Love fashion but want to keep it more of a local experience? From sports teams to Jacksonville inspired designs, look no further because we’ve compiled a list featuring some of the city’s best apparel and clothing designers.
Once in the corporate world and feeling uncomfortable in traditional work attire, Katherine Way was left feeling lost in a sea of unflattering and undesirable clothing but decided enough was enough and designed a line of dresses, bottoms, and tops that complement our lifestyles in this hot and humid state. With UPF 50+ wrinkle-free fabric that wicks away moisture while protecting you from the sun and a cut/style that flatters women of all sizes, Katherine Way has made it possible to dress fun and flirty for every occasion including dinners, dates, vacations, and more.
Love sports but don’t want your typical team shirt? From the Jaguars to the Jumbo Shrimp, 8103 Clothing has a style to match all the major sports teams of Jax. With plays on quarterbacks like Gardner Minishew as Rico from Napoleon Dynamite and Thirsty Thursday apparel for the Shrimp games, these originally striking and eye-pleasing designs will have everyone asking where you picked up such an awesome shirt that sports your team pride. Shop their new store front on Main Street in historic Springfield.
Founded by a Jacksonville mom of two little girls, Annie the Brave is a STEM-inspired clothing brand for girls. The idea for Annie the Brave began when Chelsea’s daughter asked for a dress with scientists on it. When she couldn’t find it she turned to a DIY option. With the right fabric she knew she could make one herself but even that couldn’t be found. That’s when the need became clear. Girls should have the same availability to STEM-inspired clothing as boys. It was time to change the way we think about girls clothing. Girls should know that science, space, and any other interest that is typically reserved for boys is for them too. Dedicated to providing whimsical and playful clothing for girls that encourages their interests in science, space, and beyond, Annie the Brave seeks to let girls know they can be anything.
Shopping for the perfect game apparel can be frustrating in an endless sea of men’s geared sports fashion but Babe Game Wear is for the local ladies of Jacksonville! With cute tanks, shirts, and hats that are for the female fans of the Gator, Jaguar, and Bulldog persuasion, you’ll be able to find a feminine piece that speaks to you including the very popular “Paw” print tank because “Sundays are for the Babes!”
Do you wander, hike, or love the outdoors but don’t want to wear Grandpa’s fishing shirt from the department store to show your outside pride? Since 2016, Upland Clothing Company has been helping Jacksonville represent adventure, the outdoors, and of course skateboarding in Florida. Because Upland is all about going outside and feeding your inner wild traveler, you’ll look great in an original and unique design that showcases the best of the Sunshine State and speaks to your outdoor soul.
Jam Clothing shares the unique lifestyle, culture, and history of Jacksonville by creating designs that not only express who you are but where you’re from too. With their original “My heart is in Duval” design featuring the “A” as an anatomical heart to the very popular “HE-KHAN” shirt depicting Shad Khan as He Man riding atop a jaguar, you and your significant other can rock Jax apparel all year!
Alexandria Preston is the mother of 2 girls, Leah and Rose, and is the founder of Jaxmarketplace, a free advertising Instagram blog that focuses and features all of North Florida’s artisan makers including many of your favorites from the Riverside Arts Market.