There’s a comfort in shopping at a chain store. You know what you’re going to get when it comes to fit and quality, the products are easily accessible (thanks to a combination of online and brick-and-mortar stores), and you’ll often save a pretty penny on both trendy and classic items alike. That said, each one has their specialty, and we think you should take note of what some of our favourite chain stores do best.
If you’re in search of high-quality shoes in a variety of styles, get thee to J.Crew! The styles are perfectly on-trend, the selection is large, and even though they’re Italian-made (another plus!), most styles come in half sizes, in addition to whole.
J.Crew Collection Lanie Calf Hair Stacked-Heel Sandals ($325) in Hazelnut Leopard
Every woman needs at least one pair of leopard-print shoes in her closet. This updated version is so simple and chic.
J.Crew Collection Woven Raffia Tie-Front High-Heel Sandals ($350) in Bungalow Blue
These colourful stilettos are both sexy and cute, thanks to cutouts and a sweet bow.
J.Crew Collection Printed Gladiator Sandals ($298) in California Poppy
We think these patterned city sandals add the perfect finishing touch to a variety of summer outfits.
Dressing your lower-half can sometimes be an afterthought, but not for Loft! Nearly every style of pants, skirts, and shorts comes in regular, petite, and tall sizes, making this THE destination for a variety of affordable, cute styles for all body types.
Loft Gingham Seersucker Cropped Pants in Zoe Fit ($70) in Perfect Navy
We’ve been claiming our love for gingham all summer. Take the plunge with these flattering pants.
Loft Floral Tile Riviera Shorts With 4-Inch Inseam ($45) in Jasmine
These shorts provide a subtle take on the global-inspired prints trend.
Season after season, Club Monaco kills it in the jacket and blazer department. With a year-round mixture of classic and trendier styles, you will undoubtedly be able to fulfil all of your outerwear needs.
It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with pretty much everything that Zara comes up with, particularly in the accessory department. With updated inventory on a weekly basis, this is the place to go if you’re looking for the latest high-fashion trends at high-street prices. Don’t be surprised if your new Zara handbag gets mistaken for a designer piece.
If you’re looking for designer-quality denim without the designer price tag, look no further than Madewell. With so many styles and washes to choose from, consider all of your denim dilemmas solved.
Madewell Campground Shorts: Rip and Repair Edition ($75) in Reef Break Repair
You can never have too many pairs of jean shorts, in our opinion. This boyfriend style is so cool and weekend-ready.
Free People has long been the go-to retailer for flirty dresses. The romantic, bohemian nature of their selection makes for perfect options for a date or a summer vacation. You’ll find everything from casual to special occasion-worthy styles at this chain.