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Get to Know: Belle Ampleur

Belle Ampleur is a celebration of women of beautiful scale. We make high-quality clothing by hand to perfectly fit every curve of your gorgeous body. Belle Ampleur functions in the style of an atelier, with each garment made to order. We believe in slow fashion, with focus on quality over quantity, and building a deep relationship with each of our clients.


Get to Know: Aquarelle Maison

Aquarelle Maison is a luxury home, lounge wear, and lifestyle brand based in Brooklyn. I bring my aesthetic through unique, one of a kind prints and meticulously draped pieces to tell a story that fuses old world glamour with modern sensibilities and taste.

Lingerie + Underwear

Get to Know: Clementine Divine

My brand originally started off as soft lace lingerie for petite and small busted women. All items are hand made and currently direct to consumer through our website. The designs have a feminine and slightly cheeky feel and look to them. I have slowly been developing a range of bridal lingerie and with that a collection of wedding garter which will all be launched later this year.


Get to Know: alba.enid

Our brand is a swimwear brand designed to take "from the beach to the party". Our pieces are transitional swimsuits which you can use as swimwear or as bodysuits paired up with your favorite jeans or skirt. Our business model is mainly Direct to Customer through our online store, although we have presence in some local boutiques.


Get to Know: robin b.

robin b. is a brick and mortar store in RI and an online store. When I started robin b., I wanted to offer the same classic, well-made items I had always loved for my own wardrobe. Little did I know these items were hard to find.



Maricar Tuazon is a new accessory line that values Timelessness + Sophistication, Possessing a vibrant kinetic energy while maintaining a luxe aesthetic.  It is catered toward career-oriented women in their 30’s to 40’s who understand the true meaning of confidence and style. Our focus is on creating luxury pieces with intrinsic value.


Get to Know: Sea Lily Miami

Sea Lily is an eco conscious resort wear company that focuses on quality fabrics and quality products with great fit. Our designs are transitional and can take you from beach to bistro, from pool to cocktail.


Get to Know: AncaDesign

Every woman deserves to feel good about herself, to look great, and stand out in a crowd. I strive to build beauty and self confidence by adding unique details to classic clothing. A declared fan of a tailored style, I believe that clothes are meant to put us in the best possible light, and help us show the world who we are.


Get to Know: Fabled

Fabled is an independent medical apparel brand that makes high-quality, fashion-forward scrubs for women healthcare professionals. Our designs merge timeless work-wear styles with an emphasis on contemporary fit and thoughtful functionality. We're launching using a pre-sales business model to help fund our first production run.

Accessories Apparel

Get to Know: Hokum

Hokum is a luxury label full of colour and whimsy with a strong narrative to each collection. We have an omni channel approach, selling online, in store, and to wholesale accounts. It sounds like a traditional approach, but in many ways we are not. My work desk is set up at the back of the shop allowing customers to see the work that goes on behind the scenes.


Get to Know: SparkFire Active

SparkFire® Active is Performance Activewear specially designed for Teen Girls. Believing that Strong Girls = Strong World, we are a for-profit, for-good social enterprise that funds & supports girls’ education, with a donation from every SparkFire purchase going directly to our girls’ education partners.


Get to Know: Lily-Lark

Lily-Lark is a line of UV sun parasols that are equal part sun protection and fashion accessory. They're handmade in Thailand by villagers in a small community on the perimeter of Chiang Mai. The traditional Asian bamboo frame is paired with a fabric canopy printed with contemporary fine art. We offer 13 unique prints.


Get to Know: Thirteen Seven

Thirteen Seven solves the dreaded problem of boob gape in women's button down shirts. We make high quality shirts for the stylish, modern women. We currently sell direct to consumer only, and as an item based line focused on quality over quantity, are currently only putting out limited batch collections twice a year.


Get to Know: Chetna Singh Scarves

The brand is best described as "painted stories on scarves." They are my original paintings that are digitally printed on silk and cotton scarves. It's our goal to provide a great product and the scarves are printed using organic dyes and have hand rolled edges. We sell directly to consumers via our website, trunk shows, and boutiques.