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Who's the King, Baby?

Mitchell Binder, that's who. The designer and founder of King Baby Studio (and Queen Baby, too) has been creating jewelry for more than three decades, and counts Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith and The Hells Angels among his devoted fans. An avid biker who touched down in L.A. from Mississippi in the early ’70s, Binder's creations are rich, heavy and bold. Incorporating silver, leather and semi-precious stone—and lots of skulls—his creations feature such iconic symbols as crown-topped hearts and wings, daggers, fleurs-de-lis, crosses, lions, eagles, revolvers, guitar picks and more. Not sure you can pull off the rebellious-rock-star look? Check out his line of leather messenger bags, briefcases, journals, iPad covers, skull-studded dog collars and even eye wear.

615 9th Ave. S., 615.248.4318, www.kingbabystudio.com