16 Best Sustainable Clothing Brands for Women 2021

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When it comes to clothing, the best way to be truly sustainable is to buy secondhand. But if you’re looking for something new, sustainable fashion brands can be a solid choice for reducing your carbon footprint and ensuring that the people making your jeans, dresses, and bags are treated fairly. The problem: The process by which brands get to call themselves sustainable is largely unregulated. With the growing demand for sustainably made clothing, the term is thrown around pretty loosely.

So what does sustainable mean when it comes to fashion? Kristy Drutman, host of the podcast Brown Girl Green, says it prioritizes both environmental and social responsibility throughout the life span of a garment, from raw materials all the way to how long a piece of clothing will last in your closet. According to Haley Boyd, an expert on sustainable fashion sourcing, some brands are going as far as disclosing the wage of the lowest paid worker in their supply chain.

Very few companies are able to achieve true sustainability at every stage of the process, however, and often decide to put their efforts toward one area before moving on to the next. As a sustainability-minded consumer, instead of trying to find the perfect company that’s accounting for everything, it’s easiest to think about what is most important to you — better labor practices, less waste, or renewable raw materials — and focus your purchasing power on a brand with similar aims.

Thankfully, there are organizations that are happy to vet so-called sustainable brands for you and online resources like Good On You and The Fashion Transparency Index. In addition, nearly all of the experts we spoke to say consumers can avoid greenwashing (brands marketing themselves as environmentally conscious without backing up their claims) by looking for third-party certifications like bluesign, GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic, OEKO-TEX, fair trade, and B-Corp.

We talked to Drutman, Boyd, and six other experts about the sustainable clothing brands they love and buy from. To make the list easier to navigate, we’ve organized brands by key areas of impact. When a company does a good job in more than one area, we’ve noted that, too. One thing to note: The products below are more expensive than conventionally made clothing because they are made without cutting corners. But they are also made to last longer because that helps the planet too.

If Your Main Concern is Responsibly Sourced Raw Materials


This NYC-based direct-to-consumer brand uses GOTS-certified organic cotton for both environmental and reproductive health reasons. According to Elizabeth L. Cline, journalist and author of The Conscious Closet, Knickey “uses high-quality natural materials that biodegrade” and adds that “plastic fibers persist in our environment, pollute our oceans, and are made out of oil.” Organic cotton conserves water, reduces pollution, creates more biodiversity, and is safer for workers because pesticides are prohibited and only natural fertilizers can be used. Additionally, Knickey partners with a NY recycling company to recycle old socks, tights, and underwear from other brands — and keep them out of landfills.

Christy Dawn

Christy Dawn is known for their flowy floral dresses that are handmade from upcycled materials in Los Angeles. Boyd likes the company it is incredibly conscious of its impacts on both people and the planet throughout the entire life cycle of their products. “We need more metrics to measure how people are treated, but I think someone working on their farm in India or at their factory in L.A. would be 11 out of 10 on the happiness scale,” she says. Christy Dawn also supports an important climate solution called regenerative agriculture, which Boyd explains draws carbon out of the atmosphere and locks it into the soil. “To me, it’s one of the most exciting things happening in fashion,” she says.


Spanish brand Babaà sources the wool for its chunky sweaters from northern Spain. It’s spun and dyed by Spanish artisans, as is most of their cotton, which comes from organic farmers in Andalucia. The brand’s yarns are never mixed with acrylics or any other synthetic fibers, meaning the end product lasts a long time and is biodegradable. Also, all Babaà samples are donated to CEAR (Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado), a refugee center in Getafe, Madrid. “I feel like they are so well made that they could definitely go to my daughter,” says Caroline Priebe, founder of the Center for the Advancement of Garment Making.

Stella McCartney

Sustainable fashion trailblazer Stella McCartney comes recommended by Priebe, as well as Ciaraleaf Meaney, co-founder and creative director of Tomorrow Collective. “She is doing really cool things cause she’s always investing in actually new fabrications,” says Priebe, who cites the designer’s innovative plant-based leathers, including one that’s made from mushrooms.


Brooklyn designer M.Patmos is a favorite of creative consultant Michele Janezic, who wears the brand’s classic wardrobe staples and says their face masks are her go-to. M.Patmos uses organic materials and innovates with dead-stock fabric to eliminate waste.

Nicholas K

This brother-sister design duo uses undyed natural fibers and vegetable dyes from roots, leaves, bark, and berries. Alden Wicker, a freelance journalist specializing in sustainable fashion and editor in chief of says, “Everything from this brand is so versatile and comfortable, and it’s truly designed for the female body. Just go to the store and try something on — you’ll be hooked.”

If Your Main Concern is Environmentally Responsible Production


All of the fabrics from this Finnish company with a 70-year history of colorful and bold patterns are screen printed by hand in Helsinki in a facility that operates on biogas (gas produced from the breakdown of organic matter) and renewable electricity. The majority of the fabrics printed are certified by OEKOTEX. Janezic owns both new and vintage Marimekko pieces and says she’s always searching eBay and Etsy for more.

Lotuff Leather

Based out of a small workshop in Providence, Rhode Island, Lotuff Leather uses vegetable-tanned leather from a generations-old tannery in South America. As opposed to chrome tanning, vegetable tanning reduces environmental pollution and allows the tannery to reuse water again and again. Any residual leather bits and natural dye runoff from this process is turned into fertilizer bricks, which are then used to enrich a nearby Eucalyptus grove that provides the raw materials for the tanning process. “I own a purse that I have carried for several years. I use it daily, am not gentle on it, and it looks just as good as when I first got it,” Janezic says.

Mate the Label

Drutman is a fan of Mate the Label’s cozy everyday clothes and has a pair of the brand’s white joggers that she loves. In addition to using organic cotton, Mate the Label reduces its carbon footprint by keeping its supply chain local. Everything is cut, sewn, and shipped from Los Angeles.

If Your Main Concern is Reducing Waste

Another Tomorrow

Priebe says the term sustainability is actually on its way out and there’s a new benchmark we should all be thinking about: circular fashion. This means nothing is wasted in the clothing-making process. Fabric is cut to reduce leftover scraps, clothing samples are sold or donated, and garments are repaired or recycled rather than thrown out. Both Priebe and Sarah Spellings, fashion news editor at Vogue, recommend Another Tomorrow for its incredible transparency, use of natural materials, and commitment to a short supply chain. But the company also does something few other brands do to ensure a long life for each piece of clothing: They partnered with the company EVRYTHNG to assign a digital ID to every item of clothing they put out in the world. Consumers can scan their garment’s QR code and quickly see its entire journey from raw materials to fabric mill to final quality control.


Tonlé starts by reclaimed fabric bought at remnant markets in Phnom Penh, which they use to create recycled fabrics and yarns to make clothing. Any fabric waste too small to be turned into yarn is collected with paper waste and recycled into new paper. “They are a brand focused on being intentional, inclusive, and regenerative,” says Drutman.

Mara Hoffman

Meaney and Spellings recommend Mara Hoffman’s dresses, swimwear, and other designs. Meaney calls Hoffman’s process “very mindful,” specifically highlighting the designer’s innovative and recycled materials, transparent labor practices, and commitment to the circular economy. The brand’s website has detailed instructions for how to get the most out of their garment. And if you end up with a dress or bathing suit you no longer want, they’ll take it back.

If Your Main Concern is Fair Labor Practices

Brother Vellies

Both Cline and Spellings recommend designer Aurora James’s brand Brother Vellies. Based in NYC, Brother Vellies uses renewable and recycled materials to create some of the industries most coveted boots and shoes. They are also committed to preserving craftsmanship and supporting local artisans in South Africa, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Italy, and Haiti. Cline says James is rebuilding a slow fashion cycle, adding that she is “pushing the mainstream industry to include products from Black entrepreneurs, showing that sustainability, inclusivity, and dignified jobs for everyone all have to go hand in hand.”


Nashville-based leather-shoe brand Nisolo is a certified B-Corporation, meaning they meet the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility, accountability, and transparency. “I have a pair of Reina leather high-tops from Nisolo that tick all the ethical shopping boxes for me,” says Cline, who explains that the boots are made out of high-quality leather manufactured in factories that follow strict environmental guidelines, and for each pair sold, a contribution is made to protect forests in the Amazon basin. She also says that Nisolo pays living wages, offers health-care benefits, and provides a healthy work environment to their factory workers in Peru.

Umber & Ochre

Similar to the farm-to-table food movement, San Francisco brand Umber & Ochre does something they call field to fabric. They partner with family-owned workshops in remote villages that each have a specialized craft, including yarn spinning, natural dyeing, traditional wooden loom weaving, woodblock carving, and printing. Janezic visited several of these village workshops and experienced firsthand how they operate. “One family has owned a block-printing workshop in the desert for ten generations — 500 years!” she says. Umber & Ochre clothing is handwoven and naturally dyed, and their silk is made without harming the silkworms.


Started by model and activist Liya Kebede, Lemlem clothing and accessories are ethically made by female artisans in Kebede’s home country of Ethiopia, as well as other African nations. Wicker has one of Lemlem’s simple cover-ups and recommends the brand for their commitment to elevating artisanship and expanding production and jobs across Africa.

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Best Clothing Stores for Women over 50

As we get older, our tastes in fashion items changes. That doesn’t mean that we have to start wearing frumpy granny-looking clothes as we get older, but we tend to start dressing and choosing our outfits according to the natural changes in our bodies and lifestyles.

For example, some of us may put on some extra pounds after menopause, and we may not be so comfortable in tight mini-skirts anymore.

Also, as our lifestyles change, we may not require as much formal and office attire in our wardrobes. Personally, if the last few years taught me anything, it’s that I really enjoy comfortable casual clothing that I feel good in. Of course, I still like to look cute (for those Zoom meetings), but I have noticed that my outfit choices and my go-to stores have also changed over the years.

Here is our list of the Best Clothing Stores for Women over 50:

Talbot’s – an American staple with a wide range of sizes: petite, plus, plus-size petite, and misses. Land’s End – started off catering to the yachting industry, they have extended their styles and looks over the years but still keep it casual and affordable. Ann Taylor – classic and elegant designs tailored for the professional woman in mind. White House Black Market – exclusive signature designs and special collections that are refined and feel tailor-made. M.M. Lafleur – for the discerning woman who knows luxurious fabrics and is willing to pay a little more for quality items. Everlane – a go-to for basics and classic cuts. Perfect for older women who prefer a minimalist look over a trendy one. Nordstrom – offer a wide selection of different fashion brands and cover a variety of looks – from casual to professional. Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (NYDJ) – created to help older women find jeans that they could be comfortable in and still look stylish. Bloomingdale’s – iconic department store that offers a variety of brands. Draper’s & Damon’s – mix classic style with modern inspirations as they design with the older woman in mind. Chico’s – offer quality items that are designed for women over 50. LOFT – a go-to brand for fashion-conscious professional women who like to look and feel good. J.Crew – classic styles that you can trust to take you through the years. Eileen Fisher – known for its simple yet stylish designs and also for its quality sustainable fabrics.

Thankfully, more and more retailers are realizing that older women enjoy purchasing clothing that suits their bodies and styles without falling into the “old lady” look.

So, I’ve put together my favourite stores that have great selections that cater to older women and their lifestyles. Some are very affordable while others have higher price tags.

Personally, I prefer shelling out a little more for a quality item that I know I will wear for years to come and that won’t need to be replaced quickly. As I get older, I tend to go for quality over quantity when it comes to clothing.

Along with my curated selection of stores and retailers, I’ve also handpicked some of my favorite pieces from each store.


Talbot’s is an American staple that has been around for several decades. Their dedication to quality and style has kept them in business for all this time. The preppy/nautical look of their collections caters well to older women.

Also, Talbot’s has a wide range of sizes: petite, plus, plus-size petite, and misses.

Perfect tweed jacket with front patch pockets, topstitching, and crest button details.

Land’s End

Land’s End is another American retail success story. They have been around for almost 60 years and started off catering to the yachting industry. They have extended their styles and looks over the years but still keep it casual and affordable.

Land’s End has wide size ranges – petite, tall, plus size, petite plus, and tall plus.

This asymmetrical front fleece jacket comes in two heathered colors and a houndstooth.

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor offers classic and elegant designs tailored for the professional woman in mind. Her timeless collections are perfect for women of all ages. Many older women enjoy the excellent fits and quality fabrics.

Love this elegant colorblock open poncho.

White House Black Market

White House Black Market is a go-to for many older working women. They offer exclusive signature designs and special collections that are refined and feel tailor-made. WHBM is quality-driven and you know that every detail of every piece is perfectly thought out.

Long sleeve satin ruffle wrap dress in gorgeous green.

M.M. Lafleur

M.M. Lafleur is for the discerning woman who knows luxurious fabrics and is willing to pay a little more for quality items. The minimalist and stylish look of M.M. Lafleur keeps customers coming back.

Lush Merino sweater jacket


Everlane is a go-to for basics and classic cuts. Every season, without fault, they offer timeless and classic clothing items that are perfect for older women who prefer a minimalist look over a trendy one.

The Fatigue Barrel Pant


Nordstrom is an American department store that many older women love to shop at. They offer a wide selection of different fashion brands and cover a variety of looks – from casual to professional.

Check out this cute lace sleeve stretch crepe blouse.


Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (NYDJ) was created to help older women find jeans that they could be comfortable in and still look stylish. They are definitely not “mom jeans”! The jeans are designed with slimming panels in the front and curve enhancing technology in the back. They have a petite and a plus-size section.

The brand is now offering more than just jeans. They carry trousers, sweaters, and blouses – all with the older woman in mind.

One example is these easy-fit Ponte trousers that can be dressed up or down.


Bloomingdale’s is another iconic department store that offers a variety of brands and has a following of older women who can readily find clothing that they feel comfortable and stylish in. Bloomies (as the regulars like to call it) is over 100 years old and still going strong.

100% rayon Zebra Print Top

Draper’s & Damon’s

Virginia Draper opened her first dress shop in 1927 with the idea that all women should have “smart things to wear.” Today, Virginia’s vision is very much a reality as their designs continue to mix classic style with modern inspirations as they design with the older woman in mind.

A flirty pantsuit in royal blue is one great choice from this wonderful designer.


Chico’s rose to the top of the older women’s clothing market by consistently offering quality items that are designed for women over 50.

Animal print maxi dress


LOFT is a go-to brand for fashion-conscious professional women who like to look and feel good. While following trends, LOFT doesn’t go overboard on flash-in-the-pan trends that are here today and gone tomorrow. They concentrate on stylish pieces that can take you through several seasons and even years.

Super Soft Girlfriend Jeans In Pure Light Indigo Wash


J.Crew styles are classics that you can trust to take you through the years. Their soft preppy look never goes out of style and women of all ages love the look and the quality fabrics.

Wool houndstooth blazer

Eileen Fisher

The Eileen Fisher brand is known for its simple yet stylish designs and also for its quality sustainable fabrics. At the Eileen Fisher design studio, there is no fuss about upcoming trends. Emphasis is put on structured pieces that provide ultimate comfort.

Have you been thinking of creating a capsule wardrobe? This store is the perfect place to do it.

Silk georgette crepe ballet neck tank

More Clothing Stores for Older Women

Here are a few more recommendations from our Sixty & Me readers. Thanks for all your great suggestions!


J.Jill offers easy and relaxed styles that reflect the confidence of women with a rich, full lives. Started in 1959, the catalog-born retailer has over 280 stores nation-wide.

Double-face jersey full-leg crop pants

Soft Surroundings

Soft Surroundings is a brand dedicated to helping women feel confident, stylish, and always comfortable. Comfort is key!! Their range of products includes apparel, accessories, shoes, bedding, and home décor.

Embroidered top


Maurices signature phrase is “Feel good fashion for real life.™” and their collections reflect this perfectly.

Classic Plus Size button down blouse


LLBean is another renowned American retailer that is perfect for active older women. From basic shorts to outdoor equipment, this is your one stop shop for your active lifestyle.

Sweater fleece long vest

Let’s Have a Conversation:

What’s your favorite store or brand? Is it on our list? If not, share your favorites in the comments below. Do you find that you have changed the way that you dress over the years? How would you describe your fashion style today?

The 17 Best Places to Shop for Clothes Online in 2022

Whether you’re looking for something specific, or just want to add some new staples to your wardrobe, you’ll want to bookmark this story ASAP to refer back to when the inevitable shopping urge comes around.

To save you from that same frustration, we created a roundup of the best online stores to shop at, keeping in mind product selection, shipping options, return policies, site navigation, and any extra perks like reward programs or styling services. We even noted the price range on a scale of $ to $$$$ — one dollar sign means you can find most stuff very cheap, whereas four dollar signs mean you’ll probably be saving for quite a while to afford anything there.

Shopping for clothes online has never been easier — both a blessing and a curse! With so many retailers, the possibilities seem endless (read: overwhelming). I’ve spent hours searching for the perfect chunky loafer or the best tote bag only to end up with an empty shopping cart and far too many tabs left open.

Nordstrom Nordstrom View On Nordstrom When in doubt, Nordstrom probably has it. The department store is famous for selling a little bit of everything in every size, from shoes to shirts to designer goods. Plus, when sales roll around, the discounts are so good, it's near impossible to check out with only one or two items in your cart. Nordstrom is also known for its excellent customer service, like free virtual styling and curbside pick-ups. If you join their free rewards program, you can also enjoy complimentary alterations in addition to earning points each time you shop. With beauty and home products as well, Nordstrom truly is a one-stop shop. Shipping Policy: Free standard shipping | Best for: Huge selection | Size Range: XS-XLP | Price Range: $$-$$$

Saks Fifth Avenue Saks Off 5th View On Saks Fifth Avenue View On Don’t sleep on this discounted designer retailer. Saks Off 5th is the best destination to search for high-end pieces at a fraction of the price. It sells fan favorites like Vince and Jil Sander, and they have amazing shoe and accessory options. Filter your search by item, designer, price point, and size, to discover a multitude of hidden gems. They also have a large selection of pre-owned pieces that you can sort by condition, price, category, and brand. Snag that bag on your designer wishlist. Besides, who doesn’t love a discount? Shipping Policy: Free domestic shipping on orders of $99 or more | Best for: Discounted designer pieces | Size Range: XXS-XXXXL | Price Range: $-$$$

Aritzia Aritzia View On Puffer jackets, fall knits, and contouring basics are just some of the everyday luxury pieces Aritzia offers. The clothing store prides itself on using quality materials — like its vegan leather and breeze merino wool, an extra-fine wool and cotton blend — to give shoppers pieces that will stand the test of time. As it starts to get cold, you may want to invest in some new puffer jackets. Designed to keep you warm (up to negative 22 degrees), the water-repellent Super Puff is a favorite among shoppers (and myself). We’re also crazy about Artizia’s TNA collection, which consists of comfy and cool styles, like cargo pants and crewnecks. But if you’re looking for more high-end garments, the Babaton collection has tailored designs that will take you right from work to a night out. Shipping Policy: Free standard shipping within the United States | Best for: Everyday luxury pieces | Size Range: 2XS-2XL | Price Range: $$-$$$

Everlane Everlane View On There’s a likelihood that you’ve heard of Everlane because celebrities like Katie Holmes and Angelina Jolie wear pieces from the brand that look way more expensive than they really are. They not only succeed at sourcing the finest materials — like their ReCashmere sweaters, a blend of recycled cashmere and wool — but also share every aspect of their cost breakdown so that you know exactly how much a piece of clothing costs to make. Aside from the affordable prices, Everlane committed to quality from day one by using ethical factories, high-quality materials, and focusing on timeless pieces rather than trends. We personally love their buttery Italian leather ballet flats, rating them our best overall in our search for the best pairs. They even sell seamless underwear, which you actually can return after the first try if they don't fit right. Shipping Policy: Free shipping on orders over $75 | Best for: Modern basics | Size Range: 2XS-2XL | Price Range: $-$$

Revolve Revolve View On Revolve Should your wardrobe be in need of a little...spice, we give you Revolve. You probably don’t need an introduction to Revolve as it’s loved by your favorite celebrities and influencers. With this online retailer, you're bound to come across the va-va-voom, plunging-neckline, cutout mini dress of your dreams. The brands range from designer to up-and-coming labels for an interesting mix to browse. In need of a mini skirt for a last-minute event? Revolve offers free two-day shipping and free returns. Though the site's endless options can be a bit overwhelming, Revolve's styling team can chat with you to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Shipping Policy: Free two-day shipping | Best for: Millennial and Gen Z trendy pieces | Size Range: XXS-XXL | Price Range: $$-$$$$

Reformation Reformation View On Reformation Looking for something to wear for a special occasion? Or just want to add some chic pieces to your wardrobe? With sustainability as a focus, Reformation uses environmentally friendly fabrics to deliver consumers feminine silhouettes and high-quality apparel. They take into account water input, energy output, land use, greenhouse gas emissions, and eco-toxicity. Twirl around in dresses made from their Tencel, a fiber made from eucalyptus tree farms, and recycled cotton, repurposed from pre or post-consumption. With so many weddings coming up, Reformation is a great place to quickly browse wedding guest looks. And they also have their own sustainable shoe line which has everything from sandals to heels. The brand offers free standard shipping on all purchases, and they recently just switched from 100 percent compostable bags to 100 percent recycled LDPE bags so that their packaging is able to break down in landfills. Shipping Policy: Free standard shipping | Best for: Special occasions and weddings | Size Range: XS-XLP | Price Range: $$-$$$

Bandier Stella McCartney View On Whether you’re HIIT class obsessed or more of a morning walker, nothing feels better than doing it in comfortable, supportive, and on-trend activewear — that’s where Bandier comes in. Featuring everything from Adidas by Stella McCartney to Nike, Bandier offers us the best activewear sets and high-performance sneakers out there. You can filter your searches by category, size, color, and brand, then further sort your search by price point, sale, or newest pieces. You also have the option of searching by workout — yoga and pilates, cardio and training, tennis, or rest and recovery — ensuring that you’re buying the right pieces for your favorite exercise. The multi-brand retailer brings athleticwear to the forefront for customers, delivering high-quality apparel that is functional and fashionable. With over 50+ activewear designers, Bandier’s site becomes the hub for your trendy fitness pursuits. Plus, they also have a rewards program where you can earn points every time you shop to redeem exclusive discounts. Shipping Policy: $12 or free if the value is over $195 | Best for: Athleticwear | Size Range: 0-14 and P-3X | Price Range: $$-$$$

DISSH Dissh View On Looking to elevate your wardrobe this fall? This woman-owned, Australian fashion brand features feminine silhouettes and closet basics that will become your new favorite pieces. Shopping for specific occasions can often be overwhelming, but they make it easy by offering different “edits” to choose from (like resort or occasion wear); the carefully curated selections feature delicate and bold pieces fit for your style. Aside from their adorable sets, DISSH has a great selection of denim pieces. I check their sale section at least once a week as it’s always stocked with hidden gems. Also, if you spend over 100 dollars, you get free express shipping. Currently, DISSH is working towards bettering the environment by making switches to “planet-friendly packaging” — who doesn’t love that? Shipping Policy: Free express shipping if you spend over 100 dollars | Best for: Sets | Size Range: 2-12 | Price Range: $$

Eloquii Eloquii View On If you’re tired of shopping on sites with limited sizing, Eloquii is the perfect place to buy fashionable plus-size pieces. Eloquii’s clothing comes in sizes 14 through 32, and they are constantly releasing new collections. Stay up to date on fashion trends by searching through their bestsellers or new arrivals. They offer amazing basics like sweaters and knits, but there are also a ton of statement pieces like this sequin jumpsuit you’ll want to remember for holiday party season. Eloquii makes shopping an inclusive experience by giving consumers a wide range of categories to sort through at amazing prices. Plus, they even have a bridal section that covers all wedding festivities. Shipping Policy: Free shipping on orders over 125 dollars | Best for: Plus size clothing | Size Range: 14-32 | Price Range: $-$$

Farfetch Farfetch View On Whether you’re looking for a blazer from Anine Bing or the latest pieces from IRO’s collection, Farfetch offers hundreds of designers to choose from. Plus, they have a pre-owned section, where you can shop for pre-loved designer pieces that are sure to stand out in your wardrobe. Farfetch offers two to four-day shipping and free returns. On top of that, they have complimentary pickup, so you never need to step foot in the post office. As someone who dreads returns, this luxury feature is a lifesaver. You’ll probably want to save shopping here for special occasions or that one true luxury, one-of-a-kind piece because most pieces run fairly expensive. Shipping Policy: Shipping fees vary by location | Best for: Designer pieces | Size Range: All Sizing | Price Range: $$$-$$$$

H&M HM View On There are so many reasons to love this affordable clothing brand — from their low-cost, eco-friendly clothing line to their size inclusivity, H&M delivers shoppers closet staples and statement pieces too good to pass. In recent efforts to better the environment, their conscious choice pieces are made up of at least 50 percent sustainable materials, like organic cotton or recycled polyester. Sure, it’s not the most sustainable option out there, but for those who shop here because it’s easy to afford, they have the option to try to be more sustainable. Their site is also easy to navigate with specific categories and trends to shop. Personally, I love their workwear edit because their pieces look professional and expensive. Plus, if you register with your school email, you can receive a student discount. Shipping Policy: Free standard shipping for orders over $40 | Best for: Budget-friendly closet staples | Size Range: All Sizing | Price Range: $

J. Crew J Crew View On View On Known for their signature cashmere, blazers, and trousers, J. Crew will help you elevate your wardrobe to that aspirational coastal grandmother style. Their clothing is always great quality and their conscious effort to choose eco-friendly fabrics, like organic cotton and recycled nylon and polyester, helps better the environment. You can be as picky as you want by filtering your search by silhouette, fabric, size, color, and pattern. Be sure to sign up for their reward system to earn free shipping and points on every purchase, which saves you money the more you shop. I just bought a cute pair of matching PJs, and they are the comfiest ones I’ve ever owned. Shipping Policy: Free standard shipping for orders over $40 | Best for: Elevated Staples | Size Range: All Sizing | Price Range: $-$$

Madewell Madewell View On View On Nothing is more annoying than finding an item you love and realizing, Ugh, the store doesn't sell it in your size. But don’t stress, Madewell has an impressive size range for many of its offerings, going from XXS to 4X. Even better? You don't have to scroll to a completely different section on the site (although you can find specific categories for Plus, Petite, and Tall if you want easy access). It's all in the same place — which is how it should be. Though the brand is known for making quality jeans, they also sell everything from casual sweaters to shoes to swimsuits. And if you want to decrease your environmental impact, check out their preloved section and consider trading in some old denim for shopping credit. Win-win. Shipping Policy: $5 standard shipping and free for members | Best for: Size inclusive staples | Size Range: XXS - 4X | Price Range: $-$$

SSENSE Ssense View On With a list of over five hundred designers to shop from, like Bottega Venetta and Vince, SSENSE is your one-stop shop for luxury fashion. Tailor your shopping experience to your personal style by selecting which designer you want to shop from. Want to emulate a Hailey Bieber-inspired streetwear look or an effortless Emma Chamberlain ensemble? SSENSE has cool and funky androgynous pieces sure to catch your eye. Hot Tip: Sign up for their emails to receive news about their annual sales where you can snag pieces from your favorite designers for a lot less. Plus, SSENSE often features newer up-and-coming designers, so you’ll be ahead on fashion’s latest trends. Shipping Policy: Free standard shipping | Best for: New and upcoming designer and trendy pieces | Size Range: XS-XLP | Price Range: $$-$$$$

The Frankie Shop The Frankie Shop View On Synonymous with oversized suits and tailored garments, The Frankie Shop is a great online site to check out if you’re looking for clothes that you can play just as hard as you work in. They curate a great selection of closet staples that range from knit sweaters to perfectly fitted trousers. While their site mainly consists of their own brand, you can find unique pieces like a Ganni sweater or a cool patch pocket sweater from JW Anderson. The Frankie Shop offers timeless investment pieces that have been seen on celebrities and influencers, like Hailey Bieber and Leonie Hanne. These pieces will become a staple in your wardrobe forever. Shipping Policy: Free standard shipping | Best for: Tailored investment pieces | Size Range: XS-XLP | Price Range: $$$-$$$$

Target Target View On Target Get lost in the best jeans for curves, the yummiest sweaters, and everything in between. Target has nailed down affordable fashion, gifting you with elite designer collaborations. This fall, Target has partnered with Sergio Hudson, Kika Vargas, and La Ligne to bring you bright-colored knits, tailored suits, and fun prints. Starting October 9th, you can shop their designer collaborations. But, if you don’t want to wait, Target has amazing pieces that you can buy now. They have coats for every occasion and numerous shoes and accessories to choose from. I personally love their dresses and find I wear them year-round. Their accessories, like chunky hoops or a fun handbag, are always on point. Need something in a pinch? Don’t worry— They offer free same-day shipping on select pieces. Shop now: Shipping Policy: Free two-day shipping and | Best for: Affordable everyday pieces | Size Range: XXS-XXL | Price Range: $-$$

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