& Other Stories: urban women's fashion brand

& Other Stories is a women's fashion brand belonging to the Swedish group H&M, which was founded in 2010 in Stockholm. The brand was created as part of H&M's diversification project and with the aim of offering high-quality clothing, shoes and accessories at affordable prices. & Other Stories is inspired by the stories of women around the world, offering a wide variety of styles and designs to meet the needs of different types of women. 

The brand has expanded rapidly since its inception and currently has more than 60 stores worldwide, as well as an online presence. & Other Stories has been praised for its focus on sustainability and has taken steps to reduce its environmental impact, such as using sustainable materials and reducing water and energy use in its production process.


Shipping and returns in & Other Stories

It offers several delivery options based on your location. This company ships to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia. Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom. On its website you can check the shipping options, shipping costs and delivery times depending on the country you are in. Once you place your order, a shipping confirmation email will be sent to you with a tracking link. 

To get free shipping you will have to place a minimum order that will vary depending on the country in which you are. By default (although you must check your country in the web list) you must place a minimum order of €90/ £80/ CHF 150/ NOK 900/ DKK 600. 

Regarding returns, you have 30 days to return what you do not like or do not like. To do this, the items must be clean, unused and with the labels. Returns are always free. The refund will be made in the same method of payment within 14 days after the arrival of the products at the & Other Stories warehouse. 

There are restrictions on returning dangerous items (some cosmetics such as nail polish, certain perfumes, nail polish remover, aerosol products). When an order with any of these items is delivered to you, it has a sticker indicating that it is dangerous merchandise. When returning it, you can use the same box or packaging with this sticker to make the return. If you want to use another box you will have to print this sticker.


Discounts and sales on & Other Stories

You have two options to get a discount & Other Stories on your purchase: 

  • If you are a student you will get a 10% discount. The conditions can be found on the & Other Stories website. 
  • If not, you can sign up for the newsletter to get a 10% & Other Stories discount code on your first purchase. 
  • For recycling, they will give you a 10% discount on a purchase if you bring a bag with clothes that you no longer want or are torn from any brand, or with empty beauty containers. 

All these discounts are available on the & Other Stories website to sign up. In addition, you can find specific active coupons to discount the total purchase. It is very useful to sometimes use extensions in the Internet browser to help you detect & Other Stories discount codes that are sometimes not published on the web. I recommend the use of Honey that will notify you when you go to pay if there are discounts or not, and will apply them directly to you. You can register at the following link. 

In addition, the garments and accessories of this brand are not only sold on its own website. You can find them at Zalando. This company usually offers many promotional discounts. 

On the other hand, twice a year there are usually sales on & Other Stories. The winter ones are in December, January and February and the summer ones in June, July and August. It is worth mentioning that after the sales there are usually Mid Season promotions to remove the last stock from the previous season. And let's not forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 


Sustainability in & Other Stories

Sustainability is an important part of & Other Stories' philosophy and strategy, and the brand is committed to working to reduce its environmental impact and promote social justice at all stages of its supply chain. 

Some of & Other Stories' sustainability initiatives include: 

  • Commitment to climate change: & Other Stories has committed to achieving carbon neutrality in all its operations and products by 2030. To achieve this, the brand is working on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its factories and stores, and is investing in renewable energy and biodiversity conservation projects. 
  • Ethical and fair labor: & Other Stories works with suppliers that comply with ethical and labor rights standards, and has implemented a monitoring program to ensure that these standards are met. The brand has also implemented initiatives to promote gender equality and diversity in its factories and offices. 
  • Responsible use of resources: & Other Stories is working on reducing the use of water and energy in its operations, and on the responsible use of materials and natural resources in the production of its products. The brand is also pushing the use of recycled and sustainable materials in its products. 
  • Sustainable Product Development: & Other Stories is working on developing long-lasting, sustainable products and promoting repair and reuse through initiatives such as its shoe repair program. The brand also offers rental and second-hand purchase options through its online platform "Second Hand Stories".