We’ve all been there. Living on a diet of ramen and rocks, scavenging change from the living room couch cushions and generally scrimping to get by. I was living check-to-check all throughout college, and into my first year in NYC, so my heart goes out to the young ladies who shop at Lille with champagne taste on a beer budget. But the good news is that we have something for everyone, including those of you who are just starting to feel the pains of paying back your student loans.
Let’s start with Eberjey, because not only is it affordable and adorable, but also universally appealing—from young to mature, athletic to voluptuous, and broke to raking-it-in. Everyone loves Eberjey. You can’t go wrong with a sweet chemise, darling bra and panty set, or quirky little romper. Another fantastic brand that keeps it real (nothing over $30!) is Miel, a Canadian line created by two sisters from Colombia who focus on comfort and affordability, with a touch of sex appeal. We just received a big shipment of their fabulous soft bras, seamfree boyshorts and strapless bandeau tops that come rolled up in a neat little package, just waiting for a bow.
A wonderful treat for the lady you love on a chilly winter day is a stylish pair of tights or leggings. It’s incredible how much an interesting chevron pattern or a colorful design can brighten a cloudy, work-filled day. The durable designs from French Curve and the funky patterns by Look from London will put a smile on her face without breaking the bank, with prices ranging from $12 to $34.
Of course, you can always shop the SALE section for deals of up to 80% off on last season’s stock. Just be sure to check her underwear drawer for sizes before you stop by to shop, because these styles are all FINAL SALE, unlike our regularly priced items, which are exchangeable for size or store credit up until January 8, 2012. You should also check out the Gifts Under $50 section for some unbelievable deals.