While boutique fashion may offer big-pimping exclusive steez, there's nothing trendy about the thugs Visa hired to wait in your vestibule to repo your exorbitant purchases. For stylish duds without stylish debt, hit Duke et Duchess.
A rustic, cedar-lined sleeve, D&D purveys its own line of comfort-cut, rock-inspired gear -- stuff bigger operations would charge you dearly for in order to write fat ad checks to MTV ("Chop Shop!").
Nevertheless, D&D's denim options ring in at a scant $69, ranging in finish from dirty-blue to distressed vintage; another $55 gets you a custom-cut and punched belt -- convenient if you're fat, or rail thin because you're terrified you might be fat.
Shirt-wise, the pervading theme among their similarly affordable graphic Ts is women: wearing metal lingerie, handling boa constrictors, and doing other things better suited to shirts than reality.
The reasonable-price focus really comes into play with the seven leather-and-canvas bags, from a slick-looking murse to a weekender capable of swallowing enough clothes that you can avoid your apartment altogether -- at least until the credit goons are called off to hunt poorer, less fashionable debtors