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UK Style by French Connection at Sears: Off the Rack

Yesterday I stopped at Sears to check out the UK Style by French Connection collection, my first time seeing the line in person. The racks were tightly packed with a range of sweaters, knit tops, pants, jeans, as well as a few pairs of shorts, dresses and leggings in a mostly muted palette of neutrals like gray, black, camel, ivory and olive. Considering the woeful store displays and disorganization, the original prices on this collection seem staggeringly high and overpriced. But nearly everything was on clearance, making a $78 sweaterdress seem infinitely more reasonable once marked down to $24.99. I thought the sale prices were great, scooping up a Fair Isle sweater for $12 and leopard jeans for $25 (I tweeted that these were $12 but realized my mistake when I got home. Still not bad!). I don't think this collection will appeal to everyone, but I liked a lot of the pieces, they have that Euro/fashion vibe while still remaining understated and not too trendy. If you can time it so you shop UK Style on sale, I think it's a definite "win" and a must-stop shop for budget babes. What's your experience been with UK Style?

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I like in store and online, but I've never bought anything, because I never catch anything I like on sale.
#1 Brenda on 2012-01-20 12:44 (Reply)
I totally forgot about this collection, I want leopard pants! Thanks for reminding're such a bad influence on my wallet ;-)
#2 Megan, The Frugalista Diaries (Homepage) on 2012-01-20 13:36 (Reply)
I love the leopard print jeans. I have been looking for a similar for a while now. Thanks for sharing.
#3 Berty Morales (Homepage) on 2012-01-21 15:53 (Reply)
Thanks for the heads up and the great photos.
#4 Mandy on 2012-01-21 23:23 (Reply)
I've been looking for a pair of leather shorts! thanks for the heads up
#5 Amanda on 2012-01-25 19:03 (Reply)
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