With the temperature slowly rising, it’s time to dust off the sun hat and shove the scarves, beanies, and winter boots away to get ready for warmer months. To fill all that empty space in your closet and compete with the well kempt Manhattanites strutting around the neighborhood, just sidle into any of these shops to find the chicest wear for a less-than-Fifth-Avenue price. Your wardrobe and checking account will thank you.
The Thrifty Hog
11 West 25th Street (Between Broadway and Sixth Avenue)
The first stop on the secondhand stroll offers an “upscale resale boutique” for men, women, and children. Not only are the selections chic and in near-mint condition, but also the store’s proceeds go directly to the benefit of homeless mothers and their children. The shop is supported by NoMad charitable organization, Hearts of Gold.
Crossroads Trading Co.
24 West 26th Street (Between Broadway and Sixth Avenue)
A block north of the Thrifty Hog is Crossroads. Its stores, which dot the country, specialize in curating the most fashionable on-trend raiments at the perfect price.
103 West 25th Street (Corner of Sixth Avenue)
At Goodwill, a little searching can uncover wonderful treasures you wouldn’t think of finding there. And besides finding a fashion week outfit, you’ll be helping Goodwill to empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers by providing them employment and independence. You can look good and feel good.
114 West 26th Street (Between Sixth and Seventh Avenue)
Right up the block from Goodwill is Buffalo Exchange, another consignment shop, like Crossroads, that’s chock full of the latest and snappiest attire.
In no time at all you’ll be ready for a night out at Lincoln Center, a celebration dinner at Eleven Madison Park, or venturing off to the hinterlands of Bushwick for a warehouse party.