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If you happened to one day be granted an unlimited bank account, you probably already know where you'd shop, right down to the exact floor of Bergdorf's. Alas, few of us are that lucky, making a massive chunk of NYC stores firmly relegated to the "window shopping–only" zone. But that doesn't mean we're without options in our budgets.
Instead of highlighting the cheap brands you already know—Forever 21, Old Navy, any one of those Necessary Clothing outposts on Broadway—we've rounded up the stores you might not think to shop otherwise: the small indie boutiques with cute under-$100 dresses, top-quality consignment shops, and the niche stores that sell items like books, shoes, or eyewear on the cheap. Did we miss your favorite affordable shopping secret? Let us know in the comments.
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