The story of Moxsie is intriguing in a number of ways. On the surface, Moxsie sells cool clothing and accessories--for both ladies and gents--created by independent designers around the world. Aside from discovering and supporting international emerging talent, the team at Moxsie also champions loads of amazing causes by donating a portion of the proceeds from every single purchase to a different charity. Shoppers get to chose which charity their purchase will support, meaning you're not only buying an extraordinary dress or an inimitable pair of earrings, you're also contributing to important non-profits like The Hunger Project, Dress for Success, and other worthy initiatives. Oh, and did we mention that Moxsie stocks tons of lovely must-buys at really reasonable prices? Yup, they've got that too! !
To give you an inside peek at the wonderful things you can find at Moxsie, we've asked their Director of Merchandising, Shilpa Naik, to share a couple of cool looks from the online boutique. Read on for all the details about these pieces and be sure to shop the site soon. (Who What Wear readers get 15% off the entire site when they register with Moxsie, just click any link in the story for more details!) !
Look 1: Downtown Cool
1. Urbeanears Plattan Headphones ($60) in Army
Looking for headphones that combine form and function? You're in luck because Moxsie has a sweet style that you simply must pick up. Moxsie's Shilpa Naik loves them and she's not the only one. "These headphones were featured in Vogue's September issue," Naik says. "They're not only convenient (you can collapse them) and practical (you can use them with your cell phone), but they also come in a variety of fun colors and even as earbuds." Naik thinks they're a great stocking stuffer and we think she's right!
2. Dolce Vita Tammy Shrug ($200)
All our favorite stylesetters are wearing cozy knits right now, so make sure you pick up something like this black-and-white option from Dolce Vita. "This shrug is the perfect cold-weather piece," Naik says. "It's eye-catching, on-trend, and has an excellent graphic/tribal print." Mix it with your favorite t-shirt (like the David Bowie one by Dimepiece seen here) for an easy-to-wear mixed-print look.
3. Dimepiece Mr. Bowie Asymmetrical Tee ($40)
One essential everyone needs in her wardrobe is a perfectly soft, completely cool t-shirt, like this one from Dimepiece. "Bowie's appeal is forever," Naik says, and we agree! She thinks this shirt is a fun statement piece, so feel free to wear it with your favorite skinny jeans or a cool skirt à la our featured look.
4. Matt & Nat Drake Handbag ($215) in Black
While handbag lines are a dime a dozen, eco-friendly brand Matt & Nat is worthy of your attention. Naik says the Moxsie buying team loves this line, thanks to its versatile and edgy designs. This specific bag has some noteworthy details, like a wood toggle button and antique brass hardware, making it a must-buy!
5. 80%20 Heide Boots ($169) in Grey
Looking for a fabulous pair of winter boots? Take a tip from Naik and check out these darling lace-up booties from 80%20. "This is Moxsie's signature cult brand," Naik says. "Our customers stock up on their comfy wedge boots with padded footbeds." Cozy and cute, no wonder everyone adores them so!
6. Gentle Fawn Orion Skirt ($50) in Cloudburst/Black
While it's hard to resist a little black skirt, this black-accented iteration from Gentle Fawn sure makes a compelling case for going gray instead. "It could be a casual basic, but the black crossover detail makes it stand out for day or night," Naik says. Whatever time you wear it, the skirt's sleek shape is sure to turn heads in all the right ways.
Look 2: Ladylike Flair
1. Storm Heron Watch ($230)
If you've been debating about what kind of timepiece to wear, don't worry--the solution is here in the form of Storm's Heron Watch. According to Naik, it's a "classic London watch," and with its clean lines and mix of brushed metals, we certainly can see why Anglophiles and stylephiles give it two thumbs up.
2. Dolce Vita Melita Dress ($200) in Army
A versatile party dress is nearly impossible to find, but this little number from Dolce Vita definitely does the trick. "It has a slightly '60s look and a bit of a Mad Men spirit," Naik says. Make it even more modern by pairing it bow-bedecked flats and an across-body bag for a touch of hipster style.
3. Super People Ice Sunglasses ($154)
As the days get shorter, you might assume that sunglasses are no longer a necessity, but you'd be wrong. Naik thinks these cool shades from Super are a year-round essential, so be sure to pick up a pair today.
4. Marais USA Mary Jane Bow Flats ($96) in Beige
Naik has nothing but compliments for all of the shoe styles from Marais USA, including these cute flats. "They're a perfect combo of European style and New York practicality," she says. As if that wasn't enough, Naik also calls them "affordably luxurious and subtly feminine"--in other words, a sure thing!
5. Matt & Nat Callahan Shoulder Bag ($125) in Cherry
Last, but certainly not least, we have a bright-hued across-body bag from Matt & Nat. In addition to its overall adorableness, Naik appreciates the smaller aspects of this small purse, like its knotted strap and interesting closure. "This bag is the perfect size and so demure" she says. It's sure to sell out fast, so make sure you buy one now before it's gone!