5 Fashionable, MN-Made Finds for Fall

These local makers remind us that there are many ways to adorn ourselves with style
Susan Bradley Designs
Susan Bradley Designs

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1. Susan Bradley Designs

With her architectural folds and draping, Susan Bradley’s clothing draws inspiration from the sites she has seen while traveling and from her love of tactile fashion and fabric. During her travels, she has acquired a collection of vintage pieces that she redesigns into statement jackets, shawls, and coats. Long neoprene coat, pricing available upon request;
susanbradleydesigns.com

Strey Designs
Strey Designs

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2. Strey Designs

From her Northrup King studio, Sarah Butala designs and sews handbags and wallets that are functional and fashionable. A trained artist, she brings painting into her leatherwork and has, since 2012, created each bag with fair wages and while working to minimize her carbon footprint. Six-way ROVE in black, $94; streydesigns.com

Eyebobs
Eyebobs

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3. Eyebobs

Since 2001, Eyebobs has designed frames for those who color outside the lines. Lake & Harriet by Eyebobs is named for the Minneapolis intersection that started it all for this storied eyewear company, and product designer Christen DeHate says art is the inspiration for this latest line. The collection of uninhibited, artful readers, eyeglasses, and sunglasses is available now in a limited-edition release. Optical Allusion eyeglasses from the Lake & Harriet Collection, $195 each; eyebobs.com

Idolette
Idolette

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4. Idolette

Ashleigh Moss launched the House of Idolette to honor the goddess in all women and to help them feel beautiful and empowered. She learned the business side of the fragrance world while working for a luxe fragrance house. By balancing the familiar with the exotic, she blends her work first for her own nose, because she’d never want anyone to wear something she would not. No. 17 Eau de Parfum with notes of tuberose, amber, and oakmoss, $125; idolette.com 

Jovy Rockey Jewelry
Jovy Rockey Jewelry

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5. Jovy Rockey Jewelry

Winona-based jeweler Jovy Rockey describes herself as a maker of modern adornments. A lifelong learner, she continues to evolve her style and today uses ethically sourced materials, mixed metals, and semi-precious stones for her intricate metal work. The shapes are a mixture of natural, organic curves and elements of the earth. Dalmatian Jasper with mixed metal necklace, $175; jovyrockeyjewelry.com

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Jerrod Sumner is Minnesota Monthly’s aesthetic editor. His work covers all things local in the maker community. He is sought after for his understanding and promotion of the modern, American-made maker movement, and is a contributor on FOX 9 Good Day, sharing stories and goods. Follow him on Instagram @mrjerrodscott.