Shopping List: Independent UK Designers

Though this was not high on the list of "struggles" that I had when I moved to the UK, one thing I realized after arriving was that my knowledge of independent fashion and accessory designers based in the UK was relatively low.

Other American expats have told me the same thing, including Jaime who suggested that I do the same sort of list that I did for South African designers but instead with some folks from the UK.

So here you go – 16 independent UK designers in the worlds of fashion, accessories, and lifestyle that you should know and love:

purism shirt dress (£85 / $137) by house of sunny

blue market scarf (£150 $242) by sarah & sorrentino

baby moon necklace (£60 / $96) by elkin london

landscape bag (£100 / $161) by alfie douglas

pip sweater by lf markey

leopard embossed wallet (£81  / $130) by r. newbold in collaboration with goodhood store

lightweight work shirt (£68 / $108) by carrier company

speck cards (£7 / $12.70) by nib london

skin cream (£40 / $64) by dr jackson's

grey billy pants (£29 / $46) by never fully dressed 

vintage style backpack in tan (£120 / $193) by the whitepepper

hidden coin pendant (£90 / £145) by maya magal, available at formula

meteorite bar earrings (£20 / $32) by matthew calvin

sampler scarf (£50 / $80) by YMC

lyn blouse (on sale for £67 / $108) by riyka

ink'd grey print (£13 / $22) by sketch inc

BONUS: If you're a maker in the UK, be sure to check out Make Works – an organization that's committed to connecting makers and designers with manufacturers in Scotland in an effort to keep the industry alive and thriving.

Update: A few honorable mentions that I neglected to include are MOXHAM and Lizzy Disney.