• Kookie Muhretti

Stuck in a Shopping Rut!

Do you shop in the same shop over and over till you know their seasons past and present inside out? Well sorry to tell you this, but it sounds like your stuck in a Shopping Rut! But don't worry that's easy to remedy. sometimes all you need is a suggestion and then your back on track again. Now some of these you will definitely know and others you may have heard by name and never been in or you've never heard of before.

Block Colour Duster

I like to switch things up when it comes to my clothes, I mean don't get me wrong I have my usual wardrobe fillers like (H&M, River Island, Bershka, Topshop), I call them that as they are usually the shops that give me my trend fix, plus I can get my basics there too.

Striped Two Tone Blazer

Then I have my key shops, these are the ones that make my wardrobe pop with key items like COS & All Saints, for unusual cuts even though their palettes are pastels. When I want a mean blazer or a popping outfit I head to Zara or &Other Stories. For unusual costume jewellery that makes everyone stop and notice it has to be my newest find Oliver Bonas, they are also great for contemporary classics like COS. Heard of them?

Oliver Bonas 3 ways dress

If you like to keep things really simple, not too colourful that 'gets you through' however you still look good and show quality, Uniqlo is where you might want to head. Don't turn your nose up you'd be surprised what's hiding in that secret treasure trove. In a way they remind me of an understated Gap.

Bershka Check Blazer

The one of the many things I have always been fussy on are denims. I will always say, invest in a good pair of jeans. Every year I would go to either to Fornarina or Diesel for my jeans.One thing you will get with a good pair of jeans is longevity.

Fornarina Total Look

If after 2-3months your jeans don't fit around your waist, give you saggy bottom or your have to buy them 2 sizes smaller to retain the shape I'm sorry to say they aren't the best quality. Further more if you have one pair of jeans that you live in maybe you might want to rethink and invest in 2-3 pairs e.g. 2x skinny and one straight. Don't forget your Levi's, to be perfectly honest any par of jeans that cost over £50 SHOULD be damn good quality!

Diesel Straight Leg Jeans

The other thing for me is shoes. If they aren't leather leave me out. I value my tootsies and want to wear skimpy sandals or go bare foot without the concern. If you prefer 'Vegan' faux/plastic/fabric shoes, make sure they are malleable. If you look in my shoe section all the boxes say ALDO I LOVE LOVE LOVE them, then it's Kurt Geiger. One brand I definitely aim to buy for my next month TMP 'Treat Myself Purchase' is from Swedish brand Woden (you can get from called Baruch Boutique), they have renewed my love of sneakers alongside my classic Converse.

Aldo Miyaa Block Hell Sandal

So now you know there is no need to be in a Shopping Rut with so many shops out there. If in doubt ask a friend where they shop or if you're as brazen as me, If I see something nice on someone I always ask where they got it from, I mean what do I have to lose. I'm always on the look out for more so let me know of other stores not widely known or boutiques and I'll go check them out!

Woden Sneakers pewter

Kookie x

Other shops to try:


Urban Outfitters




Russell and Bromley


G Star Raw

Guess Jeans

Karen Millen


LK Bennett

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Kookie Muhretti