Surprisingly, we loved everything that came down the Balmain runway for this Fall. And ever since, boldly colored animal prints have been weighing on our minds. So you can imagine our lust when we came across these skinny red and black zebra jeans from Tripp NYC. They ride the line between punk and sex appeal - a totally wearable jean with just enough edge that says, "We can totally kick your ass." We usually stay away from various printed jeans due to their propensity to make legs look like polka-dotted sausages, but these Tripp babies are dark enough to pass the flatter test, not to mention all those diagonal lines might actually be slimming. The best part? They're only $46! Cool, original, wearable jeans for under $50 - need we say more? --HAYLEY PHELAN
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Topshop to Chicago: Awesome or Insane?
Topshop, the famed British high street store which opened its New York flagship less than two years ago, is expanding to Chicago, according to WWD. Retailer Sir Philip Green is said to be putting down an estimated $10 to $15 million to the launch a Michigan Avenue outpost. Stores in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco aren't too far down the line, says Green. And each will be tailored to the city's consumer. So in Chicago, the selection will be determined by the cold winters, hot summers, and a more conservative clientele. But will Topshop succeed anywhere in the US other than tourist-ridden New York? We're not so sure. Here's why: