5 TRUE FASHIONISTA DESIGNERS WE LOVE
We love our designers! As true artists and creators of gorgeous clothing and accessories, you could call them our favorite True Fashionista subject. We very much enjoy sharing the history and stories behind the people and houses who continue to come up with the looks we revere at Southwest Florida’s largest lifestyle consignment store, True Fashionistas. Here are a few of the top designers whose artistry is continually in high demand by shoppers and consigners in our world.
5 TRUE FASHIONISTA DESIGNERS WE LOVE - BURBERRY
In turbulent, pandemic times, we can take great comfort in the familiar. Go ahead, throw open the closet door and observe your perfectly Konmari’d collection of clothing sparking serious amounts of True Fashionista joy. And there they are, next to your fave Prada skirt, hanging above your prized Jimmy Choos, those Burberry pieces rocking that trademark check pattern. We’re going to assume there’s a high probability of a Burberry trench coat hanging with your outerwear in a closet near the front door as well. Cue warm ‘n fuzzies…
5 TRUE FASHIONISTA DESIGNERS WE LOVE - GEORGIO ARMANI
Although many True Fashionista fashion designers hail from Italy, Giorgio Armani is perhaps the most influential and well-known for his signature style of relaxed luxurious ready-to-wear lines and elegant, intricately woven evening wear, a collection of which can be found at True Fashionistas consignment store, Naples.
5 TRUE FASHIONISTA DESIGNERS WE LOVE – MICHAEL KORS
You know the brand, which in 2021 is celebrating its 40th anniversary. You most likely own at least one bag emblazoned with his signature chunky MK initials. But what are the origins of Michael Kors, the Project Runway judge whose name has become so synonymous with haute couture that you don't even pause to think about his regular critical views on the show? Just give me a pair of True Fashionista Michael Kors sunglasses from Naples' best consignment store, and all will be right in the world.
5 TRUE FASHIONISTA DESIGNERS WE LOVE – RALPH LAUREN
Is there a polo shirt or two hanging in your closet? Without a second thought, a vision of those preppy short-sleeved, collared shirts has now popped into your head, whether or not the pony is present in the upper left corner. If you were wearing them in the eighties, yeah that collar was UP, and you very well could have been layering two True Fashionista polos at once. But we digress, the shirt’s the shirt, right? It’s a style all its own, regardless of what’s in the corner. Now take a step back and realize that Ralph Lauren first designed that iconic shirt in 1972. Now a household name, the polo shirt is actually a Polo, capital P.
5 TRUE FASHIONISTA DESIGNERS WE LOVE - PRADA
It’s always a True Fashionista treat to get the story behind a name that has become synonymous with the luxury design lifestyle. It can put a whole new spin on that handbag you love, or shoes that make the outfit every time. Such is the case with the name and empire of Prada, quite often found at True Fashionistas, home of authentic designer handbags on consignment.
Founded in the Italian fashion capital Milan, Italy in 1913 by Mario and Martino Prada, it all began as a leather goods shop called Fratelli Prada, later renamed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. As that trusted source Wikipedia informs us, the brothers’ shop initially sold animal goods and imported English steamer trunks and handbags. The company also harbored a very old-world mindset from brother Mario, who didn’t think women had a place in business. (IKR?!) Therefore, female members of the family were not allowed to participate in the company.
Enjoy the creations of these fine designers and so many others at Naples’ best consignment store, True Fashionistas. Shop, sell, and consign your favorites, authenticity guaranteed, either in-store or 24/7 online.