Best Of NYC: What $150 Can Get You in NYC

We're in it for the long haul

A lot of people will tell you that the thrift stores here are too picked over to be any good, but I firmly believe that they are actually the best in the world. I assure you that the thrift stores near Blair’s house in Tennessee are not stocked with wealthy people’s castoffs from Barneys or Bergdorf’s. It takes me about an hour of hunting, but finally I find a perfect-condition Marc Jacobs blue military shirt for $5. As Blair often says when she shows off a super-cheap purchase, “I feel like I’m stealing!” And I do. I also “steal” a classic plaid Pendleton skirt for $12, a cream cotton Brooks Brothers blouse for $6, and a long ’80s tweed coat for $17. I’m $10 over. But since rules were made to be broken, I get them all. True, Blair, shopping at her neighborhood mall, might have brought home a bigger haul. But a better haul? Not for my money. And this is Lesson No. 6: Blair, next time you visit NYC, keep in mind, it’s HUGE here!!


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