It can be tiresome scouring the same old stores and websites every time you want to buy some new clothes. We’ve put together a list of some up and coming brands that you may not have heard of, to spice up your next shopping experience.
Best is an independent store based in Leeds, with stores in Newcastle and Liverpool, an online store, as well as concessions in Topshop & Topman. Founded in 2007, they sell handpicked items sourced from all over the globe, in addition to their own Best Clothing Label pieces. Reworked clothing is their specialty, providing one off pieces that keep up with modern day trends. They use clothing from a range of different designers such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, Ellesse, Nike and Adidas. Whether you’re looking for a classic denim jacket, sporty bomber jacket, branded sweatshirt or a pair of Levi shorts, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste at Best.
The Couture Club
Manchester’s very own fashion brand; The Couture Club, established in 2015, is based around the idea of ‘if you can’t buy it…make it’. Set up by manchester socialites Ross Worswick and Scott Shashua, the brand offers a street style at inexpensive prices but with premium quality. The brand offers a wide range of stylish clothing, from full matching tracksuits to ripped jeans and leather jackets. A couple of their most popular sellers have been the Hudson Biker Jacket and the Couture Bomber. If you’re searching for unique yet affordable couture clothing then make sure you check out this must-have brand.
Bee Inspired, which was launched in 2013, aims to provide fun, fast paced, fresh streetwear to active individuals. Set up by ex professional footballers Mark Corcoran and Steven Robb, the brand targets trendy, active guys who want to look good. Their clothes can be found online, as well as in concessions in Footasylum and Ark. They offer a wide range of stylish men’s clothing, from fitted tees and shirts to racer shorts and tapered tracksuit bottoms, so there’s something for every occasion.
This urban streetwear brand has been providing streetwear classics to the modern man since it was born in East London back in 1991. The brand boasts a wide range of gritty inspired designs, displaying a true passion for alternative clothing. They cater for a wide range of tastes and personalities, evident in their display of unique finishes and attention to detail. They aim to allow people to express themselves, by saying something through what they wear. Criminal Damage offer a diverse range of clothes from jackets to jeans and everything inbetween.
Cortica bring a fresh take to the footwear game, with a focus on creation through deconstruction, offering “progressive hybrid footwear”. They can be found online, and at stockists such as Footasylum and Office. Their designs aim to embrace both the future and the past, resulting in thoughtfully designed, innovative footwear. They are also designed to offer ultimate comfort with the use of unique components. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, check out their footwear and you’re sure to stand out from the crowd.