If you read Second Floor Flat or follow me on social media, you know that I have a special place in my heart (slash wallet) for independent fashion designers and retailers.
As a former jewelry designer and small business owner, I've always been a fan of supporting the independent folks. I like every part of the process – whether it's discovering a designer and checking out their vision and branding, or finding a new store and learning their story.
With my new series Behind The Scenes, I'm delving into all of this a little more by looking at the processes and inspirations of some of my favorite independent fashion designers.
But still, there are just too many talented folks out there and I can't feature them all. Instead, I've created a little independent designer directory that lists my favorite emerging designers and retailers in the worlds of fashion, jewelry beauty, and home. I'll update this list regularly, adding new designers as I find them.
Check out the list and consider supporting one of these guys this holiday season. As I've said before, every single purchase you make is a vote – so make sure that vote is going to a business and business owner that deserves it.
As always, thanks for reading.