In July Marie Claire announced that Spanish brand Uterqüe is opening soon in London and starts conquering the British isles. Uterqüe is another brand from Spanish retail conglomerate Inditex better known for Zara, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear and Berksha. I have loved Uterqüe (pronounced oo-ter-kway) and have been a faithful customer for the last three years so for people that are new to this brand here is my review.
Uterqüe is a sophisticated fashion accessory brand which boasts excellent quality at mid range prices. Its collections include clothing and leather garments and are all designed exclusively by Uterqüe’s creative team. Uterqüe was launched in 2008 and has gained strong customer loyalty in the markets in which it has an established presence. It has at the moment 66 stores across 12 markets, with the stores elegant and refined in appearance. The stores are dark in appearance and come with their own unique smell.
— Gracie Opulanza (@gracieopulanza) September 20, 2015
Over the three years I have been loyal to this brand for three reasons alone. First the unique designs are fantastic and very vintage inspired. My second reason is that it was very exclusive where I could only buy from Uterqüe in Spain or Andorra, therefore every time I walked the streets of London I would get lots of comments. More empowering to my ego was when the ladies would ask me where they could purchase it from. In a boldness like no other I would simply reply. YOU CAN’T, it belongs to Spain and Andorra. Unbeknownst to me this exclusivity did not last with the expansion plans Inditex has for this brand. A fashion jealousy of rage would torment these British ladies up until now, my exclusive days are over. The third reason is its accessories. I will expand on that later.
Fabric And Leather Quality
I am very fond of excellent quality when it comes to leather and fabrics. But in the scheme of design versus quality Uterqüe leads the way in its design. I own Uterqüe handbags chunky jewellery, leather jackets, trousers, play suits and the list could go on and on. I wouldn’t say it is of the highest of quality when it comes to fabric choices let alone leather, but it is certainly much better quality than Massimo Dutti and Zara, I shop at these brands for the last 10 years. Uterqüe designs are much more unique and for this reason alone I am loyal to the brand. Unlike Zara the collection does not change every 6 weeks.
I just adore the jacket above purchased end January 2013. So do a lot of people in London.
If there is one brand that does chunky jewellery so well, it is Uterqüe. I love chunky jewellery, my mantra is the bigger the better, I love statement pieces. This shoot done last year for Ford Mustang was a huge hit because the necklace just sets a clear message. Uterqüe accessories allow me to do the talking in this case the driving. I have many necklaces and handbags from Uterqüe.
In the interview below I am wearing a coral necklace from Uterqüe at 080 Barcelona Fashion Week 2015.
These are my favourite shoes from Uterqüe, they do look like a Louboutin knock off minus the price tag and the red sole. These spikes tell a story, don’t mess with Gracie and her high heels. What should I buy next from Uterque right now? The green bottle play suit is a gem.
That is my review. Buenos Dias……