Serge and Yves Bensimon started their namesake brand as a tribute to their grandfather, who in the 1940s sold American surplus clothing in France. Inspired by the militaristic looks and well-worn fabrics of yore, their clothing quickly became a favorite of the Parisian youth. They opened their first flagship store in the Marais in the 1980s, and today have more than 20 stores all over the city. While their classic, relaxed wares remain top-sellers, it’s the brand’s sneakers and tennis shoes that have become modern-day icons. Available for men, women, and children, these canvas classics come in many colored variations with contrast rubber soles.
Our roundup of great picks under $50 is all about elevating your style without devastating your wallet. So whether you're looking to fill a gap in your wardrobe—or to rebuild it entirely—we’ve got what you need to kit yourself out without breaking the bank.
Enjoy insider access to hand-selected, luxury labels at up to 70% off retail. ZYNC℠ STYLE Pack enrollees receive free shipping as a special benefit. The Private Sale will begin at Noon Eastern Time on September 22, 2010 and will end at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on September 24, 2010. To be eligible for free shipping you must be enrolled in the ZYNC STYLE Pack and registered to be a Gilt member through ZYNC Center (at americanexpress.com/stylepack). Free shipping will only be applied to purchases made at www.gilt.com/zyncoffer. Purchases made from Gilt Men, Home, Children, Gifts Jetsetter and City are not eligible for free shipping.
As any dedicated sneakerhead knows, you can never have too many casual kicks waiting on deck for the moment when your old pair starts to give out. Our sporty shoe sale has the latest models from brands like Clae, Converse, PF Flyers, and Cole Haan, just to name a few—all at the kinds of prices that will make you want to stock up for 2011 and beyond.