Feb. 20, 2007 -- BrandHabit, a San Francisco-based search engine, has launched a new consumer site that connects customers with local retailers, the company said Tuesday.

The BrandHabit search engine, which focuses on women's apparel and accessories, allows users to customize their product searches based on ZIP codes, designer brands, or local boutique names, the company said.

Registered users can also blog and comment on the fashions showcased on the site, the company said.

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