Bebe is known for being a magnetic brand to women who love taking center stage. It's also one of the most resilient fashion retailers out there. In 2015 they reworked their brand to encompass more business casual styles that could carry fashion girls from the office to cocktail hour easily. And, once shopping malls succumbed to the pressures of online shopping, they were forced to shutter all of their brick and mortar retail stores. It was a sad day, but that didn't stop me from perusing those insane closeout deals for cute rompers, strappy heels, and maxi dresses.
Despite Bebe's various bumps in the road, they've always pivoted and maintained their brand loyalty. It's never a failure to transform, let go of the old, and get with the times. Hopefully, we'll be able to shop Bebe for many years to come in whatever manner is the new "of the moment" method. As an aside, I just discovered live mobile video shopping apps. They’re basically the home shopping network for Gen-Zers and the millennial in me was intrigued, but mostly appalled.
Retail can be a grind of a business with so many brands entering and clamoring to gain the mindshare of the shopper. As fashion girls, we've changed how we shop, infused social responsibility into our buying decisions, and demanded styles for all shapes and sizes. Needless to say, we're keeping Bebe and similar sexy clothing brands on their toes. Here's a comprehensive list of stores like Bebe that also offer fashion-forward trendy pieces for both work and play.
Topshop takes the top spot on our list for stores like Bebe for its always on-trend assortment of sassy-wear. Like Bebe, they always carry any number of sequinned mini dresses, stiletto heels, and glittery clutches. But, you can also browse Topshop for affordable business casual pieces that only look expensive.
While they offer a whole host of affordable pieces they also have their Topshop boutique which is flush with beautiful-unique pieces that double as compliment magnets. If you love a vibrant-edgy aesthetic, then Topshop is your style jam.
Get the Black Leopard Organza Blouse for $68 and the Gold Tiger Sequin Midi Skirt for $140.
2. & Other Stories
& Other Stories is the sleeper hit retail brand and design house that has fashion girls up in arms. If you love seriously pretty pieces,bohemian pieces, or sleek Scandanavian feeling pieces then you'll go wild over & Other Stories. Pieces in any section of their online boutique will instantly transport you to Paris, L.A., or Sweden. I mean, who doesn't want to dress like an effortless French-girl?
Not only are & Other Stories' pieces beautiful but they're pretty affordable, too. Have fun flying off-the-rails revamping your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
Get the Cropped Relaxed Fit Turtleneck for $89 and the Graphic Sequin Print Cropped Jacket for $119.
3. Pixie Market
Ah, Pixie Market, how we adore thee. What's not to love about delicate and sleek ultra-curated collections? Every design out of Pixie Market feels like a chic and unique find. If you love Bebe, you'll love Pixie Market for their avant-garde pieces that look expensive and feel incredibly feminine.
Get the Pistachio Scarf Neck Blouse for $114 and the Tan Belted Skirt for $114.
If you savor on-trend statement pieces, Mango has your back, front, feet, hair, and the list goes on. Mango has an incredible collection of extremely affordable, yet expensive looking pieces. You'll adore shopping for everything from their incredible blazers, to sleek trousers, pretty dresses, and darling hair bobbles.
Get the Metallic Thread T-shirt for $46 and the Leather Effect High Waist Pant for $60.
Bebe's brand legacy is all about delivering the hottest partywear to trendy fashionistas. Revolve has the same vibe and they even work with really cool designer brands like Alice + Olivia, BCBGMAXAZARIA, and BB Dakota. Their assortment at times feels endless and each piece is uniquely sexy. If you love Bebe, then Revolve is ready and waiting to be your style playground.
Get the Lina Maxi Dress for $150 and the LPA Francis Boot for $228.
If you're ready to delve into the world of interesting high-end designer fashion, then Ssense is where you need to be. Every single piece they curate is a statement piece, made to be celebrated as a piece of art. Ssense taps into the essence of fashion by celebrating fashion as the art form it is.
The nature of designer clothing is that every piece is an investment piece, so prices are considerably higher than Bebe. But, in exchange, you get some of the most highly coveted and unique, statement pieces around.
Get the Paolina Russo Check Illusion Knit Mini Dress for $745 and the Christopher Esber Red Looped Tank Dress for $620.
Express makes our list of stores like Bebe as perhaps its closest competitor in terms of assortment. Once Bebe shifted its brand from pure party attire to a mix dressy casual pieces it felt even more like Express. Loyal Bebe shoppers will feel right at home shopping Express and will love the great deals they're constantly running.
Browse Express and notice how it checks all your style boxes for affordable statement mini dresses, business casual suits, maxi dresses, strappy heels and more.
Get the Emory Park Surplice Jumpsuit for $60 and the Negin Mirsalehi Ankle Pant for $88.
Fast-fashion brand Missguided is the place to be for severely sexy pieces that honor your curves through vibrant colors and patterns. The brand nails baddie outfits in every way. They always carry the hottest bodycon dresses and the necessary shapewear that goes along with it - let's be honest.
Missguided isn’t all bodycon dresses, they also have loads of other cute items like graphic tees and hoodies, flowing wide-leg pants, and cute crop tops. They offer curvy and plus sizes so you'll never need to deal with another waist gap again. You have to see it to believe it.
Get the Green Satin Leopard Print Midi Skirt for $20 and the Ruched Front Bodysuit for $34.
Like Missguided, PrettyLittleThing offers a vast assortment of curve-loving pieces that Bebe shoppers will totally resonate with. And, in terms of price, those same cute pieces are very reasonable. With PrettyLittleThing, you have the freedom to totally revamp your closet, guilt-free.
Get the Black Lace Ruffle Playsuit for $80 and the Metallic Long Sleeve Tie Dress for $45.
When it comes to fashion, Bohemian brand Reformation nails understated sexiness and femininity coveted by free-spirited trendsetters. And, they do so through an eco-friendly design process that reduces waste and perfects sizing. Their highly-coveted dresses, bodysuits, jeans and now even their shoes will fit you like a dream. Shop reformation for effortless pieces that will make you light up inside.
Get the Remy Top for $128 and the Carmelina Dress for $298.
11. Nasty Gal
Loyal Bebe shoppers need to know Nasty Gal for the glitzy, edgy fast-fashion brand that will always keep you on-trend. Like other stores on this list, Nasty Gal is the ultimate destination for copping styles as seen on the trendiest celebrities, but at a fraction of the price. Their assortment is chock full of sexy sheer tops, vegan leather trousers, fun blouses, cute heels and more.
Get the Cara Delevingne Forbidden Love Blazer for $48 and the Heeled Biker Boots for $40.