Before I begin, let me give you a brief rundown on the history of my clothing store opinions (with specific reasoning in brackets):
Stores I Have Outgrown
- H&M (The quality has become so shitty over the years. Remember when they started out and we were all so excited at how good it was? Everything was so much better then!)
- The Gap (Absolutely all of their pants fit weird. And the presence of pastel blazers? RAMPANT.)
- Forever 21 (I no longer wish to forever be 21.)
Stores I Should Like, But Can't Get On Board With
- Top Shop (Too expensive and also, nothing seems wearable.)
- Zara (Too bland and reminds me of a store that hip grandmas should really be into.)
- Aritzia (Are you kidding with how expensive your dresses are? Man. I get it, it's soft. Softness ain't worth $100+. You used to be decent with your prices, what the hell happened?)
Anyway, if you're a woman who's in New York between the ages of 13 and dead - you should stop by this clothing store, Necessary Clothing. If you have ANY of the same opinions as I do (see above) on any of those stores, then this place might just be what you're looking for. It's crazy affordable, with some especially cheaper items, but alongside some pricier, nicer-quality pieces, too.
There are literally three locations all within two blocks of one another in Soho. Why is this? No idea, man. It's weird. But women seem to love this store, and with good reason. I've been going for years and I love it. You can get stuff from their online store as well.