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15 Workwear Brands You Haven't Heard About

15 Workwear Brands You Haven't Heard About

15 Workwear Brands You Haven't Heard About

Look, I love my old faithfuls – Nordstrom, Banana Republic, and J.Crew – but sometimes I want something new and different, something unique to what everyone else is wearing. Maybe I can even find something to tell a story about, while keeping it in my closet for longer than a season. Is it possible to take a little time out from my fast-fashion addiction to appreciate less well-known (but not at all less experienced) designers who spend hours versus minutes producing high-quality, beautifully constructed apparel items that most likely no one in your office will be wearing? It is, if you know where to go. It’s not always easy to find these designers, but I’ve got a fix for you. Explore 15 brands that are emerging in workwear and committed to innovative designs that respond to the market’s need for customized workwear solutions.

§  Argent – “Tackling the workwear joy gap.” I spoke to their CEO last year and found her focus on workwear to be refreshing. Made primarily for women in tech, Argent is dedicated to creating clothing that dropkick the glass ceiling.

§  Boden – My new favorite brand for fashionable, high-quality dresses in sophisticated styles that are made in vibrant colors. Plenty of Boden to be seen on the blog!

§  Citizens’ Mark – An eco-friendly designer of modern suiting. Great for those who are committed to the traditional blazer, a subtle style, and work in business formal environments.

§  Executive Ponies  – A younger generation workwear company (for boss babes) with some great pencil skirts and layering pieces. Leave the half shirts online though.

§  The Fold – Drop dead gorgeous apparel. I’m in on everything this company sells.

§  Gurjot New York – A classic, collection of workwear that focuses on fit and quality. Designed for businesswomen, by a businesswoman.

§  MM. LaFleur – Takes the work out of getting dressed by sending you a Bento box of classic, well-made pieces, based on your personal style.

§  Of Mercer – Office-appropriate clothing that women want to wear. A great selection of fashionable workwear basics.

§  Pivotte – Ladies listen up – this is apparel made from “materials that provide maximum comfort, are easy to care for (no need to wash every time), and look great.”

§  Arkins – A modern take on workwear. Love the details and interesting cuts of Arkins clothing -- a brand dedicated to sustainable fashion and made in the USA.

§  Emploi New York – A designer after my own heart, they are working to create “the best fitting dress ever worn to the office (whatever that “office” is) and afterwards (wherever the night may take her).”

§  Michaela Jedinak – I ordered the catalogue because of course I want to design my own dress! With over 50 exclusive styles, her dresses reflect both classics and the latest trends.

§  Project Gravitas – I don’t have to wear separate shapewear with this designer because it’s built in to the garments themselves. Outside of that, who else offers 8 different versions of classic apparel items like the black skirt?

§  Jeetly (petites) – “Petite clothing for professional women.”

§  Universal Standard  – “a plus-size inclusive brand of women’s modern essentials in sizes 10-28. The curve-loving label is designed to go from work to play.”

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A wardrobe strategy for the executive (or aspiring executive) woman

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