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Atlanta-based Glad & Young’s leather bags are all about spontaneity

Glad & Young
Owners Erica Verges, left, and Anna Bryant named their business after an E. E. Cummings poem.

Photograph by Kaylinn Gilstrap

Glad & Young
Glad & Young’s bags and purses always come with a playful feel

Photograph by Kaylinn Gilstrap

The small-batch leather and canvas accessories by Glad & Young Studio are as fun-loving as they are functional. Offering bags and purses with playful accents, the Cabbagetown brand makes good on its namesake, an E. E. Cummings poem embracing joyful spontaneity. “Most things on the market are very utilitarian. We wanted to make something more feminine, more colorful,” says Erica Verges, who designs and handcrafts each piece alongside cofounder Anna Bryant. The friends met when they were both tending bar (Bryant at Krog Bar and Verges at Victory Sandwich Bar) and launched their business in 2016, drawing off Verges’s third-generation seamstressing experience and Bryant’s degree in graphic design. They now mix patterns in lieu of cocktails. Available at Brick+Mortar. gladandyoungstudio.com

This article appears in our May 2018 issue.

Atlanta-based app Looklive lets you dress like you’re stepping off the red carpet

Looklive
Looklive app

Photograph courtesy of Looklive/Backgrid

Google “David Beckham style” and one of the first results is Atlanta-based app Looklive. The startup digital platform, launched in 2016 by cofounders Scooter Taylor and Chidiebere Kalu, lets users shop celebrity fashion and cheaper, similar items. In the free app, users can select the brands and people to follow (Burberry, Kendall Jenner, etc.). Then, the app creates a feed of fashion images that looks similar to Instagram. Like a look from the red carpet? Click on it to purchase the actual dress, or a more affordable option you can buy right from Amazon.

This article appears in our April 2018 issue.

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