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It's been 15 years since President-elect Barack Obama has bought a new tux, and his inauguration is the perfect time to break that string.

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KOI’S CREATIVE OUTLET: Koi Suwannagate is the latest designer to take her wares to the Web, but she’s adding an old-world element. Shoppers can custom-select color and certain design details (like beading and embellishments) for one-of-a-kind designs. “Stores want to buy something that’s safe for them,” Suwannagate explained. “As the business grows, I find myself having to make those more commercial pieces. I miss the old days, when I created all the pieces myself.” She sees the e-commerce as a “creative outlet,” and hopes to open a brick-and-mortar retail outpost at some point in the future.
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