24 Stores Like Madewell for Stylish Wardrobe Essentials

Stylish-yet-versatile brands at *every* price

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If you’re a Madewell fanatic, it’s probably not just for its cult-favorite denim collection, but also its seasonal sweaters, chic totes and other stylish-yet-versatile designs that can easily be mixed and matched in your wardrobe. Us? We’ve been fans of Madewell’s floaty maxi dresses and functional jackets for years, and we love that the price range feels within our budgets (with items usually topping out at around $200 from the brand’s own line). Plus, you can find some stellar deals when sales are on.

But while we love sticking to what we know, it never hurts to broaden our horizons and add a few more like-minded labels to our rotation. So we spent time scouring the internet for the best alternatives to Madewell, sniffing out brands with both classic and trendier styles available at every price point. Whether you’re in need of a spring shoe refresh or want to stock up on high-quality basics, here are 24 stores like Madewell to shop right now.

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1. Jenni Kayne

Jenni Kayne

There’s no question that Jenni Kayne’s investment-worthy staples are the building blocks of a high-quality wardrobe. From the famous cocoon cardigan to this breezy Cove dress, you can find lots of timeless pieces, similar to those on Madewell’s site, that you’re sure to have in your closet for years to come. Yes, the brand is pricey, but the quality is *chef’s kiss.*

2. J.Crew


J.Crew began opening Madewell stores back in 2006, so it’s no surprise there are similarities between the two. With preppy essentials for men, women and kids, J.Crew is a total classic. The outerwear selection is to die for, with tons of gorgeous picks for year-round weather, and if you’re ever in need of some business-casual wear for the office, this is a one-stop-shop for everything from blazers and trousers to loafers. (Psst: The brand is a fave of Meghan Markle, too.)

3. Quince


Quince has quickly become one of our go-tos for finding high-quality, versatile pieces at an affordable price point. The brand’s basics, like this fisherman sweater ($50) and breezy slip dress ($60), give off the same laid-back but totally put-together vibes we get from Madewell. Plus, you can shop in even more categories, including its chic bedding collection and activewear line.

4. Everlane


Like Madewell, Everlane’s denim collection is one of our favorites. The brand’s products are also made with eco-friendly practices in mind, which makes shopping there feel even better. On the whole, Everlane’s clothing is quite subtle—think earth tones and simple patterns—which makes it a great option if your style is more modern and muted.

5. & Other Stories

& Other Stories

Crafted at design ateliers in Paris, Stockholm and Los Angeles, these pieces are stunning for everyday wear with a high-fashion twist. From Parisian-inspired dresses to cozy Swedish knits, shopping this site is always fun because you can see exactly where your selects were designed.

6. Alex Mill

Alex Mill

Alex Drexler, the son of Madewell and Old Navy founder Mickey Drexler, founded Alex Mill on a quest to create the perfect shirt. Now, not only have the shirts developed a cult following, but the brand has expanded to other wardrobe necessities like jeans, jackets and accessories. Hey, it’s all in the family.

7. Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch

As we all know, A&F has made a major comeback in recent years and we are here for it. You can’t go wrong with any pull from the brand’s ultra-popular jeans collection, but we also suggest taking a look at their gorgeous dress selection and range of vegan leather pieces, which are seriously stunning (and surprisingly affordable).

8. Theory


If you like a more contemporary style of clothing, Theory should definitely be at the top of your shopping list. While these sleek pieces do come at a higher price point, the quality, comfort and luxurious look makes it totally worth it in our books.

9. American Eagle

American Eagle

Like Madewell, shoppers rave over American Eagle’s jeans, and it’s a great spot to pick up some trendier styles without spending a ton of cash. That’s not to say there aren’t some great basics available, too—we especially love the cozy loungewear, like this oversized hoodie ($60).

10. Buck Mason

Buck Mason

Founded in California in 2013, Buck Mason touts a dedication to quality craftsmanship, aspiring to provide pieces that you’ll keep in your closet for years to come. We can’t get enough of its all-season sweaters, like this slouchy Seafarer pick ($168), or spring-ready styles, like these shorts ($88) that we want to wear everywhere.

11. AYR


AYR’s thoughtfully designed clothing is made to be comfy, stylish and easy-to-wear at any time of year. We love the idea of investing in high-quality pieces that can easily be mixed and matched in a capsule wardrobe, and pieces like AYR’s The Secret Sauce jeans ($245) and Espionage trench ($695) are perfect for just that.

12. Able


Look *and* feel great in Able’s designs, which are made to combine style and function while also working towards a better fashion industry by providing safe working conditions and high-quality jobs for its workers. The brand also focuses on making items designed to last, like this versatile rib knit tank ($68) and these wear-anywhere pants ($128).

13. Boden


Founded in Britain, this now-global brand produces colorful-yet-classic styles for the whole family. Boden’s committed to paying attention to detail, so you know tons of thought has gone into everything you shop. Better yet, to tackle sustainability aims, the brand has begun producing with recycled fabrics when possible.

14. Anthropologie


Boho chic with modern flair is the perfect way to describe the clothes at Anthropologie. We’re suckers for the store’s breezy midi dresses and unique shoe collection, for starters. If you’re looking for some bolder items to add color and texture to your wardrobe, head here—it’s a maximalist’s dream.

15. Dôen


Made for women, by women, Dôen celebrates every facet of a woman’s life through its designs. The pieces are made to last, with the goal of being passed down through generations, and you’re sure to adore the delicate lace and floral patterned designs crafted on floaty fabrics. Plus, Dôen partners with philanthropic organizations like Room to Read and Planned Parenthood, so you can feel good putting your money behind it.

16. Reformation


This chic site peddles sustainably made, modern and feminine styles. Though the brand does offer some fabulously comfortable loungewear and jeans, we love Reformation most for its eye-catching special occasion pieces. Seriously, what’s wedding season without a new Reformation frock? It’s a great option if you love Madewell, but are looking for something a bit more dressed-up.

17. Frank And Oak

Frank And Oak

Want some more fashionable, eco-friendly finds? Frank & Oak is the spot for you. The Montreal-based retailer is a certified B-Corp and focuses on designing circular, durable products made from plant-friendly fabrics like hemp, recycled cotton, SeaCell and more. Take your pick of elevated basics—you won’t be disappointed.

18. Summersalt


While this summery brand may be best known for its gorgeous swimsuits, its line of fashionable clothing is not to go unnoticed. The cashmere selection features styles that span seasons, and we’re not sleeping on the jackets to layer from now until spring fully arrives.

19. Shopbop

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Elevate your closet by shopping up-and-coming designers at Shopbop, along with tons of our favorite tried-and-trues. Helpfully, you can filter your search by Black designers, editors' picks and more, which is a great way to discover brands you might not have heard of. We especially love this beachy straw bag by Pamela Munson ($295) for our upcoming warm-weather vacays.

20. Free People

Free People

The free-spirited styles at Free People are always fun to browse, especially since the brand offers a mix of Madewell-esque basics with some more unique, colorful finds. Their knits are incredibly cozy and the party dresses always turn heads.

21.  Sézane


To channel that French girl “je ne sai quoi” while still sticking to the wearable items like those at Madewell, look no further than Sézane. This Parisian-inspired brand is known for its stunning sweaters—PureWow Senior Director of Special Projects and Royals, Rachel Bowie, says they feel luxe, cozy and warm—and we can’t keep our eyes off of the pleated midi skirts ($150) that simply scream “Paris.”

22. Verishop

En Saison

Shop thousands of stylish items from pretty much every brand you like at Verishop. The wide price range here will allow you to always find something within your budget—plus, they constantly have incredible sales.

23. Nordstrom


Nordstrom’s in-house brands, like Open Edit, Caslon and BP are affordable and dependable for when you need a new staple, but you can shop tons of other trendy and designer labels at the retailer, too. Still, these Nordstrom-line Miller Water Resistant Chelsea boots ($100; $70) are always a crowd favorite, and we’ve got our eyes on these luxe leggings (from $79, $59) for a much-needed athleisure refresh.

24. H&M


Consistently up-to-date on the latest trends and always well within our budget, H&M is everywhere (literally), and we can totally see why. The store’s prices are super affordable, making it easy to get carried away while shopping for new seasonal styles (like this one-shoulder dress, $50), office wear and basics. Plus, its sales are hard to beat.

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