The Drop Week 99 shop independent brands and items including water bottles, necklaces and dresses

9 of the best independent British brands to support now

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Each week, Team Stylist brings you nine chic buys from independent brands across interiors, jewellery and fashion. Scroll down to find your favourites.

Here at Stylist, we want to make shopping independent brands easier. This is why, every week, we bring you the latest fashion-forward offerings from established and rising indie brands you’ll end up becoming fast fans of in the form of The Drop by Stylist  our marketplace where you can discover all the latest items, as well as make savings, exclusive to us, along the way.

This week, Team Stylist brings you a wide-ranging selection of items that are wonderfully summer-appropriate and, to everyone’s delight, are on sale for the summer. We have more than 90 items in our biggest summer sale ever at The Drop, but if whittling down pieces is a little overwhelming, we’ve supplied an edit of our favourite nine items to get started with. 

Whether it’s fashion, interiors or beauty, there’s truly something for everyone here…

  • Scentered ESCAPE Five Minute Foot Mat & Mindful Aromatherapy Balm

    Scentered Foot Mat
    The Drop: Scentered Foot Mat

    When it comes to self-care, downtime is key – though when you’re as busy as we are, it can be tricky to prioritise. Thankfully, Scentered’s five minute acupressure foot mat and Escape aromatherapy balm – available at an exclusive Stylist price – slots easily into your daily routine. Used in traditional Chinese medicine to release blocked energy, acupressure is a nifty self-care practice that cleverly supports wellbeing.

    Douse your wrists, neck and temples with the citrussy Escape aromatherapy blend and breathe in its transformative aroma while standing on the acupressure spikes and you’ll soon find tension melts away, your shoulders will drop and life doesn’t seem quite as stressful as it was five minutes ago…

    Shop Scentered ESCAPE Five Minute Foot Mat & Mindful Aromatherapy Balm at The Drop, £23.50

  • The Basket Room Vegan Colour Block Shopper

    The Basket Room Vegan Tote Bag
    The Drop: The Basket Room Vegan Tote Bag

    Colour-blocking + basket bags = the quintessential summer accessory (especially with an exclusive 35% saving available only on The Drop). Better yet, these shoppers are handmade by a female cooperative in Kenya using locally-sourced sisal.

    Available in three colour combinations that are the ideal accompaniment to your favourite summer co-ord, they’re roomy enough for all your essentials, whether you’re headed to a Greek island or on a stroll around the park. As failsafe totes go, it’s safe to say these are about to top the list…

    Shop The Basket Room Vegan Colour Block Shopper at The Drop, £45

  • Paisie Waist Tie Denim Dress

    Paisie Waist Tie Denim Dress
    The Drop: Paisie Waist Tie Denim Dress

    When a summer dress code calls for ‘smart casual’, look no further than Paisie’s chic waist-tie dress. Available in two shades of denim blue, the sleeveless, round-neck midi style works just as well for corporate workwear as it does for a swanky bottomless brunch with the girls.

    During the week, pair with your favourite office shoes and your smartest handbag, before swapping to flat strappy sandals, colourful beaded bracelets and a basket bag for the weekend. Thanks to its statement origami-inspired waist tie, you’re guaranteed to make a great first impression no matter where you’re off to.

    Shop Paisie Waist Tie Denim Dress at The Drop, £45

  • Loveness Lee Okan Recycled Silver Bracelet

    Loveness Lee Okan Bracelet
    The Drop: Loveness Lee Okan Bracelet

    Loveness Lee’s Okan bracelet understands this season’s arm candy assignment: clean, simple lines with strong detailing. Made in small batches, this dainty chain with a disc-shaped drop features remarkable fragments of lab-grown sapphire and ruby gemstones meant to represent the powerful organ that is the heart.

    Available with an exclusive 20% off only on The Drop, all that’s left to do is choose from three options: recycled sterling silver and sapphire gemstones or 18ct gold-plated sterling silver with ruby or sapphire gemstones. Looks like you’ve just solved the big birthday and job promotion gift dilemma…

    Shop Loveness Lee Okan Recycled Silver Bracelet at The Drop, £124

  • Lund London 300ml Insulated Water Bottle

    Lund London Water Bottle
    The Drop: Lund London Water Bottle

    We all know that reusable bottles help cut down on plastic – but you don’t always want to have a half-litre of liquid sloshing around in your bag (that’s even if you can fit a 500ml bottle in your beloved crossbody). Which is why we love Lund London’s stylish 300ml bottles that are ideal for shorter journeys and smaller bags.

    The chic, cylindrical-topped stainless steel mini bottle will keep thirst at bay, whether you’re clutching a flat white (which’ll stay hot for 12 hours) or keeping your lemon-infused water cold for an entire day – there’s also room for standard-sized ice cubes. The only hiccup will be which of the colour combinations to choose from…  

    Shop Lund London 300ml Insulated Water Bottle at The Drop, £25

  • NETT Exfoliator

    NETT Exfoliator
    NETT Exfoliator

    The Nett is a reusable exfoliation sheet that will make quick work of your bodycare routine. Adept at sloughing off dry skin, it’s fast drying, can be thrown in the washing machine to refresh, and will last for up to two years.

    Sourced directly from markets in Ghana, just add shower gel or soap for a frothy skin-tackling combination that gives addictively smooth results. The only problem is deciding which of the five colours to choose…

    Shop NETT Exfoliator at The Drop, £14.99

  • Muru Jewellery Personalised Sun Necklace in Silver or 18ct Gold Vermeil

    Muru Jewellery Sun Necklace
    Muru Jewellery Sun Necklace

    If you, like us, are obsessed with layering necklaces, you’ll know all too well that fans of this trend are never not interested in adding to their collection. Especially when a necklace is personalised. And when there’s an exclusive £5 saving on the regular price.

    Muru London’s sun-inspired Life & Vitality pendant – available in 18ct gold-plated vermeil or sterling silver – is the latest style on our mental wishlist. With a modern solar design, it’s a classic yet on-trend piece you’ll want to keep on rotation forever, especially when it’s engraved with your initial or that of a loved one.

    “This delicate necklace is perfect for layering on a night out or wearing alone for understated day-to-night style,” says Stylist’s executive fashion director Kitty McGee. “Wear it with everything from short-sleeved linen shirts for daytime to your favourite silk separates for evening.”

    Shop Muru Jewellery Personalised Sun Necklace in Silver or 18ct Gold Vermeil at The Drop, £23.20

  • Sbri Emily Coin Purse – Personalised Leopard Print Leather Coin Purse

    Emily Coin Purse
    The Drop: Emily Coin Purse

    Sbri’s bestselling ‘Emily’ coin purse (named after Sbri’s founder Emily, a true leopard print lover) is a taste of the wild in your pocket, here to add some extra fun to the everyday. The personalised leather coin purses are the perfect size for when you don’t need your full wallet: nights out, holidays, travelling light on an all-day walk. Handmade from sustainably sourced British leather in their studio in the New Forest, it’s a clever origami design that’s seamless with no need for stitching, held tight by a secure popper to keep your coins safe with room for up to five cards. Personalise your leather coin purse with your initials (complimentary) and include an optional hidden message printed on the inside flap for an extra £5: share a secret, say “happy birthday”, write a note to self. 

    Shop Sbri Emily Coin Purse – Personalised Leopard Print Leather Coin Purse at The Drop, £25.50

  • Florence London Little Letter Earrings

    Florence London Little Letter Earrings
    Florence London Little Letter Earrings

    These teeny-tiny 4mm letter earrings from Florence London are perfect for stacking – get your initials or the letters of someone you love. Available as a pair in silver, 18ct gold plated or 18ct rose gold plated just type in the letters you want. Florence London also guarantee that their earrings will never lose their colour, chip or tarnish and are hypoallergenic.

    Shop Florence London Little Letter Earrings at The Drop, £23.40 

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