Because The Row is such a minimalist brand, you’d think successfully achieving the “The Row look” would be quite simple. Throw on an oversize button-down shirt with a turtleneck underneath, and pair the duo with belted slouchy, pleated trousers. Done. But there’s a reason why people—including Jennifer Lawrence, Zoë Kravitz, and Kendall Jenner—will spend thousands on a single item from the brand. Every single piece that The Row debuts, no matter how understated it is, has a subtle twist that makes it stand out as significantly more elegant than all of the other seemingly similar basics that are out there.
Don’t worry. I’m not going to try to convince you to buy up a ton of The Row pieces. (Though, if you want to, I’ll support it and be jealous.) What I will do, though, is share mine and every quiet luxury–loving fashion editor’s secret to mastering the brand’s aesthetic for a whole lot less than four digits. Well, it’s really three secrets, and their names are Zara, COS, and Massimo Dutti. From handbags to tailored suiting to basics that’ll become the backbone of your wardrobe for the rest of time, these retailers have The Row’s look down pat. To prove it, I looked through every item on all three websites and found the 37 pieces that fit the brand’s vibe the most. Scroll down to dive in.