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There’s nothing we love more than the hunt for a new, out-of-the-blue, up-and-coming designer. Sure, we’ll always adore the classics (we’re looking at you Donna, Ralph, and Calvin), but it’s those special little gems that kind of appear out of nowhere that make our fashion hearts explode.
And, since we're smack in the middle of the “season of giving,” we’re sharing a glimpse of our favorite indie brands to watch. (Remember when we first spotted Phillip Lim and Alexander Wang?!) The best part? We’re taking it one step further. We wouldn’t just show you these 16 new designers — click through to actually shop (you know, to buy that early gift for yourself) the new cream of the fashion crop ahead. And, get ready for the moment when this slew of prodigies blows up. In three, two, one…