Every country has its own set of designers; that is, creative people who have a special gift of ‘seeing’ the world around them, interpreting and infusing it into the pieces they create. Each country is different, which is why the nationality of a designer can influence their designs. And when it comes to American designers, there are a few classic brands that have been around for decades, dressing patrons who are in the know both in their home country and far-flung places. From Michael Kors to Tory Burch, Calvin Klein to Ralph Lauren, keep reading to know more about five American designer brands beloved around the world and some of their must-buy vintage luxury pieces.
1. Michael Kors
The well-known American fashion designer and celebrity Michael Kors is known around the world for creating timelessly elegant clothing, shoes, accessories, and fragrances that all come with a relaxed air of glamor. The Michael Kors Collection offers luxury accessories and ready-to-wear pieces, while the Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels are more accessible diffusion lines. With this in mind, it’s safe to say there is a Michael Kors piece for every woman.
Some of the classic must-have pieces from this brand include the following:
- Greenwich small color block logo and saffiano leather crossbody bag
- Precious metal-plated sterling silver pavé bangle
- Hamilton Legacy large leather-belted satchel
- Oversized Lennox pavé gold-tone watch
Other highly coveted pieces from the brand include the faux fur-trimmed jumper, Whitney shoulder bag, vinyl track pants, Botts Fibbie boots and the plaid knit jumper.
2. Tory Burch
No matter what your age or nationality, there is a good chance that you have drooled over Tory Burch pieces. This designer brand has become the go-to woman for those who are looking for chic yet preppy designs. Tory Burch offerings are contemporary but classic while still maintaining the feminine touch. If you are looking for some elevated basics that feature traditional prints or quirky details, this designer brand is for you.
Some of the must-buy pieces from this brand are:
- Kira Chevron convertible shoulder bag
- Miller small classic shoulder bag
- Chelsea cap-toe ballerinas
- Chelsea 50mm pumps
- Belted trench coat
- Printed poplin wrap dress
- Floral mirror appliqué dress
All these pieces fit seamlessly in the classy woman’s wardrobe.
3. Calvin Klein
Undoubtedly one of the best-known and most famous American designer brands, you can see Calvin Klein pieces being worn around the globe. There is just something about the Americana vibe mixed with a minimalist aesthetic that seems to resonate with shoppers everywhere.
Part of that is because consumers know that when they purchase a Calvin Klein piece, they will own a high-quality item that will stand the test of time.
The brand has been releasing fashion pieces that deserve to be in your wardrobe year in and year out. These include:
- Houndstooth slim-fit trousers
- Belted single-breasted coat
- Slim-fit turtleneck jumper
- Re-lock tote bag
- Monogram camera bag
- Sculpted flap bag
Make sure you also have a pair of more of the brand’s iconic denim jeans that come in different styles, including skinny, tapered, straight leg, boot cut and flared.
Coach is a go-to American brand for luxury accessories. Based in and heavily inspired by New York City, each Coach bag evokes the spirit of the Big Apple in its style. This means that wherever you are, you can look like you were just
walking down the streets of Manhattan. But the brand pieces aren’t just about pretty shapes and styles; they are also made from high-quality materials and with expert craftsmanship – which keeps customers returning for more season after season.
Some of the must-have essentials from Coach include the following:
- Monogram print crossbody bag
- Pebbled leather camera bag
- Kip turnlock crossbody bag
- Billfold walletHooded trench coat
The central tote bag and Parker backpack are perfect accessories for the warm season, so include them in your pre-loved bags summer collection when shopping.
5. Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren is an all-American brand. Every essential piece that you consider part of Americana can be found in the brand offerings. Whether you are looking for a classic button-down shirt to wear for years to come, a knitted roll-neck jumper to keep you warm around a campfire or an evening gown for your next soiree, Ralph Lauren has you covered.
Adored by individuals of all shapes, sizes, ages, and nationalities, Ralph Lauren’s legacy is one of timeless styles made possible through the use of high-quality fabrics and simple designs.
The brand’s iconic must-have pieces include:
- Knitted polo shirt
- T-shirt dress
- Denim pants
- Denim jacket
Ralph Lauren’s mid-rise skinny, slim leg and loose fit jeans will be your go-to pair, thanks to their perfect blue shade and stretch cotton fabric. Or, keep things classic with the new white button-down shirt, the signature knit beanie, or the oversized fringed scarf in gray.
Finally, consider the brand’s brown flared jumpsuit, which has short sleeves, a fitted waist, a relaxed shape, and a V-neck for your evening outings.
What are your favorite American designers? Do you have any go-to brands you shop from every season? Or, whose pieces would you like to see hanging in your closet? Let us know your thoughts and shopping wish lists in the comments below.
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