50 of the Best New-In Pieces From Mango, COS, & Other Stories and Arket

When it comes to shopping on the high street, I’m quite particular. Nowadays, I prefer to shop small but on occasion when I revert to the high street, Mango, COS, & Other Stories and Arket are the quartet to rely on. Boasting premium-looking pieces at sensible price points, their considered silhouettes and wearable designs stand out as worthwhile investments in comparison to the competition.

The standard of the high street is levelling up, and many of the recently released pieces from these four brands feel as luxurious as can be. For this reason, you’ll often see their garments integrated into high-low looks worn by celebrities, editors and influencers alike—take Sienna Miller at this year's Glastonbury in Mango's cocoa-hued minidress as a great example of Mango's pared-back excellence. Kate Middleton and Jessica Alba were also spotted in Mango pieces just last month.

As we head further into winter, hero pieces for the season are already making themselves known. Take COS's leather trench for example, or & Other Stories' elevated tops. These pieces are just a cut above the rest and will have a place in your wardrobes for many years to come. 


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Mango Glitter high heeled shoes (£60)

COS’s star buys include the ultimate leather trench coat and a simple black tube dress that ticks off one of the season's most popular trends and manages to feel grown-up and timeless. And their offering of perfectly tailored trousers only continues to grow and improve. Meanwhile, over at Arket, basics are the pieces to zone in on first—think elevated outerwear and classic knits, as well as some incredible footwear that could so easily pass for designer. Its arsenal exceeds basics, though, and you'll also find the odd flash of silver (which is back for AW22) and pops of colour not to miss. 

Fabric is something I’m most intrigued by, and all of these brands continue to appease the more conscious shoppers among us, at least with their more premium pieces. With innovative textiles such as Naia and the increased use of Lyocell, the materials are produced more consciously and with longevity in mind.

Keep reading for some of the standout pieces from COS, Arket, & Other Stories and Mango this season, including many party pieces as well as transitional items you can count on each year.

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Style Notes: From classic coats to timeless knits and great denim, & Other Stories is proving to be a prime contender for the kinds of items you can wear in many outfit combinations for seasons and years to come.



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Style Notes: Mango’s offering is so strong this year, with many neutral tones taking precedence. Whether it’s taupe, brown, or coffee, there are colours to suit all skin tones. As seen here Camille models her Mango collection with a maxi dress bearing an overstated cut-out.



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Style Notes: Arket graces us with basics year-round, and its jeans in particular are exemplary for the standard of the British high street. This season, its styles have expanded, giving way to some fanciful shapes and silhouettes, all whilst keeping in line with the minimalist, cool-girl aesthetic. We can't ignore their outerwear and boots selections either. 

4. COS


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Style Notes: COS's outerwear and knitwear has been so good recently that it's become somewhat iconic within the industry. If you spot an influencer wearing a chic longline coat or oversized knit these days, there's an extremely high chance it will be from COS. 

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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Freelance Fashion Editor

Avalon Afriyie is a freelance writer and storyteller based in London. She specialises in sustainable fashion, health and the narratives of marginalised communities. She has a background in fashion show production and styling, having previously worked on The Clothes Show and with the Lyst Group. Since graduating in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in English and contemporary media, she’s worked as a feature writer for an independent publication and a contributor for Quill’s creator network. She now marries her passion for words and style, writing for some of the most esteemed fashion and lifestyle publications, Who What Wear UK and Stylist. Avalon also provides copywriting services, creative consultancy, and visual media for independent businesses, including travel guides, interviews, press releases and blog posts. Her work has been featured on Lush, Contiki, Youswim and Ohne. She spends her days writing to her heart’s content for business and pleasure, shooting on film and dreaming of residing a stone’s throw away from the ocean with her love and a pup (clad in a sweeping frock, of course). She’s currently penning ideas for a book of personal essays and free verse poetry on love, life and the stages in between.