Trust me—I’m an expert at finding expensive-looking items at COS.
There’s no denying that COS is thriving this season. It’s arguably the prime contender on the British high street for premium, designer-like pieces, making it a worthy brand to choose when parting with your hard-earned cash. You merely have to scroll through Instagram to see this year’s hero buy on influencers from London to Lisbon. The famed waistcoat-trouser pairing looks every bit as chic as its designer counterparts, and on close inspection, the quality surpasses all expectations.
This year, the once-coined minimalist brand has taken the fashion world by storm with a fusion of saturated hues weft into its typically monochromatic stream. Even more impressive are COS’s many expensive-looking pieces. When it comes to well-considered designs, it’s all in the detail, and COS has gained a reputation for exquisite quality that’s on par with high-end designers.
Its clothing is dateless, seams are immaculate, and designs are well considered—like the sewn-in waistband adjusters, pintuck details and fully lined garments—all of which allude to luxury. COS doesn’t scrimp on materials, either, which is often the discrepancy between high-street and high-end pieces. A high proportion of the materials are natural, including organic cotton and lyocell, which are long-wearing, sustainable fibres.
The same sentiment extends to the accessories, which often sell out promptly. Its woven and crossbody bags are reminiscent of designer handbags on the market and have a pinch of the brand’s distinguishable Scandi essence. Below, I’ve curated an edit of the most expensive-looking COS items on offer this season. Best of all, they’re not going to break the bank.
Shop My Edit of Elevated COS Pieces