Don’t call them hipsters.
Brooklyn, N.Y.’s latest crop of women’s designers has a decidedly stylish aesthetic, but they say their work is too versatile to be pigeonholed.
Signature look: Simple basics that can be staples in anyone’s closet. A 1-inch espadrille wedge has emerged as a retailer favorite.
Retailers: Urban Outfitters; Madewell; Shopbop. com; Steven Alan; Dear Fieldbinder in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Named for the famed Paris neighborhood where the designers studied one summer, Marais USA is offered in its home base of Brooklyn — as well as all 50 states and seven additional countries.