Lately, my friend and I have been doing this thing where we snap quick (and lowkey) photos of New York City’s most fashionable people to save as future outfit inspiration. “Outfit research,” if you will. It’s easy to assume the cool jackets, unique shoes, and well-tailored pants they’re wearing must be expensive, but if you know where to look, you can actually find luxe-looking pieces for under $200. One of the first places I check every time? Banana Republic.
I’ve relied on the retailer for everything from shiny holiday party pieces to the latest trends, and they’ve never let me down. This is no different. In a recent deep-dive through its website, I discovered tons of elevated pieces that you’d never believe aren’t double or triple their actual price tag. Want to see what I’m talking about? Keep reading. Ahead, I’ve rounded up 25 pieces that have deceivingly fair prices.