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Patriotic Kicks with Spanish Soles
When Noelia Pahissa moved from Barcelona to San Diego, she brought her love of these traditional Spanish sandals with her. Originally created on the island of Menorca for its workers, Avarcas have since become de rigueur. We love their soft leather and go-with-anything look. Pahissa’s U.S. label, PONS Avarcas, are handmade in Spain. They come in flat and platform styles and a variety of bright summer colors, but these red, white, and blue hues are perfect for July’s patriotic parties. Available locally at Hunt & Gather, Zazen, Elos Shoes, Progress, and Crow Thief.
This Just In: More UTC Upgrades
SF-based children’s clothing company Peek recently opened next to Gap, in the Sears wing. Hanna Andersson, also for babies and kids, will open in mid-July. White House | Black Market opens June 20, and is offering $20 off full-price purchases of $80 or more through July 21. Laid-back, boho denim company Madewell will make its UTC debut on July 23. And coming this August or September: Lululemon. Namaste! westfield.com/utc
From Cases to Clutches
Local designer Julie Rais of RAISCASEbags has recently started making super-chic clutches of genuine Pendleton wool. This design features a boho fringe border and fits an iPad mini ($115). More styles available at etsy.com.