Where is Carrie Bradshaw Shopping?
I know everyone has heard how expensive it is to live in NYC. If you haven’t read the latest Yahoo! poll on the top ten most expensive places to live or the top 10 worst places to build your wealth, well they are both NYC. This fact...not so good news for recent college grads, or hell even up to 35 yr olds!
So, how is a girl supposed to look good and keep up with the demands of the high fashion scene in NYC, or worse yet with the hipsters in Williamsburg? Well, I think after a year here I have found great ways around this dillemma. But I am always looking for new ideas, new boutiques, thirft shops, sample sales, to try and keep up so that is why I am here. I hope every other fashion whore out there will share with me their secrets as well.
And I’m not just talking about how you can make a 12 dollar shirt from Forever 21 work into a great outfit...every self respecting young fashionista has known how to do that since they came on the scene back in High School. I’m talking high fashion, couture, individuality, making your look work for you, and how to stay up on trends without breaking the already small bank account and loosing your three way split studio! (Yes, I admit, I do share a studio three ways DT, but to my credit and my other roommates, it is a very large studio).
I want to know how Carrie BradShaw does it? Or any of the other twenty somethings out in NYC who look fabulous! Everyone under 30 has been exposed to the fabulousness of Sex and the City, and with the movie this summer, it further solidified NYC and Carrie Bradshaw as the fashion capitol and queen of the world! So, how does she do it on a writers budget? Well, I know its actually a Hollywood budget, but I think I have found ways to keep the myth going strong for all those new girls who move to the city with high hopes and shoestring budgets.
To start here is one of my favorite boutiques in NYC...not cheap by any means, but when they have sales you can get great stuff, everything from shoes to purses to great jewelry to of course amazing couture clothing! The boutique is Fab 208 NYC - http://www.fab208nyc.com/home.html its on the lower east side. The owner of the shop designs all of the clothing personally and will help you with your style and create amazing complete outfits with you, not for you, which is rare.
Anyone else have a great boutique in the same neighborhood that I must check out? I plan to go neighborhood by neighborhood in my search, I even have some Jersey finds I’m gonna share, which yes are worth the dreaded train trip (the thrift stores there are bomb!) So where else can a girl find more in the lower east side?