The Best Brands to Personalize Your Style

November 16, 2017

The Best Brands to Personalize Your Style

There are many ways to have a style that’s truly unique. You can hunt for authentic vintage clothing, you can buy tailored clothes or shop at independent local boutiques.

Another fun and original way to personalize your wardrobe is to customize your clothes and accessories. Some brands allow you to add a personal touch to their finished products when you shop online or in store, or to create your own product basically from scratch!

Here are our favorite brands to create a unique style:

Design Italian Shoes

This handmade Italian footwear brand allows for digital personalization with 3D tools through their website, letting you fully customize your shoes.

You can pick a model on the Design Italian Shoes website to start, then you can choose materials and colors of each component, from sole to lining. There are dozens of colors and almost ten types of quality leathers.

Plus, we partnered with them to offer you 20% off all orders when you use the code PERSONALSHOP20DIS.

Design Italian Shoes Custom
The Chelsea boots I created with Design Italian Shoes.


Levi’s, since its beginnings, has always been a pioneer in personalization. Think of denim cutoffs or trucker jackets covered in patches, back in the ‘60s as well as today.

To make it even easier for you to personalize your jeans, jackets and shirts, Levi’s has launched Tailor Shops in many Levi’s stores around the world. You can now not only ask a tailor to adapt your jeans to fit the way you like them, or to cut them just the way you want them; you can add embroideries, patches and pins to really personalize your denim and customize your look.

Levi's customized trucker jackets
Trucker jacket alterations at Levi’s Tailor Shops.

Bow & Drape

This NYC-based brand lets you add a personal touch to t-shirts, sweaters and more through puns, messages and emojis, to really express your personality with your clothes.

On the Bow & Drape website, you choose you base, and start customizing. Your brand new unique piece will be handmade and delivered to you. We also recommend you check out their Instagram. It’s great!

Bow & Drape custom sweaters
Customized sweaters from Bow & Drape.


This casual, effortlessly cool brand is well known for its jeans, basic shirts, and great purses and bags.

Madewell lets its US customers add their initials to leather and canvas bags, pouches, wallets and belts. You can also personalize your jeans, jackets, shirts or overalls by adding up to nine letters with two font options and 18 different colors. While you can choose everything online for this feature, you need to call them to finalize your personalization.

Madewell monogramming
Monogrammed Madewell jeans, shirts, jackets and overalls.


There are so many jewelry brands that let you add words and phrases to your pieces, but we love Maraismara not only because of their designs but also because of their ethical approach to jewelry making.

Maraismara is the first Italian jewelry brand that uses Fairtrade gold. They also use recycled silver and sustainable pearls and stones. You can personalize necklaces, rings and bracelets right on their website and get them delivered to your door. The pieces are still created and handmade by the founder Mara Bragaglia.


What item of clothing or accessory would you like to customize the most? Let us know in the comments below!

-Elisabetta Silvestro

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