I’ve lived in the east coast for the last 3 years and in that time I’ve learned a lot about building a wardrobe on a tight budget. Now that fall is around the corner, I thought it would only be right to share some of my tips about shopping in New York City.
Most inexperienced shoppers automatically think of 5th Avenue. Now don’t get me wrong, 5th Avenue is the place for accessories such as belts, purses, and shoes but it is not the best place if you’re on a budget.
Typically, I start in the Lower East Side and get all of my foundation pieces like jeans, blouses, and jackets. I am a big fan of small boutiques like Miks and Ace of Hearts. If you like bigger stores then just turn on a block or two and you’ll find yourself at least 3 other stores with what you’re looking for. The best part of it all is the short lines in the Lower East Side!
After getting my foundation pieces, I drive up to Time Square and use my ParkWhiz app to find easy parking. As I’ve mentioned before Time Square and 5th Avenue are perfect for accessories and shoes! If you’re a lover of the high-end brands then make your way to 5th Avenue. If you’re on a budget then I’ll recommend staying in Time Square and finding your accessories and shoes at Aldo and Fossil.
I like to finish my fall shopping with dinner in the Upper East Side at Candle 79. Just use the ParkWhiz app to find parking and end your day with the best vegan food in New York City.
We’re working on building a guide to NYC, what would you add to the shopping list?