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Steven Alan is more than just a New York fashion designer. Beyond his classic shirting for both men and women, Alan also curates equally simple and well-made brands at his namesake boutiques, one of which sits here on Newbury Street. Down the road at home goods chain West Elm in Fenway, his latest collaboration—a collection of bedding, rugs, vases, and side tables—is currently in stock. Working with artisans in India, Nicaragua, and Haiti, the match up produced a handcrafted set of textiles and hard goods (including fair trade clay vases), featuring Alan's signature stripes throughout. Pillows run around $40, with vases sticking under $60, rugs up to $850, papier-mâché side tables for $300, and bedding ranging from $29 to $189.
· Steven Alan [West Elm]