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    With Derby right around the corner, are you're still searching for the perfect outfit? Let's be real, the search has been in the works but there's been one thing stopping you; the shop's window. You might be saying yes to the dress but your wallet is saying no. If you’re in good luck you’ll walk away from the track with full pockets, but that doesn’t mean they're full when you walk in. Here is proof that you don't have to give an arm and a leg to stand out among the crowd. These pointers show that it's possible to do Derby on the cheap side while standing out on the chic side.

    Acorn Apparel

    This one of a kind boutique has everything from vintage gems to new American Apparel and even vinyl records. From the Victorian Era through 1980’s vintage, you’re sure to find a one of a kind derby outfit for under 50 dollars. 

    Hey Tiger

    From locally handmade to vintage men and women's clothing, accessories, hats, and bath and beauty products, Hey Tiger has a schmorgishborg of pieces that can easily create a vintage chic ensemble without breaking the bank. 

    Blush Boutique 

    Blush Boutique is full of unique pieces that keep up with the most on trend styles and most importantly, an affordable price tag. 

    Pitaya 

    This hip boutique meets all of your Derby needs from flirty spring dresses perfect for the track to fascinators for under 30 dollars and a great selection of jewelry (most pieces under 20 dollars.) 

    Urban Attic

    The mother of all consignments, Urban Attic, has you covered from brands like Banana Republic and Ralph Lauren to Free People and Anthropology. No one will ever know that you spent a fraction of the cost for that head to toe high end label outfit. There's no gamble here.

    The Nitty Gitty

    Get ready for the ultimate throwback with the vintage gold that is The Nitty Gritty. Take a step out of your comfort zone this Derby with a unique and classic look. And for the guys, they carry the area’s largest vintage men’s selection including new and vintage men’s hats. 

    Happy shopping!

    All images credited in the heading. The cover photo is courtesy of Shutterstock.com/melpomene. 

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    About Cassandra Clark

    A Louisville native, style enthusiast, cat lady, and appreciator of a good cup of coffee.

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