Although we love our mainstream designers such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, and BCBGMAXAZRIA, there’s no denying that independent fashion has its advantages.
Discovering new labels from independent designers can revamp anyone’s style while giving their look a unique twist.
In our search for a thorough variety of independent fashion designers, we turned to Moxsie, an online boutique that features the best independent fashion labels spanning from coast to coast.
Moxsie looks for independent designers who not only create unique fashion, but whose stories and experiences are intertwined into the fabrics. Whether the line emerged from a designer’s childhood experience or a sudden inspiration, you’ll find a story behind every label.
Moxsie also carries 80% unique product selection, which can guarantee a look all your own.
Here are a few shoes styles that got our attention and quick summary about the designer or philosophy behind the brand:
The sister to the successful shoe line Pour La Victoire, Kelsie Dagger was designed to transcend age and demographics by offering high-quality shoes at an affordable price. Focusing always on the budget-conscious style queen, Kelsie Dagger is seeking to “benefit fashionistas and shoe lovers alike so they can enjoy the thrill of major fashion trends in the footwear market.”
Kelsi Dagger Tiffany Black Suede Pump, $95 (add 15% off to all styles by using a corresponding link), this platform pump with detachable bow transforms from classy to girly with a snap of a bow. Here is a perfect way to get the Louboutin look without going broke.
For a more casual chic look that incorporates 3 key season’s trends: lace-up, buckle, and military, go with Eva Boot Mushroom, $145.
Named after the 80/20 concept, in this case meaning that most people wear their favorite 20% of shoes 80% of the time, 80%20 seeks to make their footwear just that, to be worn by you 80% of the time. Easy and stylish shoes are designed with comfort in mind, without sacrificing the current trends.
Founded on “the ratio of knowing your life, your style and your aspirations,” 80%20’s designs are made with 80% life, 20% shoes and 100% love.
What could easily become your must-have bootie for winter is this Heide Boot Grey, $169. With the trendy wedge heel that is just the right height and that cushions your foot with a padded footbed, this lace up bootie holds true to 80%20’s philosophy of fashion and comfort.
Based in Brazil, Matt Bernson creates exquisite, hand-made sandals for women. His styles are inspired by the ocean, his travels and his fiancee’s style. He expertly mixes downtown style with a beachy, laid-back feel.
Brenson’s line is crafted by “living beyond trend” philosophy. Celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Leighton Meester are fans of Bernson’s line.
Created for the “urban cowgirl,” this Gunslinger Wedge Brown Distressed Clog, $195, is perfect to top off a style with some sass.
Shoes are lovely, but we are not the kind to leave handbags & clothing behind. Stay tuned for our next article that will capture independent clothing and bags.