Indie Press Highlights

In the Spotlight: Katy Perry Hearts NY Couture

We've loved New York Couture for years. Their youthful, unorthodox style isn't for everyone, but certain trendsetters (including Agyness Deyn) know a good thing when they see it. New York Couture's latest (and it's looking like biggest) celeb fan is the singer Katy Perry. It appears Perry swept up the entire collection and wore it all on tour this year. (below: pink ruffle snake dress by NY Couture, Perry on tour in a yellow & gold ruffle snake dress.) [read more]

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September 3, 2008
Agyness Deyn Buys a New York Couture Dress

New York Couture was featured on PAGE 6 last week when Agyness Deyn was spotted purchasing one of their adorable Handmade Owl Frocks (shown below).

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InStyle Fall Fashion Trends 2008

Verrieres & Sako's wool and lycra High-Waisted Pencil Skirt made it into's Fall Fashion Trends section.

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Phyl Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Phyl Couture designer Jamie Phyll Lewin had a great feature in the Philadelphia Inquirer today (Feb. 6, 2008). Check it out in the Magazine, and get your Phyl here.

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October 19, 2007
Lost & Found

Glam out in an elaborate cluster of clear crystals suspended from black silk ties. Doll up a suit with the long lariat choker that has crisscrossed Lucite globes. Or dress up a plain old tank with the heavy crystal and feather necklace. [more]

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September 28, 2007
Style: Right Ankles

BOOTS NEEDN'T REACH THE KNEES these days. This fall, a stampede of ankle-grazing footwear exposes more than a glimpse of stockings. [more]

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August 30, 2007
Phyl at St. Louis Fashion Week

St. Lou-ee goes indie. The inaugural St. Louis Fashion Week focused on emerging designers, including Phyl Couture, a finalist at the Dallas Fashion Awards. Unsung fave, Rebecca Lorraine, also showed. Bravo!

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August 3, 2007
Mignonette Featured in IndieEntrepreneur

Mignonette, which is French for "cute girl," is a fitting name for a company dedicated to making clothing designed to make women feel girly, cute, and modern. [more...]

Get your Mignonette!

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July 23, 2007
DIY Thing Interviews Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson has quickly become a cult favorite among Unsung customers. You know and love her vintage inspired looks (that's her multi-tier Victorian skirt on the left) and her thrift store fairytale style (from t-shirt ball gowns to garter skirts with tulle). But did you know Angela's black Bubble Dress will be on the next season of America's Next Top Model? Read this insightful interview where she shares, among other things, what it takes to be a successful indie fashion designer:

Part I

Part II

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June 29, 2007

From Gen Art Pulse: The Lifestyle and Entertainment Navigator

I Spy: Colorful Vintage Bangles

With the 4th of July fast approaching, check out these barbecue-perfect limited-edition lucite bangles from Circa 63. The bold pieces were created for fashion labels such as Diane von Furstenberg in the mid '70s. is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from every sale to the Fisher House Foundation, an organization that provides homes for the families of hospitalized, sick or injured military members. So you're not just accessorizing—you're accessorizing for your country.

- Charlotte Brown, GEN ART Pulse

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June 29, 2007

Bright Lights, Small City
June 29, 2007

...ensure all eyes are on you with baubles from design line Small City Jewelry, which make one-of-a-kind pieces using recycled trinkets and found objects. [more]

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June 28, 2007
Phyl Couture Named Fashion Award Finalist

Phyl Couture is a finalist in the Contemporary Category for the Dallas Fashion Awards. Congratulations Phyl!

Leaders of the Pack

DALLAS -- Since nominations for the 32nd annual Dallas Fashion Awards are based on sales, the 24 finalists are already store favorites. Retailers, though, soon will have the final word as they cast their votes in the eight different categories. (Voting takes place during the upcoming market, Aug. 19-22, or online at Winners will be named Oct. 21 at a gala in The Grand Pavilion at the Dallas Trade Mart, part of the Dallas Market Center complex that also includes FashionCenterDallas. That same night, Dallas luxury retailer Neiman Marcus will be honored with the Fashion Excellence Award, while New York-based designer Phillip Lim will receive the Rising Star Award for his edgy and popular 3.1 Phillip Lim collection.

Nominees in the eight categories are:

Modern Wear: Maggy London, Tribal, Tyler Boe
Jewelry: Brighton, Liz Palacios, Seasonal Whispers
Contemporary: Yoana Baraschi, Johnny Was, Phyl Couture
Bridge/Designer: Lafayette 148, Eileen Fisher, Louben
Casual Contemporary: XCVI, Paige Premium Denim, Seven For All Mankind
After 5: Nicole Miller, Badgley Mischka, Marisa Baratelli
Accessories: Lockheart, Francesco Biasia, Charm and Luck
Children's Wear: Charlie Rocket, Kissy Kissy, Le Top

(WWD, Thursday, June 28, 2007)

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June 19, 2007

Check out our interview with arbiter of DC Street Style: Panda Head.

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June 6, 2007

Decent Proposal
June 6, 2007

You don't kiss on the first date... It seems you believe in leaving something to the imagination. So you'll love designs by Ouvrez La Porte... [more]

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May 17, 2007
Style & Fashion Blogosphere

We love that indie fashion lovers from all over the world love Unsung! Here's a post from an Italian style & fashion blog.

Loosely translated, if you are a true slave to fashion, you will find the best new emerging designers at Unsung in a well-edited format.

l'amiamo Italia!

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May 11, 2007
Dressupday: Online Shoppping

One-off designer pieces with more affordable price tags. Tailor-made by indie, up-and-coming designers. Bringing back couture, that's what they say : ) The site also includes a fun corner for one to doodle and draw in the space. Try it! [more]

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May 10, 2007
I Like Her Style!: Unsung Designers

Since is slowly slipping into oblivion, you may be on the search for a new source of untapped designer talent. Let me poke you in the right direction. Head to [more]

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May 3, 2007
Fasshonaburu: Reversible Long Wrap Dress

It seems like long, flowy dresses with ethnic prints are a trend this summer, and I especially like this one. [more]

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April 23, 2007

Catherine Andrews of had some kind words for us.

In May's Issue: 40 People Under 40 to Watch

"Two of those we featured in the May issue of The Washingtonian in our feature, 40 People Under 40 to Watch? They happen to be two of my favorite business people in the city: Alishia Frey and Grace Wang, who run the online boutique Unsung Designers." [more]

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April 6, 2007
Washington's Own Style: Unsung Designers

Our interview (and an impromptu fashion shoot) in DCist.

Washington's Own Style: Unsung Designers
By fashion contributor Rachel Cothran. See more of her writing and street photography at her web site Project Beltway.

Tucked in an alleyway off 18th Street in Adams Morgan, an off-beat shop hides behind ugly metal double doors, but the clothes you'll find inside are often diamonds in the rough of D.C. fashion. At Unsung Designers, polos and pearls are tossed aside for one-of-a-kind dresses in original prints and killer heels you won't ever see at Nine West. [more...]

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March 25, 2007
gr.dano, Verrieres and Sako in San Francisco Chronicle

Check out this great article featuring five hot bay area designers, including Unsung faves gr. dano and Verrieres and Sako.

Five local fashion teams who want to stay by the bay

Cotton Cummerbund Top by gr.dano

Silk Organza Coat Dress (top) over Crisscross Silk Organza Overlay Dress (bottom) by Verrieres and Sako

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March 7, 2007

Two of a Kind

Foot Fetishist Seeks Same... Downright Cutie Looking for a Booty... Wicked Sole on the Hunt for Hot Momma... [more]

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March 2007

Our feature in the March issue of DC Modern Luxury.

Heroine Chic: Champions of the unsung, Alishia Frey and Grace Wang fight fashion's "era of generica"

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Belabunda in 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Belabunda made its media debut when the signature Simple Suit was featured on Bridget Hall in the 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
For the 2007 issue, Belabunda was asked to design a piece just for the Memphis Rock and Soul shoot with model Tori Praver.

Watch the SI video here.

Shop Belabunda now.

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February 12, 2007

Dresses to Die For

Unsung is an amazing online boutique...[more]

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Tara Reid in Jill Kelly Swim

Well, no wonder she looks great--she's wearing a reversible camo-kini by Jill Kelly Swim... and you can get yours right here at Unsung!

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January 22, 2007

Golden Times's time to temper your nostalgia with some forward-thinking style. Start with Liza Rietz's new clothing line, which seamlessly blends references of the past into the present. [more]

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Unsung Designers: unsung and small designer clothing and accessories...[more]

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December 11, 2006

Dress Down

There's nothing like a contradiction in terms to shake things up: crotchless underwear, happy hour with your ex. (Just don’t do both at the same time.)

And the latest to hit the scene: T-shirt ball gowns. [more]...

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December 3, 2006

What's in Store

Indie fashion designers need love, too: Show your support at Unsung Designers' holiday shopping party. [more]...

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November 29, 2006

In the Bag: Your Complete Guide to Holiday Shopping

For the fashion fierce. offers clothes and accessories for those who prefer to dangle their stilettos off the forward edge of fashion, [more]...

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November 17, 2006

'Unsung' Designers find home, help from boutique...[more]

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November 2006

Missy Edwards, Lobbyist at the Washington Group

Ten of Washington's best-dressed women share their fashion advice, their favorite shops--and their fashion disasters. Read about one of them. (01. Nov 2006)

[An additional link to the offline article]

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November 14, 2006

Belt One Out

Don't ask why. Rather, ask Wye. We're speaking of Jon Wye, belt designer extraordinaire. And if you're looking for reasons to wear one of his new belts, here are a few: [more]...

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November 3, 2006

Fashionistas Look No Further...[more]

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October 29, 2006

Bags by independent designers at Unsung Designers

I have my eye on the "Grab it bag" by Liz Mole. [more...]

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Fall/Winter 2006

go+be+featured - Fashion Gurus [more]

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September/October 2006

Project Alleyway

Targeting an underserved market, two fashionistas are dressing Washington women in emerging designer duds through a thriving retail and e-tail business. [more]...

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September 7, 2006

The Weekend Guide:
Celebrate good times. Come on. [more...]

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August 6, 2006

The Look

Green fashion used to mean itchy hemp sweaters, saggy tie-dyed tunics and a palette of cream, beige, gray...The Adams Morgan-based company...stocks several designers who repurpose clothes [more]...

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August 4, 2006

Total Hauties: Grace Wang + Alishia Frey

Get inside the minds behind Unsung Designers. [more]...

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July 4, 2006

Unsung: la riscossa degli emergenti

Questo shop online di nome Unsung raccoglie parecchi ed anche discreti talenti emergenti che si cimentano nella vendita online delle loro creazioni. [more]...

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July 2006

The Shopping Report: These hidden stores are tucked away in surprising spots – and packed with great stuff to buy.

On an untraveled, almost scary alley lies unsung designers, filled with chic pieces from yet-to-be-discovered [more]...

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June 23, 2006

Cool Looks for Hot Nights

Babykakes' Flirty Tube Dress; Byjeannie's Horn Necklace

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June 9, 2006

Grab Bag

Misile’s Red State/Blue State Party Dress

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June 2006

The Lowdown
D.C.-based champions the work of a host of independent talents [more]...

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May 31, 2006

Gibson Girl
Upon learning that each piece was hand-created from materials like taffeta and Hanro cotton, the queen promptly knighted Sir Scott and invited him to move into her castle, and they lived dramatically ever after. [more]...

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May 5, 2006

Tie Me Up

Each lightweight shirt comes in lovely colors like sky blue, purple, teal, and saffron yellow — sure to make you look as pretty as you can be. Which may just help you get out of it even faster. [more]...

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April 21, 2006

Junk in the Trunk
The trunk show will feature new items not yet on the Unsung site, as well as snacks and mimosas (a.k.a. spending juice). [more]...

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February 2006

Insider Trading

Shhh! D.C. fashionistas wouldn't like us giving the scoop on Unsung Offline sales February 4 and 12 at's Adams Morgan headquarters. [more]...

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November 16, 2005

Reversal of Fortune

Cinderloop Reversible Wrap Dress...[more]

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August 18, 2005

Site Review: One-of-A-Kind Steals at

Looking for fashion that has the free spirit and unbounded creativity of fresh, up-and-coming designers, but don’t know where to find it? Look no further. [more]...

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October 6, 2005

Washington, Los Angeles and New York

Unsung, an online indie fashion retailer, is making the leap from the virtual to the real world, in Washington. [more]

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September 30, 2005

Unsung Heroes

A sister can take only so much...[more]

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September 24 - 25, 2005

So Haute

Unsung Designers on the Web - and at a new Adams Morgan warehouse [more]...

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