Want a glamorous way to tote your essentials, with room for your phone, keys, and even an iPad mini? The quilted diamond bag in gold leather from Claflin, Thayer, and Co.—a charming leather goods shop located on Oakland’s Temescal Alley—is a chic and practical solution. $138. claflinthayer.com.
Call of the Wild
During World War II, U.S. service members stationed abroad may have come across colorful souvenir wallets made in Japan. Today, striking reproductions of these collectibles, made by Tokyo-based North No Name, are available at the Oakland shop Standard and Strange. The company’s hand-painted horsehide Tiger wallet (right) looks fierce and makes an ultra-cool gift. $550. standardandstrange.com.
Los Angeles-based designer Calleen Cordero is known for her boho-chic accessories, which often feature eye-catching hardware. The Mila wallet showcases the designer’s signature studded artwork and opens up to reveal multiple options for stashing cards and money. Available at Deliciouz, in Walnut Creek. $450. deliciouz.com.
Go hands-free with the stylish Alice Wristlet clutch, which features a detachable strap and four interior pockets to keep your cash and cards well organized. Designed by Me and D, this smart little bag is made of leather and animal-print cowhide. Available at Viscera, in Oakland. $165. shopviscera.com.
Bold, chic, and super functional, designer Erica Tanov’s roomy metallic leather tote turns everyday shopping into a glamorous activity. The Berkeley-based designer (featured in this issue on page 112) stocks this bag in her flagship store on Fourth Street. $386. shop.ericatanov.com.