Online Exclusive: In the Bag

Product picks from the folks behind BAGGU and Lo & Sons.

May 14, 2012

Derek Lo of Lo & Sons' picks.

What would the folks behind BAGGU and Lo & Sons fill their bags with? Derek Lo from Lo & Sons and Emily Sugihara of BAGGU shared with Hyphen some of their favorite products and stores created by Asian Americans.

1. Incase: “As avid fans of Apple products, Incase is our go-to for laptop or phone accessories.”

2. Tonia Kim: “Amazing handmade jewelry based out of Chicago!”

3. Headliner Bags: “Jan and I are DJs, so Headliner's design approach has been inspirational to us because they created bags that are multi-functional and designed for use even when you're not in the DJ booth.”

4. Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi: “Every Korean mom has the best kimchi. But we love how MILKimchi has brought the art of making kimchi to a new audience.”

5. Silver Linings: “Our favorite shoe wear solution for women who wear heels or shoes without socks. They keep it fresh!”

6. CLAE: “We love CLAE because they brought a fresh new perspective and styles to the sneaker world.”

Emily Sugihara of BAGGU's picks.

1. ALL Knitwear: “Amazing knitwear.”

2. Opening Ceremony: “Humberto, [one of] the founders, is such an inspiration.”

3. Slow and Steady Wins the Race: “Who doesn't love Mary Ping?”

4. Jason Wu: “J. Wu is a friend of a friend—love his work.”

5. Blue in Green: “Really cool men's store in Soho [NYC].”

6. 10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas: “My favorite vintage spot in my neighborhood is run by a Japanese American.”

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