The Beatles? No. Anglomania? Yes! Whether people realize it or not, British fashion is creeping more & more into our daily lives & our market. And so far the winner? Topshop.
Topshop: They opened their first flagship store in NYC a few years ago, & now they’re slowing opening up more stores in cities across the US, like Las Vegas, Chicago, LA, among others. If you don’t live near any of those cities, you can always shop online at us.topshop.com. If you do live near one of their stores, you should take a look. You don’t get quite the same feeling online. The thing about British fashion is that they have always embraced individuality, so there’s no 1 set style for English people; and you clearly see that in Topshop. You will see all kinds of different clothes, costume jewelry, shoes, etc. Keep in mind that in British English Jumper means Sweater. A sweater could cost $70 or more. If there’s something you like, bookmark it & wait for it to go on sale. us.topshop.com
French Connection: Maybe they are the winners & not Topshop? People don’t realize that this is actually a British label based in London. They are so ubiquitous in the US that they are sold at your local Macys & Lord & Taylor! They have a few of their own stores, but I think it’s more convenient to shop in a department store. Their clothes are sometimes a little pricey ($200 for a dress!), it’s best to sign up for that Macy’s card & get that 15% off. (You will get coupons in the mail, too. Like I said before, be smart pay your balance at the register) Save more money with the card & wait for that sale. If you want to shop online, usa.frenchconnection.com, or just go to Macys.com and search ‘french connection’.
ASOS.COM: Keep in mind that most of these stores will be online for the most part they are coming straight from the UK. This is a great website that I’ve been shopping at for years now! They have ALL kinds of clothes & accessories, & for men as well. For those ladies who are expecting, they have a section on maternity clothes. ASOS curve, would be their plus size clothes. They have their own ASOS collection, as well as selling brands from all over Europe. Also what I love about their site is that usually you can watch a video of a model wearing the garment as well as pictures. This is great because you get to see how long it is, how it moves, etc. They have a wide spectrum of clothes, from tops for $5 to all the way to designer brands like Dolce & Gabbana, and Moschino. Another great thing? Their shipping is free. Also check out lines by Vero Moda & Vila, which are actually Danish brands sold on their site. The great thing about shopping on sites like these is that you can find looks that are unique, not the thing that everyone else is wearing. And you can wear it proudly and say things like, “This came all the way from Denmark.” *wink*
Dorothy Perkins: The clothes are quite cute on this website! I think they have the most adorable dresses, & they’re the only things that I’ve bought so far off of there. They have lots of sweaters in the $30-$40 range, and their dresses start at $15!! Sign up for their newsletter & get 15% off. Tip: be patient with this site for shipping may take a week & a half to get to your house. us.dorothyperkins.com
Marks & Spencer: People don’t know that this popular British staple also ships to the US. I’ve been to a Marks & Spencer store; It’s a bit strange, for they sell some grocery items along with clothes. And they have been making clothes since 1884!! Tip: Shipping to the US is free if you buy over 30 pounds! And they sell a WIDE spectrum of products! Not only can you shop for yourself, your kids, husband, & for your house as well! You just have to remember that knickers are panties. AND they have a special section dedicated to beauty and skincare! And you can buy skincare products from ALL over the world!! What are you waiting for? Shop now!! Marks & Spencer
Warehouse & Oasis: They actually sell 2 brands on this website & ship to the US! Both are great brands that sell lovely printed things. And not necessarily expensive either! Tops at Warehouse start at $9! If you would like, they sell bags & shoes as well! If you check out Warehouse, they have adorable swimwear too! Check it out at: http://www.andotherbrands.com
Miss Selfridge: Check out the wide selection of dresses they have have Miss Selfridges! They have more than 300 dresses for you to check out!! And they have over 500 tops!! They also sell accessories, shoes, & sizes in petite as well! Check it out! Miss Selfridge
Be unique. Be fashionable. And for a day, be British!
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