Disclaimer: I still love Zara. But so does everyone else. It only takes so long until I run into another inevitable polka-dot dress situation or find its trend offerings start to blur together no matter how many times a week I refresh the new-arrivals page. If you've ever experience Zara fatigue, know you're not alone.
The good news is Zara isn't the only option out there delivering fresh trends for reasonable prices. And no, I'm not just talking about other fast-fashion stores like H&M, Topshop, and Mango. There's a whole horde of affordable brands that continue to fly under the radar. For those who are ready to try something other than Zara—at least temporarily—I've thrown together a list of 11 brands to bookmark instead.
So the next time you're in search of a dress that five of your coworkers don't already own, shop my recommended alternatives below.
1. The Line by K
Founded by blogger Karla Deras Chambers of Karla's Closet, The Line by K was set up for success from the get-go. Since launching in 2015, the brand has amassed a cult following for elevated basics with a hint of Deras's own personal style—a mash-up of body-con pieces, simple tees, and a love of all things satin.
The Line by K Saloma Ii Wrap-Effect Ribbed Stretch-Cotton Jersey Midi Dress ($170)
The Line by K Harley Off-The-Shoulder Ribbed Jersey Top ($85)
The Line by K Cybil Cutout Ribbed-Knit Top ($170)
The Line by K Florence Satin Dress ($80)
2. Pixie Market
While cool-girl brand Pixie Market's prices may skew ever so slightly higher than Zara's, its chic, modern, and of-the-moment pieces have a similar aesthetic to Zara's.
Pixie Market Penelope Asymmetric Tank ($68)
Pixie Market Chiara Bustier Knit Top ($119)
Pixie Market Black Knit Bolero and Dress Set ($148)
Pixie Market Gold Basic Hoop Earrings ($48)
3. Charles & Keith
If you've yet to put Charles & Keith on your radar, now's a good time to do so. The Singapore-based accessories brand—approved by stylists and editors the world over—is a one-stop-shop for trend-driven shoes, bags, and jewelry. Its offerings are so good you'd never guess that all of its items run well under $100.
Charles & Keith Orange Mesh Shoulder Bag ($43)
Charles & Keith Black Patent Knotted Shoulder Bag ($53)
Charles & Keith Chalk Asymmetric Wedge Sandals ($46)
Charles & Keith Black Metallic Accent Slingback Pumps ($49)
This Spanish clothing brand is known for its trend-forward and contemporary pieces and very favorable prices. Since it's one of Zara's sister brands, you can be sure you're getting a similar feel in aesthetics.
Stradivarius Organic Cotton Cable Knitted Tank ($30)
Stradivarius Recycled Polyester Quilted Tote Bag ($30)
Stradivarius Corset Detail Knit Top ($41)
Stadivarius Stradivarius Shirred Top Midi Dress With Split Detail ($46)
5. Petite Studio
Petite Studio is every under-5'4" female's best friend. The New York–based womenswear line is dedicated to serving the latest trends to petite women, ensuring that oversize blazers will actually fit their frames.
Petite Studio Jasmine Skirt ($109)
Petite Studio Hepburn Dress ($159)
Petite Studio Laurel Blouse ($129)
Eloquii is basically Zara with extended sizes. It offers chic silhouettes that are timeless yet still fashion-forward.
Eloquii Halter Neck Sweater Tank ($50)
Eloquii Puff Sleeve Button Down Dress ($130)
Eloquii Long Sleeve Cutout Tee ($50)
8. & Other Stories
If you're looking for elevated and chic pieces that will win you all the compliments and are also wallet-friendly, then look no further than & Other Stories.
& Other Stories Pleated Mock Neck Top ($49)
& Other Stories Angular Cat Eye Sunglasses ($29)
& Other Stories Major Cut Cropped Jeans ($89)
& Other Stories Wrap Cardigan ($59)
Loved by fashion girls, Aritzia is packed with high-quality pieces that are the perfect balance of classic and trendy.
Babaton Shoulder Pad Cropped T-Shirt ($40)
Wilfred Melina Pant ($148)
Sunday Best Winston Sweater ($98)
10. Pull & Bear
While Pull & Bear skews a little younger than the Zara customer, there are definitely a ton of cool sartorial gems to be found. Known for its on-trend pieces and budget-friendly prices, just like Zara, you can find complete fashion-forward looks without breaking the bank.
Pull & Bear Shacket ($49)
Pull & Bear Soft Touch Lounge Set Cardigan ($40)
Pull & Beat Padded Shoulder T-Shirt ($28)
Fast-fashion brand Arket has finally made its chic wares available to buy here in the U.S. You'll a similar selection to Zara's including accessories, shoes, and contemporary clothing but with a slant towards minimalist styles.
Arket Rib Tank Top (£20)
Arket Quilted Vest (£129)
Arket Small Puffy Tote Bag (£79)
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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