Not only is Boston rich in culture and history, this great city also houses a quality roster of different designers that offer a range of amazing products as well. With that, IM Boston has put together a list (in no particular order, of course) of the best designers around- those of which Bostonians can be truly proud of.
Which one of these brands do you own piece from? Do you have a favorite or even a go-to store among them?
For us, we cannot possibly choose a favorite among the list! All designs are worthy to be checked out, because each one brings something new to the table.
Finally, let’s see the designers:
The name is derived from its founders’ Yoruba roots- with an engineer by trade the question: how do I combine my love for fashion with my professional career? Thus, this luxurious line of exquisite eye wear was born. IGo is a premium lifestyle brand that makes use of sustainable products made from nature to create unique styles for everyone.
From shirts, bags to eye wear, this brand only carries high quality products. But another great thing about IGoVille is that all of their products are environmentally friendly!
If one had to explain the vision of Chartzie and it’s x factor- it would be that it’s basically wearable art. Chartzie’s pieces would make you feel like you’re wearing a vibrant canvas, as both their square and oblong silk scarves will give that final, accented touch to your look!
Not only that, they have a variety of scarves for everyone to choose from – all with different styles and different color combinations that are oh-so pleasing to look at.
Daniela Corte’s brand specializes in women’s clothes. The creative vision behind the brand is that every piece comes out as elegant and beautiful, and that it brings out a sense of empowerment for the ladies. The founder, Daniela Corte herself, prides herself on the fact that all her clothes are both fashionable and functional- and we couldn’t agree more!
Browse through their site and you’ll find such beautiful pieces that it would be hard for you to resist hitting that ‘add to cart’ button. From all kinds of fashionable tops to even their own ‘leggings bar’ – all their pieces are absolutely to die for.
Irina Gorbman Fashion is a collection of pieces that are hand-painted and custom made. The line was created under the idea of “Art That Heals”. Each piece, whether it be the leggings, skirts, dresses or even the kimonos, is made to order and customized to fit you perfectly. Moreover, each of the patterns are part of Irina’s original artworks, and can be expressed on a variety of fabrics: from silk, cotton, linen and even sports lyrca.
Fabric is everything- that’s what this brand strongly abides by. From pocket squares, pocket rounds, ties, bow ties and even scarves, Faburiq’s products are made only from the finest fabric sourced in Japan. Made from only the best Kimono material, the products breathe life into the traditional textile designs that have been passed down from one generation to another.
Ramblerose was made by Maggie Antalek- a woman with a deep passion for the art behind hand-crafted jewelry. She’s had years of experience in this craft, as it started as a hobby as a child. Now, she’s grown her talent tremendously and has been making amazing pieces of jewelry that truly stand out.
The brand’s collection ranges from necklaces, chokers, rings, bracelets as well as cuffs. Looking through the shop is an adventure too, as each piece feels like it has taken a life of its own.
Trust us when we say, you won’t regret purchasing any of their pieces – as they definitely complete any look!
The whole concept of Boston Boot Co is to create well-made products and give their utmost care and attention to detail in every pair they put out.
Using Boston as an inspiration, two guys created the Classic chukka boot with the city in mind. This led to the smart, rugged and timeless style of their brand. With the city of Boston notable for its unpredictable weather, the versatility of the boots can withstand anything- from sun, to sleet and snow.
8. Laced Boston
The name LACED alone is meaningful- as the brand believes in Living And Creating Experiences Daily. LACED is a family owned and operated brand established in 2006 that offers a wide selection of brands and styles. Not only that, LACED aims to create an impact in the community through different events. These include open mic cyphers, in-store artists and all other kinds of community events.
This high end sneaker boutique is now home to popular brands such as Nike and Adidas. Aside from footwear, the store also houses their own LACED clothing line.
9. Blank Label
The concept behind Blank Label is that every piece is custom fit and made to order. This brand specializes in menswear- from shirts, polos, to suit pants, denim and outerwear. Since each piece is crafted carefully, it takes 7-10 days for shirts and polos to be finished, and 2-3 weeks for the rest. The coolest thing? You can order pieces online and customize from their website. This makes it even easier if you have your measurements on their database already.
What we love about this brand is that each piece created is a masterpiece, and also that it takes into account the functionality and wearability for day-to-day activities. We truly recommend Blank Label the next time you’re looking to update your closet!
10. IMB Clothing
What’s the city but the people?
Finally, we have IMB’s new clothing line. The founders of IMB clothing believe that Boston is great, not because of its sights and sounds, but the people. It really is the inhabitants that define our unique city.
With that in mind, the most noteworthy thing about IMB clothing is the fact that every shirt has a story. Each shirt represents a facet of the city – something unique, something that Boston alone has. Each story is printed at the back of the shirt, so that everyone remembers how remarkable Boston is.
If this list proves anything, it’s that the New England area really has a bunch of talented designers. Not only do these brands have the most unique products; but a lot of creative thought goes behind each of the products they put out. Next time you’re looking for quality items to spruce up your wardrobe, check some of these designers out!