Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cheap Monday SS13 Collection



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.








Conveniently, you can snag Cheap Monday at one of our favorite sites, Need Supply. Which is where I'll be getting this perfect-for-everyday-literally dress:


You can also find the line at ShopBop, OAK, and Piperlime, to name a few.

Handbags and Hugs, 

Astor

2 comments:

  1. I really like Cheap Monday too, their clothes are so comfy and really good quality. I can't wait for spring so I can snag a vest like that! Now following :)
    xo
    Tiffy
    http://www.CuteLA.com

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  2. Diggin' the maxi with the cut-out. I'd totally rock that.

    Love your sign-out. "Handbags and Hugs." So cute!

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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