“He’s one of my idols,” the “I Love It” rapper told E! News fashion correspondent Zanna Roberts Rassi, referring to Ralph Lauren.
After 51 years of being in the industry, most fashion CEOs would want to build a business similar to the designer’s. However, Kanye has other ambitions.
When Zanna asked Kim Kardashian‘s other half is he would want to collaborate with the brand, he said, “I would. The better question is would he want to do a collaboration with me.”
Kanye’s down-to-earth response didn’t stop there. The hip-hop star shared that before he was famous, he bought designer clothes at discount stores.
His first Ralph Lauren piece: “It had to be a pink polo from TJ Maxx or something like that.”
TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Nordstrom Rack—the “All Mine” rapper reminds us that many of the designers you see during fashion week have clothes in discount stores. While these pieces may not be fresh from the runway, you can easily find on-trend styles for less.
Shop our editor’s picks of discounted designer clothing for fall below!
Quilted Hooded Anorak, Now $75
Kendall + Kylie
Sleeveless Puffer Vest, Now $50
Studded Leather Pumps, $830
Printed Silk Dress, Now $1,000
Supreme Canvas Logo Backpack, Now $1,300
Collin Raw Step Hem Ankle Jeans, Now $90
Hartsdale Wool Blend Pants, Now $100
Leather Booties, Now $200
Michael Michael Kors
Wool Blend Zip Front Coat, Now $80