These 8 Austin fashion startups will inspire your fall runway

Check out these Austin-based fashion startups to help you piece together your new wardrobe.

Written by Kelly O'Halloran
Published on Aug. 22, 2016
These 8 Austin fashion startups will inspire your fall runway

Finding trendy and traditional items to wear this fall gets easier with the assistance of area startups. From jewelry to jeans, boots to bro tanks, here's to strutting down the streets with some fresh flare!


tecovas fashion company austin

Austinite Paul Hedrick launched the first direct-to-consumer western footwear brand, cutting costs by more than half to sell hand-made, quality boots. Tecovas boots range from $195-$235, compared to $450-$650 for most mid-grade handmade western boots. Hedrick’s team does this by removing the middle man and instead selling strictly online and directly to you, avoiding markups and costs typically associated to brick and mortars. 


esperos fashion compoany austin

Buy a durable, fashionable bag and you help fund an education program in a developing country. Founded in July 2012 in Austin, Esperos sells durable and trendy backpacks, travel bags and tote bags with every sale helping to provide access to education for a child in need. They’ve partnered with Austin-based nonprofit The Nobelity Project and are supporting Kenyan education initiatives to build classrooms, libraries, science and computer labs, plus a clean water system for over 25 rural school communities. 


grandex fashion company austin

What’s in a name? This men’s fashion line from Austin’s online content and e-commerce startup, Grandex, combines your standard 9-5 look with the weekend warrior. Rowdy Gentleman is the perfect place to find your business casual look, Labor Day float ensemble or your ACL weekend wardrobe.


helm boots fashion company austin
helm boots

Although the fall temperatures here in town reflect those of summer, that’s no excuse to cut boots out of your autumn lineup. Austin’s Helm, which brought its production of footwear back to the U.S. in 2012, designs boots through an artistic lens, melding together European styles with American influence while maintaining that “classic boot” feel. 


katie kime fashion company austin
katie kime

Austin-based lifestyle brand Katie Kime ties in Katie’s personal tastes for her home and her apparel, blending global Bohemian influences with southern charm. Her designs are light and cheery featuring bright colors and patterns complemented by a refined, chic sense of style. Founder, President and Creative Director Katie Kime first launched online in 2014 and opened their flagship store in 2015 at 500 N. Lamar. 


kendra scott fashion company austin
Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott is a fashion-lifestyle brand inspired by the travels of the Austinite designer herself. Best known for high-quality gemstones, the fashion company also boasts an extensive seasonal jewelry line and home decor collection.  


mynt box fashion company austin
mynt box

Mynt Box, launched in Feb. 2013 in Austin, offers necklaces, rings, earrings, bangles and bracelets through three different types of subscription boxes to provide an affordable and convenient option when it comes to shopping for jewelry. Subscribers can choose from a Boho-styled box, a luxury box or a combination of both. 


redemin fashion company austin

 Finding jeans can be such a love/hate relationship. Redenim launched in Austin in July this year to provide ladies with access to designer jeans on a lease basis. Get high quality jeans for a flat monthly rate, and if they don’t fit after a few months, no worries. Send ‘em back and take advantage of a different pair. Currently, the site offers collections from Rag and Bone, AG Adriano Goldschmied, Frame, True Religion, and BLK DNM. 

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