First of all, no hate to Zara. At the height of my Zara addiction, I was placing orders on the site at least once per week, and while I’ve certainly slowed my roll, I still have an itch for cool, trendy, and wallet-friendly shopping finds that are always from the Spanish mega-brand. What can I say? I guess I’m having a bit of Zara fatigue. Based on my conversations with friends and co-workers, I get the sense that I’m not alone here. Do we all go through a bit of Zara burnout every once in a while?
With that, I’m sharing the affordable labels that I’ve been turning to lately. The below are what I consider to be the best brands like Zara because they satisfy the same sartorial craving—on-trend, Insta-worthy, exciting—and, most importantly, because they keep me within the same shopping budget. Whether it’s the cool basics at Pixie Market, the Insta-worthy prints at Paloma Wool, or the trendy shoes and bags Charles & Keith is always serving up, I rarely exit out of these sites without a virtual cart full of epic finds. Keep reading to shop my picks from each.