12 New Accessory Designers You NEED To Know

We may be a month into 2015, but it's never too late to explore new beginnings — especially when it comes to updating your wardrobe. Often, all it takes are a few added touches to take an outfit from good to spectacular. And, while San Francisco may be known for its hoodie-and-flip-flop style, we're also home to some of the best accessories designers around. From Àplat's practical and pretty carryalls to Bryr's clogs that are a slice of shoe heaven, there have been so many stand-up-and-take-notice brands that have emerged over the last few years — with more new names cropping up each season.

That's why we're shining the spotlight on our favorite Bay Area accessory brands you may not know, but totally should. Read on, and have your wallet at the ready — your closet will thank you. 

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Àplat
Inspired by the French notion of "art de vivre," Àplat is a new line founded by Shujan Bertrand that rethinks the way we tote around baked goods, flowers, and wine. The products are ideal for gifts and dinner parties — and are 100% made and designed in S.F.
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Yep, this tote is as sweet as pie.
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Because, every baguette needs a cool carrying case.

Aplat Sac A Pain, $55, available soon at Aplat.
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Bryr
Designer Isobel Schofield decided it was time to ditch her corporate job and focus on her true passion — shoemaking. After a stint in New York, the S.F. native found herself in Cole Valley, building beautiful clogs with high-quality American leathers. Her designs go beyond the clunky, wooden shoe, featuring updated silhouettes with modern touches and colors. This spring, she has added metallics and bright orange into the mix. In other words, you're going to want every pair.

Pssst: Use Bryrlovesrefinery29 for 10% off your purchase at Bryr.
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Your feet have never looked so good.
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Future Glory Co.
Sure, we love Future Glory Co.'s easy-to-wear bags for their style. But, we think the social-rights message behind the brand is pretty noteworthy, as well. Not only does the company donate a portion of proceeds to local organizations like Freedom House and Because Justice Matters, it also has an apprenticeship program for young women who need help getting back on their feet.
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Shaking things up.
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Costalots
This Oakland-based sunglasses brand by Matt Costa — which was originally born out of a pair of repurposed safety glasses — is about as cool as they come. Don’t let the name fool you; while these modern shades may look pricey, they actually won’t cost you, well, a lot.
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An army of good-looking sunnies.
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The eyes have it.
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Young In The Mountains
Inspired by her childhood in rural Montana and in Southwestern deserts, designer Mariele Ivy of Young in the Mountains crafts jewelry that is both rustic and modern. Using striking design elements and materials like reclaimed wood, silver, and porcelain, she creates gorgeous statement pieces that fit seamlessly into any wardrobe. The jewelry is produced in Mill Valley, while her ceramics (definitely a must-see) are crafted in Berkeley.
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Sharp!
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Larissa Hadjio
Larissa Hadjio is a bit of a vet on the London design scene. The Central Saint Martins grad’s whimsical bags have been featured everywhere from Grazia to InStyle to Vogue. Now that she’s moved half of the company to the City by the Bay, we couldn’t be more excited. Her designs are playful, thoughtful, and definitely statement-making (hello, crab-shaped fanny pack). Circling around a theme each season, Hadjio’s been inspired by everything from sea creatures to teeth. Color us obsessed.

Larissa Hadjio, Watersnake Daja Fanny Pack, $390, available at Larissa Hadjio.
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Diamonds are forever.

Larissa Hadjio Big Bling Tote, $618.20, available at Larissa Hadjio.

Larissa Hadjio Silver Mini Clutch, $209, available at Larissa Hadjio.
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We could really sink our teeth into this bag.

Larissa Hadjio Teeth Shoulder Bag, $661, available at Larissa Hadjio.
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Traveling Miles Studio
Made with sustainable dyes and fabrics, Traveling Miles Studio's silk scarves embrace old-school practices and modern yet classic silhouettes. Whether worn as a gorgeous head wrap or around the neck, the delicate pieces are a wardrobe must.
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Breezy.
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Rainbow Kimono
Rainbow Kimono is an Oakland-based line of colorful, ceramic-and-fringe necklaces and knickknacks that are out of this world. According to designer April Rose, every piece is inspired by kinetic energy and surrealism. Layer the items like we did here, or sport them solo. Either way, you can bet you'll turn heads.
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Yes, please.
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Ilano
When Oakland designer Roseli Ilano set out to launch her line, the former social-justice educator and writer knew she wanted it to have a human-rights component. Her brand taps women around the globe to produce pieces in fair working environments, partnering with indigenous weavers to create updated items like totes and blankets that appeal to a savvy, fashion-conscious set.
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Want!
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Rustee Pace
Rustee Pace, a collaboration between metalsmiths Rustee Pace and Mike Danielson, was founded in October 2014 and is largely influenced by natural shapes and textures. Consisting of reclaimed materials from the designers' studio, each artistic piece oozes understated elegance.
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Kin/K
With Kin/K, twin sisters Sara Brady and Ashley Cornil wanted to create an approachable line inspired by their world travels. Their wool and straw hats embody West Coast casual, with a wink of European sensibility. For spring '15, the sisters are debuting these light straw caps with colorful, globally influenced adornments.

Kin/K Mykonos Jigsaw Hat, $126, available in March at Kin/K.
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Tropical vibes.

Kin/K Mykonos Aqua Pom Hat, $120, available in March at Kin/K.
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Swap Socks
Your sock game is about to get way better. Swap Socks was founded by three guys — Roger, Match, and Cole — who wanted to create a product with a socially responsible focus, specifically benefiting the vision-impaired. The designs offer approachable and playful prints in vivid colors, and every pack sold provides funds for a person with eye-care needs.
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We'd love to slip into these babies!
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