Best Couture Imitations for Under $30 - 2001
By day she is Junior Editor, toiling away in relative (or is it utter?) obscurity, filching invitations to fancy parties from the mailboxes of more estimable colleagues, and asking the Ouija board when she'll get her own key to Bungalow 8. So what does she wear at night? Usually an item from DILARA, since sucking up to tacky teenage heiresses requires a modicum of chic. This is a hit-or-miss bargain boutique, a cheapie shrine for couture knockoffs under $30. Here are a few of Junior Editor's steals from last season: knee-length, charcoal pencil skirt with Lycra for added give, like Calvin Klein for $12.99; blouson-cut floral print rayon tanks à la Catherine Malandrino ($16.99); and fitted sweater coat with fringed butterfly sleeves ($28.99), extravagant and a little bit Ungaro.