15 Fashion Brands Like Cult Gaia With A Playful Style

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If you love the playful and quirky style of Cult Gaia, then this is the perfect article for you as we have brought together 15 of the top brands like Cult Gaia!

Cult Gaia, founded by Jasmin Larian, has become quickly become a must-have fashion label, beginning with a range of unique handbags with striking silhouettes before adding ready-to-wear designs to the brand.

Now the world of Gaia is a full-fledged lifestyle brand, including signature cut-out dresses, brightly colored tops, and statement knitwear that will be beautiful heirloom pieces in your wardrobe, all available for pretty affordable prices.

If you are looking for more stunning clothes and accessories to add to your wardrobe, then you are in the right place as we have 15 incredible brands like Cult Gaia! Whether you are looking for glamorous handbags, beautiful dresses, or eye-catching tops, you are bound to find lots of pieces and brands you love in this list!


15 Brands like Cult Gaia

1. Olga Berg

Gold and multicolour Olga Berg Carlita Carnivale Clutch

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Just like Cult Gaia, Olga Berg has an outstanding range of bags and clutches, with fun, playful designs that will really make a statement.

Olga Gartenberg launched her namesake brand in 1987 and has been creating attention-grabbing designer bags and headpieces ever since.

Olga Berg bags have been worn by Meghan Markle and Georgia May Jagger amongst many others, so why not pick up one for yourself?! We especially love this incredible Carlita Carnivale Clutch!


2. NBD


Navy NBD Shelby Gown

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If you are heading to a glam birthday party soon, you really need to check out the dresses from NBD!

The dresses from NBD are always fun and flirty, with a variety of different mini and midi dresses to your personal style.

Pieces from NBD are at a little more affordable price point than Cult Gaia but both brands offer a wide range of dresses with a striking styles. We love the classic style of this Shelby Gown, which is super flattering and ideal for any special occasion.


3. Lamarque


Pink Lamarque Zaina Top

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Lamarque is a Canadian-based brand, designed by creative director Ifigenia Papadimitriou, who creates elegant outerwear, contemporary apparel, and luxe leather pieces.

Cult Gaia and Lamarque attract like-minded people who love to push boundaries with their outfits.

Lamarque pieces have bold silhouettes and high-quality materials to ensure each piece is an heirloom in your collection. This Zaina Top perfectly shows the quirky yet classic look of Lamarque pieces.


4. Simkhai


White Simkhai Alex Pleated Cut Out Dress

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Jonathon Simkhai founded his eponymous brand in New York in 2010, and in 2015 won the prestigious CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund.

Just like Cult Gaia, Simkhai focuses on creating modern and feminine ready-to-wear collections, bags, and footwear.

Most Simkhai pieces are made in a neutral color palette, making them effortlessly stylish and timeless – just like this Alex Pleated Cut Out Dress, which is ideal for your summer wardrobe.


5. 8 Other Reasons


White 8 Other Reasons Pearl Shoulder Bag

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8 Other Reasons is an Australian accessories brand, that has a unique take on glamorous handbags, belts, jewelry, and tech accessories.

This incredible brand has a wide range of irresistible pieces that add a touch of sparkle to your everyday look, or the perfect statement accessory for a special occasion outfit.

This Pearl Shoulder Bag is one of our favorite pieces, crafted entirely from faux pearls that shimmer in the light – ideal for an evening out.


6. Serpui


Beige and tan Serpui Bela Shell Bag

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Brazilian brand, Serpui, began by creating a small range of exquisite handbags, inspired by her mother’s handbag collection, making use of unusual and quirky materials.

These gorgeous bags come in all shapes and sizes, with a plethora of statement pieces available, and with four collections released each year, it’s easy to find a bag you love for each season.

One of our favorites is the Bela Shell Bag, which shows Serpui’s use of intricately woven wicker and glossy gemstones in the designs.


7. Michael Costello


Black Michael Costello x REVOLVE Sadie Gown

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Michael Costello is a favorite brand of fashion girls on social media and has created pieces for Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and Cardi B, making a Michael Costello dress a must in your wardrobe.

Michael Costello became a household name after appearing on Project Runway in 2010, and his sexy open backs, leg slits, and super flattering silhouettes proved an instant hit.

This Sadie Gown is so gorgeous, with cut out around the waist and a thigh-high split!


8. Jacquemus


Pink Jacquemus Bari Cutout Single-Breasted Mini Blazer Dress

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French luxury brand, Jacquemus was founded by Simon Porte Jacquemus, after his friends began wearing his designs.

The distinctive and unusual silhouettes of the Jacquemus bags made the brand an instant hit, while the ready-to-wear collections are always a highlight of Paris Fashion Week.

This super chic Bari Cutout Single-Breasted Mini Blazer Dress is irresistible, with a playful and flirty twist on a classic blazer dress, plus it is available in different colors too!


9. Area


Black and silver Area Mussel Cup T-Shirt

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Founded in 2014 by Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Pansczczyk, Area is a New York-based brand, best known for incredible embellishments, sleek silhouettes, and expert craftsmanship.

Area has a beautiful ready-to-wear collection, including shoes and bags, each with a decadent aesthetic, as well as a couture collection for ultra-luxurious pieces.

This Mussel Cup T-Shirt perfectly shows the sophisticated and opulent design of Area clothing and accessories.


10. L’Afshar


Purple and gold L’Afshar Leon Mini Crushed Ice Top-Handle Bag

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Just like Cult Gaia, L’Afshar began with a collection of unique and distinctive bags in 2013 that proved instantly popular.

Soon the brand debuted at Paris Fashion Week in 2015 and then in 2020 their range of furniture and objets d’arts was launched.

Most L’Afshar bags are made from acrylic, just like this Leon Mini Crushed Ice Top-Handle Bag, which will be a one-of-a-kind piece in your wardrobe, but the brand does also offer structured leather bags too!


11. Isa Boulder


Brown Isa Boulder Other Reality open-back crochet-trimmed knit midi dress

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Isa Boulder is quickly growing as one of the top summer brands in the fashion world, with beautiful swimwear, tops, skirts, and dresses available.

The brand is designed in Bali by a small, female-led team, with each piece celebrating artisans and local craftsmen, giving all items an extra special personal touch.

We love this Other Reality open-back crochet-trimmed knit midi dress, that can be dressed up or down with flats or heels.


12. Jimmy Choo


Gold and silver Jimmy Choo Bon Bon Satin with Hotfix Crystal Degrade

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Jimmy Choo founded his eponymous footwear brand in 1996 after studying at London College of Fashion in the 1980s. Jimmy Choo shoes were first spotted at London Fashion Week, prompting an eight-page spread in British Vogue.

Accessories, including handbags, were soon added to the collection, with the same chic silhouettes and super glam embellishments as the stunning shoes.

This Bon Bon Satin with Hotfix Crystal Degrade perfectly shows the irresistible bags that are on offer from Jimmy Choo.


13. Staud


Red Staud Gianna dress

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Staud was founded by Sarah Stuadinger who previously worked for Reformation before launching her own brand in 2015 alongside George Augusto.

The Los Angeles-based brand creates clothing, shoes, and bags that empower women, with high-quality materials and exquisite craftsmanship.

Staud is known for bold, block colors and minimalist silhouettes that will never go out of style, as displayed in this Gianna dress.


14. Retrofete


Gold Retrofete Doss Dress

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Retrofete is a pretty new brand, only established in 2018, and has become an instant hit with striking, eye-catching dresses, just like Cult Gaia.

The brand has expanded to include a whole range of women’s clothing and accessories, but the brand is still best known for sparkling dresses.

No matter the occasion, Retrofete will have the perfect dress, with loads of different materials, colors, embellishments, and lengths on offer to suit any style – for example, this must-have Doss Dress!


15. Benedetta Bruzziches


Silver Benedetta Bruzziches Venus La Grande Crystal Mesh Clutch Bag

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If you love the playful and fun handbags that are the cornerstone of Cult Gaia, then you are guaranteed to love the bags and clutches from Benedetta Bruzziches!

The brand was established in 2009 by Benedetta Bruzziches, alongside her brother Agostino, and has caught the attention of fashion editors and influences with their glittering, jewel-like designs.

The Venus La Grande Crystal Mesh Clutch Bag shows the ‘object d’heart’ style bags available from this incredible brand.

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