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Love Zara? You’ll Love These Brands Just As Much

Who doesn't love having options?

Last Updated on February 17, 2023

We all love Zara, but while I’d happily shop exclusively from them if I could, I often find myself walking past women in the street wearing the exact same item as me.

I’m not proud, but sometimes it can feel a little disheartening – not to mention embarrassing, if it’s at a party or event.

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Obviously the best thing to do is embrace your matching looks and make a joke out of it, but it’s perhaps an even better idea to find some other stores to add to your roster if you want to avoid it happening.

Jumper from Kitri Studio
KITRI

Sometimes it feels like there aren’t any other brands like Zara, but really all you have to do is look. I’ve found so many brilliant places to find new season staples that are just as stylish as the high street store, but that little bit more unique and dare I say it, better quality.

From independent brands KITRI to Inditex-owned names like Massimo Dutti, here are 12 brands like Zara you need to get to know.

Warehouse

Warehouse has thousands of on trend pieces, and with regular sales on, it’s easy to find a bargain.

Warehouse dress: brands like Zara

Abstract Colour Block Sleeveless Knit Dress, now £40 – buy now

Strappy Flare Bottom Heel Warehouse

Strappy Flare Bottom Heel, now £20 – buy now

Crackle Faux Leather Mini Skirt Warehouse

Crackle Faux Leather Mini Skirt, £55.20 – buy now

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KITRI

Looking to support independent brands? Look no further than British-owned label KITRI, which holds a limited number of items to avoid excess stock and waste.

Layla Pink Wavy Tile Skirt by KITRI Studio

Layla Pink Wavy Tile Skirt, £125 – buy now

Harlow Black Polka Dot Mini Dress

Harlow Black Polka Dot Mini Dress, £135 – buy now


Iona Black Stripe Shirt by KITRI Studio

Iona Black Stripe Shirt, £125 – buy now

Massimo Dutti

Massimo Dutti is often thought of as Zara’s more sophisticated sister, as like Zara, it’s owned by Inditex.

MD pieces will stand the test of time, so while they may be more pricey, they’re hardworking.

LONG DRAPED DRESS - STUDIO

Long draped dress, £199 – buy now

LEATHER SANDALS WITH SUPER TRACK SOLE

Leather Sandals with Super Track Sole, £119 – buy now

POPLIN SHIRT WITH POCKET AND RHINESTONE BUTTON

Poplin Shirt with Pocket and Rhinestone Button, £99.95 – buy now

Monki

Monki is a fun, young brand from the H&M group. Many of their pieces are known to sell out instantly, which has led to it gaining a cult following.


Long sleeve multi colour dress with neck bow monki

Long sleeve multi colour dress with neck bow, £40 – buy now


Tie cut out green check swimsuit Monki

Tie cut out green check swimsuit, £35 – buy now


Striped cargo jeans monki

Striped cargo jeans, £50 – buy now

Never Fully Dressed

If you’re into bold prints and bright colours, you’ll love Never Fully Dressed.

Never Fully Dressed Mono Check Blazer

Mono Check Blazer, £99 – buy now

Mono Check Culotte Shorts, £69 – buy now

Lobster May Dress Never Fully Dressed

Lobster May Dress, £89 – buy now

Orange Mesh Geo Midi Dress Never Fully Dressed

Orange Mesh Geo Midi Dress, £79 – buy now

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H&M

H&M needs no introduction, but it can’t be missed.

Not only is it that little bit more affordable than Zara, but it has a wide variety of pieces to suit every style.

Broderie anglaise shirt dress H&M

Broderie anglaise shirt dress, £49.99 – buy now

Quilted jacket

Quilted jacket, £39.99 – buy now

Rib-knit tube top

Rib-knit tube top, £12.99 – buy now

& Other Stories offers good quality and seasonless staples, which can be held onto for years to come.

Crocheted Open Knit Cardigan

Crocheted Open Knit Cardigan, £95 – buy now

Cargo Pocket Drawcord Jacket & other stories

Cargo Pocket Drawcord Jacket, £135 – buy now

Straw Bucket Hat

Straw Bucket Hat, £35 – buy now

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NA-KD

It might be the new kid on the block, but NA-KD has already made quite the name for itself.

Born in Sweden in 2015, the brand has a selection of affordable and effortlessly cool pieces to rival Zara.

Beaded Rounded Bag NA-KD

Beaded Rounded Bag £44.95 – buy now

Heavy High Waist Suit Pants NA-KD

Heavy High Waist Suit Pants, £39.95 – buy now

Denim Printed Maxi Skirt NA-KD

Denim Printed Maxi Skirt, £54.95 – buy now

ASOS

Huge choice? Super cute pieces? Free delivery? Yep, yep, yep. We salute you, ASOS.

ASOS DESIGN straw crochet bucket hat in mixed sage

ASOS DESIGN straw crochet bucket hat in mixed sage, £14 – buy now

Topshop large stripe maxi skirt in black and white

Topshop large stripe maxi skirt in black and white, £42 – buy now

ASOS DESIGN jersey sequin flare trouser in gunmetal

ASOS DESIGN jersey sequin flare trouser in gunmetal, £36 – buy now

Weekday

Weekday is slightly edgier than Zara, with an abundance of 90s and Y2K-inspired items for those who love casual fashion.

Motion Sunglasses Weekday

Motion Sunglasses, £26 – buy now

Aiden Oversized Blazer Weekday

Aiden Oversized Blazer, £69 – buy now

Evelyn Lyocell Trench Coat  Weekday

Evelyn Lyocell Trench Coat, £89 – buy now

Glassworks London

If you don’t know Glassworks London, it’s time to get to know them.

Every item is designed to be stand the test of time, while like KITRI, they only produce their collections in limited edition runs.

Orange and ivory psychedelic intarsia sweater vest Glassworks London

Intarsia Sweater Vest, £65 – buy now

Lilac ribbed velvet skirt Glassworks London

Lilac ribbed velvet skirt, £80 – buy now

White textured floral strip socks glassworks

White textured floral strip socks, £6 – buy now

Mango

Mango has levelled up in recent years and it’s now one of my firm favourites for everything from occasion dresses to decent denim.

Pleated midi skirt mango

Pleated midi skirt, £109.99 – buy now

Polka dot corset top mango

Polka dot corset top, £29.99 – buy now

Leather midi skirt Mango

Leather midi skirt, £249.99 – buy now

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