08/16/2010 11:25 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rachel Zoe Defines 'Cheap'

'Tis the season to be spending on style, with Fashion Week right around the corner, and to get us in the mood, WWD asked fashion insiders for their definitions of the word "cheap." Here's a few of our favorites:

  • "Anything my husband won't yell at me for." -- Rachel Zoe
  • "My dad buys all of his clothes from Costco and the way he wears them makes you think he's in head-to-toe Margiela. Army green military button-ups and black jeans can look designer and can be bought at a grocery store. It's all about what you pick and how you wear it. True basics always look classier than overadorned, expensive things." -- Sophie Buhai, Vena Cava
  • "Cheap is something that after six months if you broke down the price dollar-wise by the amount of times you wore it, it would come close to a cup of tea. I bought a pair of Rick Owens boots last year whose price stretched my imagination, but I got such great use out of them that it was the equivalent of a cappuccino a day." -- Roxanne Assoulin, Lee Angel

Find out what others had to say at WWD.