Women’s boutiques in New York for affordable fashionable clothing

Take a shopping trip and refresh your wardrobe with stylish finds—dresses, shoes, accessories and more—at these affordable women’s boutiques in NYC

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If your wardrobe is well-stocked with basics from chain stores and you want to add some sartorial flair to your look, check out the best women’s boutiques for affordable fashionable wares—including dresses and skirts, jackets and cardigans, shoes for women and accessories for women—that won’t max out your credit card.

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Barking Brown

Barking Brown and BYME Brooklyn

Separated by a few bustling blocks, these sister shops radiate an air of cool on par with that of the art students at the nearby Pratt Institute. Brick walls, pop music and decorative wood branches set the vibe at Barking Brown, where BP Collection flared stonewashd skirts ($59) and Five Crown tank tops ($29) emblazoned with the word “Crush” are standouts. Freeway’s Southwestern-inspired poncho tops ($69) and large-frame orange shades by AJ Morgan ($18) are other enviable gets. Merchandise at the smaller BYME Brooklyn is a bit more dressed up, though edgy looks aren’t completely fleeting. Fashion risk-takers could pair star-patterned Line and Dot belted dresses ($136) with TCEC faux-leather moto jackets ($69). Barking Brown, 468 Myrtle St between Hall St and Washington Ave, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (718-638-3757, barkingbrown.com) • Byme, 519 Myrtle Ave between Grand Ave and Ryerson St, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (718-622-7260, bymebrooklyn.com)

Fanaberie

Fanaberie

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There is no shortage of flirty apparel at this whimsical boutique, which opened in Greenpoint three years ago. A second shop landed in Williamsburg late last year, giving fashion-forward ladies two places to pick up Ryu lace overlay dresses ($59) and Flying Tomato embroidered miniskirts ($35). Among accessories we scoped out at the charming Williamsburg location were By Philippe twist thread earrings ($30) and rainbow headbands ($8). Exposed brick walls and antique furnishings provide a chic backdrop to try on Ark & Co. colorblock dresses ($59) and slim-fit Nine Planet tie-dye pants ($39). 102A Nassau Ave at Leonard St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (347-987-3929) • 339 Bedford Ave between South 3rd and South 4th Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (347-335-0252) • fanaberienyc.com

Goldy + Mac

Goldy + Mac

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Dresses, handbags and accessories galore pack this lovely Brooklyn storefront on Fifth Avenue, where feminine pieces shine. Umgee cap-sleeve dresses with chain belts ($46), Red Engine skinny-leg cropped jeans ($158) and an array of beaded bib necklaces ($28) radiate effortless style. Bold-hued Siss Siss sleeveless blouses with exposed zippers on the back ($52) and Shiraleah colorblocked cross-body bags ($28) will brighten up an ensemble. And don’t overlook the bevy of solid and patterned scarves for every season ($20). Goldy + Mac also has a location in Park Slope on Seventh Avenue and another in Cobble Hill. 219 Fifth Ave between President and Union Sts, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-230-5603) • 396 Seventh Ave between 12th and 13th Sts, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-832-4868) • 195 Court St between Congress and Wyckoff Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-360-0427) • goldyandmac.com

Massimo Dutti

  • Price band: 3/4
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Though a touch more high-end than its sister brand, Zara, Massimo Dutti still manages to be kind to your wallet. The sprawling Fifth Avenue shop boasts three levels of sophisticated separates and accessories, with an emphasis on neutral tones and basic pieces, primed for mixing and matching, for both men and women. Striped T-shirts are lightweight and square-cut ($46) while dresses are cinched at the waist and accented with leather straps ($90). Everyday staples like ballerina flats ($90) come in an assortment of dyed leather combos, as do bracelets with buckle details ($35). Jacquard palazzo pants ($99) are one in-house highlight; the extremely affable staff is another.

  1. 689 Fifth Ave, (between 54th and 55th Sts), 10022
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Pixie Market

  • Price band: 2/4
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Opened by Gaelle Drevet and Magda Pietrobelli in 2006, this small shop offers an eclectic mix of pieces, most for less than $100, that you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in the city. A Rehab sweatshirt with an attached rhinestone necklace ($47) and a Love Richie leather-collard blazer ($59) exemplify the boutique’s nontraditional cred. On a recent visit, finds like Blonde Ambition pumps with neon bows ($98) and shiny quilted iPad cases ($35) matched the youthful tone set by David Bowie’s “Young Americans” bellowing from the speakers. Skull Candy necklaces ($12)—complete with skeleton cameo pendants—were another eye-catcher.

  1. 100 Stanton St, (at Ludlow St)
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Pop

  • Price band: 2/4
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Located on a restaurant- and bar-heavy block, Pop stocks everything a modern girl needs to liven up her wardrobe. Founded in 2003 in Washington, D.C. by lawyer turned fashion savant Sheila Sharma, the boutique opened in Kings County in 2005. Look out for Love Rich sheer tops with knit trim ($48), metallic leather clutches ($88) and Tulle Clothing sleeveless bow blouses ($52) with ruffle details. Fun outfit add-ons include nautical-themed anchor-print scarves ($24), leather cuffs with chunky metal clasps ($20) and a vast selection of shades—including floral, gold-rimmed and classic black frames—all priced at $18.

  1. 310 Grand St, (between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts), 11211
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Shishi

  • Price band: 2/4
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Ladies on a budget have an ally in Yael Levertov, who fills her fetching boutique with on-trend yet modestly-priced finds. Beneath a pair of chandeliers lie THML tribal-print shorts ($39) and Alternative Apparel bra tops ($38) awaiting a sheer shirt to pair up with. A plush, burgundy velvet couch provides a cozy place to slip on Seychelles open-toe wedges ($100), though you may be drawn back to your feet  by Love the Classics studded cropped tanks ($39), complete with slogan “Above and Beyond.” Before exiting with your new threads, consider adding one of Shlomit Ofir’s gold, geometric pendant necklaces ($89) to your purchase—they look great with almost anything.

  1. 2488 Broadway, (between 92nd and 93rd Sts)
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SuperTrash

  • Price band: 2/4
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An international hit since its 2004 debut, this Dutch label landed in Nolita last year. Under the white-walled shop’s vaulted ceiling, you’ll find stretchy skinny pants ($104) in a bevy of pastel shades, and flouncy scoop-neck tanks ($45) with subtle metallic piping. The collection also includes shoes and accessories, like bejeweled T-strap sandals ($117) and head-turning beaded drop earrings ($52). The brand recently introduced a selection of Jackie O.–inspired looks, among them a pair of button-adorned shorts ($91) perfect for summer at the Cape.

  1. 29 Prince St, (at Mott St), 10012
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Teddy

  • Price band: 1/4
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With two uptown Manhattan locations and another pair in Brooklyn (Cobble Hill, Park Slope), Teddy entices fashion enthusiasts from all corners of the city via an expertly curated selection of affordable frocks, separates and accessories. Olivaceous short leather dresses ($128) are among the more edgy offerings, while Jack cap-sleeve tops ($52) are both colorful and casual. Striped Ya maxi skirts ($58) provide ample allure with thigh-high slits, and See You Monday tribal-print bandeau tops ($26) scream summertime chic. Zipper-adorned Street Level clutches ($68) are a great companion for basic wrap dresses ($78) from the boutique’s eponymous line. Visit shopteddy.com for details.

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Kent C
Kent C

My wife loves fashion. We will be going to New York soon, and neither of us have ever been there. I'm sure that she will love purchasing some clothes in NYC. I'll be sure to show her this. Maybe we will try to go to one or two of these shops. http://www.foxyladysarasota.com/designers-1.html 

Marisa
Marisa

Mink Vixen in the East Village has the best new and used clothing and the prices are really affordable. Most items are under $50