Since launching in February of 2013, Sugar and Spikes has made a lot of noise in the fashion world. Owner and founder, Stephanie Alonso, is quickly becoming someone to keep an eye on in the fashion industry. She was born and raised in Miami, FL but is currently living in Brooklyn, NY with only 22 years of age and studying towards her degree in fashion merchandising. When Stephanie created Sugar and Spikes she wanted to make sure she was creating something different. Sugar and Spikes offers the consumer custom work, unique vintage, stylish thrift items that are reworked and up-cycled, eliminating mass production anyway that they can. Sugar and Spikes has recently released the SUGAR brand, which consist of beanies, shirts, and tank tops, for now. All their items are available for purchase online.
The company didn’t have much to work with when first starting up, but dedication has led Stephanie to break through into something much bigger than she imagined. Stephanie does all the advertising as well as photography, styling and online work but has recently started designing as well. Kristara Pedroso, Stephanie’s partner, is the main designer and also handles many aspects of the business. Together they have been able to strengthen the brand and create trendy items that have been getting quite a lot of attention. Recently the company showcased their clothing at a fashion show in Miami. Because of this they were mentioned on NBC, The Huffington Post, and received several other features.
Much of the inspiration for the brand is found through traveling and thrifting in other states and countries. Sugar and Spikes is always traveling around the world looking for unique vintage and thrifting finds. Prepare to stand out from the crowd when shopping with Sugar and Spikes. You should expect to find custom, one of a kind, hand-crafted fashion you have never seen before.
Things are moving fast for the company and big plans are underway. By 2014 Sugar and Spikes will have its own boutique in Brooklyn, NY and will be doing wholesale as well as showcasing their own customized designs and styles. You can expect to see much more of Sugar and Spikes at upcoming fashion shows and events showcasing their new collections and creations. Sugar and Spikes is giving street inspired fashion a new edge and its on its way to becoming a top contender in todays fashion business.
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