Traveling Chic: Affordable Places to Shop When You’re on the Go
Nineteen days into the New Year and we can bet that some of you are already planning your next vacation. Travelling can be exciting, but financially dooming especially with that new budget that you conjured up on December 31st. No one wants to travel and come back empty-handed because they went over a budget on vacation. One of the beauties of traveling is adopting a new taste in scenery, food, and of course fashion! Before you plan your next girls trip or baecation, check out this list of affordable places to shop while you’re on the go. This list is compiled of the most frequently traveled places in the United States. Enjoy Fashionistas!
New York City:
New York is that one place that everyone hates, but can’t stop visiting. How can you not splurge in the fashion capital of the world? The good thing about New York is that it’s filled all types of stores ranging from high-in to consignment shops. It’s hard not to go crazy in the city of Fashion with its extremely high prices. We found some stores that’ll save you some left over change so you can sink your teeth into that five-dollar hot dog.
· According to TimeOut, Ina is “one of the most reliable consignment shop chains in the city”. The consignment shop is known for selling only the finest designer clothing, shoes, accessories, and select vintages at affordable prices of course! They have five locations in New York. Their Soho and Nolita locations sell women clothes only. Talk about the ultimate shopping experience.
· For all you vintage-lovers out there, Think Closet Brooklyn might be the place for you. Their collection is inspired by vintage fashion, and they are known for their one-of-a-kind pieces. They can be found in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
· Pema will make you feel like Anne Hathaway herself in the Devil Wears Prada. They are your hit spot for all your chic clothing needs and exclusive jewelry without making you go broke.
· Mystique Boutique NYC brings cutting edge fashion at awesome prices to over eight locations.
· Bash & Bow is made up of two lifestyles shop in one. Their Gift Atelier side offers handmade letterpress cards, artisan candles, soaps, jars, and other home décor. Their Bash & Bow clothing side offers everything from cozy leggings to statement jewelry and versatile scarves.
Los Angeles, California:
The plane ticket alone will have you on an all-ramen diet once you return. It’s hard not to spend your entire life savings in the sunshine state. LA’s fashion scene is definitely on the rise. Treat yourself in between soaking up sunrays.
· Sorella Boutique on Melrose Avenue is the perfect place to shop for all your Instagram inspired outfits. You might just run into Girl Boss Heather Sanders while you’re stopping by.
· Urban Outfitters Surplus is a must-go! You can get up to 80 percent off your favorite Urban Outfitters brands. If you are familiar with the store, then you know this is huge.
· William B + friends will get you in the California mood even when you return home.
· Wasteland is the place to go for all your Top Shop and ACNE needs. They sell trendy pieces at deeply discounted prices.
· Myrtle LA is an independently owned boutique that specializes in independent female designers from all around the world. Their pieces are very simple yet eclectic. Perfect for your next sunny trip.
Miami may not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re thinking about fashion. These boutiques sell more than bathing suits. There’s no better cure to a Miami hangover like a shopping spree.
· C. Madeleine’s is another hot-spot for vintage finds and luxury pieces. A lot of celebrity stylists shop here to snag vintage Chanel, saint Laurent, and Gucci. They also have some inexpensive gems.
· Your Secret Shopper Boutique is exactly what it sounds like. They are known for their impeccable prices and unique finds. This might be a spot that you keep to yourself.
· Luxy Miami’s pieces will make you want to turn your trip into a permanent stay.
· Fly Boutique a vintage lover’s heaven.
· KORE Boutique is a black-owned high fashion boutique. If you can’t find one, you’ll be bound to find another at their other location.
Is probably one of the most slept on vacation spots ever. There is much more to the rap-city than its exclusive music scene. Atlanta is definitely rising to the top with its ever-growing fashion and nightlife scene
· Swank: “Fashion is good taste plus a dash of daring,” says Swank’s owner Emily Dees Boulden. The boutique is catered to women of all ages and sizes.
· The Beehive is Atlanta’s first handmade boutique collective with a focus on the local designer. The boutique is comprised of hand-made jewelry, clothing, home décor, and much more all by local designers and artisans.
· Tags Boutique started off as a dream of two longtime friends, but soon blossomed into a successful boutique. Tags has all your fashion needs and wants. Specializing in club wear.
· Bridge Boutique Virginia Highlands is perfect for semi-formal wear. Oh, and they sell home décor too.
· Wish ATL is the perfect his + her spot for the latest streetwear and highly sought-after limited edition footwear.
The windy city has definitely transformed into a more urban version of New York City. Chicago is definitely on my bucket list. It’s fashion scene has a Philadelphia taste to it. Check it out for yourself!
· Art Effect “we try to do trends, but things that can also go forward, that you’ll love in your closet for a long time” – Esther Fishman, Owner. Art Effect is an eclectic boutique to find jewelry that is truly a work of art.
· Florodora is a hip women’s clothing and accessory boutique selling indie-themed apparel.
· Milk Handmade is a tranquil boutique showcasing womenswear, handmade jewelry, and accessories from independent designers.
· Una Mae’s is a rustic-hip boutique for new and vintage men’s & women’s clothing and accessories.
· Splurge do exactly what the name says! Splurge specializes in women’s clothes and shoes.
You can keep up with your New Year budget in style!
Article by Unique Ratclif