New York Clothes Shopping at a Discount

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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 2:51 PM EDT
Big cities usually mean bigger price tags. They can ALSO mean bigger discounts. The big apple may be full of stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Hermes, but if you step off of Madison Avenue, you'll find some GREAT discounts.

1. Century 21 - This is my all time favorite store. If you're looking for designer clothes and accessories for less, Century 21 is a MUST SEE. Just ask my friend Sandy. The last time we were in the city, I dropped my bags in the room and didn't even freshen my lipstick before running downstairs and hailing a cab to go to this mecca.

  • Address: 22 Cortlandt St., between Church St. and Broadway


Loehmann's - The Manhattan Loehmann's is their FLAGSHIP store, so you can be sure that you'll find plenty of IN-SEASON designer outfits and accessories at deep discounts.

  • Address: 101 Seventh Ave. at 17th St.

3. Gabay's

- A staple for those who Bendel's and Bergdorf's taste and a discount budget. Gabay's BUYS the overstocks from some of these famous stores and sells them at a 50% - 80% discount!

  • Address: 25 First Avenue (between 13th and 14th)

4. Daffy's - I remember dragging my husband here on our honeymoon (so I've been shopping at Daffy's for over 30 years). I must tell you though, that you may have to dig through a lot of stuff to find the real gems here. I love the hunt, so for me it's always been worth it.

  • Address: 1771 Broadway (at 57th) - 18 locations (but this is closest to the Hilton)

5. Scoop - If you HAPPEN to find yourself in the meatpacking district (where I think the hottest clubs in town are, stop into Scoop. There are quite a few locations around the city, but this part of town is probably the hippest (so the clothes will be just a tad better).

  • Address: 430 W 14th St (between 10th Ave & 14 St)

6. The Market NYC

- OK, so this ISN'T a discount store and it's ONLY OPEN on Saturdays and Sundays. But - if you're looking for one of a kind clothes, accessories and jewelry this showroom features new and upcoming young designers.

  • Address: 268 Mulberry St.