The embroidered belt is a preppy summer staple and certainly an accessory well-dressed St. Louisans are familiar seeing around town. 

Designer Dianne Isbell has been handcrafting haute couture hats, fascinators and perchers for women for more than a decade. 

When the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator announced its inaugural class of designers, the list of talents included both locals and artists from across the country.

From beaded tassels to eclectic charms, Sutton Lasater Jewelry offers designs for a plethora of tastes and can be found at Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique and The Spotted Pig. 

Locally based lingerie line LIVIARA, which officially launched in November, created the ruffled bottoms seen on Beyoncé.

Inspired to create great beauty products and give back to the St. Louis community, Latoya Thompson founded her beauty company, Heritage1933. 

In its year in the area, Fauxgerty has propelled itself from new to noteworthy, recently taking home the top honor at the Caleres Fashion Entrepreneur Competition.

The Central West End has a new menswear destination since local boutique East + West recently relocated there from Kirkwood.

Soft Surroundings, the St. Louis-based women’s lifestyle brand, began as a clothing catalog in 1999, opening its flagship store in Richmond Heights in 2005. 

Camille Moore, owner, metalsmith and designer at Rebel + Ruse, began to make jewelry in 2012 while on an Air Force deployment to South Korea.