Susanne Bommer is among a growing group of Munich designers who are making a name for themselves beyond the city limits. But unlike a lot of the German design talent, Boomer is bucking the trend to work internationally and stay close to home. With a store in the Haidhausen neighborhood (Pictured here) and a second one opening in Schwabing, Boomer was recently awarded Munich’s avant garde prize for fashion. She has become known for a style with timeless elegance, yet never being predictable. Unlike other designers, Bommer doesn't throw away last season's collection, but freshens it up and uses it as the basis for her next collection. Lately, she has expanded to now have 20 stores in Japan and several in Italy. Yet despite here international success, Munich is where her heart is, and where she tends to stay for the foreseeable future.