I’m not going to lie to you. Zara and Mango are usually the places I go when I’m in the mood to treat myself to a cheap and trendy purchase. As I was idly scrolling through their new arrivals and J.Crew staples during my last visit, I couldn’t help but notice all the chic and timeless pieces, especially those that seemed destined for a ‘forever wardrobe’. With a certain anti-trend, quiet-luxury aesthetic on the rise, these three retailers are clearly taking note of the growing interest in dialing things back and have acted accordingly.
Once I noticed a few quiet luxury finds, I scoured the sites and found a wealth of items so chic, so luxurious, and so rich that they shocked me to my core. From the languid cream trousers that will make you skip your jeans to the striped knits that will make you look like you’ve just spent time on a yacht, I reveal the most expensive Zara, Mango and J. Crew finds to buy now and wear forever.