In the UK, we’re very lucky to have access to one of the most competitive and inspiring high streets in the world. We’re utterly spoilt thanks to home-grown names tempting us to part with our hard-earned cash, not to mention the successful exports from Scandinavia and Spain vying for our next purchase.
The choice on offer—be it trend-focused, contemporary or completely niche—can be overwhelming. And with these retailers so consistent in producing must-have buys, often it can be hard to justify a designer splurge in light of a hot high-street find.
Which is where we come in. We’ve done all the insider digging around our favourite stores and tapping our sources to bring you this season’s finest finds. From hero coats to the bags we’re told are going to sell out, it pays to be ahead of the curve when the pieces we know are going to pique almost everyone’s interest are within reach for most.
Nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy. So scroll through the gallery below for our you’ve-got-to-buy-it-now discoveries before they disappear forever.
Just the thing to lighten up a dreary winter’s day, this beauty of a jacket also comes with matching wool trousers.
Why is it so hard to find a quality bag that is minimalistic, chic and doesn’t cost the earth? Well, Boden just made it a reality, and it promptly sold out. The good news is there’s more stock due on October 10.
The luxe-looking lace-up tie details on this versatile jumper have made it one of the most sought-after pieces at French Connection this season.
Finery has fast become our go-to for statement pieces. We love this animal-print skirt so much that we’re happy to wait until December when it’ll be back in stock.
We predict a stampede when Gap’s cheery, rainbow knit hits shelves on October 24. Race you to the checkout!
Look no further for a smart update on the slip-on sneaker. These are currently out of stock, but you can register your interest online.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out why this statement shirt has sold out in every size. John Lewis is working hard to re-stock it in the near future, so enter your details online to receive an alert.
Make a date with October 9 as your hunt for the perfect leopard-print coat just ended thanks to Karen Millen. In the meantime, you can shop our other favourites here.
The star of Kurt Geiger’s new seasonal campaign, these boots deliver a sharp dose of sex appeal. Be first in line when they launch on October 15.
River Island is struggling to keep this glitter bag in stock on both its virtual and physical shelves. It’s the perfect size for the impending party season.
This beautiful black dress, flecked with gold and a subtle floral print, was made for winter socialising. It’s almost sold out, but more stock is due in November, just click on the link to register your interest.
Monsoon’s beautifully ruffled shirt has been a hit with bloggers who like a dash of romanticism in their wardrobes. Grab it before it goes.
These directional boots just answered all our winter footwear prayers. Currently out of stock, they’re due back in on October 31—just in time for that cold snap.
We can’t think of anywhere that you couldn’t wear this hard-working skirt—from cocktails to lunch with the in-laws, it’s a wardrobe building block.
The fashion press has been furiously requesting to feature this high-contrast coat. Pop it in your virtual basket now before the rest of the world claps eyes on it.
This dress is certainly on the more premium end of the high street but it’s one of the few statement styles that’s as appropriate for a festive party as it is a summer wedding.
Visitors to the newly re-imagined Warehouse website have been registering their interest in this trench-with-a-twist to be first to know when it goes on sale.