Published on September 7, 2015—  Leave a comment

Book We Love: Cheap Chic

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We think we can all agree that we are living in pretty inspiring times style wise. Today’s fashion is influenced not only by glossy magazines but also by street-stylers, fashion blogs, and Instagram feeds. No longer required to follow fashion ‘rules’ or trends, or driven to own ‘it’ bags, we are cultivating our own personal style based on what we feel good in and what makes sense for our lifestyles (and our budgets).

Just rereleased with a new foreword by Tim Gunn, the 1975 classic Cheap Chic was surely ahead of its time when it set out to prove that you can build your wardrobe and find clothes that make you feel comfortable, confident, and chic just about anywhere—from high-end boutiques to secondhand shops to markets around the world.


Alongside the practical style advice and money-saving hints, the guide is filled with original vintage photographs and interviews with style icons such as Diane Vreeland and Yves Saint Laurent, offering quotes and gems of advice that are sure to inspire a new generation.

Just as relevant today as it was forty years ago, Cheap Chic proves that shopping smart never goes out of style.

Post your cheap and chic #ootd on Instagram with #cheapchic and @thredUP for a chance to win a $250 gift card to thredUP or one of fifty copies of the book!