Aside from their massive Instagram following, what do trendsetter celebrities like Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa, and Kendall Jenner all have in common? Their killer, unique fashion sense. We’re here to spill their (or in some cases, their stylists’) secret: the indie clothing brands that the masses have yet to discover.
You know Hadid’s cropped bra-looking top moment from summer 2020? We have Mirror Palais to thank for it. Or perhaps Kendall Jenner’s more recent knit floral embroidered vest last month? Meet Tach Clothing. The celebrity set isn’t the only one sporting these up-and-coming names—take a glance at your favorite Instagram influencers’ feeds and you’re bound to see a few.
To help get you up to speed, we’ve put together a lengthy list of the coolest indie labels on the market. These brands span from your everyday basics (hello, Gil Rodriguez) to colorful handbags (see: Edas). The best part? You’re one of the first to know about them—until your friend steals that chic Maisie Wilen dress, that is. Keep scrolling to get well-acquainted with 16 emerging independent brands.