Unleash Your Inner Trendsetter

Are you a leader or a follower?  A shepard or a sheep?  Some of us are leaders in certain facets of our lives, but not others.

When it comes to fashion, being a leader, or a trendsetter, is hard work.  Hitting the mall to shop for your apparel won’t cut it if you want to be on the cutting edge; you need to delve deeper to find out what is the latest, greatest thing and where you can buy it.  Independent designers with much to offer but an inability to get into a brick-and-mortar shop or boutique can display their talents online.  Independent designer sites are popping up everywhere, and can help women (and men) rock their own independent style.

Wolf and Badger is a UK-based online source for the latest and greatest designers:

“Wolf & Badger to create the ultimate omni-channel powerhouse to discover and support independent fashion and design brands. Wolf & Badger now works with over 600 of the very best designers from around the world, retailing a carefully curated selection of fashion, accessories, jewellery and homeware.”

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Does the Euro-to-US Dollar conversion send your brain into a mathematical tizzy?  There are some notable US-based sites that also offer shoppers access to smaller designers. Runway Passport  allows users to “discover your favorite fashion designer, before everyone else does.”

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Of a Kind is a tightly curated fashion design site, offering a very limited number of each product.

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the caden necklace, of which there are 60 of a kind

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chambray on repeat shirtdress, of which there are 150 of a kind

This fashion-forward, “shop small” form of commerce makes it nearly impossible for your pals to emulate your style….which is of course, the greatest form of flattery.

images via wolfandbadger, runwaypassport, ofakind,