Here's an understatement: New York ain't cheap. Most of us spend the majority of our paycheck on rent, which leaves little to no spending money whatsoever for the rest of life's essentials, like cute clothes. It certainly doesn't help that New York is chock-full of retail temptation, either. Our fashion scene slays, and we all know it, but it's tough for us to snag super-affordable duds at the city's best shops unless they're from a thrift store or, y'know, your roommate's closet.
However, New York did just gain one more cheap clothing store recently: Primark. The European chain made its first New York debut at the Staten Island Mall (2655 Richmond Ave) last Thursday, and the massive shop is filled-to-the-brim with dirt-cheap clothing for both men and women. We asked the folks from Primark just how affordable its styles are, and they sent us 15 lovely items, which are marked for either $15 or less. (Er, you can get a dress for the same price as a grande latte and bagel from Starbucks.) So give the wares a scan and decide for yourself whether or not they're worth taking the ferry for.
This flirty, blush bodysuit for $7.
This pink, pinstripe dress for $11.
These white, lacey shorts for $8.
This long-sleeve, floral blouse for $15.
This pink, peplum floral blouse for $15.
This off-the-shoulder powder-blue top for $13.
This black-and-white striped frock for $6.
This red sweater for $14.
This rose-print blouse for $15.
This red, off-the-shoulder floral dress for $9.
This contrasting pinstripe and white tee for $9.
This cold-shoulder pinstripe top for $13.
This millennial pink, bell-sleeve blouse for $15.
This blush playsuit for $9.
This denim, frill shirt for $15.