If you haven’t heard of H&M Group’s two popular brands, COS and & Other Stories, we give you a few good reasons why you should (and can!) ShopandBox them from Europe. Both targeted to fashion consumers of varying interests, these brands offer minimalistic and trendsetting designs with affordable price tags respectively.
The perfect brand for those who love Scandinavian design aesthetic and everything that slow lifestyle magazine Kinfolk has to offer, COS is an abbreviation for “Collection of Style” and is well-known for its minimalistic and pared-down silhouettes in a simplistic colour palette. First opened in London in 2007, COS releases two collections every year (spring/summer and autumn/winter) with clothes that are timeless and well-constructed.
An interesting fact about COS’s designs is that the basis of each collection is always inspired by creative fields, be it architecture, film or music. Materials are usually natural, such as silk, linen, cotton and wool, although you may sometimes find technical fiber thrown in the mix. COS offers clothing and accessories for men and women and also childrenswear if you have a mini-me to style. One good reason to ShopandBox this one-of-a-kind brand from Sweden? Prices of COS items in Sweden are a tad lower compared to prices in the US and UK respectively!
If COS is made for the stylish, simplistic woman who prefers muted shades, & Other Stories is curated for the ultra-chic shopper who loves nothing more than sporting the latest trends. & Other Stories only caters for women, and is practically primed for collaborations with major fashion houses/individuals. Noteworthy collabs in the past seasons include Nike & Other Stories, Garance Doré & Other Stories, and the most recent Rodarte & Other Stories that’s seriously made for the Coachella-traipsing boho girl.
What we love about this brand? You can find just about anything to tickle your (fashion) fancies, from seashell-embroidered shirtdresses, suede and gold lame skirts, perforated leather backpacks, and more. If you’re wondering about the differences between & Other Stories and its other sister brands COS and H&M, stick to Racked’s idea of shopping from these three brands: “Keep buying your basics at H&M, get grown-up work pieces at COS, and fill in the rest with & Other Stories.” We can’t agree more.
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- Sign in/sign up to your ShopandBox account.
- You can add as many items as you want into your wishlist (even items not mentioned above).
- Once you’re ready, simply select the items you want bought, name your order, and hit the “Submit Order” button.
- You will be assigned a personal Boxer who will help you buy all your coveted items.
- Your box of goodies gets shipped to your door in 1 – 3 days wherever you are in the world!