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Day 39: A Quick Hop Out to the "City of Angels"
Destination:   Los Angeles, California, USA
     Los Angeles, or the "City of Angels" is often known by its initials L.A. and is the largest city in California. With an estimated population of nearly four million people, it is the country's second most populous city after New York City. 

   Los Angeles is known for its ethnic diversity, Hollywood entertainment industry and its Mediterranean climate. July is the hottest month and the coldest is January; the temperature is rarely below 42°F or above 93°F. L.A.'s western edge is the Pacific Ocean and the best month to swim in the ocean is in September when the water temperature averages 68°F.
Map LosAngelesCA
Fun Facts:   
    Los Angeles' first name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Porciúncula " which translates to, "The Town of Our Lady Queen of the Angels on the Porciuncula River." The city's name officially changed to Los Angeles in 1850.
Also: The motion picture industry began in Los Angeles when filmmakers wanted to get away from Thomas Edison who lived in New Jersey and held most of the country's film patents. They fled westward to avoid Edison's intellectual property claims.

Art Form: Danny K Handbags
....The most beautiful fabrics....
            ....meticulously hand cut and sewn....
                        .... Into the perfect sizes and shapes.... 
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   The fabric in each Danny K handbag is carefully selected for its distinctive design and durability then individually hand cut to highlight the beauty of the tapestry and style of the bag to be sewn.

DAN Sudarat Sister
   Meet Sudarat, one of Danny's sisters and creator of many of the handbags. Her love for what she does is seen in every piece she creates.

   All Danny K handbags feature beautifully woven tapestry fabric and their signature copper-colored water-resistant nylon lining. The bags are constructed with heavy duty nylon thread and finished with edge binding on all exposed seams. They use indestructible  nylon cord or straps, zippers and custom buckles with steel rivets. No animal products are used in the making of Danny K bags.

DannyK notions
   Danny always has some new idea he is working on and existing designs are constantly re-examined for the possibility of further improvement.

The Company:   Danny K  
    Born in Bangkok, Thailand into a family of shoemakers, Danny Kong worked as a shoe designer in the family business while attending college. After graduating with a degree in accounting, Kong immigrated to the United States and soon began working with a large interior design firm in Los Angeles, California.
   At work one afternoon Danny was given a sample of beautiful Italian tapestry from a nearby showroom. He took the fabric home and, using the skills he had learned as a young man, came up with a simple but beautiful tapestry tote bag. "I felt so happy," Danny reports, "to be back at work doing something I love." The following weekend he hung the bag in a friend's booth at the Hollywood Farmer's Market. That first bag sold quickly and soon Kong had a booth of his own with a steadily growing following of loyal customers.

Danny K

   Adding to his early experience making shoes, Danny sought additional training in pattern making and design. He  has established a reputation for handcrafting the highest quality handbags. "Learning new techniques and experimenting with new designs is an important part of my business," says Danny.
   In May 1994 they started out as a small family business. They are proud to say, "after lots of growth and changes and hard work, we are now a really busy small family business!"
DannyK and Justin
    Meet Danny and Justin. On the left is Danny, the mastermind behind the beautiful designs. On the right is Justin, the "finder" of all the beautiful fabrics and top quality hardware that makes a Danny K. handbag.
Shopping . . .
Are you ready to explore 
what we have in our store?   
DAN comp pic

Danny K bags come in all shapes, sizes and prints,
from cell phone bags to larger totes.
All are full of wonderful pockets and adjustable straps.

Don't forget to stamp your Passport!
Stamp LosAngelesCA

Click on the "stamp" to add to your "passport."
We keep track of your stamps for you!
We draw for another  $25 gift card on Sunday!!

"Collect" at least 12 different "country" stamps during the second 20 days of our around-the-world trip to  be entered  into the drawing for a $25 gift card.  At the end of our 80-day  Around the World  excursion, all eligible travelers (minimum of 48 country stamps)  will be  entered into a drawing for . . .

a Grand Prize  $100 shopping spree gift card! 
Thanks for traveling with us today.
Where to next? Stay tuned!

   Today as I head to our store I'll sling my  Danny K bag over my shoulder. As usual it will be full of too many things, but I'll
DAN Nina JadeBag
know exactly what pocket holds my cell 
phone, which has my keys, where my sunglasses are tucked and even which inside pocket holds my store reward mini-cards. My collection of Danny K bags has included a tote that was my briefcase, a backpack that doubles as a purse, my current crossbody purse, and also a matching cell phone bag that's my go-to when all I need is my cell phone, an ID, credit card and sunglasses. So easy and why we enjoy Danny K bags.          (Nina enjoying a bright Jade
                                                                                 Danny K bag on a cloudy day.)
   Our Brookside store is open today from 11 to 5 and will be open through Sunday. Our current hours are posted below my signature and we look forward to seeing you!
   For those of you who cannot or choose not to shop in our Brookside store right now, we thank you for your continued online shopping support. And, yes, we plan to continue our global "journeys" with daily additions to our online store. 
   And I can't say it enough times -  YOU are an important part of what makes World's Window so special! THANK YOU!
Jan Signature

World's Window
"Nobody can define you like you."

P.S.     We are glad to be on this around-the-world virtual journey with you and delighted that you are traveling with us. We hope you are learning some new information as we travel along.  If you haven't already done so, invite some friends to come along! There's still room on this journey!  Send an invite

P.P.S.     We're keeping our trip "log" up to date. If you think you've missed a day or are new to our journey, click  here  to review where we've visited the last 38 days. 

For our Brookside Store:

CLOSED Monday and Tuesday 
OPEN Wed through Sat, 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm

SHOP our on-line store:

As always we are "sharing the world" through clothing, jewelry, folk art, textiles and hand-selected gifts - 
buying locally-owned is a gift to your community!
One way to support us  right now 
is to purchase 
World's Window gift cards.

        Online Gift Cards

        In-Store Gift Cards                                     
WW GiftCard

In-store gift cards can also be purchased by calling 
us at 816-361-2500.
And, with all gift card purchases 
we'll ADD 10% more
 to the value of your gift card as a "Thank You" for shopping small and local. 

THANK YOU!! Bon Voyage!

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