1. Ele Story
Magical is one of many ways to describe Ele Story’s clothing line. This Asian-owned business based in Castro Valley is also female-owned, just like many others you can discover around the state. The founders of Ele Story sought to create special occasion clothes for women and girls, after checking out their site, you’ll understand what we mean when we say magical.
With a name so stylish and elegant, you are guaranteed to find something that will grab your attention in this store. Morningtide is a lifestyle shop that carries the belief that everything you bring into your home should have a special meaning. Inspired by the West Coast Northern California upbringings, the founders Lisa Fontaine and Lisa Wong have always supported the notion of ethical production, encouraging local artisan communities and minority-owned businesses such as theirs and Black-owned businesses. Featuring a variety of products to choose from, from carefully curated women’s slow fashion to jewelry, and even ceramics. The store is located in Albany, some ten minutes away from San Francisco.
An effortless cool look combined with the comfortable feeling of supersoft cotton, Kira’s line of clothing for kids is definitely worth checking out. With Kira, it’s all sunshine and smiles, it’s even in the meaning of the name Kira! Founded by designer Christine Tang, this clothing line is strictly produced in California, the collection currently features hoodies, dresses, shirts, and onesies, all of them printed with fun and quirky hand-drawn illustrations such as teddy bears and boba cups. You can purchase them online from their website, or visit their stores located in San Francisco and Honolulu.
Asian Owned Restaurants
Continuing on with our list of Asian-owned businesses, there are several restaurants owned by Bay Area Asians we think you should absolutely visit. Get ready to experience some of the best food in the Bay Area with an explosion of flavors and delicious aromas.