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.
“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
"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 favourite 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 favourite 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 jewellery, Elodie K. is always my first stop." –Annabelle Fleur of Viva Luxury
Paula Cademartori Petite Sylvie Folk Fringed Bag ($1590)
What's your favourite under-the-radar place to shop? Let us know in the comments below!