Arket, the shop that is making us cheat on Zara Sustainable and affordable.

November 20, 2018

Arket is a Scandinavian label that, like a modern-day market, offers essential products for men, women, children and the home. But unlike most fast-shop brands, Arket sells affordable yet long-lasting garments that have a season-less design and high quality.

If you are a Zara fan but would like to have more options where to buy stylish clothes with reasonable quality and accessible prices, this Scandinavian shop is the place for you.

Arket’s concept

The idea behind the Nordic label is to design fewer products that are each, the perfect version of themselves. Which means, finding the right items that become the solid foundations of all collections and re-designing them over and over again. The winner design only varies the materials, proportions and colours to adapt them to each season. So, when you find a perfect jacket or trousers, you will always be able to find new versions of these items.

Arket’s design

Arket is your go-to brand for those simple and versatile staple essentials that will last longer and are at the same time functional, understated and luxurious like only the cool Scandinavian design knows how to be.

Arket look book showing three  models wearing beige skirt, green pleated skirt and off white pants


Arket’s design and concept are modern and beautiful but its compromise with sustainability makes the brand unbeatable. On their website, the information about the materials and suppliers are transparent. They also inform the customers about how to prolong the lifespan of their products. And they sell products of other brands to complement their own collection such as the eco-friendly kickers Veja, among others because they believe there’s no need to reinvent products that have already been perfected. It is a fantastic way to approach the problem of over-production and waste in fashion.

arket look book showing three models wearing FW19-20 collection

Where to find Arket

The Scandinavian brand, which is part of the gigantic H&M Group, opened its first store in London in 2017 and already has several shops in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherland and Germany, in Munich, Berlin and Hamburg. Each store has a coffee shop that serves healthy, vegan and vegetarian food, to restore your energy after all the shopping, because, believe us, you will want to try on all the clothes you see at Arket!

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Photos via Arket