It’s Independence Day

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Today is the fourth of July – otherwise known as American Independence Day. Marking the historic day in 1776 when the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, Independence Day is celebrated not only in America, but by Americans all over the world. In fact, you don’t even have to be American to join in the celebrations – most of us have our favourite American brands or enjoy movies or popular culture that’s made in America. So let’s have a look at some of our favourite online finds to help join in the spirit of Independence Day.

American clothing brands

In recent years there’s been an influx of American brands coming to the UK, meaning you no longer have to travel to the States to buy from your favourite stores. Hollister, Victoria’s Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch are just some of the stores that can now be found on the British high street and online.

In addition, there are also many well-loved US brands that have been around for several years, including Gap, Levis, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and more.

And with the summer sales on across all of the above retailers, what are you waiting for? Let’s go shopping...!

Sneakers

American know how to rock a pair of sneakers and some of the most famous footwear brands in the world hail from the US. If you love your Converse All Stars, you can pick up men’s, women’s and kids styles at Schuh and JD Sports. Another iconic American casual sneaker brand is Vans, which has a variety of styles including high tops, platform sneakers, classic slip ons to ‘old skool’ trainers in almost every colourway imaginable! Browse the collection and pick up a pair from Office or Footlocker. If the sporty look is more your thing, Nike is one of the most famous American brands in the world. From everyday comfort wear through to sneakers for the serious runner, Nike has something for everyone. Check out Size? and Footasylum for an excellent choice. If you’re lucky, you might even pick up a bargain as some lines of sneakers are in the sale.

Put the flags up

The star-spangled banner is the all-time all-American icon. If you’re having an Independence Day feast, Partyrama has a brilliant range of tableware including mini-sandwich sticks, napkins and paper plates.  To decorate your home or venue, American flag bunting, balloons, hats and more all in the stars and stripes of the American flag can be bought from Party Packs.

Snack time!

American food isn’t usually associated with being healthy, but everyone needs a treat every now and then! This three in one treat maker means you can whip up American style donuts, waffles or cake pops in a flash. Or to recreate a night at the movies in the comfort of your own home, this American popcorn maker is just the thing!

However you choose to celebrate, we hope you have a very happy 4th of July!