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Empire fashion: How to dress like Cookie on a budget

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With swagger to spare, Empire fashion has become a brand of its own. In one season, the show's style has become so iconic, there are now Empire-inspired fashions available in stores and online, just in time for season 2!

On the hit FOX drama, what the characters are wearing is as important as what they’re saying and diva Cookie Lyon's looks are as bold as her words. 
From leopard to gold gladiators, Cookie's wardrobe defines her character, as do the fashions worn by her ex, record mogul Lucious, and their three sons.

[FOX Feature: Inside Cookie's Closet]

"Each week when the show comes on, it's kind of our weekly dose of glamour," said Alaina Norbeck, director of marketing and business development for Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe. “We're kind of tuning in to see what they're going to be wearing.”

At Saks Off Fifth, Norbeck styled some outfits Cookie and Luscious would be proud to wear without the sticker shock. She showed us outfits that combined luxury with affordability.

[Slideshow: Empire looks from Saks Fifth Avenue]

But if you're willing to whip out your credit card, for Season 2, Saks Fifth Avenue has teamed up with Empire for a special high-end collection inspired by the show.  The luxury items include women’s shoes by designer Jimmy Choo, Valentino dresses and Moschino jackets.

Whatever the budget, Fans want to look like Cookie. If you saw a look you want to wear, there's now a website to help you find it. Like Anika's blue Marchesa dress?

The site, wornontv.net, will tell you what store sells it along with similar, less expensive, options from popular television shows. You can also find handbags, necklaces or accessories inspired by the Empire cast.

"It's about their personality and their outfits make their characters," said Norbeck.

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