7 Top Celebrity Stylists On What Fashion Pieces Are Worth Paying Retail

by Charles Manning

Celebrity stylists get some pretty great designer discounts — it’s one of the perks of the job — so it really says something if a stylist is willing to pay full retail price for a piece. We caught up with 7 top celebrity stylists at our recent Stylists We Love luncheon in LA to find out what items they think are worth breaking the bank.

1. Monica Rose
Who she dresses: Chrissy Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Chanel Iman, Katharine McPhee
What she’s willing to pay full price for: “Haider Ackerman is something I always buy at full price. I’m a very true, die-hard Haider Ackerman fan.”

(Matches Fashion)

High-Rise Wool Trousers, HAIDER ACKERMAN (Available at Matches Fashion), $835

2. Jason Rembert
Who he dresses: Rita Ora, Winnie Harlow, Issa Rae, Zayn Malik
What he’s willing to pay full price for: “I buy a piece from Raf Simons probably once every 2 months. And I don’t get a discount. I bought a button down shirt from him yesterday, which I was going to wear today, but it didn’t work with my outfit, so I’m just going to keep it.”

(Matches Fashion)


Checked Denim Shirt, RAF SIMONS (Available at Matches Fashion), $1,020

3. Law Roach
Who he dresses: Celine Dion, Zendaya, Mary J Blige, Demi Lovato, Mariah Carey
What he’s willing to pay full price for: “Unfortunately, I have a [shopping] problem and I pay retail for a lot. I bought an Hermès bag for my birthday in July and it was my big spend of the year. I’ve always wanted one. Since I was young. They call it the HAC. It’s like the men’s Birkin. It’s a cement color, like a creamy grey. It’s a really weird color with gold hardware. Its like my baby. I bought it in Paris. It was an experience.”

What Goes Around Comes Around


Pre-Owned Black Epsom Haut à Courroies “HAC” Birkin 28 cm, HERMÈS (Available at What Goes Around Comes Around), $15,500

4. Samantha McMillen:
Who she dresses: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Evan Rachel Wood, Brie Larson
What she’s willing to pay full price for: “I buy what I love and have to have no matter what the price is, but I have a toddler and his education is more important than my fashion needs. I hate to say that, but… Actually, at the London airport I bought the Chanel slingback — the cream with the navy toe — because it’s just the most useful shoe, but that was a while ago. I mean, I am spoiled by the discounts.”

(The Real Real)


Pre-Owned Cream Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, CHANEL (Available at The Real Real), $675
5. Brad Goreski
Who he dresses: Kaley Cuoco, Natalia Dyer, Sarah Hyland, Jenna Dewan, Lea Michele
What he’s willing to pay full price for: “I don’t have that desire so badly for clothing, but we are renovating our house right now and furniture is way more expensive than clothes. Light fixtures are way more expensive than clothes. Like, everything in the whole home space, if you think clothes are expensive, in the home space, it’s mind-blowing, I have so much stuff… but when you’re in the fashion world for so long and when you’re first in it you want everything and then when you start making money you start spending it all on clothes. But I’m in LA. I go from the gym to my studio and literally back home, so I don’t have anyone to dress up for. I spend most of my time in Under Armour and New Balances.”

(Kelly Wearstler)


Melange Large Flush-Mount Lamp, KELLY WEARSTLER, $1260
6. Jessica Paster
Who she dresses: Emily Blunt, Olivia Munn, Aubrey Plaza, Miranda Kerr, Leslie Mann
What she’s willing to pay full price for: “Oh god! I’m so frugal. I like to spend my money on buying houses. So, I have to say that The Outnet is actually one of my favorite places to go shopping because you get great stuff for like 75 to 80 percent off.”

(The Outnet)


Woven Leather Jacket, PROENZA SCHOULER (Available at The Outnet), $1,980 (78% Off)
7. B. Akerlund
Who she dresses: Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Madonna, Katy Perry
What she’s willing to pay full price for: “I like gifting more than purchasing.”
Don’t we all, B.? Don’t we all!
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