25 British clothing brands to have on your radar

The British clothing brands you need to know about.

best British clothing brands: including outfit from M&S / Me+Em / Joules
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British clothing brands offer a premium upgrade to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. When it comes to clothing manufacture and design, Britain has a long history of great fashion craftsmanship and innovation. 

Whether you're looking to bolster your capsule wardrobe with pieces that will last, or invest in statement styles, British clothing brands offer a range of designs for all occasions and most importantly are accessible for all budgets. With a stable that includes the likes of Reiss, Whistles, and Ted Baker, British clothing brands are well known and regarded the world over for their trend-led aesthetic that still incorporates timeless elements. With high-quality pieces that give a nod to the fashion trends 2022, you can rely on British brands for everything from your best jeans to your best winter coats.

While American clothing brands generally deliver a more preppy aesthetic - think Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and Italian clothing brands and French clothing brands offer timeless glamour; The best British clothing brands encompass much more than classic Burberry trench coats. With a trend-led aesthetic, each brand has its own signature, ensuring that whatever your taste, there is a British clothing brand to meet your needs.

“There is so much history in British clothing brands, and the heritage favorites like Burberry, Liberty, and Pringle have paved the way for many designers, both in the UK and internationally,” says Katie Eastwood, Stylist Ambassador at Stitch Fix (opens in new tab).

Best British clothing brands - where to browse

These are the fashion team's 5 favorite British clothing brands.

Best British clothing brands as chosen by our fashion team 

1. All Saints

pink leather jacket

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Reasons to buy

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Our go-to for denim and leather
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Fashion with an edge
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Strong brand identity

Reasons to avoid

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Limited size ranges

Known for making some of the best leather jackets for women (check out our All Saints leather jacket review), All Saints is a brand you can rely on for pieces with an edge. From the best hoodies to well-cut denim, All Saints make putting together a failsafe weekend wardrobe easy. With a distinctive signature, it may not suit all tastes, but the brand does have a great range of basics, such as soft t-shirts that have broad appeal. 

2. Barbour

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Reasons to buy

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Heritage brand
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Long-lasting fabrics 
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Loved by the royal family

Reasons to avoid

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High cost, although long-lasting return
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Classic styles, less trend-led

A heritage British clothing brand with country living at its core, the Barbour brand was launched in 1894. Best known for its waxed jackets, which are still made by hand in its factory in the north of England, Barbour makes some of the best winter coats. Expect hard-wearing fabrics and timeless designs across all its pieces. 

3. Baukjen

3 models in british clothing brand baukjen

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Reasons to buy

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Designs that won't date
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Sustainable brand 
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High-quality fabrics

Reasons to avoid

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Items sell out quickly

One of the best sustainable clothing brands, Baukjen is a London-based womenswear brand that's proving fashion doesn't have to cost the earth. Offering a mix of classic styles with a twist and some statement-printed pieces, Baukjen has you covered for everything from casual loungewear to office attire and even what to wear to a wedding.

4. Boden

three models in Boden clothing

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Reasons to buy

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Playful designs
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Move towards more eco-friendly fabrics
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Good size range

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High price points

Dreamt up by founder Johnnie Boden from his kitchen table, this quintessentially British clothing brand is sure to bring some joy to your wardrobe. Boden is big on color and print, taking timeless silhouettes and reinventing them with playful design twists. Maximizing staple silhouettes, such as the best shirts, gorgeous A-line skirts, and chic knitwear, it's a one-stop shop when it comes to building out your capsule wardrobe.

5. Desmond & Dempsey

desmond and dempsey models

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Vibrant prints and patterns
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Classic silhouettes 
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Pajamas with a fashionable aesthetic

Reasons to avoid

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Small size range

Nothing quite beats changing into your pajamas after a long day, especially when they look this good. In fact, we'd merrily wear a set from Desmond & Dempsey out of the house too. Expect vibrant, joyful prints and quality fabrics from our go-to British clothing brand for the best pajamas and luxury loungewear.

6. Ghost

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The Duchess of Cambridge has been spotted wearing British clothing brand Ghost in recent years, increasing its sartorial stock. Known for its gorgeously feminine frocks with a vintage aesthetic, it's a go-to for special occasions, such as what to wear to a christening, or those days when you just want to throw on a nice dress and feel good. With strong attention to detail, the silhouettes are effortless combining a soft color palette with timeless prints. Once you've added a Ghost dress to your collection, you'll never look back. Look for the brand's classic bias-cut silk tea dresses and slip skirts as a timeless wardrobe basic.

7. Hobbs

three models in hobbs

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Reasons to buy

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High-quality fabrics
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Attention to detail 
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Strong special occasionwear edit

Reasons to avoid

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Not plus-size friendly

From fancy occasion outfits to smart and stylish workwear, British clothing brand, Hobbs knows a thing or two about dressing well. With a very diverse collection, Hobbs is well known for making some of the best trench coats and best waterproof jackets. Quality and classic cuts are at the heart of everything the brand does and even the basics feel premium, the kind of pieces you’d imagine Kate Middleton dresses in on her days off from royal duties.

8. Hush

three models in Hush

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Laidback aesthetic 
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Investment pieces 
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Lots of color

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Limited size range

Hush is all about relaxed dressing. Founded in 2003 by Australian, Mandy Watkins, Hush was born out of her desire to solve her own wardrobe dilemmas after moving to the UK. The brand's signature style for easy, everyday dressing pieces that still feel trend-led but not overwhelmingly 'trendy' has been a huge hit with British fashion fans.

9. Joules

3 models in joules clothing

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Reasons to buy

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Great for off-duty styling
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Practical as well as fashionable 
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Good size range

Reasons to avoid

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Quintessentially British, won't suit all tastes

Picture the British countryside and you’ve got the Joules aesthetic nailed. Think Breton tops, practical raincoats and denim basics - such as some of the best denim jackets, and you've got to the heart of the Joules brand. Big on prints and vibrant hues, Joules have heaps of punchy florals and colorful stripes to give your outfits a cheery boost. 

10. Kitri

three models in Kitri

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Reasons to buy

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Unusual, eye-catching designs
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Limited runs for eco brownie points
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Youthful design aesthetic

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Limited sizing

A British clothing brand with a difference, the London-based label was born out of the frustration of not being able to find well-made, distinctive designs that don't cost a fortune. While Kitri don't follow trends, you will find plenty of brightly-hued pieces that give a nod to the fashion color trends and its bold designs will be sure to add a touch of luxury to your wardrobe - another plus point, it's loved by the fashion crowd.

11. L.K. Bennett

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Reasons to buy

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Gorgeous prints and vibrant colors
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Feminine details 
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Ideal for occasionwear

Reasons to avoid

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Not plus size friendly

Another British clothing brand favored by the Duchess of Cambridge, L.K. Bennett, was launched in 1990 with the dream of bringing 'a bit of Bond Street luxury to High Street'. 30 years later, it continues to do just that, letting everyone enjoy a slice of London-inspired fashion. Expect feminine silhouettes in high-quality fabrics that give a nod to vintage prints and patterns but with thoroughly modern silhouettes, LK Bennett covers a huge array of categories including, sumptuous knitwear, sharp workwear and even what to wear to Wimbledon.