Whether you've just discovered us or have been reading for some time...thank you. I'll be back in the New Year with more indie design (they really are out there huh?) and new developments from Clothes-Pin. Thanks to everyone who has also been so very supportive of our little indie overstock shop...it will be a permanent fixture this year! Happy Holidays!!
You can't possibly tell that I'm enamored with Nervous System right?? Well I hope you guys have already picked up a few pieces from these newbies for the holidays but if you haven't...nothin' says lovin' like a Happy New Year piece for yourself. Especially at these prices... in order of appearance: orchid necklace $95, filament necklace $85, undergrowth earrings $60, and radiolaria pendant $52. Check out their process in the cool play & learn section.
I've been on hiatus for a few days while I get some holiday orders out the door but when I came across Lemonstory on Modish I had to share. I'm really falling for the artists on etsy lately and I think it's fine time a few start wholesaling...ahem...hint hint. Parson's grad Anna Kim creates her bespoke Lemonstory collection right in Brooklyn. You already know what sets my heart aflutter...impeccable tailoring, unique shapes, and details, details! My favorite piece is the kimono shirt above...and yep, you'll be pretty shocked at the under $100 price tag.
Impeccable tailoring and the mere mention of a sweet, spongey dessert covered in frosting? Well I think it's obvious why I am going over my $100 marker today...no?? Yellowcake springs from the imagination of Cleveland based artist Valerie Mayen. A painter, photographer, fashion designer, illustrator and dessert lover; Valerie applies all of the above to her Yellowcake collection. And she has great illustrations in her shop under $100 so really I'm still in the ballpark here!
Gorgeous, one of a kind, jewelry from Natural Historie. The prices are fantastic and the jewelry goes fast so if you love it go get it! Check out Jenny Vorwaller's shop here.
Excuse the unnatural amount of jewelry posts; not only are there lots of jewelry designers out there but you guys seem to love giving and getting it for the holidays!
You'll love this new eco friendly collection of bags from designer Linda Wong. Canopy Verde launched Fall 2008 with a range of styles in organic cotton/bamboo blend fabric, eco dyes, and chemical free embroidery. I love the simplicity of this new collection and the prices are pretty fantastic also. But it just got better...enter code "ecolover" at checkout for 20% off the entire site!
What girl wouldn't want a rock like that? Stephanie Maslow of Metalicious Designs casts these modern interpretations of the classic "rocks" from sterling silver and gold. Check out the entire collection for great simple pieces with a little tongue in cheek. And yep...we're still under $100...well under $100. wink wink! Check out Metalicious and surprise someone with a rock of their own this year.
Check out the chic little dresses from Urban Buzz. UK based Swedish designer Annette Lennerup has created a stylish yet quirky collection that is ultimately very wearable. Still in the $100 and under range? You bet. Check it out at Stars including some deeply discounted pieces.
The perfect email landed in my inbox today for our under $100 mission. Anna has introduced a new collection of white & gold and black & silver to Brevity. My favorite is the white and gold combination; the pieces remind me of New York at night. Best part? You can score 2 or 3 and meet your under 100 mark...check it out here.
This Brooklyn based one woman show creates a bevy of beautiful items from clothing to pillows and jewelry and is eco friendly to boot. Desira Pesta (yep, it's her name!) uses vintage, overstock, and natural fabrics in producing her beautifully tailored collection. There's plenty to choose from under $100 in her shop but spending an extra bit looks to be well worth it!
In lieu of my Christmas List and in light of the economy, I'm going to be posting designers with under $100 items through the holidays. Usually around this time us bloggers throw up our "support indie design" signs but indie can understandably be expensive. Let's see what we can find...
I found Alexandra in my inbox today via Daily Candy. This artist creates limited edition and "sometimes one of a kind" accessories that are loaded with personality. Alexandra's collections are entitled summer one and two because in her world 'it's always summer somewhere'...my kind of girl! Most of summer one is sold out but I'm jonesing for the tote bag and pencil case in summer two. Check them out here.
So I was reading Joy's post on Foudre Blanche and thought... "Gorgeous! but, I can't look at anymore jewelry I can't afford". I will let the pictures and these words guide you over to Foudre Blanche's etsy shop; you will think there is either a zero missing or a misplaced decimal! Once I finally decide on one I'm getting it asap!
I received an email recently introducing me to Fin and it was love at first sight. The collection sports classic European styling...modern silhouettes with the devil in the details; pleats and pintucks galore. This seasons collection was inspired by Amelia Earhart, designers Arne & Carlos drew from a time when people traveled just to travel and did so in style. Now if this all weren't reason enough to check it out...it's organic, fair trade, and Fin invests in climate credits to reduce CO2 levels worldwide. Shop the collection at Equita.
I am too overwhelmed with emotion today to write very much so pretty images will have to suffice. Check out this incredible collection of handbags made from recycled leather and jewelry using both new and vintage pieces. Andrea Strand is the Canadian designer behind gorgeous brand Hoakon/Helga. I'm quite mad for the jewelry!
I can hardly believe the prices myself! Allison from Teich had added some incredible, eco friendly bags to the sample sale at up to %65 off! Some are one-of so get them at these prices while you can!!
Love the juxtaposition of clean and modern with tattered in this collection by Ann Chen. Ann's collection of organic tops was influenced by Bruce Lee's quote "Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow. Be like water." Each piece is moldable and can be worn many ways... 'it can look however you covet'. You can purchase at Stars.
Love this NY based clothing line, Snoozer Loser. Designer Sonia Tay creates gorgeous, flirty pieces with whimsical prints that are too sweet to pass up. Another plus??? They are really affordable! You'll want to buy everything from her Etsy shop but if you're on a tight budget snag a printed bandana for $18 or a limited edition tee for $30.