Cheap clothing stores in NYC (yes, they exist) are here to make living on a budget a little less complicated. You can always cut back on fancy spa treatments and expensive cocktails in NYC, but clothes remain a necessity. So whether you’re looking for high-end labels at 30 percent off or printed tees for under $10, these thrift stores and cheap clothing stores have you covered. Literally.
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Best cheap clothing stores in NYC
In business since 1993, INA is one of the most reliable consignment shop chains in the city. Priding itself on accepting only the highest-quality items for resale, its racks are full trendy steals from brands like Stella McCartney, BALLY, Pucci and Chanel. Various locations (inanyc.com)
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)
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)