UsTrendyWe love popping into stores and boutiques but with this July heat, we’re sticking to online shopping and the greatest invention ever – the air conditioner. That being said, we stumbled onto UsTrendy.com, an e-tailer that sells indie and vintage wares from emerging designers, boutique owners, and vintage sellers. Shoppers can fall in love with one-of-a-kind dresses, knits and tops, outwear, accessories, and more – but that’s not even the best part. Keep reading to see which other features we love!

We seriously have a place in our hearts for underground and emerging designers, so we really love the designer profiles in the “Behind the Seams” blog. It’s great for the designers to get their name in the market and great for shoppers to put a face to the name. Designers such as Patrick Clemens, Rachael Eagens, and Filipa Pinto have all been featured and they each sell their designs on the site. Our favorite feature on the site is the added value for designers.

Designers that have no money can easily list their items for sale, similar to Amazon and eBay – but better. Designers can also upload their portfolios and enter competitions to win funding. One of the recent competitions (and one of the best awards we’ve heard of) was a chance to showcase his or her designs during London Fashion Week including an all-expenses paid trip. How’s that for an award?

But don’t just listen to us, check out the site for yourself here and let us know what you think!