The high-end high street brands to luxe up your wardrobe

Here's the lowdown on our favourite high-end high street brands that really spruce up our otherwise thrifty wardrobes.

As much as we love a good bargain, sometimes it’s nice to really splash out on a proper investment piece and for this, we turn to the higher end of our Great British High Street.

So, without further ado, here are woman&home’s picks.


One of the most luxe brands on the high street, Whistles’ collections always feature right at the top of our wish-lists. Although you can pay up to £1,500 for a sheepskin coat, some of the pieces are really reasonably priced and will last you for years.

Right now, we love this gorgeous red rollneck, which gives a winter staple an upgrade, and will brighten your outfit even in the gloomiest months. We also love this gorgeous teal cord dress, which would be perfect paired with a pair of knee high boots.

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Soft Roll Neck Wool Sweater, £119

Romaine Cord Dress, £139


For the last few seasons, Boden have been responsible for creating the ultimate ‘It’ shoe. This winter, it’s all about these gorgeous pointed-toe pumps, embellished with beaded bows. There are also these perfect knee high suede boots, which come in classic black, bright red, and our favourite – midnight blue.

Adelaide Jewelled Flats, £110

Kennford Knee High Boots, £190


Classic with a reputation for trademark shapes and styles, AllSaints is our go-to for splurging on a gorgeous leather jacket. If you fancy something a little different, check out this stunning burgundy hued leather jacket for an injection of colour! We also love this elegant camel trench.

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Dalby Biker Leather Jacket, £298

Avita Trench Coat, £208


For chic officewear, Reiss should be your first port of call. From classic tailored pieces with a twist to totally wedding guest-worthy outfits, add Reiss to your list of brands worth the money. This intricately patterned skirt would be perfect when paired with a plain white tee, while the black and cream shirt can subtley elevate any office outfit.

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Casper Twin Pocket Printed Blouse, £135

Gabriella Knitted Zig-Zag Midi Skirt, £145

Russell & Bromley

We adore Russell & Bromley for great quality shoes in classic styles. Often bringing back the same styles season after season (with a little update), you know you’re not just cashing in on a passing trend. We’ve had our eye on these lovely loafers for a while now, as well as these gorgeous lace-up brogues.

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Chester Tassel Loafer, £215

Abacrombie Lace-Up Oxford, £215


Hobbs is the ultimate destination for well-made classics that can form the basis of any chic wardrobe. We adore this high necked shirt, which adds a gorgeous touch of Victoriana to any outfit. And this deep green cross-body bag is the perfect size to fit all of your essentials.

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Naomi Blouse, £79.20 

Helmsley Satchel, £119.20

Karen Millen

Great for occassionwear, Karen Millen is also a go-to for good quality basics with a twist. Always adding a touch of something a little different to their designs, the brand is a no brainer if you want to make a subtle statement. This stunning wrap skirt would look amazing with a simple white tee, while these red tailored trousers would work perfectly with a plain black rollneck jumper.

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Faux Leather Wrap Skirt, £101.50

Red Tailored Suit Trousers, £101.50

Kurt Geiger

Our go-to for party shoes and perfect bags, Kurt Geiger is rarely off our radar. At the moment we are lusting after these stunning sandals, which are the perfect party shoe. For day-to-day, these black ankle boots are a perfect mix of luxe and practical.

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Langley Black Mid Heel Sandals, £99

Burlington Ankle Boot, £159