ShannaBritta

Shanna Britta Women's Luxury Sustainable Fashion

St Louis, Missouri

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Announcement    Everything I make is made-to-order please allow time to create your one of a kind piece.

Shanna Britta is a contemporary women’s wear line featuring high end fabrics, fit and construction. As a client you can choose from the ready-to-wear line or have a custom design made.

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Last updated on Jul 17, 2019

Everything I make is made-to-order please allow time to create your one of a kind piece.

Shanna Britta is a contemporary women’s wear line featuring high end fabrics, fit and construction. As a client you can choose from the ready-to-wear line or have a custom design made.

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About ShannaBritta

Sales 559
On Etsy since 2013

How did Shanna Britta get here?

Having women feel beautiful about themselves is my mission as a fashion designer. Women are beautiful no matter what age or size you are and I'm here to bring out your personality and beauty through my designs.

I'm inspired by everything around me - spring blossoms blowing in the wind, the heat on your skin from the summer sun and the bright bold splashes of colors from the first frost. I focus on the changing seasons and my feelings when I feel newness in the air and I ask myself - what would feel good to wear right now? It's important that you feel comfortable in life and I strive to make sure that my designs feel great on your body. Not only is it important to feel comfortable, I also believe it's important to be unique for yourself and show everyone who you are.
My unique designs come from anything I see or feel in life - it could be the weavings of an old thatched roof, the rich red color of the soil from the Red River or the intricate artwork of Tibet Monks. Whatever my inspiration is for that season I let it carry me through until my clothing design is complete. I take great passion in my work and I love to work with my hands. One of my best attributes is how I can create intricate detailing with my hands.

My interest in fashion started as a little girl - constantly sketching and trying to make clothes (which didn't always turned out well). Through trial and error I knew that I was passionate about design and I loved creating something wonderful from a scrap piece of fabric. My education and training started about 20 years ago. I received a BS at Purdue University in Apparel Design and Technology and then I received acceptance at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and received a BA in Fashion Design. While in New York I worked for Tommy Hilfiger and helped launch the H Collection at Fashion Week in Bryant Park. During my education I traveled to Paris and visited the couture houses of Lanvin and Christian Lacroix and saw the skills that it took to create the most beautiful couture garments. From that experience I wanted to continue to learn how to create custom handmade gowns. I then worked for Michael Faircloth who designed and made Laura Bush's inaugural gown and many other custom gowns for prestigious women around the world.
I then moved to Houston, TX and worked for Linda Segal who was a contemporary women's designer and I was her design assistant and production coordinator. Missing the Mid-West my husband and I moved to St. Louis, MO. I then worked for Lori Coulter (Creator of SummerSalt) who makes custom made-to-order swimwear and I was head of the Product Development and Production. Through all my experiences I decided it was time to fulfill my true passion - having my own women's wear label Shanna Britta. Shanna Britta is actually my name Shanna Britta Mellnick and I've known that I wanted to call my company this since I was a little girl.

I hope you enjoy my collections!

Shop members

  • Shanna Mellnick

    Owner, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on August 22, 2015
Welcome to my shop!

Everything in my shop has been handmade by me from start to finish. All of my garments are created with my own patterns. What does that mean? I do not use sewing patterns - one of my trade skills is making my own patterns. I do this to get the right fit and to achieve great design details. I also cut everything by hand so I can get top quality garments - matching stripe lines, cutting on the bias, creating scallop edges...the possibilities are endless. To finish a garment I then apply old and new trade skills of construction. The new trade skills I use are professional grade machines and applications along with new technology advanced fabrics. I then apply old tailoring techniques that finishes that piece so nicely - hand stitching, foundations, pleating, tucking, bias draping and much more.

Each item is made-to-order and my lead time varies depending upon the complexity of the garment. Also, you may notice fashion sketches of garments in my shop instead of actual garment photos. These are design concepts that have not been created yet and you will be the first to own it!

I love every piece I make - it is my top priority to create beautiful, comfortable and high quality clothing.

Please contact me if you have any questions or requests.

Enjoy!

Shanna Britta Mellnick

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I hope you love what you order and it's very important to me to keep you as a happy client. However, if you are not satisfied for any reason please contact me ASAP and I will try my best to accommodate you.

Everything I make is made-to-order and you may receive a full refund before I have created your piece. Therefore, a full refund may be issued within 24 hrs of purchase. After 24 hrs a full refund cannot be made for new or altered items.

What if it doesn't fit or the style just isn't you? If for any reason you are not pleased, please contact me within three days of receiving your purchase. I'll alter the garment for you or exchange the item out for something different. However, shipping and insurance costs are non-refundable.

Custom-made items and items altered by special request are non-refundable.
Payment
I accept Paypal & Direct Checkout for payments.

A Missouri sales tax will be applied if you are a resident of Missouri.

Everything I make is made-to-order and you may receive a full refund before I have created your piece. Therefore, a full refund may be issued within 24 hrs of purchase. After 24 hrs a full refund cannot be made for new or altered items.
Shipping
Shipping and lead times vary depending on the complexity of the item. The more complex the item is the more hours of labor it requires. Please see the lead time under the "Shipping and Policies" tab on the selected item. Do you need it sooner? Please contact me and I'll see what I can do for you.