When you think of Italian fashion, your mind probably goes immediately to luxury labels. Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and the like. It also helps that Milan and Rome are two of the most prominent fashion capitals in the entire world. So with regards to anything related to fashion coming from Italy, your mind is practically conditioned that they'd cost a lot of money. However, that's not necessarily true. Unbeknownst to many, Italy has a ton of affordable high street brands that offer the same quality, the same styles, and the same level of chicness as the famous big-named brands. Here are some you ought to know.
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There's really only one word you need to remember when it comes to Diesel: Denim! For years, Diesel has stood as one of, if not the best affordable denim brand in Italy. All the possible techniques, manipulations, and styles that a designer can do on denim, this label has achieved in more ways than one. Yet, despite this mid-range level, its reputation is up there alongside the likes of Versace Jeans and Calvin Klein Jeans. It only goes to show that Diesel has always had this upscale vibe despite their affordability, and for those struggling with living costs in Milan, Rome, and other Italian cities, it's the best!
Chic and affordable are two words any fashionista on a budget loves to hear. And they're just the right words to describe Miss Sixty. Like Diesel, Miss Sixty is one of Italy's finest denim brands that offer their pieces at affordable price points. But while the former has stayed with the casual look, Miss sixty eventually grew into a full-fledged women's ready-to-wear line. One that embraces runway trends and translates them to fit everyday looks. Apart from denim, this label also offers simple tailored pieces, some hints of animal print, and even a bit of leather for that chic sexy look too!
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OVS is practically the nearest brand that you can compare to Spain's famous high street labels like Mango and Stradivarius. It's here where women can complete an entire seasonal wardrobe without having to spend a lot. And the best part? They're all high-quality! What often pulls high street brands from ever reaching the caliber of luxury labels is the quality of the clothes. More often than not, affordable brands tend to have lower-quality but OVS is not one of them. this isn't to say that their clothes are at par with Italy's finest designers, far from it! However, theirs is pretty close!
A good many designer brands tend to focus on the Mediterranean spirit of Italy. The likes of Missoni and Etro are the most famous of the lot. As for the high street brands, Calzedonia definitely fits the bill on this one! Focusing on beachwear and leggings, this is an affordable label that women of have free lifestyles will go gaga over. The kind that party girls trust
no matter what! After all, their pieces are easy, eye-catching, and definitely glamorous. Though often trendy, the brand has since formulated its own signature of sexiness and fun.
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While Italy is known for its sunny places, it still experiences winter
every now and then. The country is just lucky that it rarely snows here. Nevertheless, when it gets cold in Italy, many people flock to ArchivioB to buy some much-needed knitwear. Think cashmere sweaters that feel so cozy when it's less than 5° outside. Or slinky wooly dresses that flatter your figure and make you look even sexier than you do wearing revealing clothes. Not to mention a comfortable pair of trousers to help warm you up. These are the types of fashionable finds ArchivioB offers at affordable prices!
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Italians are romantics through and through. You can see it in how they flirt out in the open, in their romantic films
, and, of course, through their fashions as well. But more often than not, brands that offer romantic pieces tend to go on the expensive side rather than affordable. That is except Solotre! At lower prices, this high street brand lacey pieces, draped dresses, puffed sleeves, a tinge of tailoring, and more. Classic styles that you'd normally see on high fashion runways during Fashion Week in Milan
or in period films, all at reachable costs!
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It's all about the trends here in Motivi. Whatever you see celebrities wear, designers present on the runway, and on the editorials of fashion magazines, you'll eventually see from this high street brand. That's what such a company does anyways. Motivi and the others translate all the latest styles to fit affordable prices. But it's the way this label does it that makes it stand out against the rest. Though the trends look familiar, Motivi puts their own spin on them to help separate them from other labels, both high street and high fashion!
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Italian fashions aren't just from the big-named designer brands. The country also has a whole slew of high street labels that are affordable but just as trendy as luxury labels! You might want to check them out and shop there when you can!
Where would you ever fit all your clothes from these amazing brands? In your luxury home
, of course!