26 British clothing brands to have on your radar

These are the British clothing brands you need to know about and the signature styles to invest in for 2024

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British clothing brands are a go-to destination for both style and quality. With a host of iconic heritage brands as well as up-and-coming trendy labels, they offer something for every taste without breaking the bank. 

The spring/summer fashion trends 2024 prove that sleek and timeless silhouettes are firmly in, and there's no better place to shop than British clothing brands. With the likes of Reiss, Whistles, and Ted Baker on the high street, you can expect extremely high quality as well as trend-led designs that still incorporate timeless elements. Taking inspiration from the runways, you'll find directional outerwear, premium denim, and flawless footwear that will bolster your capsule wardrobe for work.

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, however, encompass much more than Burberry trench coats and the best John Lewis coats. “There is so much history in British clothing brands, and the heritage favourites 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. So whatever your taste, there is a British clothing brand to meet your needs.

Best British clothing brands as chosen by our fashion team 

1. All Saints

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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

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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 that nails the denim trends 2024, All Saints make putting together a failsafe weekend wardrobe easy. With a distinctive edgy signature, it may not suit all tastes, but the brand does have a great range of basics, such as soft t-shirts and slinky midi dresses, 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

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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 back 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 waterproof jackets for women and season-less staple items for those with a sophisticated style. Expect hard-wearing fabrics and timeless designs across all its pieces. 

3. Baukjen

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

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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

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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 colour and print, taking timeless silhouettes and reinventing them with playful design twists. Maximising 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 seasonal wardrobe.

5. Crew Clothing

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Celebrating 30 years in the business, Crew Clothing was born in Salcombe in Devon and draws on its nautical roots for a collection that straddles both occasion and casual wear. With a strong alliance to classic British sporting events including Wimbledon, Rugby, and Henley Racing, expect everything from Rugby tops to pretty, race day-ready polka dot dresses. With a leaning towards timeless silhouettes, the collections are wearable and investment-worthy, as while they're thoroughly modern, they won't date from one year to the next. With a strong palette of neutrals, accented with nautical hues, you can easily create a capsule wardrobe from this quintessentially British clothing brand.

6. Desmond & Dempsey

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Vibrant prints and patterns
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Classic silhouettes 
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Pyjamas with a fashionable aesthetic

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Small size range

Nothing quite beats changing into your pyjamas 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 pyjamas and luxury loungewear.

7. Ghost

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Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales 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 colour 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.