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Style & Fashion

Spray Tans Find Fans

They’re less harmful than sun and tanning beds, but dermatologists aren’t entirely sold.
September 30, 2019

Pansy Perfects Panties and More

Company founder Laura Schoorl creates products good for people, with good meaning comfortable, well-designed, and sturdy as well as sustainable and good for the Earth.
September 23, 2019

Margarette Laizure Melds Fashion and Dance

The local clothing designer uses tango for inspiration for one-of-a-kind dance attire.
September 11, 2019

East Bay Boutiques, Designers Embrace Plus-Size Positivity

Plus-size shoppers have fashionable options these days.
September 10, 2019

A Circular Fashion Economy Offers Big Benefits

Oakland fashion sustainability expert Annie Gullingsrud and others like her want consumers to shift from the linear fast-fashion model to a circular fashion economy that keeps goods in circulation longer. It’s good for the planet — and humanity.
March 28, 2019

What Drives East Bay Fashion Designers?

This group of local garment makers lets personal philosophies of inclusive and socially conscious politics inform their clothing lines and ethical sourcing and manufacturing processes.
December 11, 2018

Trinity Cross Brings Fun to Field Day & Friends

The shop owner offers unique goods and knows the artisans behind them.
September 21, 2018

West Perro Spreads Desert Influence

Jimmy Brower looks to the Mojave for inspiration.
August 16, 2018

Ella Lou Hand-Loomed Pestemals Work for Beach, Bath or Pool

These traditional Turkish bath towels are way better than terrycloth.
May 30, 2018

Morningside Brings Slow Living to Albany

The storeowners want to build community in the neighborhood near their boutique.
May 29, 2018