Take command of your weekend style with these frugal alternatives.
» By Andrew Snavely
Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page.
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I have to admit, I love how you guys call a $88 cardigan and a $200 duffel bag “frugal.” The rest of the outfit? Spot on, according to my definition of frugal anyways.
Frugal doesn’t mean cheap. That $200 duffel will be the only duffel you’ll need to buy for a while.
The cardigan, I agree, as Express is neither high quality or cheap. A better option might have been:
in the “Black” colorway.
That…wow. That looks a lot better. Something I’ve gotta ask, though; does H&M have issues with quality?
Express may not be awesome quality (especially for the price) but I feel like H&M is much worse. Half of their stuff looks like it’s going to fall apart while it’s still hanging on the rack.
When Chris Pine is wearing a $700 cartigan and carrying a $3,000 duffle than yes, $80 and $200 are frugal. Not to mention, that’s full list price up there, you find a sale on those and $80 becomes 65 and $200 becomes 125. Frugal can also be a verb.
OK, that does sounds reasonable enough now, put into perspective like that. Sorry, didn’t mean to sound abrasive.
Express has crazy online sales at the end of the every quarter, that’s the only time I ever buy anything from there. For sure that cardigan will be $30 end of december
Something doesn’t feel right to me pairing khakis with white sneakers. Feels like i’m walking around in socks. Is there a different shoe option you’d suggest?
Black, or navy, or red, or….
I just got that Express cardigan and I love it! The quality feels really good and I have got tons of compliments on it. Just like everything from Express, I never buy it without a coupon, and knocking $25 off a $88 cardigan makes it affordable and well worth the money.
No Express here in this part of Canada, any other suggestions on where to find one of similarity? Not a fan of H&M.
h&m is for kids under 17….
Love the cardigan, not so sure about the pants. H&M stuff either doesn’t fit or falls apart. Maybe it’s just me though.
anywhere to still buy a similar cardigan? express has stopped selling them.
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