Unbranded is back for its second year of local talent in a historic space of downtown Dallas. Presented by Matthew Alexander of Need Edition/Foremost Edition and Bryan DeLuca of Foot Cardigan, Unbranded features a variety of local retailers. Inspired by his initial successful pop-up store at NYFW 2014, Matthew wanted to do the same in Dallas. After meeting with DeLuca, Unbranded I was born, held over 6 weeks in the heart of Deep Ellum.
Moving to a bigger space for 2015, this is perfect for holiday shopping. Unbranded runs each weekend from November 19 until December 20, hosting weekly happy hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. For more information, visit Unbranded's website. Sellers this year include Need, Foremost, Foot Cardigan, THE CITIZENRY, Dandelion Cheesecakes, Bullzerk, Sunshine Tienda, The Hipster Baby, Moreau Boutique, Lounge County, Chloe and Isabel, Allettare, Cykochik, The Bodega Negra, Hillary Catherine Jewelry and Lilco Letterpress.
Caris Fawcett will be doing live artwork in the space at a pop-up gallery by tmacstudio.
The DEC, Dallas Entrepreneur Center, is providing working space and Method Coffee will be providing coffee. If you happen to be free Thursday, Mend will be providing delicious libations for the happy hour 5-9pm.
Check out Unbranded this weekend, open 11am-9pm Thursday with a happy hour 5-9pm, 11am-7pm on Friday, 8am-7pm on Saturday, and 12pm-5pm on Sunday.
Here are some of the highlights at Unbranded 2015.
Moreau offers a carefully curated collection of limited-run clothing and accessories made with exceptional design and construction that you’ll love for life. Founded by Jessi Moreau in 2012 as an online and trunk show boutique, they will be opening their flagship store in Dallas soon.
We love finding outstanding pieces and labels that are new or undiscovered, and we strive to always present a fantastic collection of international brands from around the world and local brands made right here in DFW. We also love working with talented local designers to create custom collaboration pieces not found anywhere else.
The most comfortable lounge pants you'll find that look this good, honestly. They attribute their success to their fabric, fit, and focus. Currently they only produce 2 models: the partially-lined and the fully-lined pant. They offer a variety of sizes and colors, with each pair being made in the USA. Keep an eye out, as there is talk of a women's line coming soon.
Founded by Matthew Alexander, Need Edition is a refined men's lifestyle service and publication. Each month Need releases a series of products curated for the modern gentleman. From clothes and furniture to artwork, coffee, and literature, this company has your christmas list covered. Each collection has a story behind it, illustrated through independent journalism, photographs, and film from local creatives in each of their metropolitan markets. Past offering incredible gift ideas of small-batch products, their website hosts some beautiful short films and it's definitely worth a look.
Foremost designs a new collection of one-off, small-batch clothing each month alongside an interview series with some of the world's most creative personalities. Foremost offers 3-5 items per gender made in limited batches and sold for a short period of time. Manufacturing all items in the USA, Foremost offers both menswear and womenswear.
Hillary Catherine creates jewelry using high quality materials such as sterling silver and 14k gold at reasonable prices. The metals are often adorned with semi-precious stones such as quartz, sapphire, moonstone, and opal. All of her jewelry is created using CAD technology then cast and hand assembled.
The picture says it all. Get "fantastically fantastic" socks delivered to your mailbox every month! So, think the Dollar Shave Club but with fun, different socks. They have both adult and children sizes, so signing up at least one person you know is the gift that keeps on giving. While not exhibiting at Unbranded, Foot Cardigan is too kooky to pass up.
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