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While we strive to shop for goods from local designers, when it comes to the perfect white tee or the best-fitting jeans from an affordable denim store, sometimes a mass-market chain store is the best option due to the low price point and quantity of stock. Trendy stores such as H&M sell a massive amount of accessories, and their cheap and fresh-off-the-runway sunglasses for both sexes stand out year-round. We’ve rounded up the best stores for basics, including popular favorites such as American Apparel and the Gap, and newcomers like Joe Fresh (a great coat shop) and Badichi.
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