Sometimes when you’re shopping for second-hand designer clothing and accessories, it can be easy to get swept up into the world of best-known fashion labels. More and more of our buyers are mixing the established labels with the under-the-radar pieces. Here, we’re talking about beautiful, luxury pieces from emerging or even just lesser-known designer labels that still really stand out because of their quality and high-end finishes. Today, we thought we’d take a look at some of the hottest under-the-radar labels currently at Shonamac to give you a little insight into what you can get your hands on if you decide to shop preloved designer fashion.
Specialising in feminine silhouettes, quirky detailing and easy-to-wear styles, particularly in the spring and summer, Ulla Johnson is a name to add to your must-have shopping list.
Currently on offer at ShonaMac we have some gorgeous summer pieces including a floral chiffon maxi dress in one of the labels's signature prints and a delicate white lace cross back dress which can be dressed up or down for maximum wear this season.
The simple black jumpsuit is certainly a summer staple for us. The brand’s distinctive design details run through this chic piece with frill sleeve detailing and a wearable elasticated waistband. This piece is ready to take you from day to night with just a change of shoe.
A favourite Scandi designer brand for the likes of Margo Robbie and Jessica Alba, Ganni is best known for flirty floral dresses and beautiful knitwear.
We currently have two brand new Ganni dresses under £100 on site. Choose from a more casual checked mini dress for easy day wear or a classic black fluted dress that works for the office or paired with statement accessories for a dressier feel.
With a quintessentially London style, Christopher Kane has been designing edgy and luxe clothing for women since its launch in 2006. Always feminine, yet with a rock and roll vibe, this under-the-radar label gives any wardrobe an injection of London-cool.
Christopher Kane Black Satin Camisole with Ring Detail I42 £125, Christopher Kane Black Heart Maxi Skirt UK10 £195, Christopher Kane Black Wool & Pansy Print Silk Maxi Dress I42 £249, Christopher Kane Botanical Sweater S £125, Christopher Kane Brand New Pink Fluro Lace Trim Pencil Skirt UK10 £135
Effortlessly blending a chic floral print with an edgy twist, this Christopher Kane dress is the perfect choice for summer events. Also on offer we have two incredible skirts in classic cuts with unexpected detailing which maximise wearability whilst still retaining the modern design aesthetic Kane encapsulates.
As seen on fashion pros, such as Alexa Chung, Vilshenko is another underestimated luxury label that we love to see come into Shonamac. Describing themselves as a “distinctly modern label with a folkloric twist”, Vilshenko pieces play with print in their truly distinctive manner, creating feminine clothing with a story.
This ultra-chic wrap jacket in lightweight crepe is a stylish springtime addition. With a pop of coloured embroidery at the collar, wear as a feminine alternative to a blazer with anything from denim to a maxi skirt.
No one plays with print in the same way as Zimmermann. This Australia brand is really starting to come into its own in the UK market now, continuously creating unexpected, unique pieces that women love to wear.
We love the romantic lace dresses on offer which work perfectly for hot summers as well as the slick modern feel of a classic jumpsuit with buckle hardware for built in accessorising. Click through to Zimmermann for a full view of what's on offer, from soft summer blouses to stunning dresses perfect for event dressing this SS19.
You might not have heard of the brand Thierry Lasry but we’re betting you will have seen and loved them from afar. A firm favourite with celebs, such as Gigi Hadid, Rihanna and JLo, Thierry Lasry frames are contemporary, chic and exquisitely made.
When it comes to shopping for designer sunglasses, each face suits a very different shape and style. However, these incredibly flattering frames from Thierry Lasry immediately caught our attention. In emerald green or navy, the on-trend yet subtle cat eye is the perfect stylish finish for any summertime look.
For us, luxury fashion is all about the beautiful quality, the luxuriousness of their exclusivity and the beauty of the design of each piece, it’s not just about the labels.
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