With vacation season coming to its end, we can’t help but reminisce about sunny days and effortless outfits. Autumn is already here, but if you’re lucky like us (to live in an all year round sunny UAE), summer is not over yet and only turns into spring. The weather keeps getting better leaving us with opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities to the fullest (we missed al fresco dining SO MUCH). We are excitingly looking forward to upgrade our wardrobes ( and still have a remotely tolerable bank statement). Just for that, we’d love to share with you our new finds: Our current top 5 favourite brands that look a million bucks, but don’t break the bank.
The Frankie Shop
The Frankie Shop NYC/Paris that was a gem for a local city girl, recently launched an e-commerce store and gained immense popularity due to its wallet-friendly, minimalistic and luxe-looking pieces. You can find everyday classic and timeless pieces for your hectic city life; a great selection of both exclusive established designers as well as unique international brands.
Pinstriped Balloon Sleeve blazer, $178; Modern Weaving Loop Drop earrings, $129; White Wrap skirt, $145; Ganni Pink May sunglasses, $184;
Ciao Tee, $65; O!O! x Atelier Park Black Palm Tree Pyramid bag, $169
Réalisation Par, meaning “Made by, Styled by”, is a concept store that was inspired by women: Individual pieces that are meant to fit into every woman’s personal style and boost her confidence. The brand and it’s delicate dresses have become popular amongst celebrities and models such as Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber and Emily Ratajkowski.
Loéil, born in LA in 2005 and located in Asia, is an online womenswear brand that celebrates craftsmanship, minimalism, and high quality. All their pieces are manufactured ethically with the use of finest materials and attention to detail. It has a great selection of accessories, shoes, and bags to complement any outfit.
Orseund Iris, an Insta-beloved unique women’s brand based in New York, gained its popularity due to its quirky and bold selection of tops. Inspired by vintage garments and classic movies, the brand offers rare and electric pieces with stand-out details. They vary from elegant and feminine cotton blouses to sexy and daring tops and corsets – as seen on Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner.
Pixie Market has grown from a small NYC boutique to an online fashion brand offering a high quality and unique selection of latest trends. It offers elegant and feminine pieces that are pocket-friendly and definitely Instagram-worthy. Unlike some brands, it launches new pieces every week on their website for customers to purchase immediately.