Indie Designer Spotlight

by tatiana on June 23, 2009

Happy Tuesday everyone! I recently learned about ALEX&RA and thought I’d start dedicating a few posts every month to indie designers that I think are doing great things in the wonderful world of apparel.


ALEX&RA, designed by Alexandra Cipparone, is a very feminine line that reminds me of what I dream to find while thrifting. Her dresses and tops are lovely, but the pencil skirts are to die for (especially this one)! I absolutely love her color choices, cut and attention to detail that really make for a unique line. Her pieces have a refined retro flare that makes them timeless. Cipparone works and lives in San Francisco, CA (one of my favorite cities!) and has made her mark via her etsy shop. The fantastic thing about ALEX&RA is that each piece is hand made. Yay handmade revolution!


Alexandra explains, “My designs are largely influenced by my beautiful city of San Francisco, California and are made using fabrics that have a low-impact on the environment. Due to the success I found at Etsy, I decided to launch my own online shop,, where customers can now purchase directly through me. This gives me a better opportunity to connect with my customers and provide them with a better, more customized shopping experience.”

I think, as an Etsy seller myself, we all hope to become successful in our creative endeavors, as Alexandra has. How inspiring! So please check out ALEX&RA and help continue the handmade revolution. Stop buying mass produced items! Embrace individuality  and support independent designers. You’ll be happy you did.

(If you are an independent designer and you’d like to be featured, please contact me at info {at}

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