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11 Brands Like Everlane To Shop If You're Obsessed With Great Basics

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At the foundation of any well-edited wardrobe is a range of elevated basics: the go-with-everything staples that you can wear anywhere, year after year. Even the most trend-conscious dresser knows the value of a quality tee, a classic oxford shirt, a perfect-fitting pair of jeans, a cozy knit, tailored trousers and a truly great topcoat — and few brands do them quite so skillfully as San Francisco-based Everlane. But, for the devoted fan looking for other brands like Everlane that have cornered the market for not-so-basics basics, there are options worth shopping.

Everlane has developed a devoted cult following over the years — with the waitlists to prove it. Last fall, for example, Everlane’s entry into the denim space boasted a waitlist of more than 44,000 people. Earlier this year, the brand launched its $50 Work Pant with a waitlist 12,000 hopeful shoppers strong. Soon after came a lingerie collection with a waitlist of 30,000. Then this fall, the brand pledged to eliminate all virgin plastic from its supply chain by 2021, starting with the ReNew collection.

All that acclaim serves as evidence of Everlane's spot at the top of the basics market. But, if you're starting to feel like your closet is slowly looking like a showroom, know this: There are ways to stick to your signature style while mixing things up. If you’re looking for alternative sources to supply your closet with well-made, affordable core pieces (or you’re stuck on a waitlist), here are 11 brands that fit the bill.

Aritzia

The Canadian-based retailer features an impressive inventory of in-house brands, and while each label is considered independently within Aritzia’s structure, there’s a common ribbon of sleek simplicity and quality craftsmanship that runs throughout every line. Add to that a discerning dash of trendiness, and it’s no wonder this store is a cool-girl go-to.

The Super Puff

$228

Aritzia

Gwyneth Sweater

$138

Aritzia

Riley Twill Pants

$110

Aritzia

Luxe Cashmere Hoodie

$198

Aritzia

Oak + Fort

A minimal aesthetic with a sense of easy luxury are at the core of Canadian brand Oak + Fort’s sartorial essence. The pieces are unfussy and relaxed, but designed with a thoughtful refinement that keeps things in elegant territory. Most everything falls in a classic, neutral color palette of black, white, gray, tan, forest green, and navy, meaning it can all be mixed and matched with ease. Who doesn’t love an uncomplicated wardrobe?

Velvet Crewneck T-Shirt

$48

Oak + Fort

Woven-Textured Coat

$188

Oak + Fort

Gathered-Waist Trousers

$88

Oak + Fort

Plaid Print Blazer

$148

Oak + Fort

Modern Citizen

Take Everlane, add some polish, make it a little less casual, and you basically get Modern Citizen. Having quickly risen the ranks of direct-to-consumer fashion retailers, the San Francisco-based brand caters to professional women who want to look sophisticated but still unique and stylish as they navigate their busy lives. It’s the perfect destination if you’re looking to curate a wardrobe of elevated essentials that’ll take you to the office and beyond.

Jo High-Waisted Culottes

$88

Modern Citizen

Gretchen Oversized Turtleneck Sweater

$92

Modern Citizen

Colby Crewneck Boyfriend Sweater

$88

Modern Citizen

Nyla Oversized Tie-Front Sweater Coat

$112

Modern Citizen

Entireworld

Conceived by former Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg and launched earlier this year, Entireworld is about to be your entire filled with comfortable, high-quality staples that are just begging to be layered up and lived in. That’s how the brand describes it after all: “the stuff you live in.”

Absinthe Turtleneck Sweater

$85

Entireworld

Blue Sweatpants

$78

Entireworld

Crewneck Sweatshirt

$78

Entireworld

Scoopneck Half-Sleeve T-Shirt

$40

Entireworld

COS

The grown-up, more upscale sister store to H&M, COS eschews its counterpart’s trend-centric approach to fashion, instead focusing on higher quality pieces with a minimalist, timeless sensibility. The selection is affordable (prices start around where H&M’s end), but looks expensive and high-end. And unlike H&M, where some items may start to wither after a handful of washes, pieces at COS are meant to last beyond a single season of wear.

Cable-Knit Wool Vest Top

$115

COS

Padded Collar-Layered Parka

$250

COS

Wide-Leg Corduroy Trousers

$115

COS

Elastic-Detailed Padded Gilet

$59

COS

Lou & Grey

If your number-one priority when getting dressed is comfort, but looking stylish is a very close second, Lou & Grey delivers on both accounts. Affordable cashmere and loungewear that doubles as streetwear are at the core of the collection, but everything is so crazy soft (that's literally the brand's slogan) you’ll feel like you’re getting away with something when you wear it outside your house.

Striped Softened Jersey Turtleneck

$50

Lou & Grey

Cozy Up Teddy Coat

$198

Lou & Grey

Pointelle Cashmere Sweater

$248

Lou & Grey

Brushed Sateen Midi Skirt

$70

Lou & Grey

Genuine People

Fans of Zara will find a comparable selection of trend-driven styles to satisfy their craving for what’s new and now, but Genuine People tends to skew to the sleek and sophisticated side of things, meaning there are plenty of options that speak to minimalists too.

Cashmere Sweater

$145

Genuine People

Oversized Faux Fur Short Coat

$275

Genuine People

Cashmere Leisure Pants

$150

Genuine People

Double-Breasted Two-Tone Wool Coat

$295

Genuine People

Olive

This ethics-conscious British brand does your standard basics with an English countryside twist. Plaid blazers and skirts are made in nubby wool, knits are thick and cozy, and bottoms are done in modern silhouettes from soft linen and felt.

Boxy Padded Jacket

$152

Olive

Color-Block Sweater

$139

Olive

Soho Boy-Fit Blazer

$126

Olive

Hooded Denim Jacket

$101

Olive

The Frankie Shop

Understated yet distinctive, The Frankie Shop caters to the minimalist who wants timeless pieces but appreciates a little extra flair in her apparel. Think luxe sweaters in slouchy silhouettes, paperbag-waist pants and wide-leg trousers, plus a thoroughly lust-worthy lineup of coats and blazers to suit the modern woman’s lifestyle.

Pleated Front Wool Pants

$165

Frankie Shop

Ivory Cable-Knit Cardigan

$139

Frankie Shop

Corduroy Button-Down Shirt

$105

Frankie Shop

Camel Double-Breasted Topcoat

$295

Frankie Shop

AYR

Short for All Year Round, AYR’s focus is on seasonless essentials for everyday wear. The pièce de résistance is the denim, which range in styles from vintage high-waist styles to perfectly soft stretch jeans. Checking off the eco-conscious box, the Aloe Jeans are made from recycled denim and manufactured using just one cup of water.

The Snowdrift Jacket

$395

AYR

Le Square Sweater

$345

AYR

OneLove Jean

$195

Ayr

The Robe Coat

$495

AYR

Cuyana

The brand’s tagline is “Fewer, Better Things” and the collection fully delivers on that philosophy. Plus, Cuyana’s Lean Closet program allows you to donate items from your closet in exchange for credit towards your next Cuyana purchase. The clothing goes to women in need, and your wardrobe stays sharply edited.

Ponte Legging Pant

$145

Cuyana

Lightweight Reversible Knitted Coat

$295

Cuyana

Short-Sleeve Alpaca Sweater

$175

Cuyana

Leather Tee

$550

Cuyana

Plus, shop these picks at Everlane now.

The ReNew Puffy Puff

$160

Everlane

The Work Pant

$50

Everlane

The ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt

$55

Everlane

Square Mockneck Tee

$28

Everlane

The Oversized Blazer

$160

Everlane