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There is such a thing as handbag porn too, you know. Designer of luxe handbags and leather goods, Hlaska, has opened its flagship store in San Francisco's retail red light district, the Fillmore— at 2033 Fillmore Street, not so far from other NKOTB, Ralph Lauren. Foregoing the sort of stark, modernist interior such a name might inspire, Hlaska's moody decor resembles a scientist's curiosity cabinet. Expect old-world details: dark wood, a scientific instrument or two, museum casework— and lots of leather.
· Hlaska [website]