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By Debbie AndersonOctober 27, 2022No Comments



The Suite Boxx cognac alligator bag with gold-plated brass hardware, $3,500.

Wyld times ahead

With new handbag designs and a jewelry line, Fort Worth’s Lauren Blake, founder of Wyld Empyre, continues to move her brand forward. We visited Blake, fresh from New York, at her home and got a peek at what she’s been up to. The updated collection includes covetable totes, clutches and small bags with big details. She’s still sourcing top-of-the-line skins for her bags, and every Wyld Empyre piece is made in limited quantities in the U.S. The jewelry line channels Blake’s love of all things retro, her passion for color and unique design and her vision of allowing buyers to customize pieces. Check out the WE website for details; sign up for email to stay up to date on new releases. wyldempyre.com


The Vickery connection

We love it when retailers join forces to promote “shop local.” Several of Fort Worth’s unique shops and studios along or just off Vickery Boulevard are hosting a two-day event this month to showcase art, jewelry, clothing, home accessories and more. Meet the owners, shop the stores and enjoy nibbles and libations. 10 a.m-7 p.m. Nov. 29 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30

Bee Street Gallery beestreetgallery.com

Local Design Studios + Gallery localdesignstudios.com

JAG Jewelry and Goods jagjewelryandgoods.com

Studio Vickery artists Sarah Gentry and Joey Lancaster, 4236 W. Vickery Blvd.

Past Perfect Monograms kendallgeldard.com

Brooke Wright Designs & Textiles facebook.com/brookewrightdesigns

Heather Essian Fine Art and Home instagram.com/artist_heatheressian

A velvet top from JAG’s fall-winter collection Photo courtesy of JAG Jewelry and Goods


Katie Kime’s toile wallpaper in the Fort Worth print Photo courtesy of Katie Kime

Katie Kime opens up shop in Fort Worth

Katie Kime, the Austin-based lifestyle brand, is known for its signature toile prints of city landmarks. Kime has opened a pop-up holiday store in The Shops at Clearfork (it’s located in the space next to Tiffany’s) where you’ll find many Fort Worth-centric items, including home decor, limited-edition prints and the popular print pajamas and robes. There’s a monogram machine and a custom oxford shop in-store, too. 5229 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, katiekime.com