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Undoubtedly, you’ve already recognized that  Khafra Company  has taken a bit of a hiatus.  We could wax poetic about how and why, convince you that we’ve been on a vacation, pretend like we’ve been visiting hella trade shows finding the hottest new designers for you.  But a lot of that would be a lie.     Here’s what really happened: One day we woke up and decided we cared more about your lives than how much merchandise we could sell you.   We decided to focus on creating and sustaining relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs.   What do we mean?  Well, simply, you trust us to tell you where to shop and why. We want to make that worth your while.    From today forward, any product, store, designer, or affiliate you see discussed, advertised, or promoted via Khafra means that that entity is as committed to black and brown and gay and lesbian and trans and a full array of lives as we are.   We figure, boycotting certain businesses? Yea, sure. That works for a day, a week, months at a time. But we’re committed to longterm investment in businesses that invest in you.     More about this to come, in the meantime though …  DO THIS .

Undoubtedly, you’ve already recognized that Khafra Company has taken a bit of a hiatus.

We could wax poetic about how and why, convince you that we’ve been on a vacation, pretend like we’ve been visiting hella trade shows finding the hottest new designers for you.

But a lot of that would be a lie.

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Here’s what really happened: One day we woke up and decided we cared more about your lives than how much merchandise we could sell you.

We decided to focus on creating and sustaining relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs.

What do we mean?

Well, simply, you trust us to tell you where to shop and why. We want to make that worth your while. 

From today forward, any product, store, designer, or affiliate you see discussed, advertised, or promoted via Khafra means that that entity is as committed to black and brown and gay and lesbian and trans and a full array of lives as we are.

We figure, boycotting certain businesses? Yea, sure. That works for a day, a week, months at a time. But we’re committed to longterm investment in businesses that invest in you.

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More about this to come, in the meantime though … DO THIS.

**POSSIBLY NSFW** but then that depends on where you work

We’ve been wanting to call this “The Day After” … for no real reason other than … well … itsarifitz spent most of the day after Valentine’s Day (which also happens to be her bday … everybody say “Happy birthday, Ari!”) editing it.

Also, because folks spend A LOT of time trying to create some dream of love or lust or intense desire for 24 hours only, 1 day a year … but we kind of want that the day after too … and then every day after that.  

And don’t we deserve it?

Lucky for us, we get to do all of that with some amazing creatives + even more amazing fashion … pretty much anytime we want it!

So here’s a “Few Days After Valentine’s Day” gift from us to you!  If you’re interested in any of the pieces, we’ve got some amazing shots coming from Meg Allen Studio this week!  Stay tuned!

And … fall in love or lust or intense desire … with something!

9 hours. 3 girls. 1 Elevator. 

Special thanks to JackLucy for providing the featured track, “Poison Me to Blend.”

This film was shot, directed, and edited by Ari Fitz.

Creative direction, hair/makeup/styling by khoLi. of Khafra Company.

Wardrobe provided by:

Danielle Wood Designs

Mercy Vintage

Queering Vintage

SandMaiden Sleepwear

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Want to know the one style tip we give to ABSOLUTELY EVERY CLIENT?  Great!  We’ll tell you!

Our super style secret:

SPEND MONEY.  Spend well.  Spend wisely.

What does that mean?

For our clients: This usually means finding key pieces that fit well into their uniform.  Most of them are startup owners, artists, young entrepreneurs … so for them, this doesn’t necessarily mean finding the perfect suit, but finding the perfect staple.

(You know, like this one from our Summer Collection)

For you: This means pretty much the same thing!  And here’s another tip: When you’re searching for that staple, think: shoes and bags (and if you’re on the east coast, add coats)!

Why?!:Investing in your shoes and bags is not about sporting the newest and highest priced designer names but, rather, about finding functional pieces that fit perfectly into your lifestyle.

Are you a photographer? Do you need a bag that is big enough to handle equipment, yet bold enough to still make a slightly-more-than-fierce fashion statement?

Are you a writer? Do you need to be prepared to pull from any journal at any moment … and also feel James Baldwin’s kindred style spirit at all times?

I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
– James A. Baldwin 

Then of course you need a bag that works with you.

 The Point: We spend our hard-earned money on a million things other people tell us we have to every day.  We rarely spend our hard-earned money to make smart investments in ourselves.

Need help finding the perfect year round bag (interested in any you see here)? Need help building a wardrobe that represents all of your multi-faceted self?

EMAIL US TODAY! 

All new style clients that email us by or before July 8, 2013 with “Give Us Free” as the subject will receive an absolutely FREE CONSULTATION + a 50% DISCOUNT on your 1st closet consult.

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Khafra Company Presents: In the Mix - A Business Warming

We recently had our business warming in downtown Oakland, CA.

You know … like a house warming but instead of friends and families bringing you gift cards and and useless items to fill our house, we invited business owners (some friends, some soon to be friends) to get together and celebrate the beginning of Khafra Company with us!  

They didn’t bring us presents.  But, they did bring us the best thing business owners can ask for: good community and great ideas.

PLUS: More than a few of these entrepreneurs left with new connections to enhance their own brands.  And we could all use a network that … well … works.

Entrepreneurs and Friends Gathered to Support Khafra Company

Oh ya … We also threw in some amazing food and desserts from Kainbigan and LulaMae Bakes!

Want to join in the celebration?! We want to know what items you love the most so that we can stock up for our official online boutique launch in the fall.

How can you help?! We’re releasing a small batch of summer accessory samples next week. Sign-up today for first dibs.

It’s that simple.

Apparently being the Co-Founder and Director of Systems for   Khafra   Company means that Krys gets to test out all menswear first … before we ever start shopping it to out clients.  
 This may or may not be a rule that she made up in order to ensure she gets first dibs on all the smalls and mediums.  We can’t be sure.  We don’t ask those questions. 
   
 Anyways … we’re falling in love with   Oakland Surf Club   right now so we we styled a few of Krys’ favorite pieces from OSC’s latest menswear items while she had a posing/dancing party. 
   
   
   
   
 This cross between Miami Vice and east coast summer apparently started the dance party. 
   
   
 Here, is where her love affair with OSC’s new slacks begins to blossom … 
   
 “you don’t understand, they’re  really  comfortable.” 
   
   
 Apparently, they were so good they were worthy of another pairing. 
   
 Interested in any of the items you see here?    EMAIL US   so we can help you decide which OSC pieces might best style your life. 
 P.S. Want to stay up to date with the latest in menswear and our favorite boutique brands?   Fill out our styling form   and we’ll make sure to keep a look out for  our favorite trends in your size !

Apparently being the Co-Founder and Director of Systems for Khafra Company means that Krys gets to test out all menswear first … before we ever start shopping it to out clients.

This may or may not be a rule that she made up in order to ensure she gets first dibs on all the smalls and mediums.  We can’t be sure.  We don’t ask those questions.

Anyways … we’re falling in love with Oakland Surf Club right now so we we styled a few of Krys’ favorite pieces from OSC’s latest menswear items while she had a posing/dancing party.

This cross between Miami Vice and east coast summer apparently started the dance party.

Here, is where her love affair with OSC’s new slacks begins to blossom …

“you don’t understand, they’re really comfortable.”

Apparently, they were so good they were worthy of another pairing.

Interested in any of the items you see here?  EMAIL US so we can help you decide which OSC pieces might best style your life.

P.S. Want to stay up to date with the latest in menswear and our favorite boutique brands? Fill out our styling form and we’ll make sure to keep a look out for our favorite trends in your size!

One of our fave trends for menswear this spring and summer HAS GOT TO BE color … and more color … and even more color!  
 We’re talking items sunnier than summer itself! 

     
     
     
     
  Love these looks?!  Of course you do! Go forth and spread some sunshine this summer!  
  Need help adding a touch of sunshine to your wardrobe …   LET US HELP YOU  !  After all, that’s what we’re here for.

One of our fave trends for menswear this spring and summer HAS GOT TO BE color … and more color … and even more color!

We’re talking items sunnier than summer itself!

Love these looks?!  Of course you do! Go forth and spread some sunshine this summer!

Need help adding a touch of sunshine to your wardrobe … LET US HELP YOU!  After all, that’s what we’re here for.