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A Lovely Handbag Designer Shows Us Around Her Polished Nob Hill Casa

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    [UPDATE: This story was originally published on May 20.]

    We're on a never-ending quest to discover immaculate accessories off all shapes and sizes, and of course, add 'em to our stash. So, when we spotted local line Isly's colorful, textile-driven handbags on gal-about-town Sobia Shaikh, you better believe it was love at first...clutch.

    Because, not only does this glamour girl effortlessly incorporate the exotic pieces into her wardrobe, she's also the mastermind behind the entire line! Being such fans, we had to stop by this talented designer's Nob Hill abode, where she played dress-up for us in four showstopping outfits. Click through to take our tour and see how she rocks it at home and beyond — get ready for some serious home (and closet) envy!


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