You've seen his work on Vanderpump Rules, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and a little film called La La Land. Here's how the Hong Kong- born, Los Angeles-based designer got his start.
Kyle Chan, who moved to the U.S. from Hong Kong when he was 13, began his business inside a Los Angeles hospital room, where his boyfriend was being treated for cancer in 2010. For nine months, Chan spent eight hours a day making Wish bracelets. “My mind was just like, ‘I’ve got to make it or it’s not going to happen,’” he remembers.
Within two years, he was selling his designs out of local boutiques, one of which Miley Cyrus frequented. She became a fan, and Chan’s first real A-list client, along with Kyle Richards, who found his work at a local flea market. Since then, Kyle's pieces have been sold worldwide at over 300 retail locations.
Chan experienced a different kind of mainstream exposure in 2015, when costume designer Mary Zophres contacted him about using his green moss aquamarine necklace in La La Land.
Kyle has designed pieces seen on celebrities around the world ranging from reality stars to A-list stars like Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Megan Thee Stallion, Lady Gaga, Black Pink, Paris Hilton, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Nas X, and Darren Criss to name a few.
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Located at 8213 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90048, the Kyle Chan Design flagship store is open 11am-5pm daily. Please contact us by email or phone to schedule an appointment for a full first time experience or special order requests.