Cheap Monday the land of skinny jeans is sadly closing down. Owned by the H&M Group the denim and streetwear brand will be no more by June 2019.
Cheap Monday was born from the Weekday brand when the founders wanted to introduce a cheaper jean to the market. Cheap Monday was born, and in 2005 became a fully fledged brand. Becoming part of the H&M group in 2008 gave Cheap Monday worldwide exposure.
We smelt that something might not be okay when it was announced in October that its Carnaby Street store, the only Cheap Monday store in the UK, was to close. With its last day of trading the 31st of December. After that, you will only be able to find Cheap Monday online.
Retail is a tricky market, and for some, it is just not working out. Alas, Cheap Monday is another victim of the sign of the times.
So whilst you will be unable to shop at Cheap Monday we thought that we would share where to shop instead.
Weekday is where it all began for Cheap Monday. If you cannot buy from the brand you love, then you can support the parent brand.
They sell very similar items, with denim production shared amongst the group. The aesthetic is a little less streetwear than CM, with the cuts and shapes very much on the same level of CM. We love their wide leg cargo jeans, unique take on party wear and their minimal aesthetic.
Urban Outfitters are stockists of Cheap Monday, so, therefore, their stock goes with the CM aesthetic. Which means to get your CM fix, you can browse the vast selection available on Urban Outfitters.
UO gives us trend lead picks, with a slight hipster vibe. Not as polished as Topshop, and slightly edgier than ASOS, UO is a great place to get your fix of streetwear and denim.
Reclaimed Vintage on ASOS
We love the grungy vibe some of the pieces have on Cheap Monday, and that is a vibe that Reclaimed Vintage work with. Giving us 90s vibes mixed with the latest trends. Reclaimed Vintage is a great alternative to CM.
We love the vintage style band tees, great range of washes on the jeans and the unique pieces you won’t see anywhere else.
Perhaps it was the ethics and sustainability that attracted you to Cheap Monday. As of SS18 CM used only using Organic and Recycled Cotton and From FW18 all our textile products contain a minimum of 50% sustainable materials. Monki, also part of the H&M Family is also heavily committed to sustainability.
We love Monki’s comfy take on the hottest trends, as well as a great size range and a general sense of fun throughout all their collections.
Collusion is fresh for 2018 and is a revolution in fashion. With a genderless offering, a fantastic size range and great prices, Collusion is set to be the go-to brand for ASOS. That youthful and optimistic approach blended with streetwear and trends makes Collusion a great alternative for the Cheap Monday shopper.
We love that pieces are available in petite, tall and plus. Making the most accessible collection that we have seen in a very long time.