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With obvious talent beyond her 19 years, local teen designer Alyssa Casares is also arguably one of the best rising fashion talents in San Francisco. Case in point: Her new fall 2011 Alyssa Nicole collection, which is now on sale over at her e-shop. One of the best offerings from the youngster yet, our favorite pieces in the new "gypsy, bohemian-inspired" line include a graphic black and red dress with cut-out shoulders (in both the mini- and maxi-versions) and a black floor-sweeper with billowy sleeves with another intriguing cut-out back. All the pieces retail between $75 and $475, and from August 8 through 15, in honor of Casares' 20th birthday, there will be a 20% discount on everything in this collection and seasons past. Just enter 20BDAY upon checkout. To see what you can cash in on, check out the Casares' fall 2011 lookbook after the jump and take a look at the clothing in motion in this super-cute behind-the-scenes video clip.
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