Saturday, September 23, 2017

In the Market Report by Marilyn Kirschner

Cheap Thrills: Positively ‘Shocking’!

If you’ve been reading my ongoing “Cheap Thrills” column, you already know the drill. For those who may be checking this out for the first time, read on.

High fashion undeniably comes with astronomically high prices. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t bargains to be found. And who amongst us doesn’t love a bargain? Once again, I have reprised my "Cheap Thrills" column; selecting a number of items in the market, I show their high priced version along with their (far) less expensive doppelganger (in most cases, they are a fraction of the cost of the originals).

For this edition, I wanted to specifically focus on shocking pink (accessories and ready-to-wear). Unless you are living under a rock, you already know that pink is THE color for spring 2018 based on the runways thus far. It has showed up almost everywhere, in every incarnation, and in every imaginable shade from the palest to the boldest (Milan is now under way as I am writing this). I myself, am always taken with shocking pink (otherwise known as fuchsia or magenta). It’s a great accent color, mixing well with black, white, tan, brown, khaki, emerald green, yellow, or red; and it is statement making on its own.

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Left: Adam Lippes chiffon paneled silk crepe jumpsuit, $1290: More info/purchase Right: Asos shocking pink chiffon maxi dress, $93: More info/purchase

Left: Victoria, Victoria Beckham oversized pink wool pullover, $470: More info/change Right: Zara pink boyfriend sweater, $49.90: More info/change

Left: Balenciaga extreme pointed toe fuchsia velvet bootie, $1470: More info/purchase Right: Zara fuchsia sateen pointed toe low heeled bootie, $55.90: More info/purchase

Left: Dolce & Gabbana small shocking pink pouch with gold chain, $595: More info/purchase Right: Zara fuchsia fabric bucket bag with chain straps, $39.90: More info/purchase

Left: Filles A Papa hot pink high waisted suit trousers, $438: More info/purchase Right: Banana Republic Avery cropped pant in pop pink, $110: More info/purchase

Left: Manolo Blahnik fuchsia satin Hangisi pumps, $965: More info/purchase Right: Zara fuchsia beaded leather slingback pumps, $65.90: More info/purchase

Left: Balenciaga shocking pink knife mules, $665: More info/purchase Right: Zara fuchsia satin pointy toed low heeled mules, $49.90: More info/right

Left: Halston Heritage pink cotton short dress $445: More info/purchase Right: Mango pink fringed short dress, $49.99: More info/purchase

Left: Marques’Almeida hot pink asymmetric padded jacket $1140: More info/purchase Right: Mango fuchsia oversized quilted jacket, $129.99: More info/purchase

Left: Mr & Mrs Italy dyed fuchsia raccoon collar, $491: More info/purchase Right: Hot pink faux fur scarf, $41.99: More info/purchase

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