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LA-based designer Greg Chait's celeb-favorite, eclectic WeHo Design District boutique The Elder Statesman is the perfect setting for a two-day pop-up from artisanal website, Muzungu Sisters. Founders and friends Tatiana Santo Domingo and Dana Alikhani started the brand to create a global online retail market that would promote fair labor practices by providing a platform for hand-crafted goods.
Muzungu Sisters has curated pop-ups in major international hotspots like Paris, Beirut, and New York, but this is their first foray onto the LA luxury scene. Said Dana Alikhani, "The Elder Statesman's space in West Hollywood with its cactus garden and gallery vibe provides the perfect backdrop for our fist pop-up here."
No stranger to majorly upscale collabs (oh hai there, Missoni), Muzungu Sisters has teamed up with literary-loving designer Olympia Le-Tan on a collection of hand-embroidered, postcard-inspired clutches, drawn from their own travel experiences and celebrating the countries their artisans hail from. The covet-worthy clutches are available in extremely limited quantity, numbered in edition from 01-16, and retail for $1,400 with 10% of profits donated to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. Shop the collab and much more on Friday, February 12th from 11am-7pm and Saturday, February 13th from 12-6pm.