Site Spotlight: Tinker Tailor

Site Spotlight: Tinker Tailor(Source: Tinker Tailor; Rodarte Chiffon Dress, from $11,730; Marchesa Ribbon Embroidered Faille Ball Dress, from $7,450; Rodarte Glitter Coat, from $4,140)Already celebrated among fashion devotees, luxury apparel is becoming more alluring through Tinker Tailor, a new e-commerce site that lets shoppers customize apparel from various high-end labels. 

Dreamed-up by Aslaug Magnusdottir, co-founder and former CEO of venerable trunk-sale site Moda Operandi, the online shop makes it possible to select garment fabrics, modify hemlines and add or subtract embellishments. In addition to tweaking designer threads, clients can choose from dozens of silhouettes to create Tinker Tailor-branded skirts (from $250), tops (from $250) and dresses (from $520), using the site's 3D-rendering technology. 

Site Spotlight: Tinker Tailor(Source: Tinker Tailor; Marchesa Grecian Silk Chiffon Gown, from $3,950; Marchesa Silk Flower Dress, from $3,950; Marchesa Crepe Satin Column Gown, from $5,950)Brimming with three- and four-figure investment pieces, Tinker Tailor currently boasts Rodarte coats in purple, teal or brown glittered lurex (from $4,140) and Marchesa embroidered faille frocks in tea or ball-gown length (from $7,450). Marchesa Bridal dresses exclusive to the site include customizable silk chiffon Grecian gowns (from $3,950) and a column design marked by intricate neckline beading (from $5,950). Collections from Preen, Alberta Ferretti and Vivienne Westwood are set to go live in the days to come, with a host of others scheduled to become available later this year.

Understandably, not all budgets are fit for personalizing tulle skirts and charmeuse blouses. That doesn't mean having to overlook all Tinker Tailor offerings, though: Paul Andrew suede pumps ($675) are pretty enough to save up for, and Yaz Bukey champagne bottle earrings ($80) are a find worth toasting.