Hollywood celebrities and tastemakers have adored Band of Outsiders and its retro-vintage, all-American clothing since 2004, when founder Scott Sternberg debuted his label as a menswear-only collection. In 2007 Sternberg expanded Band of Outsiders with Boy. by Band of Outsiders — a ready-to-wear womenswear line that melds preppy cool with a rebellious aesthetic. Basic blazers and vests, striped dresses, and corduroy skirts become exceptional thanks to expert tailoring and details such as pintuck pleats, Henley plackets, and chunky zippers. Boy. by Band of Outsider fans include Miranda Kerr, Sarah Silverman, and First Lady Michelle Obama (seen looking stunning in a perfectly fitting blue toile de jouy dress).
Using vintage fabrics and hand-sewn seams, former Creative Artists agent turned designer Scott Sternberg launched his menswear label, Band of Outsiders, in January 2004. The emerging line quickly rose to cultural prominence with its sharply cut shirts, shrunken proportions and skinny ties, earning a reputation for being young, American and expertly crafted. The company's award-winning, progressive designs have been on the forefront of American tailored trends ever since, enjoying a cult following that includes music producer Mark Ronson and actors Peter Krause and Jason Schwartzman. The label’s collection for women, called Boy, employs a preppy but rebellious aesthetic, and its tailored vests and corduroy schoolgirl skirts have been seen on the likes of Marisa Tomei, Kirsten Dunst, Sarah Silverman and Michelle Williams.
CAA agent turned designer Scott Sternberg launched his label Band of Outsiders in January 2004. Using vintage fabrics and hand-sewn seams, Sternberg quickly made a name for himself with his sharply cut shirts and skinny ties. Top stores and luxury boutiques quickly took notice of this emerging line and Band of Outsiders and Boy by Band of Outsiders (his old-school preppy women’s line) was picked up by Ron Herman in L.A. in addition to Jeffery, and Barneys New York. With a collection that can be described as “American” and “young,” Sternberg was honored with the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Emerging Talent in Menswear award, the Swarovski Award for Menswear and a nomination for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund to boot. The company has been on the forefront of the return of American tailored trends and these progressive designs enjoy a cult following with names like Zoe Deschanel and Chloe Sevigny. With nationwide distribution with high-end boutiques and specialty stores, Boy by Band of Outsiders is an exciting addition to Gilt Groupe.
No matter your style, there is no passing by this treasure trove of designer ready-to-wear. For the purely demure set, rich suiting and extraordinary blouses can be found from both Valentino and Gianfranco Ferré. Fans of arty textures and sharp geometry will revel in the selections from Vivienne Tam, Yohji Yamamoto, Hanni Y and Issey Miyake. Smart, ever-so-preppy separates come from the likes of Brooks Brothers, Boy by Band of Outsiders and Malo. And, that's just the tip of the iceberg (yes, we have that brand, too!).