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A fashion editor’s guide to shopping London’s high street

Because there are so many retailers with our best sartorial interests at heart, we've put together a comprehensive guide to shopping the Brit-based high street stores.

As an Aussie girl that's spent a lot of time (and pounds) getting to know London's shopping scene, it's safe to say these are the fashion stores you need on your hit list – whether you're dropping cash online from the comfort of your couch or because you're visiting her majesty's land, IRL: this is how to get the London look.

Fellow shopaholics aside, there's one obvious thing you'll notice when you're strolling down Chelsea's posh King's Road or getting lost around London's iconic Oxford Circus; no matter which famous shopping precinct you find yourself in, you'll aways be able to find a H&M, Zara or Topshop to drop some pennies in. The high streets are home to our faithful fast fashion style stores and they're always packed with people splurging on the latest IT-girl shoes or blogger bags-you-must-buy.

We all know who the major players are across the spectrum dedicated to keeping our style game on point; on the budget friendly end think Topshop, New Look and Missguided, the fast fashion for twenty-something men and women.

Then there are the brands catering to a wider market, you know; kids to teens to millennials to parents and all that, eg: Zara, Marks & Spencer and Debenhams.

On the opposite end are the brands offering premium ranges and showcasing garments of higher quality; All Saints, Ted Baker and Matches Fashion. And of course, we can't forget the online only favourites like ASOS and Boohoo, FarFetch and Net-A-Porter. Heck, Britain is pretty bloody great at delivering the sartorial goods. Keep reading for your comprehensive guide to the retailers mentioned and a cheeky coupon (or two) to use towards your next online shopping haul.


Top fashion sites to shop the high street

Online-only + on the cheap

Middle of the range

Premium high street


1. ASOS

Attracting shoppers globally, ASOS is the ultimate fashion destination for the twenty-something fashion addict looking for new cheap and cheerful threads on the reg. The brand offers a mix of house labels, exclusive styles and hot brands.

  • 10% student discount
  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of purchase

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2. Boohoo

British-based brand Boohoo is your go-to when shopping on a budget. With fashion-forward clothing ranging between $10 and $70, up to 100 new arrivals every day and a flexible returns policy, you can afford to buy in bulk and always look your best.

  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • $15 express delivery (arrives within four working days)
  • 28-day returns

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3. Missguided

Shop for fashion-forward boots online at Missguided. The brand has all the wardrobe staples you need to shop right now.

A bold brand designed for the fashion-obsessed girl, the Manchester born retailer pumps out collections inspired by celebrities, social media, bloggers and street style.

  • Free delivery on orders over $80
  • Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery
  • 20% student discount

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4. New Look

The UK's leading fast fashion retailer, New Look started in 1969 and has since grown into a global brand that dominates the style sphere. Sparkle in new season styles all day, everyday.

  • Free delivery on orders over £55
  • 10% student discount
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of purchase

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5. Topshop

For girls who love runway looks at High Street prices.

In the world of well-priced fashion with that High Street edge, Topshop is a leader of the pack. You can shop for their whole collection online, as well as the men’s collection: Topman.

Topshop creates their own line (Topshop Unique), as well as stocking the crème de la crème of young trendy labels such as Adidas Originals, Cameo Collective, Another 8 and more.

  • Student discounts available
  • Free shipping for orders over £100
  • 14-day returns

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6. Debenhams

This iconic British brand gives its customers around the world a unique, fashionable and exclusive mix of own brands and international labels.

  • Delivery cost is calculated on item weight
  • Returns are accepted but the cost isn't refunded

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7. Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer's apparel section continues the British retailer’s reputation as the place for quality, stylish fashion that keeps pace with global trends. The edit stocks the Marks & Spencer’s label and M&S Collection.

  • Get 20% off your first order when you subscribe to the newsletter
  • Free delivery on orders over $50
  • Returns accepted
  • UK-based store

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8. Miss Selfridge

For young, flirty and fun fashion pieces, you can’t look past Miss Selfridge. Whether you’re looking for a cute dress to wear on a first date, or a denim pinny for your next summer festival, you’ll always be ahead of the fashion pack. Celebrity fans include Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Jessie J.

  • Free standard delivery on orders over £50
  • 20% off for students
  • Gift cards available
  • 14-day returns
  • Sign up for the newsletter and receive 10% off your next order

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FarFetch

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9. Farfetch

Say hello to designer collaborations you can splash out on. Farfetch stocks international swoon-worthy brands that are bound to turn heads on your next adventure.

  • Express shipping available for $10, may vary depending on weight
  • Returns accepted within 14 days of order delivery

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10. Ted Baker

British brand Ted Baker is synonymous with modern, classic style. Fancy frocks and pretty purses are the signature pieces to look out for.

  • Delivers within one to three business days, $30
  • Returns accepted within 28 days
  • In-store returns accepted

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11. All Saints

All Saints is a UK-based, mid- to upper-range clothing label. The style is raw and edgy, and achieves that effortlessly "worn-in" look across its designs.

  • Free shipping on orders over £250
  • Gift cards available to purchase
  • All Saints only uses ethically-sourced materials
  • Returns are accepted within 14 days of delivery

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Your quick guide to retailers offering free delivery:

Most of the retailers mentioned above (as well as a few others listed below) offer free shipping when you spend over a certain amount. It doesn’t get much better than that! Shop the High Street online with ease.

ASOS: Free shipping on orders over $40

Boohoo: Free shipping on orders over $40

Miss Selfridge: Free shipping on orders over £50

Marks & Spencer: Free shipping on orders over $50

Debenhams: Free shipping on orders over $100

Net-a-Porter: Free shipping on orders over $300

New Look: Free shipping on orders over £55

Topshop: Free shipping on orders over £100

Missguided: Free shipping on orders over $80

All Saints: Free shipping on orders over £250

Mango: Free shipping on orders over $100


Start your shopping spree with one of the codes below:

THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

FREE shipping on orders over $50

Enjoy FREE shipping when you spend $50 or more at THE ICONIC. T&Cs apply.

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ASOS ASOS

10% off student discount + more perks: Limited time only

Students can get 10% off any purchase and enjoy more perks at ASOS. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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10% off student discount + more perks: Limited time only

Students can get 10% off any purchase and enjoy more perks at ASOS. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

FREE shipping on orders over $50

Enjoy FREE shipping when you spend $50 or more at THE ICONIC. T&Cs apply.

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Beginning Boutique Beginning Boutique

Up to 80% off sale items

Get up to 80% off on sale items at Beginning Boutique. T&Cs apply.

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FREE shipping on orders over $75

Get FREE shipping on orders over $75 at Beginning Boutique. Conditions apply.

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10% off your next order

Sign up to Beginning Boutique's newsletter for 10% off your next order at Beginning Boutique.

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Get $20 off on your birthday

Subscribe to Polly Mail and when your birthday comes around you'll receive $20 to spend at Princess Polly. Conditions apply.

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City Beach City Beach

Up to 70% off sale

Get up to 70% off clothing, shoes and accessories at City Beach. T&Cs apply.

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Weekly City Beach 2 for 1 deals

See if you can get a discount with City Beach by checking this deals section of the site. All the weekly deals are posted here.

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Doone Roisin

Doone Roisin is the social media butterfly and a Contributing Fashion Editor at finder.com.au. She's an online shopping enthusiast ready to show you what to buy and how to wear it, the best sales around town and insider tips to make note of.

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