So you want to stand out?
Perfect. That's why we're here.
We started Smells Like Crime because we believe you shouldn't have to sacrifice your self-expression at the altar of "professionalism." It's our mission to design clothes to help humans of ALL shapes, sizes, identities, and backgrounds dress to express how they feel on the inside and still look like they've got their shit on lock.
Smells Like Crime is a place for the unorthodox, the off-beat, and the outlandish. Go forth and represent.
Smells Like Crime, Co. is a Philly-based clothing label with a colorful vision for the future of fashion. It was established in 2020 by Skye and Kinley Lingenfelter, the sisters, best friends, and partners in non-literal SLC crime. Kinley is a nationally awarded fashion designer finishing up her senior year at Jefferson University, and Skye just became an attorney after passing her Bar exam in the top 15% in the country.
Since its launch in the fall of 2020, SLC has been on a steady upward trajectory. It has expanded at a steady pace, recently surpassing 25,000 followers on TikTok, launching multiple new collections, and getting featured in a couple of magazines! It's also been busy partnering with an amazing Nashville management agency (check out https://www.bsquaredmgmt.com/) to work with various musicians on some really fun branding projects.
Thank you for being here with us on this journey. We couldn't do it without you!
Original designs & Custom Work
Smells Like Crime creates clothing in a couple of different ways: we design original pieces (draft our own patterns and build the outfits from the ground up), and we also upcycle old garments into fabulous reimagined one-of-a-kind pieces. Our goal is to produce high quality garments that will be in your closet for years to come, so we focus on sustainable production and utilize recycled materials wherever possible.
Best of all? A large part of what we do is CUSTOM designing. Do you have a big event coming up? Or a dream outfit or pair of earrings that you've never been able to find in-stores? We can make that for you.
Unconventional jewelry, just your type.
We really love bold, weird jewelry. All of our earrings are one-of-a-kind designs, sketched into existence on an ipad, uploaded to a Glowforge machine, laser cut from lightweight, colorful acrylic sheeting or durable wood, and then engraved and hand painted for extra special detail. The ideas and combinations are endless, and the best part is that you'll never find earrings quite like ours.