8 brands that are just like Forever 21 but better

Goodbye Forever

We're mid-summer so it's not like we're actually thinking about back to school shopping yet or anything...

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Well... maybe a little. But let's not put the cart before the horse-- we don't even know what we're wearing this weekend! If you're anything like me, you're like: "Oh let me just grab something cheap and trendy at F21."

Which, fine. I get it; it's reasonably priced, I don't have to worry about splurging on a trendy item that'll be rendered "so last season" the next time I pull it out. Until recently, I didn't have a single pair of jeans that weren't Forever (they sure do rip doe, RIP jeans). I'm not sure if this is an unpopular opinion (it probably is, so sorry if you <3 F21), but my eyes have been opened. There are tons of brands out there that are doing exactly what F21 is doing, but they're doing it better.

Another perk? All of these brands offer a student discount. I don't see Forever 21 doing that...

1. Missguided

Missguided is THE one-stop shop for student style! With 300 fresh new designs hitting the site every week at affordable prices, you can have all the latest trends the second they land. Giving those must have pieces a serious seasonal update, you can be a major in killer style with a mix of too-cool-for-school ripped jeans and insanely hot dresses. Missguided is the only online fashion destination for any style savvy student!

2. Boohoo

From exclusive statement apparel, simple separates, fabulous shoes and accessories, Boohoo is one of the world’s fastest growing online shopping destinations. Providing countless looks for any occasion on a budget, hundreds of new pieces are uploaded weekly! All available with express or free standard international delivery, Boohoo brings you the hottest trends direct to your door!

3. Princess Polly

Princess Polly is a sassy Australian online boutique for fashion obsessed girls. They've shipped hundreds of thousands of orders all over the world and have over one million social media followers. Over 100 new styles are added to their store each and every week of the year. Shop with Princess Polly if you're ready for the wardrobe of a Queen.

4. Tobi

Califonia-cool vibes define Tobi, the fast fashion retailer. They design, produce, and sell the very latest in trends through their online fashion boutique with their customers as their inspiration.

5. Necessary Clothing

Necessary Clothing is a chain of fashion clothing stores throughout the downtown New York City area. Their stores offer affordable apparel, shoes, and accessories for trendy young women. Necessary allows you to create the look for less.

6. Mixology

Mix. Match. Slay. Repeat. For the “it” girl who knows how to mix the trendiest brands with her everyday staples. Based in NYC, Mixology keeps you looking cool from the gym, to brunch, to the club with your squad. A mix chick brings the party wherever she goes.

7. Cotton On

Cotton On is your solution to staying on trend while staying on budget. With more than 120 stores in the US, the Australian fashion powerhouse offers a wide range of affordable basics and the latest runway trends straight from down under to your doorstep.

8. 2020AVE

Based out of Los Angeles, 2020AVE is an online women’s boutique that seeks to build a community with personable relationships, becoming your link to unique finds and bringing out your inner fashion rebel.