The Best British Fashion Brands You Need In Your Closet

It’s no secret that London stands toe-to-toe with fashion capitals such as New York, Paris, and Milan. If there’s anything the Brits know how to do well, it’s a good cuppa tea and great fashion sense. In this style edit, we look beyond Topshop and take a closer look at some of the best British fashion brands, including some of the Duchess Kate Middleton’s favourite labels.

From affordable yet trendy high street retailers like River Island and New Look, to more high end clothing sporting luxury work and casual wear, get the London look by dropping one of our lovely UK Boxers a line.

New Look

We love New Look because it stocks trendy clothing that’s easy on the eyes and your pocket. From wardrobe staples to eveningwear with designs straight off the catwalk, New Look is your one stop shop for chic and affordable fast fashion. Check out our favourites below!

  1. Yellow Floral Print Lattice Front Maxi Dress, New Look, GBP39.99, +Add to Wishlist
  2. Petite Blue Gingham Bardot Neck Playsuit, New Look, GBP19.99, +Add to Wishlist
  3. Black Floral Print Short Sleeve Shirt, New Look, GBP17.99, +Add to Wishlist
  4. White Primitive Print T-Shirt, New Look, GBP9.99, +Add to Wishlist

River Island

This high street hero is home to irresistibly affordable finds and exciting creative collabs from celebs, artists, and designers. Among their recent collaborations saw a line of womenswear plastered in UK artist Margot Bowman’s exclusive prints. For the guys, River Island teamed up with British viral media outlet UniLad (basically the English version of Buzzfeed) with a summer style edit.

Keep an eye out for their upcoming collab with London Fashion Week designer Ashish Gupta. We’re sensing lots of sparkles and quirky prints.

  1. Stone Borg Collar Jacket, River Island, GBP70, +Add to Wishlist 
  2. Cream Ripped Oversized Sweatshirt, River Island, GBP25, +Add to Wishlist 
  3. Cream Floral Print Cape Tea Dress, River Island, GBP45, +Add to Wishlist 
  4. Pink Satin Tie Front Cropped Shirt, River Island, GBP30, +Add to Wishlist 


From classic, tailored basics, pretty cocktail dresses, to eclectic printed tees, this British fashion brand supplies ultra-sleek workwear and casual pieces without the high-end price tag. And as a bonus fun fact: Kate Middleton used to work for one of Jigsaw’s retail outlets.

Take a peek at their instagram for more eye candy.

  1. Mini Lua Cross Body BagJigsaw, GBP68, +Add to Wishlist 
  2. Stripe Linen TrouserJigsaw, GBP98, +Add to Wishlist 
  3. Contrast Tipping Short Sleeve PoloJigsaw, GBP79, +Add to Wishlist 
  4. Noland Colour Block Short Sleeve T-ShirtJigsaw, GBP45, +Add to Wishlist 


With their luxury fabrics and prints inspired by the vibrant Far East design aesthetic, Monsoon is a print and embroidery-lovers mecca. From day dresses to occasion wear, and elegant separates to chic coats, a Monsoon piece is a definite closet must-have.

We also love their elegantly designed bridal collection, and cute to boot kidswear line.

  1. Sabina Shorter Length Floral Maxi Dress, Monsoon, GBP89, +Add to Wishlist 
  2. Monsoon Monroe Lace Top, Monsoon, GBP59, +Add to Wishlist 
  3. Riya Embellished Tunic Dress, Monsoon, GBP55, +Add to Wishlist 
  4. Eliana Embroidered Jacket, Monsoon, GBP99, +Add to Wishlist 


With their extensive line of urban cool yet classy loungewear and work wardrobe staples for both men and women, it’s no wonder Whistles won the hearts of many fashion aficionados, including the Duchess Kate Middleton, herself.

This British fashion brand is Kate Middleton-approved, as she’s seen donning a Whistles’ piece on multiple occasions (here and here). So if it’s good enough for the Duchess, Whistles’ clothing is an automatic must-need. ShopandBox our picks from their latest collection below:

  1. Lia Daisy Lace Dress, Whistles , GBP246, +Add to Wishlist
  2. Phi Phi Smocked Velvet Top, Whistles , GBP165, +Add to Wishlist
  3. Alexandra Pleat Velvet Dress, Whistles , GBP299, +Add to Wishlist
  4. Everyday Sweatshirt, Whistles , GBP65, +Add to Wishlist
  5. Striped Cuff Sweater, Whistles , GBP85, +Add to Wishlist
  6. Front Pleat Chinos, Whistles , GBP65, +Add to Wishlist


There’s nothing on the UK high street quite like Bruta. Founded by Arthur Yates, the brand bridges a gap between art and fashion with its line of intricately embroidered designs made from luxury materials and fabric.

Check out their SS17 Lookbook— unique, unconventional, uncompromising, and we’re utterly in love.

  1. Jungle Shirt, Bruta, GBP126, +Add to Wishlist 
  2. Blossom Shirt, Bruta, GBP105, +Add to Wishlist 
  3. Lecchio Shirt, Bruta, GBP119, +Add to Wishlist 
  4. Azzuri Shirt, Bruta, GBP91, +Add to Wishlist 

Private White V.C

Private White V.C is a Mr Porter favourite, stocking luxury men’s outerwear. Made in Manchester, their collection is designed by Nick Ashley, son of the celebrated interior and fashion designer Laura Ashley. This quintessential English brand has recently expanded with a womenswear line.

  1. Moleskin Bomber in Midnight Navy, Private White V.C, GBP375, +Add to Wishlist
  2. Harrington 2 in Olive Ventile, Private White V.C, GBP495, +Add to Wishlist
  3. Woollen Shacket in Charcoal, Private White V.C, GBP290, +Add to Wishlist

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  3. You can add as many items as you want into your wishlist (even items not mentioned above).
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Featured image (River Island)

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