We welcome Boston-based
writer and shopping pro, Jennifer Wood to our Journeywoman
Network. As the co-author of Mr. Cheap's New York guide (updated
second edition), this woman really knows about the best shopping
bargains the Big Apple has to offer. Within the following
juicy tips, Jennifer shares ten of her intriguing finds. She
New York City is a place
full of contradictions. While it is well known as one of the
most expensive cities in the world, it is also a bargain hunter's
paradise. Whichever neighborhood you're in, you can guarantee
there's a bargain lurking around every corner. Here are some
spots in the Big Apple where a woman can go on a guilt-free
shopping spree and still have enough money left over for dinner.
15 East 37th Street
all those great little samples of make-up and perfume don't
go to Sample Heaven when Bonus Time and other promotions end;
they go to Cosmetic Market.
In addition to these samples, Cosmetic
Market carries remainders from all the big names.
Riffle through the tons of cosmetics from Clinique, Chanel,
Lancôme, Max Factor, and L'Oreal. Bargains to be uncovered
include bottles of Chanel nail polish for $5.50 apiece, and
L'Oreal Feria hair coloring for just $1.00.
481 Broadway (at Broome Street)
If you're tired of
seeing the same style of clothing in every single store and
on every single body that walks by, consider going vintage.
Each day, Alice Underground
sets aside a number of bargain bins, like a "$6.00 Leather"
bin. At the back of the store, they also offer a selection of
gorgeous antique linens and fabrics for just about every room
in the house.
889 Broadway (at 19th Street)
Broadway (at 77th Street)
you're looking for something unique (and perhaps a little bit
kitschy) for your home, there's no place like Fishs
Eddy. They offer restaurant-quality dinnerware, flatware,
glassware, and more. Whether you're looking for an entire plate
set or just one great coffee mug, Fishs
Eddy will provide you with plenty of choices.
119 Orchard Street
where Orchard and Delancey Streets intersect and you'll find
yourself smack dab in the middle of the Orchard Street Bargain
District where, as the name suggests, bargains abound! Walk
around and check out any store that appeals to you. Some of
my favorites? Fine and Klein
(119 Orchard Street, 212.674.6720) sells designer handbags
and wallets at about 30 percent below retail; while, half a
flight up, Lea's (119
Orchard Street, 212.677.2043) offers similar savings on
women's sportswear by well-known European designers. Rummage
through the stock and you will probably find something that
suits your fancy.
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