Local designers have been busy lately: Almost everywhere we turn, Bay Area-based fashion purveyors are turning out new items for spring and summer months.
The common thread: color, and lots of it. Read on for a selection of new and soon-to-be-available items from companies right in our own backyard.
New for summer from designer Lisa Davey's Holly Scott handbag line is the two-toned Viktoria clutch, $120, available now for pre-order. Orders will ship in early May.
The Amour Vert Mounia skirt, $119, is made of organic cotton and features a paper-bag style tie waist.
This new spring mesh knit top, $275, by Oakland-based Myrrhia Fine Knitwear is available in the designer's etsy shop, and you can find the latest from the designer by visiting her studio, located in the 25th Street Collective (477 25th St., Oakland, Calif.).
New this month is the Windsnapper jacket by Free Dirt, $69, a colorful men's windbreaker made of waterproof nylon and, as it happens, glows in black light.
The Mission Shirt, $78, is part of Betabrand's new women's apparel series, launched earlier this year.
New spring hues from Noe Valley-based Elizabeth Street Cosmetics include these Street Sticks, $23, named after streets in San Francisco's Mission District.