I first met Meagan Rogers with My Other Half back in 2016. I found her on Instagram and quickly became obsessed with her original style and offerings. The more research I did, the more I realized I was just as hooked on the person and her standards as I was on the quality of her creations. And say whaaaa? She’s a local? The level of craftsmanship and professionalism suggested big city, big prices. I was thrilled to find out she was actually in the Fort and the prices were incredibly reasonable considering ALL that goes in to creating each piece. I messaged her and ordered my first custom Belle Starr flannel and a friendship was born out of a business deal.
Here’s a picture of the very first one, in front of our old mural. You guys remember that place? Awe! The old store.
Originally from the Natural State, Meagan moved to San Francisco to attend The Art Institute after graduating from the University of Arkansas. She eventually launched her own line, My Other Half, in 2011. After a few successful years in and around L.A., she moved back home in 2015. And I’m so glad she did.
So what’s My Other Half?
My Other Half is a clothing line made from unwanted items to help unwanted animals find love. She refurbishes flannels, Hawaiian shirts, and denim jackets and brings them back to life. All of her pieces are one of a kind. They have been carefully chosen, mended, and designed. She then donates 10% of every piece sold to local animal shelters. What? Yes. Heart of Gold.
Check out her website for more info on her custom orders, other products, and general awesomeness that is the Bee Squad, but let's get to why we’re here.
Like I said above, a friendship was born out of that very first order. Our visions match. Shopping sustainably is important and a priority to both our brands. It only made sense to team up to create a fun line, exclusive to Belle Starr Antiques, for our customers. Over a breezy Sunday lunch date, here’s what we came up with for our fellow junkers, antiquers, thrifters, and vintage voyagers.
These cozy, super soft flannels make a perfect companion to your junkin’ trips. If there’s not one in stock at the shop in your size with your preferred saying, no worries. We can get one ordered for you! And, at $35 a piece, I’ll take one of each please.
I really can’t pick a favorite.
Major photo love to Ashley B. Lewis Photography. And our lovely models.