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  • Kati Koos

    At kati koos it's all about STYLE.... and all about YOU!!!! kati and siga work with designers and artists who create the unique, the unusual, the whimsical and the fancy. Their clothing and accessories come from the United States and Europe and Israel, manufactured where they are created!!! Some designers and artists live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Siga Bari

    Siga is from the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific, his name is pronounced "singa baree". kati and siga have been working together on kati koos for over twenty years. He is often the one to push the envelope on forward fashion. Siga has starting up a business of his own in the same 500 Sutter building on the second floor. He can presently be reached at

    Happy Fall everybody!

    Kati and I are very excited to see the new season coming into our shops. Lots of great looking things are coming every week now. I get to start this newsletter because Kati is still waiting for her Krista Larson to arrive.

    You have seen the hand-loomed Skif sweaters in my shop, and now I have some amazing new shirts from them too. The shirts are all one-size and painted with different patterns by a group of artists. All of the shirts are painted both in the front and in the back.

    This first one is the pink flower that I am showing with pained pants that are just too much fun - pink flower in the back too.

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    The "necktie" shirt has an owl painted on the back.

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    I love the long "Picasso" shirt!

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    How cool is the "necktie" shirt both front and back.

    I only have one of each style, so be sure to let me know if you want one of these!

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    I am happy to be bringing Sun Kim (a division of Comfy, USA) back into my shop for fall. This khaki crushed poly vest is a great style - it buttons on both sides at the top and has nice roomy pockets. With it I have an MSquare textured "Out There Pant".

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    The dark navy big polka dot jacket from Sun Kim is perfect for fall. My sister-in-law claimed hers the day that I got them. I have them with Kati's favorite black poly wide leg pants.

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    This asymmetric zip-front jacket is perfect for your anytime walk with its zippered side pockets. It is a great swing style that is perfect with slim pants.

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    This longer stripe jacket has a front zip and a hood - perfect for chilly fall days that will be coming sometime soon. I have it with the wide leg pants.

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    I have been going to some extra shows this last season - the Stitch Show in Las Vegas and the CALA Show in San Francisco - looking for new things. I am pretty happy with the new designers that I have found.

    One new line is Igor Dobranic. These clothes have great shapes and interesting fabrics.

    This light black/white small pattern tunic has lots of pretty angles and would look nice with pants as well as his black skirt with basket weave trim. I love my cool new Escape from Pais necklace with this outfit.

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    This 3-piece outfit has the same skirt with a basket weave top and a short sleeve jacket with black accents. This necklace is Escape from Paris too.

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    Here is the basket weave as a slim long tunic with black stripe detail and slim black pants, with another Escape from Paris necklace.

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    This black sheer crinkled jacket will go lots of places all year long. Here I like it over the music print shirt that has little threads hanging from the seams and MSquare textured Out There Pants.

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    The fabulous music shirt.

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    This is a nice outfit for those who live where it gets cold in the fall and winter. It is a wool blend big houndstooth pattern that is mixed with solid black as an easy fitting top and asymmetric skirt. The rings necklace is Escape from Paris.

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    This dress in the same fabrics has sophisticated asymmetric details. I love the big pin on the skirt. I think this would look great with tights and boots, and this Escape form Paris necklace is perfect.

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    I think this might be my coolest top in this collection. I do not know what the words mean, but the style is great.

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    I have bought a lot of coats for the fall and winter. Most of them are light weight so that anyone can wear them, and they have a lot of drama. This one has beautiful texture and an amazing big carved rose button. There will be some coats for cold weather too.

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    This great coat is from my Heydari collection from New York. More drama!

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    I am sure you can see why I chose this piece - a fabulous wrap vest with a lot of swing in a really special fabric. I have a Moyuru cotton shirt and skinny pants with it, but you can make your own look with it.

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    I am going to close my part with this alphabet fabric Heydari coat. It is a big coat that will fit to a size 14 - 16, and it will look best if you are tall.This will be a conversation starter.

    As you can see, I have been doing a lot of shopping for fall, and my shop is full of amazing things. I am hoping that you are going to come visit us sometime soon. Kati and I have been really excited to see customers coming from the Bay Area ever since we opened. THANK YOU!

    If you have any questions, you can call me at 209 -284-0873. I am also happy to send you a care package of things to try.

    Vinaka (Thank you in Fijian)


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    Siga and I are happily turning our shops into fall..... slowly, but surely, the days are cooling off, and a few leaves have started to fall in our yard. This morning we even had a smattering of raindrops out on our patio while we were eating breakfast (yes, or course, we ate in the rain!!!)

    Our first fall in Modesto is off to a lovely start. People in this no-longer-so-little town are warm and friendly and wonderful, and we could not be happier to have re-located here. AND, we are happy and excited to have our Bay Area friends coming down to see us.... special thanks to Sheira Furse, Kim Henry, Cathy O'Dea, and Carolyn LeBaron, our first to visit here....

    So.... This is what my part of the store is looking like today..... It will look different tomorrow, when I incorporate my new Krista Larson saddle collection into the mix. It really always is a work in progress....

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    Cute and casual.... the moss cotton Stellah Cropped Cardigan over the lace trimmed linen gauze Gracie Slip with the bottom of the new striped linen Vintage Skirt peeking out the bottom..... with a big black rose Hot Cakes necklace.

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    I do like to mix it up now and then..... the Magnolia Pearl striped cotton reversible Cosmo Jacket was begging me to pair it with the Krista patterned linen Long Tunnel Slip. The long necklace by Tina Givens is a tiny link chain studded with labradorite and anchored with chunks of labradorite and baroque pearls..... the ivory swallow is by Caramia at Hot Cakes.

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    The patterned linen Long Tunnel Slip is also a perfect partner for the saddle plaid silk taffeta Pinwheel Shirt, no?

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    The saddle/moss patterned silk jacquard has so far been the super star fabric of the season.... and this is the very last piece.... the Boleyn Cami with gorgeous brass buttons!!!! I like it here with the moss plaid taffeta Umbrella Slip and a tee in either color.....

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    As me not why we are calling this embroidered taffeta..... looks like taffeta with velvet appliqué to me.... but whatever we call it, call it stunning!!!! Here the Boleyn Cami is made even more special with an assortment of very special brass buttons. I like it here with the casual striped cotton broadcloth Nikki Skirt and a Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee.....

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    Taking it dressier...... hope you can stand it..... the Boleyn Cami is not half bad over the Long Pastry Slip with the butterfly print silk organza top layer and the usually-gone-in-an-hour velvet Long Sleeve Stellah Dress worn open as a coat.....

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    I really love how Krista has taken the butterfly print into the fall..... here as a silk organza Kite Shirt over the "embroidered" silk taffeta Cottage Skirt. This is to swoon over.....

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    A Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee and silk taffeta Spring Pants make the butterfly print silk organza Kite Shirt the star!!!

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    The butterfly print silk organza works with SO many things as a Long Pinwheel Slip..... such as the Single Layer Stretch Tulle Tee and plaid cotton Petticoat Skirt (You will love the ruffles,ruffles, and RUFFLES!!!!)

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    Considering that I survived years and years of Catholic school, I still love some plaids, and Krista's are most of them! This is the adorable Cottage Slip layered with a stripe cotton Cabbage Rose Tank over the ingle Layer Stretch Tulle Tee.....

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    Two of my absolute favorite shapes.... the Cabbage Rose Pants (here in silk taffeta) and the plaid cotton Umbrella Slip. How can you go wrong.....

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    The Cabbage Rose Pants are pretty wonderful with the stripe cotton Billowy Shirt too..... especially with the butterscotch swallow necklace from Hot Cakes!

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    ..... and with the plaid cotton Billowy Shirt too! This one gets Hot Cakes big red rose necklace and cranberry quartz rope.....

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    I did have one last very cute outfit to show you, but ALAS!!!! I posted it on Facebook, and you know what happens when I do that......

    So, if you see something you like...... come see us or call..... 811 west Roseburg Avenue (and we FINALLY have numbers on the door and a sign coming any day....) ..... 209 - 284 -0326.

    More Magnolia Pearl is arriving tomorrow and Tina Givens behind that, so be sure to check Facebook so that you don't miss out!!!! That is why Adam has put the big blue buttons at the end of this page....

    Two very happy people are enthusiastically awaiting your visit.....

    Great big hugs....


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