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What $300 Will Get You at Zara, Uniqlo, and Barneys This Week

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Welcome to Racked's Shopping Cart Comparisons, a new column that investigates how far a $300 budget will stretch at three different stores. In light of the summer sales that are amping up this week, our inaugural post takes a look at what you can get at two fast-fashion favorites, Zara and Uniqlo, vs. a haul from high-end department store with Barneys. Have a look below.

You know the drill: Zara will get you a trend specific outfit, UNIQLO is good for the pack-your-closet-to-the-brim-with-basics (especially good for heading back to campus or starting a new job), and Barneys offers a well curated closet some distinction. Now check out what the boon will look like pictified (And bonus: Both Barneys and Zara are having big time sales, which will stretch your $300 even further). Happy hauling!


Total: $270.89
(1) Rigid Necklace $14.99 (2) Black Flexible Wide Brim Hat, $26 (3) Silk Shirt With Pocket, $80 (4) Shorts With Side Cord, $50 (5) Tote Bag With Pocket,$50 (6) Cross Strap Sandal, $49.90


Total: $277
(1-4) Laced Lacer Back Tank Top, $15 each, and Stripe Designed Tank Top, $15 each (5) Women Skinny Fit Flare Jeans, $23 (6) Women Trilby Hat, $31 (7) Women's Narrow Design Belt, $31 (8) Women Velvet Short Sleeve Big T-Shirt, $23 (9) Women Boat Neck Long Sleeve Striped T-Shirt, $20 (10) Tuck Skirt, $31 (11) Women Soft Tailored Jacket, $78


Total: $288
(1) Jil Sander Ankle Wrap Ballet Flat, $219 (were $550) (2) Acne Stripe Maxi, $69 (was $180)

· How Zara Keeps You Cool Vs. How Uniqlo Keeps You Steady [Racked]
· All ZARA Coverage [Racked]