• Tue, Aug 18 2009

5 Up and Coming Independent Designers

A couple weeks ago I talked about why you might want to consider checking out indie designers instead of always going for the predictable trends and big brand names. Well, I thought it might be useful to get you started with a quick rundown of ten up and coming designers on Shopflick you won’t want to miss.

popomomo_macrame_wrap_around_tee_150popomomo

What We Love
Soft fabrics and an eco-friendly vibe, this California line is like an earthy, sustainable best friend for American Apparel.

Favorite Designs
The sunny macrame wrap around tee ($48) and lime-y gathered jersey dress (on sale for $88)

Pricepoint
Affordable enough that it defies the stigma some people have about organic fashion being outrageously expensive – most items range from $50-$150.

4367204_31572_LPHOTO_150Sublet Clothing

What We Love
Romantic sillouettes and comfy fabrics make this the perfect line of dresses and casualwear for the hip girly-girl.

Favorite Designs
Every girl needs a cozy black dress like the Beth Dress ($139) for a casual date night but I also would love to have a sporty Bellamy Tee ($72) in my closet too.

Pricepoint
You won’t break the bank stocking up on super feminine Sublet, but most items are closer to the $100-200 range.

5363878_54355_LPHOTO_150Erika Hendrix

What We Love
Simple, subtle limited edition pieces are Erika’s expertise. You won’t find a lot of mass produced items, but you will find your next favorite piece for Fall.

Favorite Designs
The Flowy Tank Top Dress (on sale for $64), Royal Blue Cardigan (on sale for $32) and the quirky Purple Bow Brooch Hairclip ($21).

Pricepoint
You can get great deals right now with almost everything on sale, but even at full price most items are under $100.

4108878_19950_LPHOTO_150House of Petro Zillia

What We Love
Funky and colorful, these are designs meant for a powerful personality who isn’t afraid to turn heads and dismiss those who couldn’t possibly understand.

Favorite Designs
Forget about bubble skirts what about the Christian Joy Bubble Shorts ($300)? Or the rich and sexy emerald green Karen Zambos Ruffle Shirt ($203).

Pricepoint
Be prepared to drop a couple hundred on one item of clothing, and upwards of $500 on their beautiful leather accessories.

4924615_39744_LPHOTO_150Jane Doe John Doe

What We Love
F
un fabrics, flattering stripes and vibrant color combinations make for playful clothing that could be casual or dressed up for a night out.

Favorite Designs
The trendy Ani Lee Zoe Jumper ($324) and form fitting magenta accented Ingwa Melero Bustier Dress ($357)

Pricepoint
Most items range from $300-400 and you won’t see discounts very often. But hey – good style is worth the investment!

Images: Shopflick

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