Stock your closet with these Fort Worth-based fashion brands.
1. Slate Denim & Co.
This casual-cool men’s line is brought to you by Westmoor Manufacturing, the family-owned brand that’s behind some of the biggest names in Western wear like Panhandle and Rock & Roll Denim. With style names like “Jagger” and “Cash,” it’s clear that the Slate Denim aesthetic is both country and classic. Medium Vintage Wash Jean, $198. slatedenim.com
2. Noble 31
Started by two sets of sisters who grew up together in Fort Worth, Noble 31 specializes in beautifully tailored separates structured with clean lines and strong silhouettes. Each season, the company partners with a charity that supports women, and a portion of that season’s profits are given to that charity. “Carson” Top, $220. shopnoble31.com
3. Meredith Ray
Inspired by saddles and horse tack, accessories designer Meredith Ray creates classic, expertly crafted pieces like totes, clutches, crossbody bags and wallets from the finest quality exotic skins. Her summer collection, debuting in June, will be her first to feature python. Ostrich tote, $1,895. meredithray.com
4. Lisa McConnell Jewelry Design
From her atelier-slash-art-gallery off the bricks of Camp Bowie Boulevard, Lisa McConnell creates one-of-kind jewelry and also a collection that celebrates the official seal of Texas. This popular wrist-wrap combines the state seal (available in silver or gold) with a custom kangaroo leather strap that’s hand-braided by a Tarrant County artisan. $250 in sterling silver, $800 in 14K gold. 3913 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817.732.4440, lisamcconnell.com
5. Tribe Alive
This lifestyle brand was founded with a mission to elevate the lives of women in developing nations like India, Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras by paying them a living wage for their work. The wide selection includes leather totes, handwoven cotton rompers, breezy midiskirts with golden buttons, plus pillows, blankets and more, all available online and in the company’s just-opened showroom and open studio on the city’s vibrant Near Southside. Coin Drop Cuff Bracelet, $42. 1455 W. Magnolia Ave., Ste. 109, tribealive.com
6. Voor Hats
Wood plays a big part in both the style and the substance of this laid-back fashion accessories brand. The design of its signature ball caps are made from Great Lakes Maple and Russian Birch that are layered together using a technique common in skateboard construction, and the company plants a tree for every product that’s purchased. “5 Panel Technicolor Wood Brim Hat,” $39.99. voorusa.com
7. Brooke Wright Designs
Artist Brook Wright’s work is all about joy, color and Southern charm, and her playful patterns are tailor-made for the seasonal fabrics she designs for her fashion and accessories lines. From figure-friendly dresses to roomy totes, there’s always an added touch like a well-placed ruffle or a sassy tassel to make each piece extra special. “Loli” top, $104. brookwrightdesigns.com
By Jenny B. Davis