DKNY — the secondary label of fashion designer Donna Karan — is as tied to New York City in the American mind as "I ♥ NY" shirts and rude cabbies. Nicknamed “the Queen of Seventh Avenue,” Karan launched her flagship label in 1985 with Essentials — an accurately titled collection of monochromatic, cashmere and jersey women’s separates designed for sophisticated working women. Karan’s creations achieved instant success, and her signature style moves — all-black ensembles, curve-hugging bodysuits, and straightforward shapes — have been inspiring designers and chic city ladies ever since. In 1988 Karan launched DKNY to bring young women into her fold; over the next few years she expanded DKNY to include denim (DKNY Jeans) and menswear. Today DKNY offers dresses, shoes, hosiery, luxe wallets and handbags, sexy Intimates and shapewear, and perfume for women; underwear, outerwear, everything-in-betweenwear, suiting, and fragrances for men; and watches for both. (Almost everything, in other words.) Though Karan sold her original collection and DKNY to LVMH Moët Hennessy in 1996, she’s remained active in both brands as a designer — winning the CFDA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and cementing her place in the pantheon of American fashion.
Our roundup of great picks under $50 is all about elevating your style without devastating your wallet. From footwear to shirting to accessories, we’ve got what you need to kit yourself out without breaking the bank.
Let's hear it for the boys with this winning lineup of casual separates and shoes. Choose from basics with a twist, like tees and polo shirts marked by multiple pockets and playful graphics. Also on offer, vibrant plaid button-downs, elastic waist cargo pants, and cool kicks.
Choose from a great selection of cardigans, crewnecks, chunky knit, and more. Whether you're looking to add another layer of warmth or a pop of pattern to your winter outfit, this sale fits the bill.
With all the trends around, it can be tempting to forget about the solid, masculine good looks of a label like DKNY. Perfect for office-to-casual, or vice versa, this group of understated pieces serves any discerning man well. Well-cut khakis, muted button downs and classy cotton pique polos send a message that you know your own style, and you're sticking to it.