When it comes to supporting independent designers and little-known labels, Alekka is one of our top shopping destinations. Bonus: the travel-inspired online boutique also appeals to our inner nomad, with a menu option that allows us to search based on wish-we-were-there locations like Rome and Miami.
Launched in April, Alekka purveys a carefully curated array of baubles, bags, tech items like fashion headphones, and home goods. "We focus on brands that aren't over-saturated or too commercial," said the site's New York-based founder and CEO Alexandra Voyatzakis, who scours everything from art fairs to vintage shops for the right finds. "Fair-trade, eco, and organic [products] come with the territory."
Alexandra let us in on a few secrets -- including her plans to add items from Barcelona and expand the overall accessory mix -- so we'll be checking Alekka regularly to see what's next.