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Caterine Milinaire & Carol Troy

Cheap Chic

$16

Hundreds of money saving hints to create your own great look.

For years, this fashion bible, was very hard to track down. Here at Gravel & Gold, we have a most-treasured and well-loved copy of the original edition. 

Well good news for everyone: Cheap Chic can be yours with this 40th Anniversary Edition.
We are delighted to share this amazing resource with you. 

The tips within are as relevant today as when first published in 1975: 

Helene Gaillet, a New York photo-journalist on her rules: 

"Ninety-five percent of my clothes are in navy blue, white, or khaki. I never go shopping, and when I do, I know specficially what I want. I have an $80 or $100 bill a year plus shoes, and that's it."

Zandra Rhodes on personal style:

"A lot of people I know don't have any money and yet they look very special. It often has to do with the fact that you cannot define the value of what they are wearing, so their personality comes through. Tie a little chiffon handkerchief around your ankle and then wear something completely plain."

On work clothes: 

"If we're disillusioned with the high cost of uptown basics, we can track down lovely, inespensive army-surplus and work clothes. Work clothes were built to fill a need. Since they were never designed to be in fashion, they can never go out of style."

“The book has lasted because we’re dealing with the basics that last,” Milinaire says.