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Farbod Barsum Brings His Couture Carryalls to Beverly Hills

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When you step into Farbod Barsum's new Beverly Hills boutique, it's not at all surprising that he counts international royalty (the queens of Denmark and Spain, a Saudi Arabian princess), celebs and style stars (Sarah Jessica Parker, Christina Hendricks, Louis Roe, more) among his faithful followers. Known for his couture carryalls and clutches crafted from exotic skins, the LA-based designer apprenticed at the legendary House of Bijan (oh, and earned degrees in architecture, art history and fashion) before starting his own luxe handbag line. After two years of serving well-heeled shoppers at his Melrose store, the LA designer moved into the 90210's Golden Triangle, where his relocated flagship soft opened this week.

Located at 9546 Dayton Way, the luxe 1,600-square-foot space is like a natural history museum of sorts—that is, if you swapped out the taxidermy with insanely opulent purses and added neighbors like Chanel and Dior. With pieces made from sustainably-sourced materials like American alligator, African ostrich and Amazonian pirarucu fish, it's easy to see why Barsum's bags run anywhere from $2K to $30K and up; his made-in America mantra may also have something to do with the pretty price tags. In addition to stocking Barsum's signature handbag line, the store also offers his new line of men's merch and travel accessories.

After the jump, learn more about the designer and see more inside his uber ritzy boutique.

Farbod Barsum's flagship boutique is open daily from 11am to 6pm.
· Farbod Barsum [Official Site]