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14 Contemporary Apparel Lines You Need in Your Boutique

14 Contemporary Apparel Lines You Need in Your Boutique

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MM Couture by Miss Me

MM Couture by Miss Me launched in the Spring of 2008. The collection represents a contemporary line designed to accentuate flowing beauty and femininity. The line showcases fashion forward designs ranging from blouses, skirts, dresses and outerwear catering to the dressier side of the Miss Me woman. 

She is progressive, fashion forward and ready for any occasion.


Kersh is… Truly Canadian. Laid back, sexy, cool west coast natural beauty hangs with designer ambition.



Ease into the rythym of west coast style. Press breathes fresh sexiness into everyday style. Designer roots meets approachable charm.

Free People

Free People has evolved into a mature contemporary brand since its creation in the 1970s; allowing twenty-something women to appreciate the line of clothing that caters to their intelligence, creativity and individuality, while keeping with its great quality and affordability.

Their target market is the 26-year-old girl, smart, creative, confident and comfortable in all aspects of her being, free and adventurous, sweet to tough to tomboy to romantic. A girl who likes to keep busy and push life to its limits, with traveling and hanging out and everything in between. Who loves Donovan as much as she loves The Dears, and can’t resist petting any dog that passes her by on the street.

They draw, design, sew and buy for her. They offer her countless options within their own Free People collection, so that even if she takes her best pal shopping, they won’t come out looking at all alike. And if she wants her colors and patterns all mixed up, that’s even better, picking through their sweaters, knits and skirts. 

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At its heart, Tulle has always aimed to design vintage inspired modern clothing. The word itself – tulle – conjures up classic notions of femininity and creativity. Tulle fabric has been a basic building block of gowns, veils and, of course, ballet tutus - all beautifully simple silhouettes that are simultaneously designed with great attention to detail. The apparel line strives to capture the essence of the brand and reflect it in all that they create.

With a desire to start a young contemporary collection at an affordable price point, Tulle was launched in 1999. We began with a small collection that focused on outerwear and sweaters. Since then we have grown and now Tulle offers a full sportswear collection of tops, skirts and dresses. Our formula is simple: we soak up our love of vintage fashion, mix it up with vintage and modern silhouettes, and have fun playing with classic and contemporary prints to create a distinctive brand that is both feminine and sweet. Perfect for a day out on the town that can easily be carried into the evening. 

Tulle has become an editorial favorite of magazines such as Lucky, In Style, Marie Claire, Real Simple, Glamour and People Style Watch. Aside from being featured in popular magazines, Tulle is also a favorite of many celebrities. 



Embodying the lifestyle of Southern California, the LAmade collection is both unique and understated. With a forward perspective of its own, LAmade follows the fashion of today, making sure every piece translates into the trends of tomorrow. Perfect basics and novelty pieces are designed with attention to fit & detail, emphasizing impeccable quality and modern sophistication. When it comes to finding an effortless T-shirt or a go-to leather jacket, the LAmade aesthetic offers classic feminine items that can be worn with ease and will evolve with any wardrobe. Providing the simple luxury of a cozy cashmere sweater or the feeling of eternal summer when you put on that perfect maxi dress, LAmade is the ultimate contemporary fashion label.

The collection is influenced by music, travel, vintage clothing, real people, and everyday life. With ideas drawn from independent designers all over the world, LAmade fuses that spirit into the quintessential LA way of life. The line is ever changing with new sights, sounds, colors, prints and patterns; always breathing new life into the collection, these inspirations give LAmade a raw and real sense of strength and presence.

The company has quickly expanded and continues to grow with an online following that includes Piperlime.com, revolveclothing.com, among hundreds of other better boutiques and department stores such as Kitson, Hillary Rush, and Anthropologie. The LA Made brand includes women’s, maternity, kids and baby apparel. LAmade can be found retailing throughout America and Europe, as well as other international destinations around the world.

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Vintage inspired, playful and unique designs for the fashion free spirits.


Fashion Spy

Colorful, intoxicating and always refreshing; Fashion Spy collections are previewed five times a year at market. Their dresses are incredible and tops merchandise well with denim. They have the softest cottons, pretty chiffons, ultra-feminine silhouettes and you can always count on Fashion Spy to have the “it” item of the season. Artistic embroideries with just the right touch of modern day glam make their clothing fly out of stores. With unbeatable customer service, margin booster opening price points, and quality, Fashion Spy is a favorite for retailers in the US. 

Inspired by the runways and London Fashion, their sequins and beads are hand sewn and use no automated machines or processes so each piece is unique and different. A press favorite, Fashion Spy has been seen on Sex and The City, MTV House of Style, magazine covers and worn by celebrities. Their clothing celebrates femininity with a rich panorama of colors, embroideries and looks. Fashion Spy has been setting trends for over two decades. Their signature novelty items need no other accessory.

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Knitted Dove

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Boundary & Co

Based in Los Angeles, Boundary & Co. is a contemporary lifestyle brand blending the cutting edge with the classic. Boundary & Co. aims to show that the difference is in the details. Juxtaposing the soft and sublime with an urban edge, the collection is designed for the exceptional woman looking for exceptional clothing. 



Sanctuary Clothing captures the Los Angeles vibe of relaxed luxury along with the designer’s personal ‘qypsetter’ style. Sanctuary has become a wardrobe staple in the modern girls closet. The modern take on vintage styling, focuses on cloth, wash and detail. Destined to become one of your favorites. Unique lifestyle fashion that’s ready to wear at work, home or travel.



Desigual meaning Atypical. The company’s mantra is “FUN and PROFITS”.  They believe that fashion and life should be an adventure and above all…..FUN!!!  It is a full contemporary collection from Spain encompassing a lifestyle for women, men and kids.  Pricing is fantastic and the feeling is pure joy!



Karlie is a young contemporary line consisting of both sportswear and dresses. The company, started in 2003, was founded on Christian principles. 

Karlie has been blessed with phenomenal growth. They began shipping from a garage in Dallas, Texas and have now grown into a 5,000 sq. ft. warehouse. The line is now sold in over 400 boutiques and specialty stores and has become a major resource for these stores. Karlie was nominated for a Dallas Fashion Award it’s first year in business. 

Karlie is a family business, started by Charlie & Karen Brown. Charlie has been in the apparel business for over 40 years and is “still somewhat normal.”  The line is named for their daughter, Karlie. The Creative Director is their niece Lauren, and brother-in-law, Tom, is the Chief Financial Officer. 

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