These local spots and collaborations are great places to start for consumers looking to get into intentional fashion
All Decked Out
What do you find at the intersection of the creative types of fashion, art and the globetrotter? Truly coveted topics and the Deck Concept Store in West Palm Beach.
Roberta Rosa and Ana Gomes founded the unique boutique last fall. Originally from Brazil, the two would meet when Rosa helped bring beachwear brand PH Praia de Gomes to the United States. Together they see fashion from a global perspective and intend to introduce Deck to new and emerging designers around the world, while also creating a meeting space for those with similar interests through elements such as ‘a photo studio and a coworking space. “I founded Deck to share my passion with other people,” says Rosa. He chose to launch Deck in West Palm Beach “not only because it might be a good location for a business, but also because it was the place I fell in love with and wanted to live.
Deck made me love me more and make some great new friends., Meet great designers and collaborate with other unique and entrepreneurs.
The latest venture from AEO Inc., parent company of American Eagle and Aerie, Unsubscribe is a consciously designed slowfashion brand with a new headquarters on Worth Avenue. Inspired by the colors of the sand and the sunsets, the store is full of vintage furniture from sustainable sources and materials with natural textures. Working towards total sustainability, the Unsubscribe team only designs a few seasons a year and works with brands that directly support their creators and artisans. “Unsubscribing is slowing down and celebrating the beauty of modern simplicity,” says Jennifer Foyle, AEO Creative Director. “Palm Beach has a relaxed yet luxurious vibe combined with a beach vibe, making it the perfect location for private label products and Unsubscribe partner brands.
Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has a new way for ocean lovers to wear their hearts on their sleeves. The research organization has partnered with West Palm Beach-based clothing company Mang to create a special collection featuring designs that honor the ocean and human health, aquaculture innovation and food safety, technological innovation and national defense and conservation of the marine ecosystem. Ten percent of T-shirt and sticker sales will benefit the organization. Making a difference is nothing new for Mang, whose team plants a mangrove swamp along a living coast for every item sold and has planted more than 350,000 to date. The Mang x FAU Harbor Branch Collection is available for purchase until the end of this month.