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Daily Camera Fashion Column, Boulder, CO

Dsenyo is honored to be mentioned as one of Aimee Heckel's the top "10 must-have fashion fixes for 2010".  Dsenyo was featured in her article " 10 for '10: A fashion lesson in delayed gratification", on Friday, January 1, 2010.

10 for '10: A fashion lesson in delayed gratification

Aimee Heckel, Camera staff writer// 0){ document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').style.width = requestedWidth + "px"; document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').style.margin = "0px 0px 10px 10px"; } // ]]>Now I can shop. Finally.

I've been holding my breath for weeks, waiting out the animalistic crowds and puffed up prices. December awakens the lowest common denominator in consumerism, so I avoid it altogether, like some sort of self-righteous, protesting hippie.

But no. I shower (semi-regularly) and patchouli makes my eyes itch. I'm as guilty as the rest of ye. I just ask Santa for cash, while letting my shop-lust well up until it explodes all over January.

And what better time to go shopping? It's a new year with new trends, the stores are peaceful and prices plunge - and there's no more ear-scorching Mariah Carey Christmas tunes on repeatrepeatrepeat. The malls are an empty playground.

That's why I offer you my 10 must-have fashion fixes for 2010, part one. Catch the second half of the countdown in next week's column.

10. Dsenyo bags, www.dsenyo.com.

Lafayette artist Marissa Perry Saints founded Dsenyo in 2007 after living in Malawi. Her contemporary African-style bags are made out of low-impact dyes and sustainable fibers, such as hemp and organic cotton. Plus, a portion of the sales goes to community development projects in Africa.

This year, the business is moving production to Malawi, training women there to sew the bags for a fair wage.

My favorite item is the Holiday Hobo bag, $110, featuring a triangle pattern in red with gold metallic accents and a black herringbone hemp trim.

Find Dsenyo bags Muse Gallery, 356 Main St., Longmont; the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder; Particulars, 401 S. Public Road, Lafayette; and Sew Fresh Studio, 361 Second Ave., Niwot.

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