The girliest: Laser Kitten (@laserkitten)
Why we love them: LA-based brand Laser Kitten taps on 80’s and 90’s references to create the pins of our teenage dreams. Glitter nail varnish, hair straighteners, iconic toys – Trollz! – and pop culture idols: Cher and Dionne from Clueless, Kim and Edward from Edward Scissorhands, and Sex and The City‘s sexy Samantha.
Our favorite: the Nokia 3310, true vintage reference and reminiscent of our Nokia shoot in Please 17!
The most 2016: Pintrill (@pintrill)
Why we love them: it’s the go-to website for pin lovers. Whether you’re after your favorite emoji or your dream sneaker (most of them sold out unfortunately – we love the Yeezy shoe and Comme des Garçons Converse!), Pintrill has got them all. Maybe the more modern of the lot, with designs dedicated to the upcoming US election and collaborations with artist and Please collaborator Baron Von Fancy.
Our favorite: the Drake enamel pin, #sadboyz power.
The sexiest: Coucou Suzette (@coucousuzette)
Why we love them: because they’re French! Just kidding – we’re digging Parisian-based Juliette’s pastel creations for her brand Coucou Suzette, focussing on different body parts and hand actions. Mix and match the designs to create your own story!
Our favorite: the two individual boobs worn on your work jacket, to make your fellow commuters do a double take! Also available as rings and earrings.
The funniest: Free Radicals (@shopfreeradicals)
Why we love them: for their motto, “Never Be Pinned Down and Stay Rad,” and slightly ironic designs. Note also the tongue-in-cheek names of some of Colorado-based Free Radicals designs – the standout-one being the greatly named “Make Shit Happen”, consisting of a toilet and tiny pristine roll.
Our favorite: the pink and blue inhaler (we all have asthma at Please – it’s a prerequisite to join the team)
The most rock’n’roll: Prize Pins (@prizepins)
Why we love them: for their exclusiveness. Inspired by vintage pins, New York-based Prized Pins are instant sell-outs, especially the designer collaborations. Fancy a tombstone or a skeleton hand? Better be quick!
Our favorite: all of those drawn by London-based hand-poked tattoo artist Tati Compton, a fan of symbolism and aloof pin-ups – the cool designs without the lifetime commitment!