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I love established designer brands as much as the next girl, but lately I’ve been gravitating towards unique, handcrafted, small-batch shoes and accessories that have a story and face behind them. Lucky for me the indie brand movement is experiencing an amazing and inspiring revolution with designs as varied as handmade, renewable sunglasses designed in New Orleans to oxford flats designed in Brooklyn and made from vintage Moroccan Boucherouite textiles and ostrich leather in Marrakesh (yes, of Morocco).
Each one has a special story and designers with a dream who take great pride in their product. If you love being the only gal in the room with that unique one-of-a-kind accessory that nobody has seen before, then you’ll love my 8 picks of shoes, sunnies, jewelry, and bags from my favorite indie designers.