get schooled in global fashion with this online shop.

by liza darwin

Ask about famous international designers, and anyone who knows their fashion stuff can rattle off tons of names: Hussein Chalayan, Junya Watanabe, Custo Barcelona...the list goes on and on.

But WE ARE SELECTERS is determined to bring up-and-coming designers from places like Bangkok, Sao Paulo, Jakarta, and Buenos Aires into the global spotlight. Founded in 2010, this cool new site is part shopping mecca and part fashion blog that's a must-visit for anyone who wants to discover indie designer gems.

The founders stay true to their name by scouring under-the-radar design hubs in search of the most amazing clothing, shoes, and accessories for girls and guys (we've picked our favorites below). The site is also totally interactive, with an online magazine and a radio station featuring everyone from Beach House to LCD Sound System. Oh, and you can also score free clothes and model for the website by showing off your personal style.

Check it all out here, and you'll see how WE ARE SELECTERS is a lesson in international relations that everyone can use.