Good fashion has certainly been democratized with the influx of social media, but there’s another element of great personal style that can’t be learned. Case in point? The four women I’m showcasing here: these power players quite literally have their fingers on the pulse of what’s next in the fashion world– they are the owners of some of the world’s coolest boutiques. From buying to merchandising and marketing, growing a small retail business singlehandedly is no easy feat, but these indie shops have gained cult status among editors and tastemakers alike. Quite likely, they’re your favorite fashion girl’s favorite fashion girl, propelling some of the trends and designer names we’ve come to know and discuss often at Who What Wear.
Tapping into their insights, I asked T.A.’s Telsha Anderson, Mr. Larkin’s Casey Blond, LCD’s Geraldine Chung, and 8vo Ático’s Isabella Soto about which spring trends and styles stand out from the pack. It’s no surprise that this list is so good, so take a few screenshots and get your springtime wardrobe in order.