You're probably already familiar with the Spanish fast-fashion chain Zara. Now, allow me to introduce Mango, another very cool retailer that's entrenched in Europe and making its way into the United States. Based in Barcelona, Mango is very affordable, with items starting around $25 and rarely going above $200, though not quite as cheap as H&M. Rather, Mango fashions are priced along the lines of Zara but arguably more chic and youthful than that of its Spanish cousin.
The chain already has eight stores in the U.S.—including a new shop in San Francisco, several in Southern California, and outlets in Chicago and Dallas—and you can also buy many of its duds online here; particularly stunning are the limited-edition styles under Mango's MNG brand.
To see some of the looks from Mango's Fall 2006 collection,