From the dreamy threads to the slick sunnies and designer imitation shoes, Zara never seems to fail us with its offerings.
But sometimes, just sometimes do you get a little tired of the same old navy paper bag in the crook of your arm? And there’s no denying that while the clothes are great, the service in Zara can be a little lacklustre. And what about seeing other people in the same dress?
Okay, so we’re clutching at straws. But, variation is good and if you’re looking for a little bit of that in your life – routine can be boring after all – why not check out some other chic clothing shops?
We’ve done all the hard work for you. We’ve hunted high and low for the chicest places around that will provide you with that cool-girl satisfaction you get at Zara while shaking up your wardrobe.
Check out our top 12 chic clothing shops below:
This high street store is one of our favourites. With cool-girl offerings from their three ateliers in Paris Los Angeles and Stockholm, you get three distinct offerings in this store. The romantic iconic French woman, the California girl’s creativity and confidence and the contemporary version of the practical Scandinavian vibe. If you haven’t visited yet, trust us.
The Polish high street brand embodies eclectic cool. Kate Moss championed it on its opening in the UK so it’s got to be a winner, right?
Swedish brand Weekday is another one for the list of chic clothing shops. It’s all about the laid back cool vibe and is influenced by youth culture and street style. Plus it’s available on ASOS if you’ve already got your next day delivery set up. Easy peasy!
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Sezane was France’s first online fashion label. That doesn’t mean it’s old though, far from it. E-commerce and online shopping in the fashion world in France has only just taken off. The brand is selective with fabrics and ateliers and although it has one constant collection, it also drops a limited selection each month which will not be re-made – hello dress that no-one else will be wearing. Because of that though, expect prices to be a fair bit higher than Zara.
Bershka is affordable, adventurous and we’d say ideal for under 30s. If you’re a bit of a hipster that still keeps up with trends, this is the brand for you.
Monki is a fashion store that is all about empowerment. The company thinks you should wear what you want and love who you want to love. Say no more. Plus, you can also get it on ASOS, if you want to.
Uterque is all about trend-led designs – it follows the same mantra as Zara but is a little more pricey. It’s worth checking out, especially while the sale is on. Hello bargains. It started out in 2008 as an accessories brand, but now offers up clothing too, but because of its history, the accessories section is where to head first.
8. Pull & Bear
Pull & Bear was set up with young people in mind. Those who shun stereotypes and want feel good easy-to-wear offerings. They do all that at a bargain price. Check it out.
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Mango has that high-end look without the attached high-end price. Win-win. But did you know its average age of employee is 29 and 86% of the staff are female? It prides itself on individuality, quality products and pieces for the urban woman. Sounds a bit of us.
We love this sophisticated Parisian fashion brand. The designer, Jeanne Damas, reimagines staple Parisian basics throughout and makes smart-casual really work. Her designs are tributes to all the strong, feminine and independent women she knows.
Storets is all about trendy, high-quality fashion that won’t break the bank. They do sophisticated but playful – where do we sign up?
Cos is one of the most minimalist brands around on the high street. Think clean lines, colour blocking and less is more vibes. It’s ideal for work staples and pretty and sophisticated holiday pieces. It’s one for your hit list.
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