French Connection UK…In An American Hardware Store?

For the past decade, celebrities and designers who make cheaper designs for mainstream stores has been on a steep incline.  In some cases, it works well.  When Madonna brought a line to H&M, stores in Manhattan were packed, and the goods were sold out almost immediately.  Now H&M carries Jimmy Choo and Lavin, of course with garments designed at prices the store and buyers can sustain.  If I’m being truthful, I think it just sort of cheapens the brand overall.  If you covet Jimmy Choo, then you have to buy authentic shoes customized by the designer if you want to feel like Carrie Bradshaw.  However, I recently stumbled upon an exception.  Maybe it is because it is not an an insanely overpriced high-end brand to begin with, but the French Connection looks at Sears (yes, Sears) are awesome!  The catalog showcases sequin dresses, capri jumpsuits, and tulip skirts.  Really, for about $20, what more could you ask for?  Check out some of my picks:

Skirt- $19

Dress- $40

Sweater- $36