What To Buy At Madewell With $100 Or Less

Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
Walking into Madewell is like entering the closet of someone who's always best dressed. So much of their inventory consists of everyday essentials, pieces that are immune to changing seasons and trends: the crisp button-down, the tailored skirt, the leather tote bag. You'll wear these every day (and everywhere), so they're worth investing in.
While its specialty lies in reliable silhouettes, the brand has defined itself as a people-pleaser. Time and time again, Madewell has indulged our sometimes lofty obsession with French-girl style, from putting Parisian style icon Caroline de Maigret in a 2013 catalog to letting us declare ourselves "superbe" with its collaboration with Sézane. Heck, it's even helped us finally getting around to decorating our apartments.
Madewell gives us solutions to sartorial problems we never knew we had — and, for that, we're forever grateful. While the price tag fluctuates greatly across the board, the brand houses wonderful pieces for all budgets. Whether you're stocking up on these essentials or just want to get the most out of your $100 at the mall, we found the key items in its inventory that are worth your hard-earned dough.

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