Open Call: Zappos is Looking For Emerging Designers

In an effort to support young talent and find “the next big thing,” Zappos.com has launched the Emerging Designer program. This rolling submission seeks designers in apparel, footwear, jewelry and accessories in various price points (e.g. contemporary, designer). One designer will be featured on the site each each month, and even better for recently launched designers, they are looking for brands that are in the beginning phase of launching their label.

Designs should be unique, well-constructed, have at least six pieces in the collection. Retail price points should be over $30 and be able to be produced in multiples. Items don’t have to be exclusive, but would be an attractive appeal. Once selected, Zappos will purchase items from the collection and feature designers on the site. They’ve already featured both US-based and international designers, and have received an outstanding response.

Zappos Emerging Designer Program

Think you’ve got what it takes? Find out more about the Emerging Designer Program.

Are you an emerging designer or have a resource to share? Please feel free to contact me at hello@themergingdesigner.com

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