Here is a quick round-up of 8 wallet-friendly fashion brands and a quick guide on what to shop for. A curated list of manufacturers and retailers from here at home and across the pond.
If you are a fashion forward gal who enjoys deep discounts while shopping for quality clothes, then you know Zara. This Spanish based retailer has grown to be a wildly popular clothing brand. It offers a budget friendly clothes-shopping experience without sacrificing style. It is a go-to favorite brand of main street fashionistas as well as celebrities who are know to hand-select Zara items from time to time to create a fashionable yet relatable look.
I rely on this brand for basic wardrobe staples, as well as one of a kind signature items for special occasions. Zara has some pretty nice footwear however, in my experience it seems to forego comfort to a certain extent.
A competitor of Zara, Mango is my go-to for good-quality, well-fitting basics that are affordable as well. This brand to me, feels like a more sophisticated and grown-up version of Zara. Whether I’m looking for an everyday cardigan Fall or a check tweed blazer winter, For a wide array of high-fashion-low price point affordable styles, Mango does not disappoint.
It’s footwear line is pretty good, but if you’re looking for true longevity, perhaps it’s best to look elsewhere. I like Mango for the chic handbags that could easily pass as designer. Mango is the place to go if your style is more subtle. If you’re looking for nice work wear or classic pieces that you will want to wear for years to come.
If you ask me, this brand also known as Hennes & Mauritz has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a trendy instagram-worthy signature piece to wear this current season, or a classic item that will last you years, H&M never fails to deliver.
Additionally, H&M frequently offers lines in collaboration with high-end designers such as Alexander Wang and Kenzo, as well as celebrities such as the Weekend and Nicki Minaj.
This retailer from across the pond is a part of Asos. It offers a more cutting edge version of the basic H&M look in the world of affordable fashion. I love this brand because it offers access to reproductions of runway styles in a very affordable price range that makes it truly approachable as a brand.
Along with providing access to a multitude of affordable designer brands at affordable prices, this English outfitter also offers its own name-sake brand. I like ASOS pieces because they are on the trendy side, sometimes bordering on edgy. Despite that, they also carry options that are classic and mature-looking but never boring or matronly.
ASOS also has a terrific selection of formalwear that proves that getting dressed up for a special event can be fun and stylish but doesn’t have to cost a lot.
This is a particular favorite brand of mine. It is in my list of 8 wallet-friendly fashion brands not only because it is an affordable clothing brand but also because it is also known for transparency of its supply chain. The company was founded in 2010. It provides information about where its clothes are made, be it in LA or Ho Chi Minh City. Some of their items are made outside America.
J Crew Factory
If like me you enjoy the fun but slightly preppy-yet-on-trend look of J.Crew, but perhaps you dont like the prices, opt for J.Crew Factory instead.You will find an equally-chic, more affordable, line of amazing work-wear staples like blazers slacks, trousers, blouses and tops.
From time to time J.Crew Factory releases items that look identical to the ones sold at J.Crew, but at lower price points. However, they tend to wait until a later season to do so. So patience pays.
This is another brand known for their quirky indie and retro-inspired pieces. Modcloth is a great source if you’re in the market for a boho chic inspired fun print dress or a pin-up-style swimsuit. In addition to clothing and accessories, ModCloth sells unique shoes, vintage inspired accessories, and home decor items as well.
What’s more, ModCloth has an extensive selection of plus-sized clothing as well as petite and tall sizes.
This is my quick list of 8 wallet-friendly fashion brands that offer high quality, high style clothes. I have attempted to give you a peek at my go-to brands for wardrobe staples as well as signature pieces that one can wear to work and social events all year round. Clothes that won’t fall apart and will not burn a hole in your wallet.
Black Pantsuit photo courtesy Zara | Pleated Midi Skirt with White Shirt courtesy Mango | Silk Scarf photo courtesy H&M | Red Patterned Topman Dress courtesy Nordstrom | Image of clothes rack photo courtesy Everlane | Photo of Black Leather Pants Black Jacket and Slingback high heels courtesy ASOS | Picture of Black & Gold Floral Cardigan and Maroon Drawstring Pants courtesy J Crew Factory | Tweed Pencil Skirt and Black Top photo courtesy Modcloth