Where to Shop for Next-Level Customized Gear

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No. 1: If You Want to Play Handbag Designer

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Patent Leather Camera Bag, $245, monpurse.com.

If you want to order a handbag from Mon Purse, clear your schedule. The Australian accessories brand lets shoppers choose from several classic silhouettes (bucket bag, shopper, cross-body satchel), then customize every single detail—from the grain of the leather and color of the trim to the material of the lining. Do we even have to tell you there's an option to add a monogram?

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Bucket Bag, $380, monpurse.com; Cosmetic Case, $80, monpurse.com.

And, even if you're not ready to take the plunge, the Mon Purse website's 3D bag builder tool is really, really fun to use—personalize every inch of your dream bag, then spin it around to admire your handiwork from every angle.

No. 2: If You're on the Hunt for a Leather Jacket

Neons, starting at $1,350, themightycompany.com.

Sartorially speaking, a leather jacket is probably one of the most important investments you can make. If you're someone who wants yours to totally reflect your personality, head over to The Mighty Company. Founded by artist Jessie Willner, the L.A.-based brand has a permanent and custom collection. If you choose to go for the latter, there are four journeys to take: Neons (bright, hand painted lettering across the back of the jacket), Studs (you choose the placement of studs as well as whether you want them to spell something out), Words (you choose the font and message), and Portraits.

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Portraits, starting at $1,450, themightycompany.com.

The most exciting offering, in our opinion, is the Portraits option. Send in a photo of yourself (or whoever you want) and The Mighty Company will hand paint a rendition of it on the back of a leather jacket.

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No. 3: If You Love an IRL Experience

Dr. Jart+ Hydration Lover Rubber Mask, $12, sephora.com

If you happen to be in Seoul, Korea, head to the Dr. Jart+ flagship shop and use their computers to analyze your skin. After taking into account the state of your skin, your environment, and other stressors, it will give you a personalized prescription. You may not get a bespoke product, but you will get a shopping list of skin-care items and suggestions on how to improve the state of your skin through certain lifestyle changes. After that, you can continue to restock your Dr. Jart+ products at Sephora.

No. 4: If You're a Vintage Fanatic

Dyed Pink Rose Shirt, $72, peels.nyc

When you find the perfect vintage shirt embroidered with your name on it, you stumble across a vintage store miracle. For those who haven't been so fortunate (whether it be because you have a less-than-common name or just haven't found the right thrift store yet), New York-based brand Peels is going to make your dreams come true. Customize each button-up with up to 10 characters, and then wait a few days for it to be delivered right to your door.

No. 5: If You Want a Truly Custom Closet

Laurel Strap Dress, starts at $170, frilly.com.

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You know that feeling you get when you see a dress that would be perfect if it weren't for that one thing? If you can't handle it, you should probably start shopping at Frilly. The brand lets you customize the items on its site—from labels SALTT, One Fifty Third, and Herron—so they fit you and your style. You pick the fabric, length, hemline, trim, neckline shape, sleeve length (on tops and dresses), and waist closure (on pants) to create a completely altered garment.

No. 6: If You're Looking for the Perfect Flats

The Classic, $185 to $275, margauxny.com

Alexa Buckley and Sarah Pierson, the young entrepreneurs behind made-to-order footwear brand Margaux, want to live in a world where no woman has to perform what they call the "shoe shuffle." Let Pierson explain: "We had just experienced our first internships in the corporate world, where you wear your flip-flops to the office and change into heels before anyone can see you," she told us of the duo's senior year at Harvard. "We never could find that perfect pair of flats that could take us throughout the day, and that we felt confident and dressed up and comfortable in."

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The Heel, $245, margauxny.com.

They decided the solution was to make customized footwear more accessible (fact: 88 percent of women wear the wrong shoe size), and so, shortly after their graduation, Margaux was born. The company is known for its ballet flats, which are made at a factory in Spain and come in standard sizes ($185) or bespoke ($275). For custom orders, they'll send over a cute, complimentary fitting kit with a measuring tool and a step-by-step guide, and ship your shoes out in two weeks. Margaux will also save your measurements on their site, which is great news if you want to go back later and buy, say, their perfect block heels.

No. 7: If You're Obsessed With Skin Care

Skin Inc. My Daily Dose, $90, iloveskininc.com.

Japanese beauty brand Skin Inc.'s online quiz goes beyond the usual "dry, oily, combination" questions; it factors in stress, environment, sleep, diet, exercise, and sensitivity to come up with your "Daily Dose" diagnosis. In your personalized package, you'll get three separate active ingredients, which you'll mix together to create a concentrated serum that can be used twice a day.

No. 8: If You Want to Carry Yourself Around All Day

Custom Selfie Bag in Collaboration with Angelica Hicks, $1,500, gelarehmizrahi.com.

You're a work of art, so why not get an actual functional, transportable portrait made of you? Miami-based handbag designer Gelareh Mizrahi teamed up with illustrator Angelica Hicks (you may remember her Gucci collab earlier this year) to create the ultimate mini-me. Just send in a photo of yourself, Hicks will do her thing and create a cartoon version of you, and you'll get a python clutch out of it.


No. 9: If You Wish You Were Actually a Potions Master

Kiehl's Apothecary Preparations, $90, visit kiehls.com for locations.

Head into a participating Kiehl's location (check kiehls.com to find the one closest to you) and sit down with an expert who will discuss your top skin concerns with you using their massive skin-care bible. They'll custom-blend a concoction for you using active ingredients that address whatever your issues may be—texture, clarity, enlarged pores, wrinkles, or redness—and they'll even print out a personalized label with your name on it. (Talk about Snap-worthy skin care.)

No. 10: If Americana Basics Are Your Thing

Custom Knox Letterman Medium Vintage Wash, $275, railsclothing.com.

Get yourself a denim jacket Bruce Springsteen would be jealous of at Rails. The L.A.-based brand will create a denim jacket featuring a bespoke patch with up to 10 letters. They also embroider chambray shirts, varsity sweatshirts, and flannel pajama sets so you can always be in custom gear, even while you sleep.

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