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10 Indie Fashion Brands You Need To Shop In 2021

We’re all guilty of going back to the usual suspects when we need a wardrobe update. Whether you prefer Forever 21, Zara, or any other big name brand, chances are that your usual stores are just that- massive. Do a little digging, however, and you’ll find a plethora of indie brands waiting to impress you. If you’re the kind of person that likes to shop small, then these ten indie clothing brands should be next on your list to support.

1. Olivia Annabelle


Fashion is all about trends. Either you follow the trends like everyone else, or you break them like Olivia Annabelle does. Frustrated with the lack of unique clothing, Manchester-based designer Olivia Welsh founded Olivia Annabelle in order to bring unique, high-quality, and unapologetically feminine pieces to the market. Each collection from Olivia Annabelle is themed, their most recent being the Bloomsbury collection, which is inspired

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a.k.a. Brands Introduces its Platform, which Acquires and Accelerates Growth of Direct-to-Consumer Fashion Brands


a.k.a. Brands (the “Company”; “a.k.a.”) is a value-add platform focused on acquiring and accelerating the growth of next-generation, digitally-native fashion brands targeting Gen Z and Millennial customers. a.k.a. scales founder-led brands and helps them access new geographic markets and customers to grow to their full potential. The current a.k.a. portfolio consists of three brands: Princess Polly, Petal & Pup and Rebdolls, each catering to a unique customer with a curated assortment of on-trend, affordable fashion.

“Today’s consumer gets fashion inspiration from social media and influencers. A new generation of social brands is emerging to cater to every style and audience. But, many of these founder-led brands struggle to scale. That’s where a.k.a. can help,” said Jill Ramsey, CEO of a.k.a. Brands. “With the power of our platform, brands leverage our retail partner relationships, access the expertise of our seasoned management team and proven

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Why Catalog Brands Like Filson and Lands’ End Are Cool Again

HOW MANY screens are in your bedroom-turned-office? We’re bombarded by blue light from our laptops and phones as we scroll through emails, Slack chats, Instagram,


or whatever e-comm site that creepily tailored-to-you pop-up ad recommends. Sure, you could get up and take a walk, but here’s a less expected antidote to digital overload: Thumb through the catalogs that clog your (actual) mailbox.


Do you shop by catalog? What’s your favorite one to peruse? Join the conversation below.

Alex Carleton, outdoor brand Filson’s chief creative officer, suggested that Covid has left us craving the pleasures of simpler times. “We are physically disconnected…[but] you have an emotional connection to the physical quality of the mail coming into your home,” he said. Filson’s catalog, which has been shipped to subscribers for over 100 years, reads like a magazine packed with escapist photos, profiles of history’s greatest mountain men and

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15 Clothing Brands That Look Expensive but Don’t Cost That Much

A person’s closet says a lot about who he is: what he likes to do, how he spends his time, and how he presents himself to the world. As men, we understand this. However, that doesn’t mean that we want to spend our mornings endlessly picking out outfits to wear. We want clothing that can be mixed, matched, and paired with every other item in our closet to help take the guessing game out of the equation. Wake up, shower, throw something on, come home, take it off, repeat.

Every once in a while though, we have to take a step back and realize that the same white t-shirt’s we have been living in are starting to show sweat stains, or our favorite pair of jeans that we have worn to death have become scattered with small rips and holes. These are tried-and-true signs that it’s time to invest in

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