You might not even get withdrawal symptoms
No one needs convincing of how amazing Zara is, hardly a day goes by where a shiny new Zara delivery box doesn’t get delivered in the office. In fact, it was recently revealed that it has now surpassed Topshop as the nation’s high street favourite.
But sometimes, let’s be honest here, it gets a bit annoying seeing three other girls on the tube wearing the exact same jacket as you.
Which is why we thought we’d broaden your shopping horizons a bit and share a few cool brands we think you’ll love just as much.
Think of this as Zara’s posher little sister (it’s own by the same group, Inditex). It’s got a slightly higher price point but the collections are better curated, still edgy, and have a definite premium quality to them.
Founded in Berlin but based in LA, Koshka is all about discovering up-and-coming designers, and it sells its own affordable line of quirky accessories and cool clothes.
Finery London’s motto is simple: ‘Design that’s contemporary but forever, beautiful but accessible, for women who love clothes as much as we do.’ Think classics with a fun twist like a classic white shirt with oversized bows, or a gingham print jumpsuit.
A Common Space
Another LA-based brand, A Common Space curates your wardrobe so you don’t have to. We love its modern essentials that are utterly timeless. Check out the Style Edit section to find out how to work the latest trends into your wardrobe.
Head to Loéil for couture looks at designer prices. The aesthetic is feminine, structured but fun.
Shop now: Soliel dress for £98 from Loéil
This Korean fashion store is perfect if you’re looking for that hero piece that’ll transform your look.
Front Row Shop
Dubbed ‘the Chinese answer to Zara’, Front Row takes inspiration from the catwalk for trend-led pieces at high street prices.
We’re not quite sure why it took Stradivarius this long to become a thing in the UK, if we’re honest. Another one of Inditex’s babies, it’s got a bit of a younger vibe and is slightly cheaper too. What’s not to love?
While Pixie Market showcases designers, it also has its own line of catwalk-inspired pieces. Their style is chic and contemporary, and new pieces often sell out fast.
Olive Clothing is the perfect example of contemporary British fashion (it’s based in Cheltenham). We particularly love the embroidered pieces. Their flat lays on Facebook are also pretty good.
This Miami-based clothing brand is where fashion girls in the know go to shop affordable avant-garde pieces.
Now you know where to go the next time you need a trendy fashion hit.