his ubiquitous shirts all the time, because he's quite lovely. Not at all fakey fashion-y, but a real guy with a really good line and stellar stores. I shouldn't go into it, but somehow in one long meeting with him, he lead me to my most humiliating experience-to-date in this business, and then appropriately talked me off the bridge and assured me that my bags would be great in his store. True to his word, an order followed.
The shirt in first picture is the classic SA reverse seam button down. The second one is a little peasant number which has become my favorite fall shirt.

They ordered messengers, shopping totes, clutches and this black work tote, too. Perfecto for you NY birds who carry your laptop to work everyday...

I photographed it yesterday as it was leaving my house...drama sunset lighting!

This boring boxes pic is to prove to myself that they actually went out. I'm still pinching myself. Yay! Holt Renfrew on Tuesday and Steven Alan on Wednesday!!

In other news, this leather wrist wrap is about to hit the newsstands in Real Simple's holiday gift guide. Oui, I think it'd make a superb cadeau...

And in further other news, how about this version on the Trop bag in another Italian vegetable tanned leather that I got while in NY. I made this one as a sample, and I used "shake it" iPhone app pretty cute.

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