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Elle reviewed by Ten Key Pieces

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Kalkidan Gebreyohannes | 0 Comments

Check out the review of our ELE bag by We love how she styled our bag and we are completely obsessed with her blog .

Happy New Year "ELLE" is here!

Posted on January 07, 2017 by Kalkidan Gebreyohannes | 0 Comments

   Hello beautiful ladies,

Hope everyone enjoyed their Holiday season with family and friends.  My holiday was super intense between 2 out of 3 kids getting sick, running the boutique during the holidays and working on amazing new collaborations for KALU.  Everyone is back to being healthy and the first week back to school was a success (barely).  I wanted to personally thank all of you for your continued support and loyalty during this journey.  2016 was a year i will never forget as i am sure the same can be said for most of you.  It is a year i want to equally remember and forget! 

2017 will be a continuation of some projects i started that are really near and dear to me, i have some amazing collaborations with some kick butt female entrepreneurs and there will be some big life changes happening, like a move (still staying in Oakland) with a few other things i will share later in the year. 

On to handbag news!!! we have finally launched our "ELLE"  clutch. French for Feminine or She and inspired by all of the magical, fearless women i have met along this entrepreneurship journey, by artists, activists, by Solange, Viola Davis, Madonna and Michelle Obama (all of the Obama's), my sister friend, my mother and all mothers!  We seriously rock and I am not ashamed to say it.  THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IS FEMALE.


**photos by Ellie Wildhagen of

Kalkidan Gebreyohannes



Posted in 2017, calf hair, clutch, elevate, elle, handbag, pony hair, tassel

KALU will be featured at VOA Woman in San Francisco

Posted on November 02, 2016 by Kalkidan Gebreyohannes | 0 Comments

So excited to be a part of this amazing event happening November 12! For all of our local people we would love to see your face, get a hug and show you all of the beautiful designs available for purchase.  Details below👇🏾Register to get your ticket, it's free and you don't want to miss it.

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Elevate collection has officially launched

Posted on November 02, 2016 by Kalkidan Gebreyohannes | 0 Comments

We are excited to announce our Elevate collection has launched and it's gorgeous if we do say so ourselves.  Perfect for holiday and transitions effortlessly into spring! We will be more active on our blog posts and look forward to sharing some more exciting news very soon.  You can view the entire look-book at under "look-book, elevate 2016" as well as shop the new and past collections.  


The concept of raising our value collectively through diverse self expression and a desire to always reach higher.

Kalkidan Gebreyohannes

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