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Purse Charming

Kalika Yap created something women could hang their purses on--and a business she could hang her hat on.

This story appears in the June 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

What: A purse charm that conveniently hangs handbags on tabletops and flat surfaces

Who: Kalika Yap of Luxe Link LLC

Where: Santa Monica, California

When: Started in 2005

Startup Costs: Six figures

While vacationing off Italy's Amalfi Coast in 2004, Kalika Yap did more than just take in the sights--she got the idea that would turn into her future business.

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