Want to stand out from the Zara-clad fashion pack? It’s as simple as mixing your high-street finds with pieces from off-the-beaten-path boutiques and designers. To uncover the latter, we asked fashion bloggers, like Kelly Framel of The Glamourai and Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet, for their secret shopping haunts.
Scroll to see which bloggers shop where and snag a few pieces for yourself.
We Wore What
Pixie Market Lea Scalloped Little Black Dress ($42)
Pixie Market Loulou White Lace Matching Separates ($96)
“My best friend introduced me to Stylenanda last year, and I love it. It's like a Korean Topshop. It's where I get all of my sweatshirts, tees, and jersey pencil skirts.” –Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet
Stylenanda Back Banded Stripe Pleated Skirt ($32)
“Oak is my favorite place to shop for understated but unexpected staples. They do city-girl staples, like asymmetric blouses, silk harem pants, and leather bodysuits, better than anybody!” –Kelly Framel of The Glamourai
“Carin Wester does what Scandinavian designers do best: minimalism, yet she manages to add something unique that makes her designs stand out from others. I love how she uses print and unexpected color combinations.” –Sarah Mikaela of Framboise Fashion
“I love that Elann of Zelie For She designs fashion-forward, quality pieces for plus-size women. As a plus blogger herself, she is really tapped into what we want and what's not available in mainstream stores. She's not afraid to take risks and doesn't water designs down like so many plus brands do.” –Gabi Gregg of Gabi Fresh
“I love Stripe, which is a local store in Santa Cruz. They focus on curating seasonal collections from local artists and new designers. They also have a great selection of vintage home decor. The husband-and-wife duo also run a design company, and their store features beautiful installations." –Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon
The Horse Brushed Gold and Black Leather Watch ($122)
Natalie Off Duty
"I'm totally smitten with Cloak & Dagger, a NYC-based boutique. Their online store gives me a sneak peek into what they have in their East Village and Brooklyn boutiques. They sell eclectic, quirky pieces from some of my favorite designers, and they have an edited vintage selection that keeps me coming back for more. There's always a one-of-a-kind piece I'm lusting over. Lately, I've been loving their shoes!" –Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty
Swedish Hasbeens Braided Sky High Black Shoes ($198)
“One of my favorite off-the-beaten-path places to shop is Elodie K. I am a big accessories girl, so if I am looking for the newest Sophia Webster heels, Paula Cademartori bags, unique sunglasses, like a bright pink panther-embellished pair by Anna Karin Karlsson, or amazing jewelry, Elodie K. is always my first stop." –Annabelle Fleur of Viva Luxury
Sensi Studio Classic Gros Grain Felted Hat ($190)
Paula Cademartori Petite Sylvie Folk Fringed Bag ($1590)
What's your favorite under-the-radar place to shop? Let us know in the comments below!