Cheap Monday is Really Cheap Chic- An Affordable Designer Brand To Wear
Affordable fashion Alert: Love the Spring 2011 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm & I’m wearing it now- so should you!
Forget cheesy fast fashion, get designer style at an affordable price…
Ironic, but true, as I’m reviewing runway photos from the Cheap Monday Spring 2011 collection that just showed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm, I’m wearing a Cheap Monday T-shirt. Yes, I’m attempting to be on vacation and more casual, but even some of my more urban everyday outfits involve some Cheap Monday.
I probably buy a handful of their things every season and they inadvertently become go-to pieces that I mix with much higher end designer pieces from Jil Sander, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens (oh, I want more!) and even some Dolce & Gabbana or Vickor & Rolf, vintage or current Helmut Lang, or a select few other affordable fashion brands that don’t dilute quality for price, like UNIQLO +j or Zara.
Sometimes, I don’t even set out to shop for Cheap Monday although I do adore its timeless yet edgy aesthetic. I find pants or a shirt that I like in a store, look at the price tag and instead of thinking twice or three times if I really feel like spending that much, I bug out at the price tag, try it on, and it’s instant love…. Cheap Monday is kismet for discount designer style!
Unlike many other less expense labels, Cheap Monday is more than decently-made, on trend but never trendy, offers a great fit, and doesn’t look like mall rat or big box knock-offs.
If the price tag wasn’t so crazy cheap, you would never be able to separate their pieces from big name bridge designers (that’s usually the secondary line for most designers) and sadly, from some over-priced and over-rated designer lines.
Cheap Monday began in 2004 as an alternative jeans line for men and women "who wanted fashionable jeans but didn’t agree with the increasing prices of the brands which were popular at the time."
The expanded line can be found in more than 30 countries, in about 1,600 stores around the world, and in my closet and perhaps yours.
FYI: I ordered something for myself as I was pulling these picks for you to look at!
Shop these Cheap Monday looks in store now:
Cheap Monday Spring 2011 Photos:
Cheap Monday/Berns Salonger & Kristian Löveborg
Resident fashion expert & style mentor- With just about 20 years experience in the glamour industry as a New York-based photography fashion stylist, syndicated columnist, contributing editor, lecturer, on-air television/radio fashion expert, and founder / editor in chief of FocusOnStyle.com. Sharon Haver knows the modern-thinking woman wants easygoing style that suits her individual needs, spiced with just the right amount of flip and wit to make it personal.