7 Bargain Brands We Turn to for Summer Closet Staples (Aside From Zara)

It’s always thrilling to uncover a chic item that looks high-end but rings in at an affordable price. And yep, there are actually a few stores we routinely hit up to find said treasures. Of course, Zara is always there, but there’s a range of other go-tos that have quite the A+ offering of trendy summer merch.

Curious about the bargain brands we’re into? Keep scrolling to check out the affordable lines our editors are shopping for cute tops, sleek shorts, adorable tees, and more. Plus, shop a few of our favorite items from each if something catches your eye.


Whether it’s an of-the-moment tank or a pretty floral dress we’re looking for, Topshop will undoubtedly have a range of solid options.


Looking for a modern-feeling tank? Mango will have it. A forward pair of shorts? Yep, that’s there too. This is definitely a go-to store for many of our editors.


We’d basically consider H&M to be a one-stop shop for many closet staples, from trending silhouettes to classic basics.

Charles & Keith

In the accessory realm, Charles & Keith is a worthy stop for modern shoe and handbag picks that often ring in under $65.

& Other Stories

While there’s a smattering of chic basics at & Other Stories, it’s the selection of special-feeling dresses and tops that are front-runners thanks to the attention to detail.

Pixie Market

Known for its fashion-forward selection of seasonal must-haves, Pixie Market stocks all of those compliment-worthy separates. But note that the price point is slightly higher than some of the others on this list.


If it’s a cute and comfortable tee, pair of shorts, or throw-on dress we’re in the market for, Madewell knows what’s up.