5 of the best - Online accessories
Independent Shopping Guide
The internet has proved a boon for young, talented Scottish designers who can't afford to rent premises. Here are some of our favourites.
The Glasgow Craft Mafia
Yeah, be afraid. With almost fifty members spanning the cream of young Scottish accessory, fashion and homeware design (including the hotly-tipped Showpony, Pistolwhip Vintage and Clare Nicholson), this website is an online hub of creativity. Also run monthly markets in Mono.
Award-winning pantyhose. No, really. These two recent GSA/ECA graduates have already stormed the Scottish Style Awards and the pages of Vogue with their studded, fringed and peacock patterned tights.
This Charming Girl
www.thischarminggirl.com & Hannah Zakari www.hannahzakari.co.uk
Two Glasgow based jewellery shops selling sweet, witty, unique and occasionally downright terrifying (dismembered Barbie doll hands as earrings?) trinkets.
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Badges. Witty, sloganeering, retro badges, often designed by passing indie bands and local artists, all for 50p.
William Chambers Millinery
One of the most exciting young designers to have emerged from Scotland in recent years. Has designed hats for Roisin Murphy, and occasionally works with Che Camille.