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The Look for Less: Marc Jacobs Graphic Sweaters

Both the Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs brands are showcasing high-contrast graphic sweaters this season featuring geometric designs and bold stripes in colors such as red, black, and white. Prices range from around $178 to $795.

Clockwise from top left: Marc by Marc Jacobs Angie Crew Sweater, $248; Yasmin Stripe Sweater, $106.99 (down from $178); Rick Rack Sweater, $268; Marc Jacobs Cashmere Blend Sweater, $795

Have you seen these Mossimo sweaters at Target? Tell me these aren't Marc Jacobs inspired! I keep eying them but can't decide if they're fab or fug. Maybe if they go on sale...

Clockwise from top left: Multi-Colored Sweater, $27.99; Geometric Pullover, $27.99; Colorblock Cardigan, $27.99; Red/Black Geometric Sweater, $27.99

Off the Rack: Tracking the Changes at JCPenney

Last week, I made a long-overdue trip to my nearest JCPenney store to check out the major changes the retail chain has been implementing since announcing their plans to become "America's Favorite Store" back in January. Despite the fact that JCPenney's shares fell to 3-year lows just days ago amid "worries about its future" and lagging sales (via), I still have faith that JCP can turn things around. The changes I'm seeing are definitely for the better - everyday low prices (why people want to play the never-ending sale game is beyond me), fresh new labels, and better store displays that make it easier to shop.