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insta files friday: rad indie t-shirt designers

getting graphic.

No matter how many amazing vintage dresses and fancy blouses we may collect through the years, we always turn back to our ever-growing t-shirt collection. There's nothing quite like a good graphic tee paired with a trusty leather jacket and pair of jeans—it's a timeless and ultra-cool look. To make sure that our t-shirts stand out from the crowd (and show off our personality), we turn to independent designers for rad pieces that we want to wear again and again.

To make sure we're always in the know about our favorite designers releasing new tees, we trust Instagram for instant updates, virtual window-shopping, and styling ideas. Flip through the gallery to see ten of our favorite tee companies—and then follow them yourself.

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From classic "I Woke Up Like This" tees to cat pun sweatshirts, Burger and Friends completely nails the art of the snarky graphic. 


Slightly witchy and always feline-friendly, Cat Coven's illustrated goods add just the right amount of spookiness to your wardrobe.


Whether you're looking for a Bill Murray-covered tea or a Snoop Dogg sweatshirt, Clashist is here for all your pop culture pattern needs.


With handwritten phrases like "Male Tears," it's basically impossible not to love Eythink's hilarious goods.


Sometimes you've just got to be blunt. With tees that say things like "Be Kind to Animals or I'll Kill You" and "Hire Me Fire Me Whatever," Flunk Life has the chillest attitude in the biz.


For major coziness, Kin Ship Goods prints their quirky illustrations on warm sweatshirts as well as super soft tees.

With the raddest selection of faux designer wear and funny tees, Petals and Peacocks has something for every cool girl.


Phrase like "No Selfie Control" and "This is My Brunch Sweatshirt" make Jawbreaking's designs go-to wardrobe staples.


Every sad girl's uniform of choice, Stay Home Club makes t-shirts that appeal to the recluse in you, with phrases like "Be Wine" and "Sad Songs."


Worn by the likes of Lena Dunham, Toy Syndrome's crazy cool 3D tees are definite statement-making pieces.