It's fall, which means that you're probably going to want to refresh your cold-weather wardrobe. But that doesn't mean you should be shopping at fast fashion spots. Instead, peruse the following e-tailers, that stock trend-focused and high-quality goods. From sustainable basics to pieces guaranteed to have street style photogs after you, these are the brands upon which you’ll want to be spending your hard-earned cash. After all, you'll be guaranteeing that you won’t show up to the party in the same Zara dress as everyone else, and that's priceless. Get ready to bookmark ‘em all.
At Soko, you’ll find a beautiful offering of artful, modern jewelry. From sculptural brass hoops and studs to geometric horn pendant necklaces, you’ll find a ton of on-trend pieces at prices you won’t want to pass up—with an overwhelmingly better quality than any fast fashion retailer. Almost all of their pieces—save a couple more intricate necklaces and bracelets—retail for under a hundred bucks.
However, the story behind the brand is even more swoon-worthy than its offerings. Each piece is designed in San Francisco and handcrafted in Kenya, where it employs and supports local artisans and their families, allowing them to bring in a much greater income than they would selling goods at local markets. Each piece is created with local, ethically sourced, and sustainable eco-friendly materials whenever possible, hand-casting items from recycled brass.
All in all, Soko provides accessible jewelry we can feel good about buying.
Soko, Horn Door Knocker Earrings, $68, available at Soko.