High quality but affordable basics-where to buy?

stargirl

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Arket is great for classy, simple basics like plain turtlenecks, shirts, jeans etc. It’s not “cheap” compared to some places, but isn’t that a good thing? If an item is cheap, there’s a sacrifice somewhere down the line in the form of poor quality, exploitation or overpriced delivery, for example. Arket is affordable, but not “throw all your money at several items you don’t need because you can” affordable. Might be UK only though.
 

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Bassike is also great for high quality basics. Not cheap unfortunately but the quality is v good.
 

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I recently started using Depop to find new basics as its wayy cheaper than retail price and obviously better for the planet than fast fashion! Plus it’s much easier to go through all the clothes and select your style compared to op shops where it takes hours to find one thing you kinda like. Also I find that cotton on is pretty good for basics and all the clothes I’ve got from there have lasted years (despite being cheap) but definitely not the classiest place to shop
 
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I recently started using Depop to find new basics as its wayy cheaper than retail price and obviously better for the planet than fast fashion! Plus it’s much easier to go through all the clothes and select your style compared to op shops where it takes hours to find one thing you kinda like. Also I find that cotton on is pretty good for basics and all the clothes I’ve got from there have lasted years (despite being cheap) but definitely not the classiest place to shop
All my Cotton On clothes are pretty shabby quality - I find their T-shirts go transparent after three washes. Also their sizes usually don't go below a 6-8, which is a bit of a minus for me at least. Maybe it depends on the item.
 
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Does anyone have any experience with Frank and Oak? There’s a suit I like the look of but I’m unsure how the quality and fit will be.
 

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I like Muji sometimes but mainly male clothing. They have some nice linen shirts and trousers sometimes that I steal from my man.
 
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I like to thrift all of my basics! I have a couple pairs of jeans and some t shirts from Acne that I thrifted for a fraction of the retail price, and I love how some of them have already been broken in. Thrifting where I live right now isn't a big thing, so recently I've been shopping on Taobao. There are some serious gems on there.
 
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