Q. I just…read your post about disclosure, and I just wanted you to know how much I love the blog and that I think you’re doing a fabulous job! I think one of my favorite things about Ramshackle Glam is that you don’t try to be an expert. Lord knows that there are soo many blogs out there written by people claiming to be experts on this that and the other thing!
So it’s refreshing to read a blog where someone basically says “I’m normal, I know what works for me, and now I’m going to share it so maybe someone else can learn from this!” That being said I would love it if you would do a post on some great places to shop in the city on a limited budget. I know you’re a big fan of TJ Maxx, but maybe you can suggest some other cool places that are equally wallet friendly?
A. Of course! When it comes to shopping, I’m a bit of a creature of habit: I gravitate towards stores where I can buy on the cheap and then tailor my finds to my liking (like I did with this KMart dress). That said, I have a few more favorite shops on my quick-fix list.
- Salvation Army, 46th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Best for furniture, but if you’ve got time to sift through rack after long rack, you’re sure to come away with some great pieces (on a recent trip, I found a Marc Jacobs-esque silk blouse and a few perfect button-downs for Kendrick).
- Coup de Coeur, 789 9th Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets (for other locations, click HERE). My one-stop shop if evening plans arise at the last minute. A ton of gorgeous cocktail dresses in the $30-$50 range, and jewelry that’s way less expensive than it looks.
- Daffy’s, of course.
- Madewell, 486 Broadway at Broome Street. Like J.Crew for the hipsterish crowd; not super-inexpensive, but it’s worth spending a little more for their tiny floral prints, perfectly cut shorts, and soft denim button-downs.
- So Good Jewelry, 448 Broadway just south of Grand Street. A virtual warehouse of incredible finds, from bangles to barrettes, and my go-to shop for purse hooks.