We at Styleite are occasionally guilty of opting for a cheaper version when a designer original is out of reach, and have definitely been known to wait in line at sample sales hoping against hope that we’ll snag some last-season standout and never have to tell a soul when we bought it. We value a deal as much as the next style seeker which is, rightly so, less than how much we value human life. In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh this spring, we’ve slowed our shopping roll and made looking at those “Made In” labels a retail reflex.
In honor of America’s birthday, and in the spirit of adding conscience to our shopping carts, we’ve scoured the 50 states for Made In America brands we’d actually want to wear. There are twinkly necklaces, those boots you always try on and don’t just splurge on (do it!), Selvedge denim (really!) and way less American Apparel than you’d think — i.e. none. The best part is, by shopping goods designed, sourced and made right here between our country’s sandy shores, you can skip dressing strictly in stars and stripes to show your true colors.
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this is some kind of spaceship or something.