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The appeal of fast fashion is understandable, but know what's really exciting? Being able to purchase something that 1,000 other people won't have from a designer you found out about before most everyone else in your social circle. That's why we're bringing you a shopping guide to our Young Gun designers, all local, indie up-and-comers. When you're shopping these labels, you're not only supporting a new talent, you're also supporting the carefully-chosen factories and artisans they work with.
We've tracked down incredible pieces by each and every one one of our 15 finalists. Added bonus: A bunch of it is on sale.
- Shirred Agata Arita striped blouse, on sale for $144.60 on apieceapart.com.
- Ulla oversized duster, on sale for $305.90 on lagarconne.com.
- Meta tank, on sale for $110 on shoplesnouvelles.com.
- Aya Wabi Sabi tank, on sale for $200.40 on apieceapart.com.
- Maren fan short, on sale for $165 on shopanaise.com.
- Katie by Katie Gallagher tank dress, $110 on katiebykatiegallagher.com.
- Katie by Katie Gallagher ear cuff, $285 on katiebykatiegallagher.com.
- Katie by Katie Gallagher tank, $80 on katiebykatiegallagher.com.
- Katie by Katie Gallagher loch brace, $165 on katiebykatiegallagher.com.
- Katie by Katie Gallagher legging, $90 on katiebykatiegallagher.com.
- Dark cluster necklace made of 14K gold, sapphire and red diamonds, $1,288 on store.mociun.com.
- Double teardrop ring, $805 on store.mociun.com.
- Turquoise ball cluster stud earrings, $782 on store.mociun.com.
- Gold triangle ring, $230 on magpieandrye.myshopify.com.
- Fake emerald ring with sterling silver stone, $713 on store.mociun.com.
· Meet the Designers of Racked's Young Guns Class of 2013! [Racked]
· Meet the 50 Racked Young Guns Semi-Finalists for 2013 [Racked]
· Meet the Official Racked Young Guns Selection Committee [Racked]
· All Young Guns Coverage [Racked]