We love an affordable fashion hero, especially when said pieces look designer. But we can also find ourselves falling into the same habits – turning to the same handful of regular brands for inspo. So, if you’re ready to add some new names to your list, we’ve rounded up a handful of lesser-known (but equally worthy) brands to shop for chic fashion buys that won’t break the bank.

affordable womenswear brands

1. Commense

Timeless, modern and tailored with an unexpected edge – this is how the New York and Shanghai-based brand describes its aesthetic. While part of Commense’s range gives a nod to new seasonal trends, the focus is on designing sleek pieces that will see you through many seasons to come.

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2. Na-kd

While the name might not sound very luxe, Na-kd’s on-site offering is surprisingly elevated. The Swedish fashion company is known for creating on-trend wardrobe additions, often in collaboration with Instagram cool girls such as Claire Rose and Belen Hostalet.

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3. Damson Madder

If you’re into Scandi fashion, chances are you’ve already heard of Damson Madder. The brand recently opened a pop-up store in London, brimming with its MVPs – think: voluminous sleeves, XXL Peter Pan collars, fun prints and plenty of shirred details.

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4. Reserved

If you’ve seen Reserved on the high street, but are yet to go in, you might want to change that. Just like Zara, it’s brimming with chic corporate pieces that you can easily dress up (or down) for after-work plans or even on the weekends.

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5. Nobody’s Child

Nobody’s Child is a brand committed to creating a responsible fashion business through transparency, from the fabrics used to the people involved in the production process. If you’re looking for a new wedding guest dress, or for something to wear for your friend’s birthday, here’s a great place to start.

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