Kmart? Kohl's? Forever 21? These bargain outlets don't just carry knock-offs from celebrities' designer duds-- many A-listers are actually shopping at these stores. Sure, they're pairing a $15 dress with $600 Jimmy Choos, but it's still cool to know that we can all own exactly the same stuff. Want to know who's actually been spotted in discount dresses or denim? You may be surprised how many in Hollywood aren't afraid to mix frugal fashion into their wardrobes.
Earlier this year Nicki Minaj, known for her outlandish style, wore something many other young ladies probably have worn-- a color block dress from Forever 21. Nicki didn't just wear the dress while walking her dog, she wore it during an appearance on Good Morning America, showing her love for the well-known discount brand to the world. Sadly the dress, which originally sold for just $27.80, is no longer available. Of course, Nicki paired the budget-friendly dress with a Chanel bag and some pricey heals, but it wouldn't be a difficult look to copy. Her entire ensemble still would be out of reach for most American women, but at least you can shop at Forever 21 knowing that celebs like Nicki are doing it too.
Madewell, a sister brand to J. Crew, is proving to be a popular choice with celebrities like 21-year-old Emma Roberts. She was spotted in the adorable Spectacle sweater, which is currently available for $75 at Madewell.com. She's also been seen wearing other Madewell clothing items including skinny jeans, tops and even sunglasses. Madewell offers very stylish clothes at very affordable prices and stars like Emma Roberts are proving that it's cool enough even for stars who could be spending a lot more.
Selena Gomez shops at Kmart? Yep, and she designs for the discount retailer too. She can be spotted wearing items from her clothing line. In fact recently Selena paired the Junior's Flutter Sleeve Dress in Paradise Pink with a scarf and heels as she walked out of her Beverly Hills hair salon. The dress is available now and it's even on sale for just $15. For about the price of a movie ticket you can have something in your wardrobe that pop star, actress and Justin Bieber's girlfriend Selena has hanging in her closet too.
The princess known for her smart fashion sense is not afraid to wear discount dresses one day and designer frocks the next. She's been spotted shopping at and wearing Zara clothing many times. Most notably, the day after she got married to Prince William. The dress she was seen wearing sold out in a matter of hours, probably because it was only $84 and also because an endorsement from royalty is worth gold. Zara sells a wide range of affordable men's and women's clothing.
J. Lo not only designs a clothing line for Kohl's, she's been known to rock it on the cover of hot magazines like US Weekly. Last fall she was on the cover of the magazine wearing a hooded sweater from the Kohl's collection. More recently she was spotted with her boyfriend leaving an LA mall wearing a jumpsuit from her Kohl's collection. Paired with a large belt and Valentino sandals, Lopez made the Strapless Jumpsuit look much more expensive than its budget-friendly price tag. Pick it up right now on Kohls.com on sale for $42, regularly $70.