I’ve known about Cheap Monday for years, duh. But I think it was a multi-brand sample sale that I was telekinetically pulled into in an unmarked Soho studio that it really hit me. I looked down at my armload of clothes as I headed into the
dressing room cattle pen and realized that
they were all Cheap Monday. Of all the brands there, everything I picked,
without looking, was Cheap Monday. It was the ultimate blind taste test. You
see, Cheap Monday’s stuff was the coolest, most different and most wearable –
yet the most affordable. It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. It’s
not monogamous, though, I’m not so selfish that I expect Cheap Monday to be
true to only me. I think you guys should all date it.
The reason I bring this love affair up now is that spring is finally here – I know, it certainly doesn’t feel like it, but I can no longer afford to pay the meteorologist to work his magic and raise the temperature, so deal – and coincidentally, Cheap Monday’s spring collection is, well, awesome.
It’s inspired by anomalies. Cheap Monday cites the need that humans have to divide the environment into categories in order to understand it, like day or night, sick or healthy – that helps us wrap our heads around things and feel like everything is in order. (You guys are deep, Cheap Monday.) But then there are the things that can’t be categorized, that live in the in-between. Like the whole idea of androgyny, which is a perfect example of how anomalies are usually the most interesting. Or, the idea of outer space, which really caught Cheap Monday’s mood and left us with one cool collection that focuses on the future with a vintage spin, the unique with a laid-back vibe. Colors exist between brights and pastels. Fabrics are sheer and sometimes coated. Stitching is sporty. There’s mesh, thrift store-esque denim – it’s what downtown girls would know they were just about to obsess over and wear if they could see the future.
Handbags and Hugs,