Repellers on a Budget, Unite! (No, Really.)

Leandra Medine | February 8, 2011

I know I’ve already summoned budget stricken Repellers to unite last week when I divulged news about the super Marni sale at The Outnet. But those prices were still kind of high for those us really trying to get a bang for our good ol’buck(s). So I found a better solution. And when I say better, I mean potentially more detrimental to the state of your sex life. Now I give you, Mikkat Market.

Mikkat Market is a new e-commerce site based on the West Coast, founded by repeller-in-training, Kat(herine) Kim. This speaks lengths about the market name, me thinks.

She hosts a directory of swoon worthy pieces set at wildly reasonable prices. I’d say there’s a definite Helmut Lang x Alexander Wang flair running through many of the garments. And as you should know, those are two of a proper Man Repeller’s most covet-worthy brands. So I was impressed. And then I became more impressed. See below.

Here are some detail shots of an Alexander Wang-esque slashed sweater running for only $48 dollars on Mikkat Market. Sweet, right? It gets sweeter. 

You may be questioning some things. How would you wear the sweater? How does it look once on? No sweat. Lady Kim brilliantly models her own inventory just below the product details paired with other separates from the site, available for purchase on the spot. 

Like a personal style blog, but better. Because everything is available at your disposal instantly, in real time. (IRL! IRL!) In today’s edition of Fashematics, we learn the following: Blogging x Mikkat = Mikkating.

So I tried my hand at Mikkating and this was the result.
pants: Mikkat Market, collared tunic: Mikkat Market, fur collar vest: Mikkat Market, leather jacket: Forever 21, belts: Hermes, shoes: Christian Louboutin, birth control glasses: Warby Parker, the brand that give back. Photos by Naomi Shon.

In true MR-spirit, I couldn’t stop at just the Mikkat pieces so I layered some of my own shit onto the outfit. Once complete, the woman behind the lens remarked, “this is pretty Fashion Week-y.” I suppose she was right.

But now let me ask you this…
Is this “Fashion Week-y?”

Tough question, something to think about, I know. You don’t have to answer right away. Instead, why don’t you seek refuge in the mere fact that there is a mustache around my neck…

And I’m holding it up above ma’lip! (Thanks, Claududy. The best belated birthday gift I’ve received in decades.)

Ultimately, my point is to say this: looking like spermicide don’t gotta cost an arm and a leg. In fact, it can cost just one little pinky finger nail.

Let Mikkat help you unleash the sartorial celibate manifesting within, without requiring you to put a mortgage out on your home. Shelter is good, though cardboard pants are better.

AND OMFG BEFORE I FORGET: You still have 24 hours to win the naked dress and turn it into vagina dentata.

  • Leah

    I love that sweatshirt and your outfit is amazing. I love that jacket! And the necklace just makes it that little bit extra perfect.

    xo L

  • Maria

    yeah I love this online shop!
    By the by, I'm new to your blog and love how nonchalant you are about this thing.. We need to inject a bit more fun into this fashion blogging scene!


  • Collections

    love love love the vest. Mikkat Market is a really great site.

  • D

    Giving you a virtual high five for this website. Legit lost all self-control and have started adding to my cart! Good looking out for us who are on a budget 🙂

  • Morgaine

    i bought the best BCG's for £2 the other day. If that aint man repelling on a budget i don't know what is!

  • s. p. stanley

    The moustache necklace made me laugh out loud.

  • Lisa

    I adore your shoes!


  • Heather

    O man I'm totally loving that sweater. Very Alexander wang esque! LOVE IT!

  • Nancie Mwai

    that sweater is amazing and you look hot too with the belts and the mustache 🙂

  • Lia

    Love love love it all!! I am in desperate need of the moustache necklace!

  • patrycja2407

    Wonderful outfit !
    your figure is perfect 🙂

  • Kaye

    I love Mikkat Market! once my brokeass gets a shamefully low paycheck direct deposited into my shouldn't-you-be-saving-this account I'm going to get the cool poncho they're selling.

    also, you're hot.

  • ‘odd and old’ Linda Dacey

    legs to die for
    (previous post)
    and killer viper words
    and assemblages
    street art
    such fun…

  • Vfriedrich

    Thank you for introducing me to that site! Amazing. XO Valerie


    LOL what's funny is I watched the movie Teeth the other day…it was bad in a dark humor type of way. Anywho I'm liking those pants those are pretty hot.

  • Anonymous

    I have confidence you have already seen this but had to share:×78159

  • This Much

    I just checked out that store and I love it! Thanks for giving us budget girls some more shopping options!

  • Irena

    Love it!!!

  • Anonymous

    Amazing sweater…already sold out in all sizes except Large! Sad, sad, sad day.

  • Bonnie

    I love this sweater. Anything Wang or similar to Wang belongs with me now.
    … That sounds dirty. I like it.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • Diana

    once again, another cheeky post 🙂
    looove this store! thank you for recommending it!
    And love the outfit, esp the jacket+vest combo!

  • neuroticnotes

    Moustache necklace! Why do we not see more of them? It is AMAZING 🙂

  • Magui


  • Anonymous

    Wait …. the fur vest youre wearing is made out of "100 PERCENT BADGER FUR" !?!?!



  • clotheshunger

    love the jacket! and birth control glasses? moar like nerdy sex pot glasses amirite?

  • Lauren O.

    Your blog is so feckin funny. I voted for you.
    Will you send me the Herme's dog belt? I need it desparately.

  • Andi

    This blog absolutely cracks me up, and I love the necklace!

    -Andi of

  • toriikoko

    thanks for sharing! I love it !

  • Francesca

    wow love this!!


    Le Kiss Kiss-Click Here!

  • brennan

    so I (rather impulsively) purchased that badger fur vest this morning (it is now sold out, sorry)- I'd say it was a pretty good day.

    Thanks for featuring affordable options!

    and on that:

  • street number eight

    i live to repel men! actually it's kind of my definition of style: anti-sex! 🙂
    and i live for a bargain, so i'm kind of hooked on xo

  • Polley

    Now that you have posted her site here she will be out of stock in no time!

    Haha, seriously though, she has a great inventory. Thank you for sharing your awesome find.

  • Arbitrarily Voguish


    I would probably start by putting on a pair of purple/frilly mary-jane like, cream coloured socks paried with the black classic Marni peep-toe wedge! I would then continue by adding a cozy knit sweater, followed by a black long burberry peacoat and a dries van noten leopard/furry scarf (maybe – haven't fully decided). Then, I would add my chunky gold swatch watch and throw my hair up into a loose messy bun. I would finalize by putting on some thin gold bangles and perhaps a ring or two!


  • Quash

    Thank you for sharing this shop with us, that was a HUGE step for my repelling power. The Outnet has amazing deals, but today I was able to devour a handful of Kat's mullet sweaters with minimal economoral dilemma-ing. YEAH!

  • Lydz xX

    haha saw this and thought of you. Cock blocking…I think not!

    love your blog, way too funny

    Lydz xX

  • cervixosaurus

    Or, slash a sweater yourself!!! I love DIY, and i know i am definitely man repelling when i sit around wearing a maxi skirt, nanna cardigan, crocheting a blanket as i did this morning. yippee!

  • Juliet

    Looks just great!

    Juliet xxx

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  • victoryvintageb

    You are refreshing! Love your view and wit!!! The photo shoot is superb! Made your FB page a fav of mine! Will be following this blog. Congrats on your Lucky spread!

  • emily p

    love. just LOVE. the tache is the perfect finishing touch.

  • Hungry Marquise

    hold the phone! i am feeeeeeeling the moustache necklace! LOLLOLOLOOLZZ
    you have totally given away my secret online shopping fav though 🙁
    now everything will sell out so fast!

  • Footrwear

    Fashion Footwear or sensible Footwear? We like to have both. We usually buy our Footwear to match our clothes, but sometimes we make an impulse buy of a pair of high heeled stilettos and then go trudging round the shops to find a slinky dress to go with them.

  • Katherine

    ohmygod i could kiss you for the link to warby parker. i've been looking for affordable glasses online forever!

  • Yvonne Pratt

    The mustache necklace is the Demistache and you wear it perfectly!! You look hot sistah!

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