New designer collaborations keep popping up at Urban Outfitters and we kind of love it. Urban is always full of on-trend, reasonably priced clothing and it's hard, at least for us, to walk out of that store without impulsively buying something. However, a lot of the clothes are not the most well-made or original, and there's nothing worse than seeing everyone in town wearing the same dress you just bought, or just knowing instantly where you bought it, even if it was only $50.
This is why we tend to stick to their designer lines. They always end up partnering with cool, independent brands that we already like, so we see more value in being able to purchase their designs at Urban Outfitters prices and get really cute pieces that actually seem pretty well-made. Some of our personal faves are Fletcher by Lyell, Rapscallion by Samantha Pleet, Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan and David Page by Timo Weiland. We're also fans of Geren Ford's Hawks collection, whose latest delivery is available online today (and in stores sometime in the next week) and is full full of black, draping, and little rivets--all things we like. Coincidentally, we just snapped up a dress from the last delivery, all of which is now on sale.
We also just found out about Le Bij, a line of eco-friendly bar rings in a ton of colors made out of recycled plastic. The line is designed by Jules Kim of Bijules, whose rings are frequently spotted on the fingers of people like Katy Perry and Rihanna. Bar rings--those rings that are vaguely similar to brass knuckles--have only increased in mainstream popularity since around 2007, when everyone in New York started wearing the Surface to Air ones. (Le Bij is not the first instance of Urban copying a jewelry design concept.) The jewelry trend, which is still hard to find for much less than $200, can now be yours, in plastic, for a mere $18.