New York City Shopping Haul
When you go to New York City it is imperative that you shop. So that’s what I did.
Never mind the fact that I’m broke at the minute, I saved up over the last three months for this trip and spent most of it on books, clothes and Oreos. No shame.
I got some good bargains though in various thrift stores, independents and mainstream stores:
- Crossroads in Brooklyn
- Beacon’s Closet
- Housing Works
- Awoke Vintage
- Bulletin Broads
Take a look at my shopping!
H&M Red Tennis Dress – $17.99
I stuck to what I knew first by dropping by H&M which is a much bigger deal in the US than it is here. Also, I noticed that most of the sizes fit better in the US than they do in the UK.
I got this dress for summer as I liked the colours and I feel really comfortable in tennis dresses, even if they’re a little short. I can always wear leggings with it if the summer weather never shows up.
Linen H&M shirt – $17.99
I like wearing linen since it is so much softer and airy when you’re out and about. I wore this whilst I was out in the city as it was perfect for walking around without getting too hot and sweaty.
Perfect with any kind of jeans but also great tucked in with a pleated midi skirt. The only downside is that it is a little see-through so you have to wear a white bra with it, I don’t mind though.
H&M Jumper – $9.99
I had brought a cardigan and coat with me but nothing else and the New York City weather was a little undecided so I decided to pick up a cheap jumper. This was the best one I could find.
It is fairly thin but still warm when you’re out and about so perfect for what I needed. Plus it will be a lot better than the jumpers I currently own for spring.
I popped into quite a few Housing Works and thrift stores whilst I was in the city but I only bought a few things from thrift stores.
First up was Beacon’s Closet.
Multi-Coloured Dress – $21.95
I searched the rails and pushed my way through crowds to gather some clothes to try on in the changing rooms and came away with this multi-coloured silk-feel dress. It has a really interesting collar that folds up over my collarbone, but it’s a wrap dress. With pockets!
It’s the sort of dress I would wear to an evening of a wedding or perhaps a summer BBQ.
Next up I headed to Brooklyn and Brooklyn is teaming with vintage and thrift stores.
I fell across the store Crossroads, which I had never heard of before, and I loved it!
D2 T-Shirt – $8.99
I came across this T-Shirt and loved the print. It’s formal but also informal so can be dressed up or down.
Yessica Dress – $15.99
I love this dress! I saw it and instantly knew I wanted it so when I found that it fit me I was really happy. For $15.99 it was affordable and gorgeous. I would get wed in this dress.
Michael Kors Bag – $20
Yes, a real-life Michael Kors bag for only $20! It was on sale and since it was a thrift store it was affordable anyway so with half-price off I was on it like a car bonnet.
Puff Pride T-Shirt – $30
I went to see an Off-Broadway show all about Hufflepuffs so of course, I had to get a T-Shirt to commemorate the event and show my Puff Pride.
NYPD T-Shirt – $19.99
In the airport, I also did some last minute shopping for some New York-based T-Shirts and being a fan of Brooklyn 99 it seemed appropriate to go with an NYPD T-Shirt.
And that was it for New York clothes haul. I also bought a few stickers, a red lipstick – seen in the photos above – a vegan hairbrush (who knew hairbrushes were going vegan!) and lots of Oreos.
Plus a few gifts for people and plenty of books.
It’s true what they say: New York is good for shopping!