I enjoy a little lux. Who doesn’t? It’s nice to be pampered every so often, and buying something from a luxury brand makes it even more special. To me, paying a little extra for quality, timeless design is worth it. In the end, I am actually saving money.
Not everyone can afford the latest trends from high-end fashion houses. But if you want to look great while saving money, you’re in luck. This guide will introduce you to ten amazing high-end fashion brands that are affordable and will make you look like a TV star.
Designer, luxury items make great gifts (for yourself or others), but they are pricey. Yes, you can save up for a larger splurge like a handbag or coat over time, but if you’re impatient and want something fancy now, consider these options. If you know where to look (and when sales are happening…), you can find chic designer finds for much less than other items. They’ll be special pieces in your wardrobe that you’ll love to wear. Plus, if it’s your first designer purchase, it’ll be something you’ll cherish for a long time.
Many new designer labels are now exploring streetwear-inspired clothing. Luxury clothing is no longer about price, but rather a way of life, a way to make an impact. Niche and online brands have made an impact in luxury fashion and are clearly here to stay. Affordable luxury now accounts for a large share of the luxury clothing market.
What Is Affordable Luxury?
Can clothing be cheap and stylish? Yes. When we say affordable, we don’t mean cheap. We define luxury as high-quality at low prices (most of the listed brands will produce their clothes in limited runs). If you want to escape the high street but can’t afford the most expensive designer labels, you’re in luck because there have never been more or better mid-priced luxury labels available. We love fashion, luxury, and affordability. Here are some of the best luxury brands on the market.
Staud is a newer designer brand with reasonably priced pieces like this knit checkered top. And you can always pay in instalments on Staud’s website.
Although London College of Fashion graduate Sandra Sandor founded Nanushka in 2005, the Budapest-based label only recently gained mainstream recognition by debuting at New York Fashion Week. They are now worn by celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Charlize Theron.
Launched in 2017, the designer’s pieces are a huge hit with those on a budget. Beautiful vintage-inspired dresses and knitwear mix with urban chic.
Sir is an acronym for separates, intimates, and ready-to-wear. From backless dresses (like you’ve seen on Instagram) to linen two-pieces, it’s a great summer label.
Lucky Brand is a luxury brand, but the prices are reasonable. While the brand produces a variety of items, its best known for its denim. So, if you want perfectly fitting jeans, try Lucky Brand.
AYR, like Aritzia and & Other Stories, focuses on creating high-quality basics at an affordable price. For the trendier shopper, the former retailers may not be enough.
Are you a #GanniGirl? Since 2009, Ditte and Nicolaj Reffstrup have positioned the Scandinavian label as the ultimate style destination for modern shoppers.
Rejina Pyo, based in London, creates clothes for women who want to curate a timeless and thought-provoking wardrobe. Influencers and editors like Eva Chen love the brand’s signature balloon-sleeved dresses and rock-inspired fastenings.
Aside from handbags, this designer brand sells dresses, shirts, bottoms, and other items. Known for their simple and vintage designs, they are also one of the most affordable designers companies available.
Despite some luxury brands raising prices, a recent Euromonitor study found that sales of high-end goods grew by around 3% this year. But it’s not because people are buying more expensive goods. Because we’re buying more “affordable luxury” brands than ever before. Buying a designer item is ideal, but not everyone can afford it every December, especially when shopping for multiple people.