Cheap Chic

Hundreds of Money-Saving Hints to Create Your Own Great Look

by by Caterine Milinaire and Carol Troy; foreword by Tim Gunn

“I think it’s terrific.” –Diane von Furstenberg, of the original edition of Cheap Chic
Beloved by designers and style mavens alike, the LBD of fashion guides—with a new foreword by Tim Gunn—is back and more in fashion than ever.

Before there were street-style blogs and ‘zines, there was Cheap Chic. Selling hundreds of thousands of copies when it was originally published in 1975, this classic guide revealed how to find the clothes that will make you feel comfortable, confident, sexy, and happy, whether they come from a high-end boutique, sporting-goods store, or thrift shop.
Astonishingly relevant forty years later, Cheap Chic provides timeless practical advice for creating an affordable, personal wardrobe strategy: what to buy, where to buy it, and how to put it all together to make your own distinctive fashion statement without going broke. Alongside outfit ideas, shopping guides, and other practical tips are the original vintage photographs and advice from fashion icons such as Diana Vreeland and Yves Saint Laurent. Inspiring decades of fashion lovers and designers, Cheap Chic is the original fashion bible that proves you don’t have to be wealthy to be stylish.

Recent Reviews

Cheap Chic by Caterine Milinaire and Carol Troy

Sheila Chairvolotti

2 Stars

Let me preface this review by saying that I am not the intended audience for…

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Cheap Chic

Sarah Underwood

5 Stars

“Cheap Chic” is a 70s style bible that was written by Caterine Milinaire and Carol Troy in 1975 and, since going out of print, has turned into quite the collector’s item, with prices going up to $600. I was so excited when I…

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Book Review: Cheap Chic

Amy Bizzarri

4 Stars

Fall is the perfect time to revamp your wardrobe, and here's a book to get you started:

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Nudity! Come on.

Reilly Sutton

1.5 Stars

So, I'm like most people. I'd love to have a killer wardrobe but not interested in spend thousands of dollars doing it. When I saw I could review Cheap Chic, I was pretty…

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