local designers

king saladeen
Life & Style

Philly Designer King Saladeen on His Comet-Like Art and Fashion Evolution

What I Make: “Art. That gets translated to all kinds of things — a sneaker drop with Nike and Garrixon, hand-painted Birkin bags, clothing with […]

simitri designs
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The Center City Designer Behind a Cool Line of Hand-Embroidered Bags

What I Make: “Hand-embroidered bags and purses. We use sequins, beads, metals, and fabrics made with heritage Indian techniques like Kalamkari block-printing and Kutch embroidery. I […]

Tiffany Arey
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Meet the Main Line Milliner Whose Hats Are All the Rage at the Devon Horse Show

Milliner Tiffany Arey launched her eponymous business in 2014 on the Main Line. Now, her hats are fixtures at equestrian events from this May’s Devon […]

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5 African Designers Giving Philly a Great Name

It’s hard to miss advertisements for the Art Museum’s latest global design exhibition, Creative Africa. For starters, they’re everywhere, and the vibrant, eye-catching prints certainly stand […]

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We’re Calling It: These Made-in-Philly Rings Are Going to Be the Next Big Thing

If summer could be captured in gemstones, it would look something like the rings that come out of Bario Neal’s Bella Vista atelier. The newest collection […]

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We Found the Only Bag You’ll Need for Summer

Right now, the best reasons to eschew machine-made for hand-hewn are the raw linen satchels and deceptively simple leather totes coming out of Bri Brant’s Chadds […]

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The Best Men’s Denim Brands in Philly

A tip for the guys: If you’re going to invest in one thing right now, make it a great pair of jeans. You’ll get tons of wear […]

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Here’s Where to Get Your Dr. Martens Customized For Free Tomorrow

Jeantrix, purveyors of all things hand-painted, wearable and awesome, are a local favorite of ours for the way they mix streetwear with art. (Confession: We’ve […]

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Beyoncé Wears Locally-Designed Dylanlex Jewelry in ‘Formation’ Video

Let us just begin by saying we’ve loved Dylanlex since day one. (See exhibits A, B and C). There’s almost nothing on the same level […]

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Things We Covet: Melete Design Luxury Fur Clutch

Now firmly in winter’s grasp, we find ourselves craving creature comforts: cozy knits, woolly socks, cashmere layers and—especially—this inky shearling-fronted clutch by Philly-based Melete Design. […]

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Finally, a Rocking Chair You’ll Actually Want to Own

A few years back, when I was shopping for rocking chairs for my son’s nursery, it seemed to me that the vast majority of rockers […]

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Stuff We Covet: The Most Insane Gold Booties Ever

In our fall fashion spread, you might have noticed gold boots sticking out from a pair of Etro flares. (Refresh your memory here.) They’re Saint Laurent […]

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Lady Gaga Wears Local Designer in ‘American Horror Story’ Spread

A photo posted by Drew Ginsburg (@dylanlex) on Sep 20, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT Our local jewelry design crush, Drew Ginsburg of Dylanlex, recently gained […]

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Philly Mom Designs Cutest Baby Wear of All Time

We stumbled upon the sweetest baby wear and accessories ever, and we had to share. Buddha Babe, a local company that earned a cult following for […]

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Philly Designers Are Behind the Most Controversial Look at VMAs

A photo posted by Amber Rose (@amberrose) on Aug 31, 2015 at 8:08am PDT Philly certainly lived up to its title as a “hotbed of […]