Brands We Love

Aug 8th 2017

Apparel

525 America started in 1984 in Brooklyn, NY. 525 America is a women’s contemporary brand created by Bobby Bock and Marianne, a husband and wife team whose collection and style speaks to women of all ages and budgets. The company puts a focus on high-quality cotton sweaters in modern shapes, textures, and colors. Their sweaters consistently feature clean cut styling and design. Designs span the spectrum from classic to cutting edge in cotton, chenille, cashmere, and more.

525 America has been spotted on celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Emma Stone, Oprah Winfrey, and Jessica Alba. Their sweaters have also been featured in numerous editorials: InStyle, Vouge, Marie Claire, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, Seventeen, and more.

Alternative Apparel was established in 1995 and its headquarters are based in Norcross, GA. Alternative Apparel offers the best in everyday basics. They source the finest fabrics for softness and durability and incorporate organic and recycled materials wherever possible. Making over 80% of garments with sustainable materials and processes, they use a method called G2 Eco-wash, which results in 60% savings in energy and water over traditional methods without chemicals. In addition, they use Eco and organic fabrics, non-toxic and low-impact dyes, and recycled poly and materials to make their garments. They also believe in the right to fair and safe workplace conditions.

Their styles have been featured in Men’s Health, GQ, and InStyle.

Analilli is a contemporary fashion line for the everyday woman designed and created in the USA. The company is based in Miami, Florida. They offer designer clothing with big bold colorful prints and soft flowing fabrics that appeal to the sensual femininity of the fashion forward woman. It is known for its exclusive prints and beautiful designs.

Astars was inspired by the free spirit of the 1960’s; untamed adventures, and bohemian luxury with an edge. Astars offers effortless style in the tradition of the boho traveler. All leather and suede items are vegan.

vegan leather- Items that qualify as vegan or faux leather can be produced from materials as varied as cork, bark cloth, glazed cotton, waxed cotton, paper, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polyurethane. It is those last two materials that are the most common materials used for synthetic leather.

Clara Sunwoo- In 1975 Clara moved from Seoul to New York City. Three years later she got her first job in America as a seamstress. Then in 1995 Clara and her daughter Roseann realized there was a need for better-fitting women’s clothing and started to plan their own line. In 2004 Clara and Roseann created their signature soft stretch knit fabric. Together since 1997, the two have worked to create timeless designs that fuse classic styles with a modern edge. The Clara Sunwoo collection combines two generations of fashion expertise. They specialize in designing clothing for all generations of women. “Each piece is tailored to drape softly focusing on precision and fit. Our signature soft stretch knit fabric conforms to your natural shape for an effortlessly flattering fit. We create custom prints and patterns to make every outfit memorable. We believe that you shouldn't have to sacrifice fashion for comfort so we've created fabrics that are breathable, light-weight, and extremely soft to the touch. Many of the women we dress are world class travelers so our fabrics are wrinkle-free, washable, and pack friendly.”

Clara Sunwoo designs are often worn by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of The Today Show and other celebrities such as Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Joy Behar, and Wendy Williams. Their designs have been featured in The Today Show, E network, Travel and Leisure, WWD, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony, Elle, and Bella New York.

Elan- Founders and designers, Elan and his wife Galit, bring an international edge to their young contemporary collections, including lounge, resort, and sportswear. The company appeals to the active woman with a sense of style who appreciates value without compromising quality. Elan provides fashionable clothing in high quality comfortable fabrics featuring flattering silhouettes with a relaxed fit. Their products are both imported and made in the USA.

Fifteen Twenty launched its first collection in 2008. Most of the collection is cut and sewn by hand in downtown Los Angeles. Each season offers a slightly new aesthetic for today’s girl on the go. Fifteen Twenty balances its playful vibe with street-smart sensibility. Each piece of material is carefully selected from the finest fabric mills around the world. Every style is hand-crafted to look distinctly special, yet always easy to wear.

Gentle Fawn- In 2004, Daniel and Carla Hogg founded Gentle Fawn. Inspired by a rare collection of antique ceramic fawns, today the original fawn remains the symbol of the company’s creative beginnings and its design inspiration. Over the years they have provided both quality apparel and a best in class customer experience.

Jade- Melody Tam, the owner and designer, began designing in 1998, and through hard work and determination she started the highly sought-after clothing line Jade three years later. Jade means luck and fortune, which is what she wants to give every woman who wears Jade. Melody is known for her amazing prints and fashionable style. Vibrant colors and attention to detail make each garment effortless and special to wear.

Joy Joy- Melody Tam, then created her second clothing line Joy Joy in 2006. Joy Joy is known for its vibrant colors and details. Joy Joy is a cross over line that appeals to all ages who have a young and trendy spirit. With Joy Joy her aspiration was to bring pure “Joy” to each person who wears the line.

Krazy Larry is made in the USA by New York designer Larry Palnick. Krazy Larry pants range from classic to edgy, but they all have a superior fit. The designs do away with zippers, pockets and belt loops to create a slimming fit. These pants are great for travel wear, career wear or something spunky for the weekend.

LA made was founded in Los Angeles in 2004. The LA made aesthetic is unique yet understated; their goal is to achieve the perfect harmony of soft go-to basics with chic novelty pieces. All LAmade’s designs are devoted to impeccable fit, quality, and effortless sexy sensibility.

Their styles are worn by celebrities such as Emma Roberts, Jana Kramer, Jessica Alba, Olivia Palermo, and Jessica Biel to name a few. They have been featured on Access Hollywood and in publications like InStyle, Seventeen, Nyon, People, and Lucky.

Maven West- A women’s contemporary label focused on creating casual luxury silhouettes with a feminine and minimalistic aesthetic. Inspired by its Southern Californian origins, the brand seeks to dress the everyday woman regardless of her age. Maven West designs create easy going and versatile pieces that can be worn season to season. The collection focuses on developing novelty textiles and garment dyed specialty finishes produced in the heart of Los Angeles, CA.

Monrow- Born and based in Los Angeles, Monrow captures the essence of lux-leisure with timeless, casual pieces such as their signature super soft camo sweats and crepe jumpsuits. Monrow is inspired by the finest fabrics, including its trademark “super soft” fabric, to create stylish staples that compliment every woman’s wardrobe. Designers Michelle Wenke and Megan George met while attending Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. The concept of Monrow was conceived by their acknowledgement of a void in fashion for good quality, timeless clothing.

Celebrity following includes Jessica Biel, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Blake Lively.

Olive and Oak is a contemporary brand based in New York city that specializes in casual knit tops, blouses, easy dresses, and soft cozy sweaters. Olive & Oak collection continues to embrace fashion forward styles while delivering the high demand of trendy pieces at affordable prices. They deliver each collection with a seamless blend of feminine styles with a relaxed, fun feel.

Project Social T is based in LA. They are “More than just a tee” and have instituted a #ourprojects program to team up with various charities to help bring awareness and funding to their projects. Every tee has a hang tag attached highlighting the current charity that Project collaborates with. “This way you’ll know that you’re buying more than just a tee- you’re improving lives of others.”

RD Style- Based out of New York, New York, this contemporary line is all about the details and offers fashion staples for every occasion. With the use of daring prints and textures that stay on the forefront of fashion, RD Style has an edgy vibe you can rock with confidence.

Their designs have been worn by actress Jamie Chung and featured on several fashion blogs.

Red haute- For more than a decade they have offered locally made clothing with effortless styling for the contemporary woman. With a blend of sophistication and simplicity, their goal is to provide customers with fashionable yet flattering clothes that can be worn with confidence. They use soft and luxurious natural fibers such as modal, silk, and viscose.

Shilla-Designed in Australia and globally inspired. Each collection delivers modern style, chic structure, clean tailoring, and luxury basics, complimenting every wardrobe.

Shilla has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Style, Elle, Famous, Bride to Be, and the Iconic magazine, and on Access Hollywood, along with several fashion blogs.

South Parade- Founded in 2011 by a Spanish and Italian duo, Tania San Miguel and Lorenzo Stefanini, their idea was to offer great quality basics with an edgy and chic approach inspired by pop culture and modern streetwear. The brand combines great quality cotton and funky chic graphics for a laid back, yet sophisticated customer. Focused on finding the best natural fabric, they turned to the amazing feel of Peruvian Pima cotton, one of the finest cottons in the world.

Twenty is a contemporary women’s wear label. Twenty is a New York/Los Angeles brand that combines the best of city-chic styling with a laid-back West Coast attitude; minimal, flattering

Wish is an Australian fashion label established in 1999 by Annette Cannock. Wish produces collections encompassing a comprehensive wardrobe from delicate dresses to practical separates in fabrics from silk to denim. Each collection features exclusive prints, textures, and lush fabrications taking you effortlessly from day to night. With a strong focus on feminine shapes and the latest prints, every item is uniquely beautiful and extremely wearable.

Denim

Agolde- Created in downtown LA. The brand speaks to fashion-forward millennials with both modern denim fits and styles that nod to the best of decades past. Every pair is made locally at the company’s in-house laundry and manufacturing facilities.

Level 99- Made in America, designed in LA. Level 99 in Chinese folklore is a highly enlightened state of mind meaning the closest thing to heaven on earth. Begun in 2004 and designed in Los Angeles, it is an environmentally-minded company. Level 99 develops and integrates innovative textile trends and wash techniques into their creative process to soften the impact on our fragile environment.

A favorite of top fashion editors, stylists, and Hollywood elite, Level 99 jeans have graced the bodies of Charlize Theron, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Zoe, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr and many others, and is regularly featured in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, InStyle, Nylon, Cosmo and more.

Mavi- Incorporated in Istanbul in 1991, today Mavi is recognized as a leading lifestyle brand. Over the years Mavi has evolved into an international apparel brand becoming synonymous with superior quality, fabric innovations and the perfect fit. Mavi has flagship stores in New York, Vancouver, Berlin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, and Moscow, and sold over 7.5 million pieces of denim in 2016 alone. Designing and producing products that are known for their superior quality, the brand has a strong reputation as a leader in the luxury denim market.

The brand has also had many of the most successful and sought-after models as the face of their global seasonal campaigns, including Adriana Lima, Elsa Hosk, Barbara Palvin and Lucky Blue Smith.

Principle denim- “We have sourced the globe for the most rich, authentic, exceptional denims and brought them to our Los Angeles, CA design studio.” The Principle designers use their collective experience and knowledge to forge premium styles, specially developed washes, and modern fits, to exquisite perfection. Each pair of jeans is individually hand-crafted true to the company mission of excellence in manufacturing without an exaggerated price.

Brands that give back

Bee attitudes is a women owned apparel and accessories line that has artnered with Nashville non-profit organizations such as Thistle Farms and The Next Door that provide a safe environment and support from lives of addiction, prostitution, and sex trafficking. Their Attitudes collections include happy, fabulous, grateful, fearless, queen, just bee, and let it bee.

Diff was founded in 2014. For every pair of sunglasses bought, one pair of reading glasses is donated. Their focus is on quality products and humanitarian needs over greed. They partner with organizations such as Eyes on Africa, Restoring Vision and Svosh. Through the buy one give one program, they also help to provide eye exams, vision assistance, and eyecare treatment to many communities that lack access to vision care.

Celebrity following includes names like Mario Lopez, Kendall & Kylie Jenner, JoJo Fletcher, and several others.

Good hYOUman was created in 2011 by Brett in memory of his father, David Novek. Each garment is cut and finished in Los Angeles. Their designs are made to spark up a conversation. The text is small to get a conversation going and to help people to share their stories. You can send in your story and they might post it on their blog, print it on hang tags, or be featured on the actual garments.

Headbands of Hope was founded by Jess Ekstrom during her junior year of college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. HOH has donated headbands to every children’s hospital in the United States.

Headbands of Hope has been featured on the Today Show, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Good Morning America, Cosmopolitan, and worn by celebrities like Lea Michele, Lauren Conrad and many more.

Liv n’ grace is based in Jacksonville, FL. The jewelry line is in memory of McKenzie Noelle Wilson who passed away from a rare and sudden illness in 2010 at the age of 15. The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation honors her passion by helping young people realize their full potential. There are two programs, The McKenzie Academic Resource Centers (MARC) and Amaka ga McKenzie. MARC offers tutoring, mentoring, and developmental programs for students of all ages. Amaka ga Kenzie foundation has built three homes at the Okoa refuge orphanage in Rwanda, Africa and provides medical care, food, shelter, education, and love to over 75 boys, girls, and infants. Each purchase of Liv n’ Grace jewelry helps fund the McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation. Each piece is handmade with hope and embodies faith, love, peace, and transformation.

Accessories

Abbacino launched in 1997. Abbacino is now an internationally recognized hand bag brand with its own look and unique style. Designed and made with skill and dedication, the company aims to be eminently practical and comfortable at the same time; a style that stands out for its fresh and colorful sea-side character. It is much admired for a strong commitment to quality in its materials, finishes and manufacturing processes, and quality in its customer care and after sales services.

Ada was founded by Ada Komorniczak while traveling through Europe and South America. Ada was inspired to personalize simple, classic outfits with the fun, edgy accessories she found during her travels. The clean, sophisticated style of the Ada collection of belts is designed to inspire today’s modern woman in search of her own bold self-expression.

She has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, amongst other periodicals.

Aviate- For millions of travelers, the three-letter airport codes assigned to major cities instantly evoke the memories of journeys past, the anticipation of adventure ahead, or the satisfaction of heading home once business is done.

Beaudin was founded by a mother and daughter team whose passion for freedom and fashion collided. They believe in “Products with a purpose” and their products are handmade in Atlanta, GA. Each sale helps liberate those in sex slavery and provide training and employment. A portion of sales goes to Out of Darkness, an Atlanta based ministry that rescues and restores the victims of sex slavery. They also work with ART of Living.

Betsy Pittard was launched in 2006 by Betsy Pittard Hartley in Atlanta, Georgia. All pieces are handmade in the United states using an assortment of natural minerals and gemstones.

Caroline Hill was founded in 2012 by a mother- daughter duo with the mission to provide jewelry and other accessories that follow the latest trends at very affordable prices. “We strive to bring you fabulous, fun pieces for special occasions and every day.”

Ellie Vail was founded in 2014. Ellie Vail used to be a celebrity stylist but then decided to turn her love of accessories into a business. Jewelry has always been her finishing touch on any outfit. Despite styling some of the world’s most successful people, Ellie has always had an interest in affordable fashion.

Kenda Kist is a hand-crafted and designed jewelry line by North Carolina based artist, Kenda Kistenmacher. She cultivated her design skills at East Carolina University with a concentration in metal design. Each piece is hand-forged with delicate craftsmanship. Kenda designs classic pieces that integrate a funky twist, yet they are timeless enough to wear at any age. Her goal is simple: surpass trends and create functional, lightweight jewelry for women to wear for any occasion. Kenda meticulously selects the finest gemstones and precious metals, which are sourced responsibly and are combined artfully. Sterling silver and 14K gold-filled pieces define the brand. Recently Kenda's husband Marty Markel joined the Kenda Kist Team to add a new element to the line, stone setting and custom jewelry.

Love Poppy Mississippi-based designer Chelsea McIntosh launched Love, Poppy in the fall of 2013. Chelsea was very close to her grandfather, Bud, "Poppy" Jennings, who was a mailman for over 25 years. The "Love, Poppy" branding and logo sustains his memory by including Chelsea's name for her grandfather and honoring the profession where he spent many of his days. The logo's cursive lettering was chosen to resemble a signature in a representation of the many letters that must have passed through her grandfather's hands over the decades.

Love, Poppy is proud to support Reclaimed Project. Focusing on orphan care and adoption, Reclaimed works to directly impact the underserved and unclaimed. In addition to awarding domestic and international adoption grants, they work to generate sustainable job creation in each community where they have a presence from orphan care centers in southern Africa to community-based efforts in the Mississippi Delta.

Lush Lush designs started in 2002. Custom made jewelry by Ashley Westcott. Her passion for design began when she was getting her business degree and working in clothing stores in Charleston, South Carolina. She creates up-to-date, fashionable chic pieces made from semi-precious stones, sterling silver, gold filled vermeil. Now in Gibsonville, North Carolina, she is successful in designing jewelry for over 30 stores as well as special occasions.

Marlyn Schiff After five years serving as an account executive, Marlyn turned her focus to designing jewelry. In 1989, Marlyn Schiff, LLC was established. A few years later, in 1992, Marlyn decided to go back to her roots, moving the company to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area where it is currently based. Today, the collection consists of hundreds of styles, from semi-precious pieces to casted metals. On trend, Marlyn designs fashionable jewelry with a unique and distinctive mix of textures, materials, and stones. Whether she is traveling with family or collecting vintage finds, Marlyn is constantly inspired by various elements, which is reflected throughout her collection of jewelry.

The collection has been featured on various broadcast programs, including Good Morning America, and on the pages of fashion and lifestyle magazines, such as InStyle, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Redbook, to name a few. Plus, Marlyn Schiff jewelry has established a loyal following amongst recognized bloggers and fashion influencers. And celebrities and high-profile personalities, including Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Jane Seymour, Rachael Ray, Lara Spencer, Kim Kardashian, and Bethany Frankel have worn Marlyn Schiff.

The Rustic House In 2013, The Rustic House was officially established. The Rustic House specializes in highly scented, natural candles. Their main goal is to always provide a strong, long lasting, and environmentally friendly candle. Each candle is hand poured to ensure the finest quality. Made of luxury soy, natural, dye & additive free, and recyclable glass containers, the candles burn lasts up to 50-hours.