30 Epic Autumn Shopping Picks From & Other Stories, Zara and Arket

I've just had a relatively internet-free week in an attempt to take some time out from scrolling during a few days away from work, and I seem to have come back to some fashion items that were definitely worth waiting for. Have you seen just how good Zara, & Other Stories and Arket are right now? They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I'm just about fit to burst over what's filtering into these sophisticated-but-affordable stores at the moment.

Our favourite go-tos have been gearing up for autumn for some time now, and although we did experience a freakish second heatwave (which now appears to have wrapped up for good), our shopping baskets have remained pretty loyal to the new season. Coats don't seem like such an insane purchase, knitwear is high up on the list and if Zara has anything to do with it (it always does), it's not so wild to consider snapping up a party dress for later in the year. Zara has a current penchant for sequins (rather surprisingly in August), and we're here for it.

So keep scrolling to see our edit of the best new-in autumn-ready pieces at Arket, Stories and Zara.

What We're Buying: Blazers, Puff-sleeved Dresses, Knitwear and Boots


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Jessica Skye wearing the famous & Other Stories blazer.


What We're Buying: Tailoring, Sleek Boots, Leather Separates


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Marissa Cox of Rue Rodier wearing an Arket blazer and Mango shoes.


What We're Buying: Statement Dresses, Classic Accessories, Houndstooth


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Karina of Style Idealist wearing a dress and sandals from Zara.

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.