Style on a Budget

Target has featured regarded designers such as the late Alexander McQueen, Vogue's prodigy child Thakoon, the Fashion Fund's Rodarte, and among those the house of Missoni, Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler. H&M has had Lanvin and Versace, and Macy's has introduced an affordable Karl Lagerfeld and Doo.Ri. Since the economy's turn in 2008, designers have to accomodate for the masses, as well as perserving their name. Stores like Ross, Marshall's and Bloomington Coat factory are now being filled with Michael Kors, Pierre Cardin, Guess, Steve Madden, Jessica Simpson and other designers. What was in department stores last month are now filling lower end stores. 

Recently, well out model scouting we found a Michael Kors shirt at Ross for $14.99, and a shirt from Pierre Cardin for 12.99.

At Marshall's we found Michael Kors shirts for $9.99 and Lucky brand jeans for men for $12.99. Style is now becoming affordable, and the gap between designer, and knock off is narrowing. Brands like Forever 21 which can knock off a Prada print within weeks of the look hitting the runway are now finding themselves creating their own designs, and it seems that it is doing quite well. Trend for cheap. With high end designers raising their prices, and mid price point designers either closing up shop or lowering their prices, and low price point stores being featuring more on trend and fashionable options it is hard to figure out what is going to happen next.

All we can say, is fashion has and will always be about fit.

Trend is now becoming more affordable... We say, embrace it.