101 Top Illinois Fashion Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Fashion companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Fashion industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Fashion Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Monica+Andy

Monica+Andy

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Monica+Andy is an operator of an online baby clothing shopping platform.

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Retail-as-a-Service platform for consumer brands

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Swap.com

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Swap.com leads the low-priced online pre-owned clothing consignment segment in the U.S. due to its unique deep neural network AI.

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TrunkClub

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Trunk Club is a men’s clothing service where a personal stylist handpicks high-end clothes and ships it for free.

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Grunt Style

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Grunt Style is an apparel & fashion company that provides military clothing and uniforms.

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MightyNest

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MightyNest handpicks content and products to help families build non-toxic, eco-friendly and stylish homes.

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Brideside

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Brideside is an online marketplace for personalized bridesmaid dresses.

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Bucketfeet

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Bucketfeet is a direct-to-consumer shoe brand that allows artists to create shoe designs and prints them on sneakers once ordered online.

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Luxury Garage Sale

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LGS is an operator of an online e-commerce fashion platform intended to sell stand-out items from the world’s beloved luxury brands.

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Everywhere Apparel

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Everywhere Apparel manufactures clothes created from recycled textiles intended to clean the earth while clothing the planet.

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Stock+Field

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Stock+Field is a retail company offering general merchandise and DIY products.

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Garmentier

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SaaS platform helping retailers deliver holistic customer experiences via scalable selling, cx & clienteling technology.

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Black Opal Beauty

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Black Opal Beauty offers a range of high-intensity shades and premium-quality formulas that complement and enhance the many faces of beauty.

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LOOKCAST

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LOOKCAST offers a web application that enables emerging designers to create a digital lookbook of their products and collections.

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Balodana

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E-commerce Marketplace Exclusively for Women’s Made-to-Measure and Bespoke Fashions

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Moxie Jean

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Moxie Jean helps busy parents to keep their kids in high quality, like new clothes from playtime to Sunday supper.

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BayRu

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BayRu is an e-commerce shopping and shipping specialist and is eBay.com’s exclusive drop shipping partner.

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OutfitAddicts

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OutfitAddicts is a men’s clothing subscription service that gives members up to $350 worth hand-picked clothing per month.

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Tastebud

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Tastebud creates mobile apps that drive sales at brick-and-mortar shopping centers.

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Voyant Beauty

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Voyant Beauty is a cosmetics company specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-performance personal care and beauty products.

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AKIRA

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AKIRA opened the doors of its first ever women’s clothing boutique.

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S&S Activewear

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S&S Activewear is an apparel and fashion company specializing in imprintable activewear and accessories.

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City Soles

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City Soles is a designer boutique that features a variety of European footwear for men and women.

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Public Rec

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Public Rec makes leisure apparel that fits.

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Deo Veritas, Inc.

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Deo Veritas is an online clothing brand that allows customers create custom dresses, shirts, and accessories.

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REV UP BRANDS

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REV UP BRANDS is a manufacturer and wholesaler of dance apparel, costumes and accessories from Chicago.

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The Tie Bar

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The Tie Bar is a Chicago-based, direct fashion brand that is disrupting the menswear space.

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Raas International clothing inc

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Curated designs, classy collections and contemporary craftsmanship define Raas the Global Desi

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Bitovi

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Bitovi simplifies JavaScript development and UX design. We teach people how to create amazing web apps, the right way.

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FAR Botanicals

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An Eco Luxury line of artisan-crafted moisturizing products designed to meet the needs of dry, damaged and / or textured hair.

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Paris Presents

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A global company that creates and distributes beauty products and personal care accessories that elevate the beauty experience for women

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Claire’s

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Claire’s is an online store that offers a collection of fashion jewelry and accessories for young women and teens.

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Heirlume

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Heirlumé is a branded fine jewelry e-commerce site with a focus on helping gift buyers find the perfect gift for their significant other.

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The Bradford Exchange

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The Bradford Exchange is an online store that sells a wide range of jewelry, apparel, home decor, gifts, sports collectibles & accessories.

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The Awesomer

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The Awesomer is home to cool gifts, gadgets, cars, movies, videos.

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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria one of the original fathers of Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza.

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Carl Friedrik

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Carl Friedrik Luxury leather goods for men: Direct, Online, Transparent.

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Secret Space

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Secret Space online boutique that guides customers seeking an international flair through the different style cultures of the world.

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Nexgen Packaging

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Nexgen Packaging, LLC is a leading global supplier of Brand Identification products to Retailers and Apparel & Textile Brands.

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Campo

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Campo creates high-quality apparel and accessories.

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RIPT Apparel

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Cheap Limited Edition TShirt 24 hours

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Closest Closet

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Closest Closet is a circular marketplace for used fashion where members use their items as currency.

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Claire’s Stores

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World’s largest fashion jewelry & accessories retailer

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Belleville Shoe Mfg Co

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Belleville Shoe Mfg. Co. is an Illinois based shoe manufacturing company supplying military footwear and desert combat boots.

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envisionit

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Envisionit is a digital marketing agency that provides data, analytics, tracking, optimization, and targeting solutions to its clients.

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DopeBoo

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DopeBoo is THE friendly online headshop for the modern consumer.

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LUKH

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LUKH is an online Indian fashion service offering modern styles for rent in the US.

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Glo Bags

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The Glo Bag LLC was started by Jennifer Koutouras and Kendra Cunningham, two avid gym goers who were tired of their traditional gym.

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eJuice Direct

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One-Stop Vape Shop Online

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Champro Sports

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Champro Sports is a sporting goods company that manufactures sports equipment and apparel.

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18|8 Men’s Salon

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18|8 Men’s Salon is a trusted place for men to have a professional grooming experience.

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Premier Beauty Supply

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Premier Beauty Supply is a consumer goods company that supplies salon beauty products.

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Winston Brand Inc

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Winston Brand Inc. is an online retailer and multi-channel merchandiser that offers a wide variety of goods.

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Jim’s Formal Wear

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Jim’s Formal Wear is a wholesale company offering men’s tuxedo rental and suits rental services.

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Culture Studio

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Culture Studio provides creative and unique screen-printed or embroidered garments for men and women.

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3E Love LLC

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3E Love, LLC. is a social entrepreneurial experiment to change the perception of disability.

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Promoversity

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Promoversity specialized in creating licensed promotional products.

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Avlon

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Avlon is a cosmetics company that provides hair color products and hair care system.

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Dresscode

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The company merges fashion and technology to excite and educate women and girls about computer science, coding and STEM.

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Halfstack Magazine

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Attainable Lifestyle Digital Publication

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Piece & Co.

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Piece & Co. is a marketplace that connects retail brands with artisans in the developing world. We create collaborations that provide

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Hourglass Angel

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Hourglass Angel is a webshop that delivers a different array of clothes such as shapewear, lingerie and waist trainer corsets for women.

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ELDERLUXE

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ELDERLUXE is an eShop dedicated to serving the needs of their customers and providing luxury products for an active aging lifestyle.

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Guy Counseling

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Guy Counseling is a health, wellness, and lifestylesite for men. Dedicated to helping readers become wiser men.

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Alfred Lane

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Alfred Lane is a manufacturing and distribution company that develops men’s colognes in compact and travel-friendly packages.

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DesignerShare

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DesignerShare is a platform for women and B2C users to rent their designer clothing and accessories.

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Fashion Fair Cosmetics

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Fashion Fair embodies timeless, sophisticated, fashion-forward beauty for all women of color.

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New American Jackets

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New American Jackets is an online store which sells leather clothing.

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Men’s Variety

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Men’s Variety is a health, wellness, and lifestylesite website for men. Dedicated to helping men everywhere. The playbook for men!

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American Paper Optics

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The world’s largest manufacturer of paper 3D eyewear.

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Concourse Team Express

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Concourse Team Express is a sporting goods company that provides sporting goods, athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel.

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Didi’s Wardrobe

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Didi’s Wardrobe is a platform that connects buyers and sellers of new and used Asian merchandise.

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ASH + AMES

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ASH + AMES is a social retail company offering bespoke handmade jewelry, sold by Ambassadors around the country.

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Unbranded Designs

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Unbranded Designs is an e-marketplace that funds, manufactures, and sells unique furniture from design-oriented communities.

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Tylmen

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A men’s formal apparel company dedicated to accelerating human achievement.

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Austen Heller

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Austen Heller is a manufacturer of loafer shoes.

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Filene’s Basement

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Filene’s Basement is an online clothing boutique that offers free delivery.

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ORIGAMI

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Origami shares graphic illustrations, animations, and art-related news to engage creativity.

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The Yetee

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The Yetee is a web store that offers an extensive collection of screen printed t-shirts with a focus on quality and affordable prices.

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Peaches Boutique

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prom dress, homecoming dress, Women’s Clothing Store

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discoverGREY

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GREY is a lifestyle brand and magazine that celebrates the leaders and entrepreneurs disrupting their industries.

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DGS Retail

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DGS Retail is a retail company specializing in interior design ideas, store signage, and store fixtures.

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TherapySites.com

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TherapySites specializes in web design and online solutions for mental health care practitioners.

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Susanne Seigel Designs Ltd.

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Susanne Seigel Designs Ltd. is a designer and creator of necklaces, earrings, rings, and more.

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Babies4Babies

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Babies4babies is an online portal that enables users to shop for baby swaddles.

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Stolen Goat

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Stolen Goat is an online shopping portal that offers a wide collection of cycling clothing, apparel and accessories.

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Wunderlabel

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Custom clothing labels come with a charm of elegance when placed on a garment.

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behindthechair.com

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behindthechair.com offers salon-related articles, collections, step-by-steps, and business support services.

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Luxury Mens Wear

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Best Online Clothing Stores For Men, Mens Clothes Online Sale, Discount Mens Clothes Online, Mens High End Fashion

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See Song Designs

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See Song Designs is an online e-commerce platform that offers feminine handmade jewelry.

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Erehwon Mountain Outfitter

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Erehwon Mountain Outfitter, a Midwest specialty retailer of outdoor gear and apparel.

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The Locker Shop

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The Locker Shop provides graphic design services for the custom apparel industry.

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Sharprint

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Sharprint is an apparel & fashion company offering screen printing and embroidery services in Chicago.

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Kyvex Corp.

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Kyvex Corp. is a premium fitness & lifestyle apparel company.

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Tuvie

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Tuvie is a weblog dedicated to uncovering and sharing the best in concept and design from industrial, automotive .

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Crab Apple Kids

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Crab Apple Kids is an online children’s clothing boutique offering designer brand clothing for babies, toddlers and kids.

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NAFECO

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NAFECO is a retail company providing fire, law enforcement, safety apparel, and equipment.

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Global Hemp

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Global Hemp develops innovative technologies for harvesting and refining hemp fiber for use in multiple value-added products.

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Michigan Avenue Magazine

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Michigan Avenue Magazine is a publishing company offering events, fashion, health, beauty, and dining features.

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