With stores like H&M, Zara, and Forever 21 popping up on nearly every street corner, it’s easy to assume that fashion in big cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago must be prohibitively expensive to accommodate the hordes of shoppers looking for name brand clothes from brands like Armani Exchange and Jimmy Choo. However, this isn’t the case at all. You can get great-looking clothes without breaking the bank by shopping off-season and following these tips to find even more inexpensive clothes.
It’s Not Just About Shopping
It may seem challenging to participate in a city’s fashion culture without spending a fortune, but it is possible. Instead of buying individual pieces, shop for staples and invest in quality basics that will last you season after season. Routinely visit consignment shops where you can find high-end pieces at bargain prices, as well as one-of-a-kind vintage finds from former residents of the area.
It’s Not Always Expensive
Although it may not be as expensive to live in, say, Boston or Philadelphia as it is in New York City or Los Angeles, the fact remains that these cities are expensive. So just because you can’t afford $400 designer jeans doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the city’s fashion culture.