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I frequently get asked where I get my clothes from so I wanted to make a brief post introducing my favorite fashion brands.
Over time I have developed a particular liking for some brands over others so I decided to list my very favorites so you can check them out for yourselves.
This British vegan brand has all their shoes handmade ethically in Spain. There are a ton of options on their website, covering all kinds of tastes. No, they are not cheap, but, I repeat, their shoes are handmade in Spain under ethical conditions, which is absolutely worth the higher price tag. The quality is amazing, and the shoes are extremely comfortable while being eco-friendly at the same time. I mentioned their Misty Boots in my post on six things I love and a pair of rose pink sandals in a post from Malta.
My absolute favorite retro brand at the moment would have to be Swedish brand Miss Candyfloss which has all their clothes made under fair conditions in Romania. I have talked about the Adelise-Paris and Izzy Pastry dresses on the blog and am currently waiting for a coat for the fall season. I also have a blouse which I will be able to start wearing now that it’s getting colder. I love the fact that many of their clothes are in the same style but with completely different prints so that if one dress fits you and you like it you can easily get the same cut but it will look entirely different.
What Katie Did
Good stockings and lingerie are hard to come by these days. Mainstream brands such as Intimissimi and Calzedonia usually sell very low-quality products that will only last you a few wears. While you have to spend more money on items from British vintage reproduction brand What Katie Did, the quality is much better and all the items are made ethically. The brand’s founder Katie Thomas is an expert in 1940s and 1950s lingerie and has been interviewed by several media outlets.
What Katie Did has been featured in movies such as “Allied” with Marion Cotillard and “My Week with Marilyn” with Michelle Williams and has been worn by celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Helena Bonham Carter, Kirsten Dunst, Emma Watson, Isabelle Adjani, Gemma Arterton, Bérénice Marlohe, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Claudia Schiffer, and Gigi Hadid.
Be Bop a Hairbands
I love these cute wired 1950s inspired hairbands which are all handmade by the British brand’s founder Niki Murphy herself. They come in a bunch of different designs so there’s definitely something for everybody’s taste. The fun thing about them is that they are reversible so you essentially get two designs in one.
If you know of any vintage inspired fashion brands that focus on ethical practices please let me know in the comments below.
Half Bulgarian Turk, half German living life as an expat in Greece.