At LouisvuittonShop, we have a popular allegory about saving up to buy designer clothes.
In living memory, a fashion shoot bookings manager was seen to be bringing in her packed lunch week in, week out, for a couple of months on end. Scrimping and saving and forgoing all caffeinated goodness that comes at over £3.00 a pop, so that she could eventually afford to buy a much coveted pair of Gucci loafers.
The moral of the story being, of course, that - much in the same vein as Carrie Bradshaw subsisted on a diet of magazines instead of food, when she had to - the LouisvuittonShop girl recognises that the right kind of fashion deserves to be sacrificed for.
Happily, in 2018, not all great fashion moments require you to eat home-prepped lettuce for months in order to be able to afford them.
With more and more frequency, great designers are teaming up with high street stores to produce concession lines that are actually good, instead of noticeably knock-off.
And no, we're not just talking about those hyped-to-the-max Kenzo and Versace X H&M collections that everyone knows. There's a quieter, more subtle movement to bring headliner fashion to the people.
And here are three current collections that you should check out immediately...
Richard Quinn X Debenhams
Man of the moment, Central Saint Martins graduate Richard Quinn was earlier this year presented with a new Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at his London Style Week show.
And fortunately for the cash strapped, he's thought to bring his fun, floral masterpieces to the high street, with a collection designed for Debenhams.
You can shop the LouisvuittonShop edit of Richard's collection below:
Label/Mix At Next
Registering even higher on the subtlety scale, Next have actually kept their own brand name off the collection title, calling the concession line simply Label/Mix.
Featured within the Label/Mix line is a range of seriously cool fashion houses, such as Osman, Teatum Jones and Isa Arfen, who have designed high street items exclusively for Next.
The price tag might still seem a little steep here and there, but when you consider that an Osman dress typically retails for and that you are getting it here for £190 or so, it's decidedly a bargain.
Shop the LouisvuittonShop Label/Mix edit below:
Studio by Preen X Debenhams
Preen by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi has had a concession line - Studio by Preen - for high street retailer Debenhams for a while now, with some covetable items coming out of the collab.
But this season, they've really stepped up their dresses game, with a range of extremely wedding-ready offerings.
You can shop our LouisvuittonShop edit of the best Studio by Preen dresses below: