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Lifestyle/Trends
Top 10 Staff-Approved Brands To Shop

Meet The 10 Lesser-Known Brands Our Staff Is Obsessed With

Meet The 10 Lesser-Known Brands Our Staff Is Obsessed With

Welcome to Staff Favorites, a series where we take a break from the usual and share the products that we, the Rank & Style team, wholeheartedly recommend. Ahead, we’re giving you a peek at 10 of our all-time favorite places to shop online, some of which you may have never heard of before.

As people who love fashion, we pull inspiration from a lot of different places—Instagram, Pinterest, celebrities, the runways. But sometimes, some of our favorite pieces come from brands our own coworkers have recommended to us. We do shop for a living, after all, so between all of us, we've got quite a great lineup of favorites. With that, we think it's only fair that we share them with you, too. Ahead, we're sharing 10 brands the Rank & Style team loves to shop, plus a top-rated find we're eyeing from each one. From the ultimate destination for classic totes to the site our editorial director loves for affordable fine jewelry, the diverse list below has something to fill every wardrobe gap—just in time for the new season.

 Next up, check out the 10 trends we're buying for fallOpening image: @cuyana

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October 6, 2021

Top 10 Lists serve as unbiased shopping guides to the most trusted product recommendations on the internet. Products are scored and ranked using an algorithm backed by data consumers find most valuable when making a purchase. We are reader-supported and may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

The Rankings


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Mango Zip Flecked Dressmango.com

Mango Zip Flecked Dress

Our Score

STAFF SAYS: "Mango, by far, is my favorite place to shop for elevated basics—but they have super unique pieces as well! From great denim and cool jackets to special dresses, it's my one-stop-shop all year long!"—Taylor Reagan, Integrated Marketing Manager


Oradina Fresco Baguette Pendant Necklace

Our Score

STAFF SAYS: "Oradina has recently become my go-to for affordable fine jewelry. Right now, I have my eye on this baguette necklace. I love simple and easy-to-layer necklaces and think this will be a great addition to the ones I currently always wear."—Meredith Rimmer, Director of Editorial and Brand


Pixie Market Gaia Keyhole L/S Top

Our Score

STAFF SAYS: "Pixie Market is one of my go-to sites for elevated basics and affordable iterations of the latest trends. Their knits are some of my absolute favorites, and with fall weather just around the corner, I'll definitely be adding a few more to my collection."—Kate Ferris, Associate Editor


Quince 100% Washable Silk Tank & Shorts Pajama Set

Our Score

STAFF SAYS: "I don't know anywhere else you can get such high-quality silk, linen, and cashmere staples for such a low price! This pajama set is so comfy, plus it makes a great gift. I've already ordered it for myself, my best friend, and my sister!"—Georgia Jones, Site Merchandising Assistant


GapBody Intimates

Our Score

STAFF SAYS: "Gap undies and bras are so unbelievably comfortable, fit so well, and are a great price! I swear by their PJs and loungewear as well. Gap has intimates nailed!"—Dalton Young, COO


Reformation Nikita Dress

Our Score

STAFF SAYS: "Reformation dresses have been my new go-to for weddings. They are super unique and the perfect amount of formal!"—Molly Parken, Marketing Associate


AYR The Bomb Pop Straight Ankle Jeans

Our Score

STAFF SAYS: "These AYR jeans couldn't be more perfect. They have that flattering look at the waist, plus that relaxed leg we're all loving right now. I've been wearing them nonstop!"—Jamie Chandlee, CEO


Cuyana Small Structured Leather Tote

Our Score

STAFF SAYS: "Cuyana is such a great place to buy high-quality pieces that last forever. I have the small structured tote, and I love that I can carry so much without carrying a full-size tote bag. The organizational insert is a must, too."—Taylor DeBaylo, Site Merchandising & Affiliate Manager


Telfar Small Shopping Bag

Our Score

STAFF SAYS: "This brand and most specifically their bags have almost completely taken over my social feeds. With a clean, minimalistic design and approachable price point for a neo-luxury item, it's easy to see why it's being spotted on many a celebrity and influencer's arm."—Maiya Evans, Email Marketing Manager


Sézane Calypso Dress

Our Score

STAFF SAYS: "I love absolutely everything I purchase from this French DTC brand. The quality is amazing and the customer experience surpasses any other brand I shop. They even ship the goods to you wrapped in tissue paper that has been sprayed with French perfume! I purchased this true wrap dress recently for upcoming weddings and events. It's stunning! Treat yourself to a piece from this brand. You won't regret it."—Beth Zerdecki, CMO

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