What do Drake, Celine Dion, and Aritzia have in common? They are all stylish Canadian brands that are here to stay! But unlike Drake and Celine Dion, Aritzia, the Vancouver based Fashion Retailer, is something that you are more than welcome to be openly obsessed with.
With over 80 stores in North America that deliver stylish and well-crafted basics, Aritzia is a retailer that you are sure to be hearing more from. The brand was bloomed in 1984 and is still consistently fresh and exciting for a young and lively clientele. The target demographic for Aritzia seems to be a working millennial with disposable income who values effortless, time-capsule essentials in her closet.
With 837,000 followers on Instagram and notable customers, like The Duchess herself, Meghan Markle, and Celebrity royalty Bella Hadid, there are no signs of them slowing down. So if feeling like royalty in your daily life is on your list, Aritzia can help make that a possibility.
But the greatest thing about the fashion world is that basics are everywhere, giving you options on where exactly you want to browse. If quality, classy pieces like the ones found at Aritzia are on the top of your list, here are some other retailers that will give you that royal feeling.
1. Amour Vert
Amour Vert, which translates to “Green Love” in French, is a sustainable, San Francisco based retailer. Amour Vert, along with other stores like Aritzia, focuses on basics, but with a twist. Aritzia creates structured and chic basics whereas Amour Vert feels free and airy in a way that is reminiscent of Anthropologie. And an additional plus: Amour Vert’s love for floral patterns and the environment is no gimmick, as of the writing of this article they have planted over 290,000 trees.
2. Finery London
Finery London is, you guessed it, a London based retailer serving classic working girl looks. Finery London launched in 2015 and they are making their name with beautiful, well-made pieces. Unlike Aritzia, Finery London seems to skew a bit older audience wise. This store is for the adults who need basics to do adult things like go to work, or you know, maybe just look like you’re going to work.
3. & Other Stories
& Other Stories is another basics haven. Like Aritzia and other stores like Aritzia, & Other Stories is made for stunting on Instagram and in the world. Carefree enough to be casual and stylish enough to post. & Other Stories is a part of the H&M group, but even as the younger sibling she is delivering quality! No hand-me-downs here.
When discussing stores like Aritzia, it can be easy to fall into talking about the cozy, everyday basics. But what if you want basics that have a bit more Pizzazz? Staud is the place for you. Staud has never met a print that they are afraid of and are the masters of a daring look. Staud and Aritzia seem very different, but the quality of the clothing is a constant for them both and they will be mainstays in your forever growing closet.
5. Need Supply
Need Supply, as a brand, is cute, cozy, and casual — which is all you need when shopping for basics.Need Supply has a massive online following, like many stores like Aritzia, and with such a big following comes a big responsibility to carry unique and quality pieces.
6. Eileen Fisher
Eileen Fisher is the Queen of basics. Through an array of neutrals, Eileen Fisher makes sure that you know where to go when you need a basic, cozy cotton cardigan. Like Aritzia, Eileen Fisher is all about minimalism and functionality.
Cuyana and Aritzia have the most IMPORTANT thing in common: Meghan Markle is a fan.Cuyana creates clothing that is delicate yet enduring, like the modern woman. Many stores like Aritzia do classics, but not many are formed by Two women with no experience in Fashion, who wanted to make luxury clothes without an exorbitant price tag. Cuyana was created by regular women for regular women and it shows through the brand’s dedication to comfort and functionality.
The Spanish clothing company, Mango, keeps the fiery Spanish energy going in all of their pieces. Scrolling through the site Like Aritzia, minimal is Mango’s bread and butter. Neutrals and knit cardigans are everywhere, but Mango makes sure to also display its roots, with bright colors and breezy silhouettes that feel ready for a Spanish vacation
Though many stores go for the bohemian look, Anthropologie is the most popular. Though Aritzia seems to go for a more polished, professional aesthetic, their mutual focus on comfort and simplicity is where they find unity.
At 1.5 Million followers on Instagram, Reformation is an insanely popular brand that focuses on sustainability. Like Aritzia, Reformation focuses on embracing the feminine shape in a way that has been praised by women in search of basic dresses, jeans, and coats that are relaxed yet far from frumpy.
Shopbop is an Amazon Owned retailer that puts a variety of designers at your fingertips. Shopbop, like Aritzia, has a variety of essentials ready for you to peruse through. If you do shop with Shopbop, be sure to use your Amazon Prime account to be eligible for loyalty benefits.
12. Few Moda
Few Moda features classic pieces as well as party pieces, but like Aritzia they are accessible and quality pieces. For those of you who are new to Few Moda, let us put you on: they have a membership package that is out of this world, offering wholesale prices of up to 70% off select items.
13. Pixie Market
New York-based Pixie Market gives you the power to be your own dream girl. Pixie Market carries earth-toned basics with a clean and classic look. Like Aritzia, Pixie Market creates refined pieces like cozy sweaters, structured trousers, and anything else that you need to complete all the looks you’re imagining.