Best Local Clothing Designer

Erin Cox — Southwestern Belle Alterations

Once the co-owner of the former much-beloved vintage store Preen, Erin Cox now runs her own business, Southwestern Belle Alterations and Design—and it’s a big hit, as your votes prove. Cox is highly creative and highly skilled, whether she’s making a custom wedding dress out of vintage sheets or altering a too-big band tee for a girl, so it’s not only wearable but stylish as a well-fitting crop top or even a dress. And you can be sure her services will please you: she actually makes appointments to meet with her customers one-on-one to make sure she gets what you want right, whatever it is—be it a leather-and-denim jacket with your name embroidered on the back … or a simple skirt hem.

Runners up:

2. Elizabeth Denneau—Candy Strike

3. Teagan Bentley—Teagan’s Creations