At Housing Works, you can actually feel good about shopping—all profits go toward helping the homeless and those with AIDS. But beyond its charitable mission, Housing Works is a great place to offload goods while simultaneously scoring vintage garb from labels like Givenchy, DVF and Gucci. Various locations (housingworks.org)
In business for more than 45 years, Gabay’s is a genuine bargain-shopping institution. And with of-the-moment pieces from high-end labels like Gucci, Balenciaga and Celine for up to 30 percent off, it’s no surprise that dedicated fashionistas have been flocking here for years.
This chain of shops from Wendy Chung is known for trendy pieces at mid-range prices, making it the ideal spot to snag of-the-moment pieces without breaking the bank. As an added bonus, all items are curated from Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, so you know you’re getting something unique. Various locations (212-229-9922, thinkcloset.com)
This stunningly sleek boutique will make you double-guess the affordable price point. Even though the space is distinctively high-end, you can find off-the-shoulder body-con dresses, patchwork bomber jackets and grommet-studded booties for less than $50 each
A bargain hunter’s dream, this colossal department store stocks labels like Lanvin, YSL, Marni and Rebecca Taylor for up to 70 percent off. When the OG location in the Financial District turned 50, it opened a second one on the Upper West Side to bring you twice as many clothes and accessories for a steal—and there’s a Brooklyn one on the way in fall 2016. Various locations (c21stores.com)
Cheap, fashionable, wearable clothes are the name of the game at Aquamar, a budget-friendly oasis in the middle of overpriced Soho. Scoop up lace-trim rompers, combat-style boots and minimalist coats, with most items priced at $50 or less.
This budget-friendly store is bursting with locally made dresses, blouses, coats and more, most of them with a vintage, retro feel. Snag quirky printed tees, polka-dot bathing suits and a litany of funky accessories, most of which are under (or well under) $100.
Known for mixing girly pieces with edgy, statement-making accessories, La Di Da Dee is the perfect spot to get experimental without breaking the bank. Enjoy a variety of duds like daring bodysuits, flirty wrap dresses and gemstone cuffs, the majority of which are $100 or less.
Though, yes, it’s always a bit chaotic inside, this department store outlet is a treasure trove for mid-range brands like Michael Kors, BCBG and Ella Moss at up to 40 percent off.
It can be tough to find a bargain boutique in Williamsburg, but we did it. Fashionable and relaxed, Pema is home to chic clothing, jewelry and accessories that won’t leave your wallet empty.
Most of the clothes sold at this cozy neighborhood nook are locally made, making it a feel-good spot for shopping at any price point. Though some pricier items exist, there’s a plentiful selection of tops, tees and accessories for $100 or less.