Kayu celebrates the opening of it new light-filled Burlingame design studio (1245 Howard Avenue) with a housewarming party tonight. You're invited for small bites, sips, and an exclusive sneak peek at the Spring/Summer collection. But wait, there's a cherry on top—you get 25% off purchases during the soiree (5pm to 7pm).
While you may not know Kayu by name, chances are pret-ty good you've seen its Cali-cool bags while flipping through the pages of Elle or Vogue—or during a round of shopping at Calypso St. Barth or Nordstrom. The most recognizable of the brand's many handcrafted beauties—made with all-natural materials like straw, shell, and wood—are the fruity clutches starring sophisticated pineapples, watermelons, or the aforementioned cherry.
All accessories are created entirely by hand, by artisans in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, using age-old techniques. No wonder there are so many cult fans of the limited-batch goodies. Plus, it doesn't hurt that Kayu donates a percentage of each sale toward creating economic opportunities for craftspeople in developing nations. Do-good shopping equals no-brainer. See ya tonight.