British clothing brands that will luxe up your wardrobe

The British clothing brands you need to know about.

Model wearing British clothing brands Whistles
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Whether you're looking to create a capsule wardrobe or treat yourself to a statement piece, these British clothing brands will give your outfit a premium upgrade.

When we think of British clothing brands, shops like Reiss, Whistles, and Ted Baker instantly spring to mind. Fancier than your average store, they specialize in high-quality pieces which nod to trends but still have longevity. And as much as we love a good bargain, for wardrobe essentials like the best jeans or winter coats, it pays to pay more. 

These high-end British clothing brands are our go-to for designer-worthy looks at a far more purse-friendly price. They may not be budget, but most won't break the bank either, hitting that sweet spot in-between the two. 

If you shop carefully, you're guaranteed to get more bang for your buck as these well-made, carefully constructed items are likely to last a lot longer than fast fashion ones.

All of the British clothing brands on this list can be shipped worldwide, and we'd recommend making a beeline for the bricks-and-mortar stores if you happen to be visiting the UK. 

With that in mind, here are the best British clothing brands to add a little luxury to your look - plus our favorite new-in pieces from each one.

Best British clothing brands as chosen by our fashion team 

Ted Baker

One of the first names that springs to mind when you think of British clothing brands, Ted Baker, is our go-to for something a bit special. Best known for their opulent floral prints, expect color and patterns galore, alongside high-end detailing.

british clothing brands: ted bakerHollies Easy Fit Jacquard Polo Dress

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Ted Baker Hollies Easy Fit Jacquard Polo Dress

Specifications
RRP: $295/£169
Sizes: US: 2-12/UK: 6-16

The ultimate throw-on-and-go dress, this could be worn in any number of ways. The relaxed shape fits tight to the body, skirting out into a flattering mid-calf length. 

british clothing brands: ted baker Stina Croc Effect Camera Bag

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Ted Baker Stina Croc Effect Camera Bag

Specifications
RRP: $129/£79

Forget classic black and tan; green is having a moment. This compact camera bag will add a pop of color to even the most muted of outfits. 

british clothing brands: ted baker Meaa Urban Printed Midi Dress

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Ted Baker Meaa Urban Printed Midi Dress

Specifications
RRP: $259/£149
Sizes: US: 2-12/UK: 6-16

Ticking all our boxes for what to wear to a wedding, this vibrant dress delivers on fit and fabric. All you need to do is add neutral heels and a raffia clutch. 

Reiss

Favoring a muted palette of classic tones (think grey, beige and black - with a dash of pastels), anything from Reiss will slot seamlessly into your existing wardrobe. Expect high-end fabrics like cashmere and wool. 

british clothing brands: reiss Leah Wool Blend Longline Overcoat

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Reiss Leah Wool Blend Longline Overcoat

Specifications
RRP: $620/£325
Sizes: US: 0-12/ UK: 4-16

A coat with plenty of polish, every seam has been hand-sewn as part of Reiss’ meticulous attention to detail. Wear undone for a relaxed take, or with the belt tied for a smarter look. The camel shade is timeless. 

british clothing brands: reiss Petra Wide Leg Jumpsuit

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Reiss Petra Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Specifications
RRP: $495/£265
Sizes: US: 0-12/ UK: 4-16

Giving a nod to the 70s, the neat collar and buttoned-up top half contrast perfectly with the wide-cut legs. Layer over a Breton top on chillier days, and wear with bare arms and tan sandals on warmer ones. 

british clothing brands: reiss hoodie

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Reiss Kim Wool Blend Hoodie

Specifications
RRP: $220/£115
Sizes: US: 0-12/ UK: 4-16

Taking the humble hoodie and turning it into a luxury item, this would look just as good with joggers as it would a silk slip skirt. Promising maximum softness without compromising on warmth, it’s crafted from a generous amount of wool and a touch of cashmere.

All Saints

Best known for their buttery-soft leather jackets, All Saints is a brand you can rely on for pieces with an edge. From luxe hoodies to well-cut denim, they make putting together a failsafe weekend wardrobe easy. 

british clothing brands: All Saints Kerian Yermo Dress

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All Saints Kerian Yermo Dress

Specifications
RRP: $319/£199
Sizes: US: 00-10/UK: 2-14

We love pieces that can be worn in more than one way - cinch in your waist with the tie belt or leave open for two very different looks. Made from recycled fabrics, this dress scores points for sustainability too.

british clothing brands: All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket

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All Saints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket

Specifications
RRP: $489/£319
Sizes: US: 00-10/UK: 2-14

One of the brand's bestsellers for good reason, this All Saints leather biker will only soften with age. Classic metal hardware and a detachable belt make it the perfect piece to toughen up girly dresses. 

british clothing brands: All Saints Miller jeans

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All Saints Miller Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans

Specifications
RRP: $155/£99
Sizes: US: 00-10/UK: 2-14

Made from a super soft, super stretchy denim blend, these jeans hold their shape brilliantly - snapping right into place every time you wear them. 

Me + Em

If you’re thinking about creating a capsule wardrobe, Me + Em is a great place to start. Tailored separates and dresses in neutral tones sit alongside a careful selection of prints to create a coordinated edit of pieces that can be mixed and matched with ease.

british clothing brands: Me + Em cardigan

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ME + EM Cotton Silk Mouliné Fisherman's Cardigan

Specifications
RRP: $285/£175
Sizes: XS-L

Cardigan sales have boomed recently, and for a good reason. We love this one for its dusty pink shade, soft balloon sleeves, and stylish mock horn buttons. 

british clothing brands: Jersey Trim Drawstring Dress

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ME + EM Jersey Trim Drawstring Dress

Specifications
RRP: $265/£165
Sizes: US: 2-12/UK: 6-16

Proof that dresses don’t always have to be overtly feminine, this nods to the utility trend with a zip front, slouch sleeves, and drawstring waist. It’s even got pockets, too, for added practicality. 

british clothing brands: AM-PM Merino Pleat Skirt

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ME + EM AM-PM Merino Pleat Skirt

Specifications
RRP: $285/£175
Sizes: US: 2-12/UK: 6-16

We have fallen head-over heels for this gorgeous knitted skirt and coordinating top. The floaty shape and pastel shade adds elegance, while the side stripes bring a sporty touch. Wear with trainers for the day and tailoring for the night. 

Hobbs

For fancy occasion outfits to smart and stylish workwear, Hobbs knows a thing or two about dressing well. Even their basics feel premium, the kind of pieces you’d imagine Kate Middleton dresses in on her days off from royal duties.

british clothing brands: Lydia Linen Midi Dress

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Hobbs Lydia Linen Midi Dress

Specifications
RRP: $290/£139
Sizes: US: 2-14/UK 6-18

Summer in a dress, this sunshine yellow hue will brighten up even the greyest of days. The fit and flare shape means all eyes are on your waist. 

british clothing brands: Lula Leather Hobo Bag

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Hobbs Lula Leather Hobo Bag

Specifications
RRP : $315/£159

You’re either a small bag person or a big bag person, and if you count yourself among the latter, this leather hobo is more than roomy enough for all your essentials. Thanks to the slouchy shape, it’ll only look better the more you use it. 

british clothing brands: Vera Merino Wool Shirt

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Hobbs Vera Merino Wool Shirt

Specifications
RRP: $185/£89
Sizes: US: 2-14/UK 6-18

We love a multi-tasker, and this pale grey shirt can be worn buttoned-up as a top or open over a cami or t-shirt. The wide rib fabric makes for a figure-hugging fit. 

Kitri

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. Their bold and colorful pieces will be sure to add a touch of luxury to your wardrobe.

british clothing brands: Kitri Reese Red Animal Sweater

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Kitri Reese Red Animal Sweater

Specifications
RRP: $120/£95
Sizes: XS-L

Jazz up your jeans and jumper combo with these bold knit, guaranteed to lift any look. Wear with vintage denim and a blazer for a smart weekend getup. It has a relaxed, boxy fit and is crafted from a wool blend for ultimate snugness.

british clothing brands: Kitri Elly Black Daisy Print Dress

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Kitri Elly Black Daisy Print Dress

Specifications
RRP: $195/£155
Sizes: US: 2-12/UK: 6-16

If you’re looking for a fancy dress with a vintage twist, look no further. We love the 60’s inspired floral print on this beauty. Teamed with flared sleeves and a floaty skirt, it’s a winner. Add to basket now and wear when all those party invites start rolling in.

british clothing brands: Kitri Apollo Emerald Satin Feather Trousers

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Kitri Apollo Emerald Satin Feather Pants

Specifications
RRP: $155/£125
Sizes: US: 2-12/UK: 6-16

Add some luxe to your loungewear with this silky pair. The rich emerald hue teamed with a feathery flourish makes them real show-stoppers. Team with the matching PJ-style top and a pair of strappy sandals and take your look from pajamas to party.

Whistles

One of the most premium brands on the high street, Whistles' collections always feature right at the top of our wish lists. Although you can pay more for a dress from their bridal collection, some of their pieces are much more reasonably priced and will last you for years.

british clothing brands: Whistles Tie Dye Bias Skirt

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Whistles Tie Dye Bias Skirt

Specifications
RRP: $179/£89
Sizes: US: 1-14/UK: 4-18

Nineties tie dye is back on the fashion grid, and the playful print gives us major summer vibes. This bias skirt has an elasticated waistband for added comfort and is cut to a midi length. Team with a pair of kicks for a casual vibe that looks effortlessly cool.

british clothing brands: Whistles Panelled Leather Shirt

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Whistles Panelled Leather Shirt

Specifications
RRP: $499/£249
Sizes: US: 1-14/UK: 4-18

If you’re looking for an investment piece, then this smart leather shirt will do just the trick. Crafted from soft leather in a pop of red, it’s a hardworking wardrobe piece and can be worn buttoned up over jeans or left open as an overshirt. 

british clothing brands: Whistles Authentic Slim Frayed Jean

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Whistles Authentic Slim Frayed Jean

Specifications
RRP: $199/£99
Sizes: US: 1-14/UK: 4-18

Everyone needs a good pair of blue jeans in their wardrobe, and these are a real crowdpleaser. We love the straight cut, classic shade, and lightly frayed hem.

Rixo

Launched in 2015 from the London living room of designers and friends Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey, Rixo have cornered the market for personality-packed prints. From their best dresses to skirts, each piece has been carefully cut to suit a range of body types for a flattering, feminine silhouette. 

british clothing brands: Gwen Mix Midi Dress

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Rixo Gwen Mix Midi Dress

Specifications
RRP: $325/£275
Sizes: XXS-XL

As seen on Holly Willoughby, the Gwen works as well for an appearance on daytime TV as it would a wedding. There’s a choice of three prints, but this purple-toned floral is our favorite. 

british clothing brands: Payton Short Sleeve Top With Buttons

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Rixo Payton Short Sleeve Top With Buttons

Specifications
RRP: $195/£165
Sizes: XXS-XL

Every bit as figure-flattering as their dresses, the slightly puffed shoulders on this blouse work beautifully with the nipped-in waist to create the illusion of an hourglass body shape

British clothing brands: Dada Embroidered Long Sleeve Midi Dress

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Rixo Dada Embroidered Long Sleeve Midi Dress

Specifications
RRP: $355/£300
Sizes: XXS-XL

Bringing bohemian dressing to the mainstream, this floral fancy of a frock wouldn’t have looked out of place at Woodstock. The side slit not only adds a playful touch but lets you move freely, too - perfect for dancing. 

Hush

Hush is about relaxed dressing at its best and has been slowly amassing a loyal following for a couple of years now. Their laidback designs are the perfect solution to our current isolation fashion dilemma. The brand was founded in 2003 by Mandy Watkins, an Aussie who, after moving to the UK, decided to start her own label when she couldn't find clothes she wanted to buy. Hush's signature style is cozy stay-at-home pieces to escape from the British weather. 

British clothing brands: Hush Ione Denim Trench Coat

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Hush Ione Denim Trench Coat

Specifications
RRP: $185/£129
Sizes: US: 2-14/UK: 6-18

Upgrade your daytime denim with this oh-so-stunning trench coat. A trench is an in-between weather staple, and the denim finish on this beauty gives it a cool, modern update. The belt cinches you in at the middle for a flattering silhouette. Layer over sweater and jeans for weekend walks.

British clothing brands: Hush Washed Utility Jumpsuit

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Hush Washed Utility Jumpsuit

Specifications
RRP: $160/£110
Sizes: US: 2-14/UK: 6-18

No longer a fad, jumpsuits have cemented themselves in our wardrobes, and they’re a go-to choice for those ‘nothing to wear’ days. For easy daytime sophistication, opt for this chic utility style. A relaxed fit in a classic khaki hue, finish off with biker boots.

British clothing brands: Hush Lightning Relaxed T-Shirt

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Hush Lightning Relaxed T-Shirt

Specifications
RRP: $50/£35
Sizes: US: 2-14/UK: 6-18

Add more bang to your basics (literally) with this fun lightning bolt tee. Made from organic cotton, it’s super soft against the skin and can be teamed with anything from jeans to joggers. Wear under a blazer and pants combo for a fashion-forward look.

Baukjen

Baukjen is a London-based womenswear brand with sustainability at its core, helping us look and feel good about our purchases. Their designs are timeless, with a cool, unique edge, putting their own stamp on each piece. Sure to be firm favorites in your wardrobe for years to come.

British clothing brands: Baukjen Joy Pant

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Baukjen Joy Pant

Specifications
RRP: $127/£89
Sizes: US: 2-14/UK: 6-18

Loungewear doesn't have to mean scruffy. These rainbow pants are guaranteed to boost your mood and your wardrobe. Featuring an elasticated waist for extra comfort and a tapered fit, wear with trainers and a hoody to elevate your off-duty getup.

british clothing brands: Baukjen Maya Organic Shirt

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Baukjen Maya Organic Shirt

Specifications
RRP: $141/£99
Sizes: US: 2-14/UK: 6-18

A classic boyfriend shirt is a wardrobe essential, and this one comes with a stripe on the sleeve for added interest. The oversized style is perfect for wearing over leggings for a smart yet chic work uniform. It’s made from 100% organic cotton, too, so the quality is top-notch.

british clothing brands: Baukjen Irene Dress

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Baukjen Irene Dress

Specifications
RRP: $158/£139
Sizes: US: 2-14/UK: 6-18

A ready-made outfit, minus the effort, a printed midi dress is a no-brainer, and this one is made from LENZING™ ECOVERO™, making it eco-friendly too. It has a relaxed shape and balloon sleeves for a comfy yet chic finish. Wear with stompy boots and a leather jacket for an achingly cool look.

Boden

Dreamt up by founder Johnnie Boden from his kitchen table, this quintessentially British clothing brand is sure to bring some joy to your wardrobe. They're big on color and prints, crafted from seriously luxe fabrics. 

british clothing brands: Boden Cosima Playsuit

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Boden Cosima Playsuit

Specifications
RRP: $130/£90
Sizes: US: 2-22/UK: 6-22

Summer, here we come. This utility style feels instantly fresher (and more fun) when reimagined in hot pink. All we need now is a cocktail. 

british clothing brands: Boden Askerton Linen Knitted Tee

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Boden Askerton Linen Knitted Tee

Specifications
RRP: $90/£65
Sizes: US: 2-22/UK: 6-22

If you're looking for an example of how shopping at Boden will elevate your wardrobe, this t-shirt is it. We love the linen fabric and cool, color-block design. 

british clothing brands: Boden Cecile Midi Shirt Dress

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Boden Cecile Midi Shirt Dress

Specifications
RRP: $150/£98
Sizes: US:2-22/UK: 6-22

The shirt dress is unrivaled when it comes to practicality, shifting seamlessly from work to play—team with everything from pointed flats to trainers. 

LK Bennett

Another British clothing brand favored by the Duchess of Cambridge, LK 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. 

british clothing brands: LK Bennett Holzer Multi Stripe Silk Scarf

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LK Bennett Holzer Multi Stripe Silk Scarf

Specifications
RRP: $125/£75

The question of how to wear a scarf has endless possibilities when the subject is this chic. Loop around your neck, wear open, or use to update a neglected handbag. 

british clothing brands: LK Bennett Elson Yellow Posey Print Silk-Blend Tea Dress

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LK Bennett Elson Yellow Posey Print Silk-Blend Tea Dress

Specifications
RRP: $535/£325
Sizes: US: 2-14/UK: 6-18

Let the sunshine in by adding a pop of buttercup yellow to your wardrobe. Made from silk-blend jacquard fabric, this dress has real charm. 

british clothing brands: LK Bennett Noon Pink Strappy Sandal

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LK Bennett Noon Pink Strappy Sandal

Specifications
RRP: $295/£195

If you're in the market for an elegant heel, LK Bennett is the place to go. Think strappy pink pair are among the prettiest we've seen. 

M&S

Of all the British clothing brands, there are few as iconic as M&S. Brits shop here for everything from food to homeware, and their fashion offering is always reliable. Browse basics alongside more trend-led pieces. 

british clothing brands: M&S Collection Denim Belted Utility Jacket

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M&S Collection Denim Belted Utility Jacket

Specifications
RRP: $69/£39.50
Sizes: US: 2-20/UK: 6-24

A stylish choice for in-between days, wear in place of a cardigan to give girly midi dresses and ruffle blouses an edge. 

british clothing brands: m&s leather shoulder bag

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M&S Collection Leather Shoulder Bag

Specifications
RRP: $155/£89

A tan leather shoulder bag will never date, and this one is more than roomy enough to store all your essentials.  A suede lining contrasts with the buttery soft leather outer. 

british clothing brands: M&S Pure Cotton Printed Midaxi Waisted Dress

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M&S Pure Cotton Printed Midaxi Waisted Dress

Specifications
RRP: $85/£49.50
Sizes: US: 2-20/UK: 6-24

Hot summer days call for easy-breezy dresses in natural fabrics. Wear with the tie neckline open for a more relaxed feel. 

Omnes

Not just one of the newest British clothing brands on this list, Omnes are also one of the most sustainable. From first sketch to final product, each part of the process has been carefully considered to minimise the environmental impact. Also, their pieces are so beautiful, that eco-friendly re-wearing is guaranteed. 

british clothing brands: Omnes LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose Angel Sleeve Midaxi Dress in Pink Spot

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Omnes LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose Angel Sleeve Midaxi Dress in Pink Spot

Specifications
RRP: $103.50/£75
Sizes: US: 2-14/UK: 6-18

The high neck, midi-length, and capped angel sleeves keep this dress elegant, while the polka-dot print adds a touch of fun. 

british clothing brands: Omnes Organic Cream Oversized Rib Polo Knitted Jumper

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Omnes Organic Cream Oversized Rib Polo Knitted Jumper

Specifications
RRP: $89.50/£65
Sizes: XS-XL

If you're finding the transition from pajamas to your everyday wardrobe a difficult one, this knitted jumper makes the case for a stylish middle ground. Splash out on the matching pants to complete the set. 

british clothing brands: Omnes Recycled Polyester Wrap Front Wide Leg Jumpsuit in Watercolour Floral

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Omnes Recycled Polyester Wrap Front Wide Leg Jumpsuit in Watercolour Floral

Specifications
RRP: $89.50/£65
Sizes: US: 2-20/UK: 6-24

A beautiful choice for a wedding in any season. Wear this bold, recycled satin jumpsuit with pointed courts and a simple clutch. 

Desmond & Dempsey

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 all things lounge. 

british clothing brands: Desmond & Dempsey Marginata Cream Signature Pyjama Set

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Desmond & Dempsey Marginata Cream Signature Pyjama Set

Specifications
RRP: $150/£120
Sizes: Sizes XS-XL

Desmond & Dempsey started their British clothing brand with this very design, tailoring their typical men's-only pajama shirt for a female frame and adding a pair of cute shorts for good measure. A true crowd-pleaser. 

british clothing brands: Desmond & Dempsey Unisex Corduroy Slides with Palm Tree Embroidery

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Desmond & Dempsey Unisex Corduroy Slides with Palm Tree Embroidery

Specifications
RRP: $83/£68

A slider as pretty as it is practical. The solid sole is sturdy enough for taking the bins out, while the tropical print will have your neighbors green with envy.  

british clothing brands: Desmond & Dempsey Medina Stripe Print Long Pyjamas

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Desmond & Dempsey Medina Stripe Print Long Pyjamas

Specifications
RRP: $185/£150
Sizes: Sizes XS-XL

Saturated hues give the humble stripe a modern update. These would make a gorgeous gift for a loved one and yourself.