Leather Tulip Dress by Bethany Yellowtail

Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: From Native designer and FIDM grad Bethany Yellowtail (who's a member of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribes), this sculptural, structured black leather mini dress with an exposed front zipper and lacy neckline shouts high fashion -- echoing shapes used by Tom Ford with a Gaultier-style goth edge.

Where: Yellowtail's dress is available at Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe's new, all-Native online fashion shop Beyond Buckskin Boutique, an extension of her fashion blog Beyond Buckskin. For more on the shop, see our interview with Metcalfe.

Cost: $400

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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