ShoeperWoman’s Favourite Stores of 2016

Every year, I like to take a look back at some of my favourite purchases, and say a quick thank-you to my favourite brands of the year. This year’s list is very slightly different: as some of you might now, I’ve been re-defining my style slightly, and have been going for a more casual look than I have in the past, and that’s affected my choices a little. While there are tons and tons of brands I’ve loved this year, though – so many that I couldn’t possibly name them all, here are some of the stores I’ve shopped from most this year…

H&m floral skirt

01. H&M

Just off the top of my head, I’d say that around 70% of my shopping this year has come from H&M. I know a lot of people frown on them, and consider them to be fast-fashion at its worst but I love H&M for basics, and I’ve also found quite a few stand-out pieces there (like this skirt, for instance), so I just keep on coming back to them!

Zara trench coat

02. ZARA 

I will probably always love Zara. I haven’t made quite as many Zara purchases as I usually do this year, but the ones I have made, I’ve loved! I got this stone coloured trench coat back in March, for instance, and it’s definitely been one of my most-worn items of the year: I have NO idea what I wore before I had this!


Hands-down the best shoe brand of the year for me: if I could have bought everything Office released in 2016, I probably would have!

casual autumn outfit


I became obsessed (or, rather re-obsessed) with Mango during a holiday in Spain back in March, and the obsession continued when I got home. I don’t have a store near me, unfortunately, so I have to rely on the website: both the trousers and sweater in the above photo came from Mango, however, so I’d day I’m not doing too badly, all things considered!

Cupcakes and Cashmere knit dress


OK, I know they’re a site sponsor, so you might not believe me, but Shopbop is a genuinely awesome store, with some of the best customer service I’ve ever encountered: I’ll never stop being amazed at the speed with which they get my orders to me, all the way from America!

What was your favourite clothing brand this year?

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