Trend: Make It Your Own! DIY Kits and Online Customization Interfaces

As of late, I’ve been noticing more and more fashionable items that are customizable to the wearer’s liking.  Though there’s always been Etsy for a one-on-one conversation with an individual seller (“Hey, can you make me one in this color and with a pocket?”), there are now more companies than ever offering options for their customers (beyond just sizing).  And some of those items are also on the luxury-end of the scale: clothing or accessories you can customize to the tune of a couple hundred dollars or more.  (That Fendi DIY NeedlePoint Baguette ($995) or Fendi Paint-Your-Own Baguette ($585) from last year spring to mind…;-)

Here’s a couple more I’ve noticed lately:

Sneaker Customization Kit

Paint your sneakers any way you want and add a dose of artistic boldness to your feet.  Includes sneaker wipes (to clean them of dirt or oils prior to painting), 5 paints specifically formulated for sneaker leather and to withstand flexing, a paintbrush and an extra pot for mixing colors.  (Sneakers not included;-)  And of course you’re not limited to jazzing up those high-top basketball sneaks either…or even limited to sneakers!  (Say you have a white leather bag you’d like to add some custom art to?  No problem!)


Prada Choose-Your Initials Sunglasses

You can choose your own 2 initials – or even your favorite symbols (like hearts or skulls) – to add a little bit of personalization to the arms of your Prada sunglasses.


Customizable Cuffs

From Owen & Savary, cuffs in their Bespoke line allow you to choose your favorite leathers and colors for a unisex piece all your own.

From $285 -,


Design Your Own Jewelry

Though I’ve written about it before, is a site where you can customize your jewelry into literally hundreds of combinations, choosing gold or silver, gemstone briolettes, chains, etc. – to make your own, one-of-a-kind DIY necklace, earrings, or rings.  Become a jewelry designer with just simple drag-and-drop!

From $2.88- ,

Make Your Own Havaianas

Havaianas, the name synonymous with summer and flip-flops, has just launched a new feature where you can choose the sole color, strap color, and crystals and pins on the straps – plus see the combinations that celebrities have made and get inspired!

From $25 – ,

Seen any other customizable stuff online?  Please share with everyone in the comments!


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