About two years ago, Jenna Fowler and Melanie Manego started Fashion Heist, a Chicago-based showroom offering designers and labels representation to retailers throughout the midwest. Now they've gotten into the design biz themselves with Jlee Silver, a line of women's separates that Fowler describes as "fun, functional, and attainable."
Local fashion designer Agga B. Raya, who was hired to design the line after Fowler and Manego met her through the Macy's Chicago Fashion Incubator, successfully translates her love for classic lines and contemporary details for a wider audience. Best of all, the prices are reasonable, running from about $100 to $225. The line is available at Jake.