Zara Isn't the Only Great Spanish Brand We Love to Shop

Zara’s parent company, Inditex, is once again gaining as many column inches as prime spots in our wardrobes, flying high in the retail world and reporting a 7% jump in profits over the past year despite the tough retail environment squeezing the sector. Spain-based Inditex outpaced its rivals and posted £3.1 billion of profits for the year ending March 2018.

It’s impossible—and quite upsetting—to think of a time when Zara and its fashion family didn’t play such an important role in our day-to-day getting ready ritual. Their business model is untouchable and unreachable for many competitors (honestly, it’s insanely speedy and reactive to what you are buying right now), but it has made us think about what else is going on in its motherland Spain when Who What Wear UK’s focus is on global style this month.

There are, of course, the Big Z’s siblings: Uterqüe (older, more luxurious and directional), Stradivarius (young, fun), Bershka (even younger, even more fun), Massimo Dutti (great for the working woman) and Pull and Bear (casual, basic). However, the country has more to offer—from super-luxe runway labels (take Loewe, now headed up by J.W.Anderson) to awesome, alternative high-street stores like Bimba y Lola. Not forgetting the influencers who we look to for these Spanish brand tip-offs such as Maria Bernad or Gala Gonzalez.

Scroll down to check out our top shopping picks from the best Spanish brands right now.

Though our love for Zara will never fade, we’re excited to try more of these under-the-radar Spanish brands.

This piece was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Opening Image: @maria_bernad