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

Information verified correct on December 9th, 2016

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. For E.G.: 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 4 working days)
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of purchase

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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 creme 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 and Spencers

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 ays of receiving your order

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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 1-3 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 range.

  • 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 SelfridgeFree shipping on orders over £50 Marks and SpencerFree shipping on orders over $50 DebenhamsFree shipping on orders over $100 Net-A-Porter: Free shipping on orders over $300
New LookFree shipping on orders over £55 TopshopFree 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:

Up to 75% off clearance items

Shop Boohoo's clearance section and save up to 75% on the regular price.

10% off student discount

Students can get 10% off any purchase at ASOS.

Free Overnight Shipping over AUD $50

Get free shipping when you spend over $50 at The Iconic.

Up to 75% off clearance items

Shop Boohoo's clearance section and save up to 75% on the regular price.

30% off gifts

ASOS are offering 30% off gifts, just in time for Christmas.

Up to 70% off sale

Get up to 70% off with the fInal clearance at ASOS

10% off student discount

Students can get 10% off any purchase at ASOS.

Free shipping to Australia

Get free shipping on orders over $40 to Australia at ASOS.

Free International Shipping on Orders Over £100

International customers are entitled to free standard delivery on all orders over £100 or over made in a single transaction online at Topshop.

3 for £10 Lingerie

Get 3 lingerie for £10 only at Topshop.

Students discount: 10% off

Students can enjoy 10% off all year round at Topshop. Shop now!

40% off exclusives

THE ICONIC is offering a huge 40% off exclusives. Ends 12.12.16, limited by stock levels.

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Free Overnight Shipping over AUD $50

Get free shipping when you spend over $50 at The Iconic.

Up to 70% off original prices

Get up to 70% off original prices at BNKR.Conditions apply

40% off selected tops

Get 40% off selected tops at BNKR.Conditions apply

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Save $100 when you spend $500

Enter the coupon code at the check to take $100 off order $500 and over.

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Free shipping on orders over $39

Get free delivery in Australia when you spend more than $39.

Save 15% off your first order

New customers can take 15% off the value if their first order with this code.

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10% off for students

Get 10% off only for students at Showpo.Conditions apply

Up to 50% off sale

There's up to 50% off end of season stock at Showpo. Get in now before it all sells out.

Free shipping on orders over $50

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Get $10 off when you subscribe

Get $10 off at Showpo when you join club pony by signing up to the Showpo newsletter.

Free shipping over $75

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Up to 50% Off your purchase

Get up to 50% off your purchase at Showpo

Save up to 60%

Get up yo 60% off at Showpo

20% off party wear

Get 20% off party wear at Beginning Boutique.Conditions apply

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FREE delivery on orders over $100

Get free delivery on orders over $100 at Beginning Boutique.

FREE gift on orders of $40 or more

Get a free gift when you spend $40 or more. Choices available.

10% off

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

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50% off full price denim

Get 50% off full price denim at Dotti.Conditions apply

30% off all full price

Get 30% off all full price at Dotti.Conditions apply

Delivery from $9.95

Delivery for Dotti starts from $9.95

Dotti - Women's Clothes on Sale

Get women's clothes on sale at Dotti.

All Sale Shoes Under $60

Get all sale shoes under $60 at Forever New.

2 for $20 essential camisoles

Get 2 essential camisoles for $20 only at Forever New.

$20 off selected tops

Get $20 off on selected tops at Forever New.

Up to 60% off in the sale

Get up to 60% off in the General pants sale.

FREE express delivery on orders over $75

Get free express delivery on all orders over $75 at General Pants. T&Cs apply.

40% off all SWELL items: 3 days only

Simply use the code to get 40% off all SWELL items at Surfstitch. Coupon valid for 3 days only.

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Spend $100 on sale items to get 20% off

Get 20% off when you spend $100 on sale items at SurfStitch. Conditions Apply

Spend $150 on sale items to get 30% off

Get 30% off when you spend $150 on sale items at SurfStitch. Conditions Apply

Spend $200 on sale items to get 35% off

Get 35% off when you spend $200 on sale items at SurfStitch. Conditions Apply

50% off full-priced swell items when you spend $100 on full-price items

Simply use the code to get 50% off full-priced SWELL items when you spend $100 or more on full-price items at Surfstitch. While stocks last. Exclusions and T&Cs apply.

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FREE gifts of Summer

Receive free gifts of Summer with any full price purchase at SurfStitch. Check their websites for complete details. Conditions apply.

Free express delivery for orders over $25

Get free express delivery for orders over $25 at Surfstitch. Within Australia only.

Free to choose, Free to Change, Free Returns

Get Free to choose, Free to Change, Free Returns when you spend over $99 at Surfstitch. If it's just not right, send it back for free.

Save up to 60% off in the mid-season sale

Save money on Men's, Women's and Kid's clothing.

Win a $1000 Princess Polly wardrobe + 3 gift vouchers worth $100 for your best friends

Get a chance to win a $1000 Princess Polly wardrobe plus 3 gift vouchers worth $100 for your best friends when you shop online at Princess Polly. Conditions apply. Check website for more details.

Up to 70% off sale

Get up to 70% off at the Princess Polly Boxing Day sale. Sale is still running but get in quick before the best pieces sell out.

10% off your next order

Receive 10% off on your next order by joining at Princes Polly by joining polly mail.

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.

Free Express Shipping to New Zealand

Get free express shipping on orders over $80 to New Zealand at Princess Polly. Receive item in 1-2 days.

Free Express Shipping on orders $70+ to the USA

Get free express shipping on orders over $70 to the USA at Princess Polly. Receive item in 2-3 days with local returns to California.

Shop now & pay over 8 weeks with After Pay

Shop now & pay over 8 weeks with After Pay at Princess Polly. Plus, get free express shipping on orders over $50. Exclusions apply.

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.

Free gift with your purchase

Get a free gift with your purchase at City Beach.

Exclusive

$30 off when you spend $100

Missguided are offering $30 off when you spend $100. offer ends Tuesday. Exclusive offer.

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30% off dresses

Missguided are offering a huge 30% off dresses for a limited time only.

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Dresses $32 and under

Shop for elegant dresses for just $32 or less.

Free standard shipping on all orders to Australia

Get free standard shipping over $40 at Missguided.

20% off student discount

Get 20% off student discount at Missguided. Excludes sale items.

Tops from $9

Save big when you shop for tops from $9 at Missguided.

Denim from $30

Shop for denim from $30 at Missguided.

Get free delivery to AU and NZ

Get free standard shipping in Australia and New Zealand for orders more than $60 at Missguided.

Doone Roisin

Doone Roisin is the social media butterfly and 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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