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Top 5 Places to Shop for Clothes on a Budget in New York City


Who said shopping on a budget is not possible in New York City? Here are our top picks for you to shop some amazing clothes on a budget.

Necessary Clothing Store

This is a cute little clothing boutique that is situated at 442 Broadway, New York, New York. At the store, they have a variety of clothes for women and usually have massive discounts on them. By massive discounts I mean almost less than $25 for a decent dress.

They are usually open from Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 8:30 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. To pay the Necessary Clothing Store a visit, you can get there by taking the 4, 5, or 6 to Canal Street Station, or the N, Q, R, or W to Canal Street Station. You can also click on their website and shop right from your home.

Necessary Clothing

Buffalo Exchange

If you are looking for high end outfits for a really low price, then this thrift store might be the one for you. Buffalo Exchanges has locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. You should note that all the clothes on sale here have had previous owners. Therefore, be prepared.

The fun fact is that Buffalo Exchange actually specializes in fast fashion. Therefore, expect to find a ton of current pieces from brands like Zara, H&M, and American Eagle, and more. However, do be prepared to sift through a ton of clothes since most people did not give away the clothes because they were amazing. You will need a lot of time at hand to visit Buffalo Exchange.

Find them at 323 East 11th Street, New York, NY. They are usually open from Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday/Saturday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. You can simply get to the location by taking the L train and get off at 1st Avenue Station.

If you want to sell your old clothes or buy some just from your home, you can visit their website.

Buffalo Exhange


INA NYC was established in 1993. It has quickly become one of New York City’s most reputable consignment stores. In fact, INA sells high-quality clothes at a crazy discounted price. This is because the store accepts only high-quality merchandise for resale. They have fashion-forward items from iconic designers like Picci, Chanel, BALLY, and many more.

You can find them at 21 Prince Street (This is the Nolita location but they have locations in Chelsea and Union Square as well). INA NYC is open daily from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. You can easily get to their store by taking the 6, R, W, or N trains here since all of these subway lines have stops near Prince Street. Furthermore, if you are planning to shop from the comfort of your home you can go to their website or Instagram page.



It is located in 2085 Broadway, New York, NY. However, for even better prices, the outlet that is located on the Upper West Side has high-quality merchandise at incredibly low prices.

You should expect high-end, designer brands (like Theory, Marc Jacobs, Free People, etc.) to be discounted by about 30%.

Getting there is not hard. You can get there by taking the 1, 2, 0r 3 train Uptown to the station at 72nd and Broadway. Bloomingdales is usually open daily from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, closing at 6:00 pm on Sundays.


Primark is a UK-based company. It has stores in Staten Island and Brooklyn. In fact, Primark has become a premier place to do cheap shopping in New York City. It is perfect for someone who is fashion conscious but on a budget.

Moreover so, you can even purchase some wicked awesome home goods and beauty products from Primark too. Apparel, shoes, and accessories – all under one roof.

Thinking of giving Primark a visit? You can locate them at King’s Plaza Shopping Center if you are at Brooklyn. As for Staten Island, they are at the Staten Island Mall which is quite simple to find.

Both the Primark branches work from Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 9:30 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm. To get to the Brooklyn location, you can take either the 2 or Q subway lines.

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