Shop for Fall in the East Village

1 Oct

Who doesn’t love the East Village? With each street having a hole in the wall restaurant that’s Zagat rated and thrift stores to match, how could it not be a”go to” neighborhood for anything? Right in the heart of the East Village, 11th St between 1st and 2nd Ave, are two of the best resale stores in the city. And they’re right next door to each other! How convenient?

So last week I promised I’d show you how to shop for Fall, now that you’ve cleaned out your closet to make room for it all, in an awesome resale shop using my roommate and her boyfriend (thanks Maggie and Schuyler!). So here it goes….


Where: Buffalo Exchange

What: Rachel Roy multicolored purple sleeveless sweater tunic with black Joe’s Jeans cotton capris

How much? Sweater=$21, Capris=$14 (I know!) Total=$35

This is a great casual look for fall. It’s a chunky knit tank tunic over a basic black cotton capris. If you’re as daring as Maggie is with fashion, pairing the tank with a patterned bra is fun and unique. The colors in the sweater are bright but not too loud that bring attention to her face and the black pants are a perfect match that leave the focus of the outfit on the sweater. She is wearing this with her own yellow KEDS which bring a pop of color to her feet and to the outfit itself. Yes, this is sleeveless and the end of fall gets chilly. In this case, throw a cropped jacket over it  with a big scarf to accessorize.

Mix and match these! The pants go with EVERYTHING! Utilize them! Pair with a great bootie or suede flat with one of the millions of other sweaters hanging in your closet. The sweater tank can go with JEANS and other slimmer silhouetted pants. For example, pair with a skinny jean and over the knee boot, or a boot that comes right below the knee if it’s more comfortable. By mixing and matching just these two pieces, you have literally hundreds of other outfits.


Where: Tokyo One

What: Marc Jacobs khaki corduroy blazer and Michael Kors Black and White grid patterned button down

How much? Blazer=$75, Button Down=$35.  Total=$110

I just love how this outfit looks so put together yet laid back at the same time. A structured jacket brings a sophistication to the look while the texture (corduroy) makes it casual and easy. Paired with the black and white button down, it’s fashion forward without looking like he spent all morning putting this together. For men especially, ease in selection and little amount of effort necessary to look good is essential.

Again, mix and match this! Since the color of the blazer is neutral and the texture subdued, it will go with anything. For instance, match it with a dark pair of jeans, retro sneakers and a white tee-shirt underneath, and it’s an entirely different look. The shirt can be dressed up under a suit with formal black shoes for the office or a more dressy occasion. Another wat to wear this shirt is with dark denim and a bright red skinny tie with the same retro sneakers I previously mentioned  and you are walking to lunch on a Saturday looking better than the schlub who rolled out of bed and threw on ripped jeans and their running shoes because it was “clean”.

You too can get great looks like these, that are designer, for fall with little money that will be more than versatile in your closet. How do you think they did?

**Shop Buffalo Exchange and Tokyo One for designer men’s and women’s clothes for fall! (11st between 1st and 2nd Ave)**


5 Responses to “Shop for Fall in the East Village”

  1. havecoffeewilltravel October 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    I love this post! It makes me want to move NY just to go shopping with you. Oh darn. I’ll just have to visit.

  2. Sarah October 1, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    They did awesome! I wish they stores like these in texas! I love Maggie’s outfit!

  3. White Elephant Style October 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    They do Sarah! Buffalo Exchange is on Westheimer in Midtown on the strip of all of the resale shops. I’ll enlighten you when I come back in a few months. Don’t you worry 🙂

  4. Rhonda Uretzky October 2, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    Wow – can you shop for middle aged women too? I sometimes feel that I really love the clothes that just dont love me back….they fit, but they’re more age appropriate for my 25 year old daughter. Are there any consignment stores that specialize in classic designer clothes?

  5. Caitlin October 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    This is so great! Schuyler and Maggie look amazing. and those deals are ridiculous! what finds! cant wait for the next post! (and can we go shopping too, next time I’m in town, I want a white elephant style makeover too!)

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