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Old 07-19-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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NYC may well be cheaper to shop, especially since there are often sample sales.
OP isn't going to just happen upon a sample sale. He's going to have to know how to find them, which isn't as easy as just walking into a store. And even with sample sales, $600 won't go far.
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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NYC may well be cheaper to shop, especially since there are often sample sales. Also, on less expensive items, there is no sales tax in NYC.

I can't help but wonder why, if you're worrying about money, you're in a four-star hotel.
Because his parents are paying for it.
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:39 PM
 
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What are you looking to buy? $600 might you a bunch of knock off clothes/accessories on Canal Street, but $600 won't buy much on 5th or Maddison Ave.

Are you looking to buy clothes because of brands/designers available? You'd do much better spending that $600 anywhere but NYC and DC.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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No offence but I never said I was buying my clothes from Channel or Prada. I said medium level brands like Ralph, Guess, Levi. (Which are good enough for me). I don't even want Channel clothes anyway!

You can easily get 4 or 5 things in one store that might add up to $150 so I would think i'd get more than 10 things with $600.

Anyhow I think I'll try out the Tysons corner it looks great. I just wanted to find out the best place to buy clothes.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:22 PM
 
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No offence but I never said I was buying my clothes from Channel or Prada. I said medium level brands like Ralph, Guess, Levi. (Which are good enough for me). I don't even want Channel clothes anyway!

You can easily get 4 or 5 things in one store that might add up to $150 so I would think i'd get more than 10 things with $600.
Even with brands like Ralph and Guess, I think you're still going to find yourself disappointed at prices. You may find some things on sale in the range you're thinking, but sales are hit-or-miss. For example, Levis jeans at Macy's retail in the $50-70 range. Ralph button down shirts retail $80+. So you may want to temper your expectations.

Of course, if you're going to shop at Macy's, don't bother with the one at Tysons if you're also going to be in NYC. Go to the flagship Macys in Herald Square. It's the second largest department store in the world.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:27 PM
 
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I've just looked at the GUESS usa store online and there are plenty of items in there that are in my budget.

I can afford three or four pairs of shoes and some tops at least out of there. Yes Ralph is more expensive but i'd only be buying a few things from there.

You just have to shop around each store - it is also sale time. I don't think i'll bother shopping in NYC, just tour around.

Oh btw Macy's give 10% off.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:34 PM
 
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I'm staying in a Marriott in Washington and a 4 star in NYC near the World trade center
Just know that the WTC area is the business/financial district. It's not close to garment/fashion district where you'd probably want to do the majority of your shopping. It will take about 20-30 minutes by subway on a weekend.

The financial district is beautiful... and the hotels are cheap... but it's not near most of the action.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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No offence but I never said I was buying my clothes from Channel or Prada. I said medium level brands like Ralph, Guess, Levi. (Which are good enough for me). I don't even want Channel clothes anyway!

You can easily get 4 or 5 things in one store that might add up to $150 so I would think i'd get more than 10 things with $600.

Anyhow I think I'll try out the Tysons corner it looks great. I just wanted to find out the best place to buy clothes.
I you are dreaming if you think you can get 4-5 things for $150 with those brands. I guess if you mean socks and underwear... Ralph or Guess pants will set you back $80-200+. Levi's are in the $50+ price point. Shirts from Levi's will start in the $40 range and go up from there, Ralph and Guess start around $60 and go up.

Also there will be 6% sales tax in VA and 8.25% in NYC.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:38 PM
 
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Just know that the WTC area is the business/financial district. It's not close to garment/fashion district where you'd probably want to do the majority of your shopping. It will take about 20-30 minutes by subway on a weekend.

The financial district is beautiful... and the hotels are cheap... but it's not near most of the action.
I got a hotel there because it looked nice and it was a great hotel anyway.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:40 PM
 
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I you are dreaming if you think you can get 4-5 things for $150 with those brands. I guess if you mean socks and underwear... Ralph or Guess pants will set you back $80-200+. Levi's are in the $50+ price point. Shirts from Levi's will start in the $40 range and go up from there, Ralph and Guess start around $60 and go up.
Thank you but I shop there frequently I spent 300 in January.

Thanks for the advice, But I will manage my own shopping.
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