There’s no doubt that for the quality, style, and price, Zara is a goldmine for fashionistas who want to shop basics, trendy items, and runway-ready designer dupes at low prices. As one of the world’s largest fashion companies owned by Inditex, one of the world’s biggest distribution groups, Zara operates on the cutting edge of the fast-fashion world, always coming out with something new. With that being said, all the conveniences that come with buying the brand make it really easy to fill your closet with Zara, Zara, and oh, more Zara. But, if you’re looking to switch it up or support different or smaller businesses, we’ve got you covered.
Here are Stores for you to shop if you love Zara.
With two locations in downtown Toronto on Queen and on Bloor Street West, The Dot is the perfect store for the ultra-feminine minimalist. Many of the clothing items and accessories available at this stunning boutique are reminiscent of Zara’s Trafaluc collection – casual and elegant with a bit of a girly twist.
& Other Stories was founded in 2010, with physical store locations all over Europe and a few in the USA. Luckily, the brand ships internationally, so we can snag some super cool pieces. Just like Zara, & Other Stories carries lovely basics, as well as unique trendy items. Definitely give them a browse if you’re looking to try new styles.
For even more affordable prices and styles that are similar to Zara, H&M is the place to go. While the brand is a bit more understated than Zara which is more trend forward, you can still find some fabulous pieces. H&M’s Modern Classic and Premium Quality collections in particular are the ones you’ll want to browse for especially Zara-like pieces.
With styles inspired by runway designs, Eloquii is a plus size clothing brand that definitely knows what they’re doing. Cute and chic pieces that will make you feel so confident with sizes range from sizes 14 to 18. Be sure to check out the site as there are usually always sales going on.
ASOS makes sure that everyone has an equal chance to discover all the amazing things that you’re capable of – no matter who you are, where you’re from or what you look like. The brand gives you the confidence to be whoever you want to be. ASOS Brands come in more than 30 sizes and are continuously committed to providing all sizes at the same price.
Everlane wants the right choice to be as easy as putting on a great T-shirt. That’s why it partners with the best, ethical factories around the world, and source only the finest materials. It offers beautiful fashion pieces that are so effortlessly chic.
Amour Vert holds a major focus on taking eco-friendly initiatives. It partners directly with mills to develop fabrics that are sustainable, soft, and long-lasting. It always starts the manufacturing process with the most sustainable fibres and raw materials available. Plus, for every tee you buy, Amour Vert will plant a tree.
OAK + FORT is a fashion and lifestyle brand that provides attainable luxuries consisting of modern essentials in full collections of womenswear, menswear, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and homeware. It seeks to provide uncomplicated designs that focus on relevance and timelessness. The brand fosters individuality and uniqueness to offer versatile and functional pieces to enhance your personal style.
If you consider yourself a minimalist then COS is the shop for you. Design-forward staples in a range of neutral shades, make these pieces so easy to style. It believes that every piece should have a long lifespan and be able to continue to wear the clothes ten years from now.
Older sister to Garage, mall staple Dynamite offers a chic and more sophisticated collection of ladies casual wear still at a very fair price. Be sure to check out this retailer for extremely versatile workwear that can easily blend into your everyday wardrobe.
Pixie Market is giving us all of the contemporary vibes. With gorgeous basics to chic statement pieces, there is something for everyone’s personal style. The brand is also around the same price point as Zara, so if you want to change up your go-to brand, then check out Pixie Market.
Spanish fast fashion house Mango makes ready-to-wear clothing for truly contemporary women in exceptional quality for its price point. Though there aren’t any Mango stores in Ontario anymore, there is still one of the brands outposts in Quebec. However, you can always shop the retailer’s website for stand-out designs.
I’m sure you’ve all heard about Nordstrom Rack by now. The brand offers designer items at a tremendous discount. With stylish pieces that are designed by high-end brands, you’re sure to find that contemporary clothing inspiration, all while saving a tonne of cash.
Front Row Shop was founded in 2010 and is now distributed worldwide in high-end department stores, boutiques, and online platforms. It combines a contemporary refined design with sustainable sewing techniques.
Sabo Skirt creates exclusive, premium collections that are designed in Australia, just for you. The pieces are beautiful and unique! All of these products are made with lots of love from start to finish, just for you.
AllSaints is known for its iconic leather jackets, but the brand is also a great shopping alternative to Zara with its higher quality timeless basics like this plain ol’ white tee. Shopping at AllSaints will cost you a bit more, but the brand’s sale section offers amazing deals on pieces you’ll wear every day and have for a lifetime.
Club Monaco was founded around the idea to offer “better basics” to allow individuals to create classic, effortless looks every day. From the elegant staple pieces for both men and women that are always on-trend, it’s no wonder why this is a go-to brand for timeless apparel.
Aritzia is a well-known retailer that makes some pretty trendy items with a minimal twist. Think casual wear and dresses blended with a classy millennial vibe that make for the perfect substitute for Zara. We know the price point is a little higher than the fast-fashion giant, but you have to admit the selection is pretty cute, right?
Canadian-owned and operated M Boutique now has over 20 locations across Toronto and they’re all serving up some of the trendiest clothing items. Shop everyday pieces like chunky winter knits for a steal. This store should be your new go-to for soft sweaters, tops, and party dresses that’ll make you the sparkliest of them all!
Popping up all over Vancouver and Toronto, The Latest Scoop is like a smaller, boutique version of Zara in the sense that every week, the brand is filling up its retail spaces with fresh basics and trendy pieces from Paris, Italy, New York, Bali, Los Angeles, and Spain. Needless to say, you’re able to shop a wide variety of tastes in one place, similar to a shopping experience at, you guess it, Zara.
If you’re looking for streetwear that you can seamlessly tie into the rest of your wardrobe, U.K-based brand Topshop is where you need to be shopping. Living inside department stores like Hudson’s Bay, Topshop always has an expertly curated selection of items like mom jeans, dresses, suits, and more, all readily available at prices that reflect Zara’s.
Frank And Oak is an awesome brand to snag some really great sleek pieces. Clothing that can seamlessly be added to your wardrobe. Perfect contemporary styles that make you look effortlessly put together. The brand is also super focused on using sustainable practices throughout its business, which is always a plus.
Tusk is an independent women’s clothing boutique located right near Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park. The store carries a great selection of dainty, Zara-like pieces that champion quality and female-led brands. Premium basics are the store’s speciality, and if you’re looking to support a number of local companies alongside ones you might already recognize, this is the place to spend an afternoon of shopping for cutesy prints and plenty of fun enamel accessories.
The Frankie Shop features understated yet elevated pieces that are timeless. A mix of feminine and masculine pieces, you’ll find sweaters in slouchy silhouettes, paper bag waist pants, and wide-leg trousers.
Madewell focuses on all the things you’ll want to wear with your jeans including effortless tees, keep-forever bags, cool jewellery, and compliment-worthy shoes. Browse through tops and sweaters in retro-inspired hues, corduroy bottoms, cozy sweaters, and flowy floral maxi dresses.
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