If you weren’t a regular shopper at COS before this year, I’d be very surprised if you hadn’t been won over by now. Of course, the high street hero has been producing reliable, good quality staples for years now, all with an elevated, minimalist approach. But in the last year especially, we’ve noticed the label stepping things up, and creating seriously expensive-looking pieces that would be hard to set apart from The Row. We’re talking utterly desirable items that also make up the basic building blocks in a capsule wardrobe—a hard feat to come by. The perfectly oversized trench coat, for example, a leather crossbody fashion people can’t get enough of, or slouchy tailored trousers that make tank tops look like a million dollars.