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New York City's Best Stores to Shop on a Budget: Men's Edition

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Earlier this year, we compiled the best places to shop on a budget in New York City. Highlights included small indie boutiques with under-$100 outfits, top-notch consignment sellers, and painstakingly well-curated stores to fulfill every possible niche. However, one crucial element was left out: Stores for the boys. Sorry, guys — we definitely had a focus on dresses for ourselves.

This time around, we scoured for the best of the best in wallet-friendly men's shopping and made a guide for the fashionable yet shallow-pocketed dudes of this city, bypassing reliable standards like Zara and Uniqlo to shed light on spots you might not know about. Whether it's new eyeglasses, beard tonic, or just a good outfit you're in need of, it's mapped out here.

Is one of your favorite stores not listed here? If you're willing to divulge your shopping secrets, let us know what it is in the comments section below.

Photo: Driely S.

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Warby Parker

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Warby Parker glasses are popular to say the least — it would be an actual feat to avoid seeing a pair during your morning commute. However, the brand's ubiquity is not without reason: They sell high-quality frames and frequently introduce sleek new designs, all starting at $95.
Driely S.

Joe Fresh

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An import from the north, Canadian superstore Joe Fresh brings New York high-quality and trend-hitting clothing at budget-friendly prices, sans exchange rates. Think $14 tee-shirts and $49 jeans — what's not to love, eh?
Joe Fresh

Bonobos

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Ill-fitting suit jackets and embarrassingly long or short hems are not a problem here. Bonobos is working on increasing men's access to high-quality and well-fitting suiting at off-the-rack prices. They have multiple brick-and-mortar Guideshops in New York where you can find practically-bespoke chinos for $88 and quilted jackets for $248 — we've got their original Chelsea headquarters listed here.
Okay, okay — Topman is a chain, and a rather large one at that. However, Topshop's men's line is something that cannot be missed. You'll find cutting-edge styles at really good prices. Not only are trendy pieces readily available, but plenty of classic pieces that you'll find yourself reaching for over and over again are always in the mix.
Brian Harkin
You know those stores that just know what's up? That's Alter, where buyers make sure you're getting the best quality and on-trend clothing out there. Shop Alter's minimalistic aesthetic and pick up some $65 shorts.
The Australian-based skincare line will handle grooming needs without destroying your wallet. Popping into a store is a complete experience, where store associates will speak with you (in great detail) about your skin type and preferences to help you find you the perfect product. An added bonus is the mean selection of beard tonic and shaving supplies.

Kamakura Shirts New York

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If there's anything constant in the world, it's Japanese precision to detail. As the name suggests, Kamakura Shirts specializes in high-quality men's workwear, and they've managed to master the perfect mixture of Uniqlo precision to form and classic J. Crew Americana style, with a price tag of $79 to boot.

Harry's Corner Shop

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Harry's, the company that brought good razors to your mailbox at wholesale prices, has its own barbershop in Soho. With haircuts going for $40, full shaves for $35, and beard trims for $15, stop by the outpost to get a good haircut or shave in a trendy locale for a moderate price. Plus, there's a full boutique section where you can pick up those razors and more man-friendly products like a daily face wash and foaming shave gel.

Onassis

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Onassis Clothing has men's classic basics in great neutrals. Stop by to find $78 button-downs and crew necks and $98 well-crafted sweatshirts, and be sure to keep an eye out for their 60% off sales at the end of every season to really hit the jackpot.
Roots is another Canadian export to New York, and Canadians are known to be clad in Roots' logo-emblazoned gear. But here, there's less of a focus on logo tees and more on winter-enduring clothing at reasonable prices. With $38 tee shirts and $138 heavy duty down jackets, Roots is making a mark on its southern neighbor.

Only NY

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Hey Supreme-heads, here's something fresh to the mix: New York-based Only NY produces small batches of logo wear and accessories that are all street-approved. Stop into the store to support local brands while enjoying pricing like tee-shirts for $34, button-downs for $54, and Made-in-America denim for $120.

Ad Hoc

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Ad Hoc is a Brooklyn staple with local and artisanal products and overall good style. At either the Williamsburg or Greenpoint locations, you'll find pieces like waxed jackets for $100. Though the store can get a little pricey, the ever-present sale section reigns in your spending with great discounts.

Fresthetic

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Fresthetic is your hometown boutique favorite. Stop in to pick up a vintage Knicks graphic tee for $34 and make sure to pair it with some new sneakers for $80. Adding to the homey vibe, the store doubles as an art gallery at night, showcasing local talent.

Marine Layer

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If you're looking for California duds in New York, look no farther than Marine Layer. The San Fransisco-based retailer makes both men's and women's clothing and gives you access to super-soft tees all made in the US at a budget-friendly cost. The brand has a Bleecker Street location set up as well.

Mavi Jeans

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Mavi Jeans cares about fit, from the length of a hem to the style and cut of the wash. Plenty of styles can be found for just under $100. The store also has a "denim kitchen" on-site, allowing you to create a denim "meal" with different buttons, rivets, fabrics, and wash treatments.

DNA Footwear

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Get your kicks at this Brooklyn favorite. The store's large shoe collection includes many street-style favorites with some unique finds mixed in. Desert boots? Suede Birkenstocks? Fresh sneakers? Whatever your shoe preference, you'll more than likely find it here.

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Warby Parker

Driely S.
Warby Parker glasses are popular to say the least — it would be an actual feat to avoid seeing a pair during your morning commute. However, the brand's ubiquity is not without reason: They sell high-quality frames and frequently introduce sleek new designs, all starting at $95.
Driely S.

Joe Fresh

Joe Fresh
An import from the north, Canadian superstore Joe Fresh brings New York high-quality and trend-hitting clothing at budget-friendly prices, sans exchange rates. Think $14 tee-shirts and $49 jeans — what's not to love, eh?
Joe Fresh

Bonobos

Ill-fitting suit jackets and embarrassingly long or short hems are not a problem here. Bonobos is working on increasing men's access to high-quality and well-fitting suiting at off-the-rack prices. They have multiple brick-and-mortar Guideshops in New York where you can find practically-bespoke chinos for $88 and quilted jackets for $248 — we've got their original Chelsea headquarters listed here.

Topman

Brian Harkin
Okay, okay — Topman is a chain, and a rather large one at that. However, Topshop's men's line is something that cannot be missed. You'll find cutting-edge styles at really good prices. Not only are trendy pieces readily available, but plenty of classic pieces that you'll find yourself reaching for over and over again are always in the mix.
Brian Harkin

Alter

You know those stores that just know what's up? That's Alter, where buyers make sure you're getting the best quality and on-trend clothing out there. Shop Alter's minimalistic aesthetic and pick up some $65 shorts.

Aēsop

The Australian-based skincare line will handle grooming needs without destroying your wallet. Popping into a store is a complete experience, where store associates will speak with you (in great detail) about your skin type and preferences to help you find you the perfect product. An added bonus is the mean selection of beard tonic and shaving supplies.

Kamakura Shirts New York

If there's anything constant in the world, it's Japanese precision to detail. As the name suggests, Kamakura Shirts specializes in high-quality men's workwear, and they've managed to master the perfect mixture of Uniqlo precision to form and classic J. Crew Americana style, with a price tag of $79 to boot.

Harry's Corner Shop

Harry's, the company that brought good razors to your mailbox at wholesale prices, has its own barbershop in Soho. With haircuts going for $40, full shaves for $35, and beard trims for $15, stop by the outpost to get a good haircut or shave in a trendy locale for a moderate price. Plus, there's a full boutique section where you can pick up those razors and more man-friendly products like a daily face wash and foaming shave gel.

Onassis

Onassis Clothing has men's classic basics in great neutrals. Stop by to find $78 button-downs and crew necks and $98 well-crafted sweatshirts, and be sure to keep an eye out for their 60% off sales at the end of every season to really hit the jackpot.

Roots

Roots is another Canadian export to New York, and Canadians are known to be clad in Roots' logo-emblazoned gear. But here, there's less of a focus on logo tees and more on winter-enduring clothing at reasonable prices. With $38 tee shirts and $138 heavy duty down jackets, Roots is making a mark on its southern neighbor.

Only NY

Hey Supreme-heads, here's something fresh to the mix: New York-based Only NY produces small batches of logo wear and accessories that are all street-approved. Stop into the store to support local brands while enjoying pricing like tee-shirts for $34, button-downs for $54, and Made-in-America denim for $120.

Ad Hoc

Ad Hoc is a Brooklyn staple with local and artisanal products and overall good style. At either the Williamsburg or Greenpoint locations, you'll find pieces like waxed jackets for $100. Though the store can get a little pricey, the ever-present sale section reigns in your spending with great discounts.

Fresthetic

Fresthetic is your hometown boutique favorite. Stop in to pick up a vintage Knicks graphic tee for $34 and make sure to pair it with some new sneakers for $80. Adding to the homey vibe, the store doubles as an art gallery at night, showcasing local talent.

Marine Layer