where I shop; one of the questions I’m most commonly asked: where do you shop? At this point I would say that I do more than 80% of my shopping online, either from sites or apps (think Depop, Poshmark, or Insta). Here’s a quick list of places.

NOTE: I need your help! I am looking to shop at more POC women-owned small businesses. If you know of any please shoot me an email at kat@theflowerthief.net or DM on Insta @iamtheflowerthief!

[last updated 12/4/18]

Places I Do Not (Yet) Own Anything From*
Places on the More Expensive Side+


GENERAL; focused on clothing though most, if not all, also stock accessories/shoes. A mix of retailers that stock various brands and sometimes their own lines, as well as independent brands.

Guilty Pleasures: you’ve probably seen a number of these brands all over Insta. While I would say that a lot of the pieces are not worth their $100-$400 price tag (trendy pieces that go out of style, are not well-constructed enough to justify the price; and/or lose their value quickly), I’ve found a good number that have lasted me over the years and become staples in my closet.

  • Are You Am I: my absolute favorite of the past few months. [TIP] AYAI has an annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale.

  • Reformation: my go-to for pretty summer dresses.

  • For Love & Lemons: pretty dresses galore.

  • Maison Cleo+: French-based mother-daughter duo. Each order comes with an adorable matching scrunchie

  • Daisy Daisy TV+: so effin cute

  • Orseund Iris++: very expensive, but god their designs are to die for

  • Zimmermann++: ok, so, not affordable for me. At all. BUT their dresses are stunning and beautiful to look at

High-Street to Mid-Range Brands (ONLINE):

Other Brands (BRICK & MORTAR, NYC):

  • Frankie Shop: Also available online and in their Paris shop. However, I have found that the online store actually has less stock available compared to their brick and mortar in NYC.

    100 Stanton Street,
    New York, NY 10002

  • The Rising States: Not the cheapest, but they stock cool independent designers.

    168 Ludlow Street

    New York, NY 10002

    (646) 649-2410

  • Chop Suey Club: supporting awesome Chinese designers.

  • 260 Sample Sale: They handle many of the larger brand name sample sales in NYC (i.e. Chloe, Oscar de la Renta, Maje, Reformation, etc.). It’s kind of a hit or miss as many of the sales get picked over, but I have found some nice pieces. Prices are also reduced on Saturdays (sales usually start on Wednesdays and more popular ones will have a line). They also run events out of LA, though I can’t speak for those. Follow them on Insta or check their site for upcoming sales.

Vintage (ONLINE): I’m a big fan of shopping vintage. Sometimes this is easier in store as I find fit to be a bit harder to gage and vintage sizing relies a lot on measurements.

Luxury Vintage (ONLINE): I’m a big fan of shopping vintage. Sometimes this is easier in store as I find fit to be a bit harder to gage and vintage sizing relies a lot on measurements.

Vintage (BRICK AND MORTAR, NYC):

  • Van Heesees

  • One of a Find

  • L Train

  • Tokio 7

One-Stop Shop Luxury

  • Net-a-Porter

  • Matches Fashion

  • Far Fetch

  • Shopbop

Second-Hand Luxury

  • The RealReal

  • Vesitaire Collective*

The Usual Suspects: my favorite affordable high-street brands. I’m slowly trying to rotate these out of my wardrobe for the most part, but I believe it’s important (and much more affordable) to include these in the mix.

  • Zara

  • Mango

  • H&M

  • & Other Stories

  • Cos

  • Forever21

  • Urban Outfitters

  • ASOS: SO. many. things. I love that they have a massive selection but it can also be a pain to look through. That being said I’ve found some pretty great pieces at ASOS.

  • Free People: not always that cheap and their overall boho aesthetic is not my style. However, I’m a longtime fan because I often find individual pieces that I love and am able to incorporate into my wardrobe. Also, I think some things are pretty worth it during their sales.

ACCESSORIES + SHOES; Most of the brands/e-commerce sites on the left also stock accessories and shoes. However, I find it helpful to still have this separated out as I tend toward different brands for specific items. There may be some overlap between categories.

Jewelry (ONLINE): These days my favorite jewelry pieces are earrings, and I try to source unique pieces when I travel. That being said I do have a number of places I like to shop.

Jewelry (BRICK & MORTAR, NYC)

Shoes

  • Jeffrey Campbell: Since high school I’ve found JC (haha) to be a very solid option for shoes. Some of their coolest options can only be bought directly through their site. However, I would say do your homework because a quick Google search can yield results on other retailer sites for much less. If you can find JC on Nordstrom Rack, it’s probably a very good deal.

  • Castaner: for cute espadrilles

  • Nisolo*: for well-made staple boots

  • Maryam Nassir Zadeh++: very cute sandals and boots. not cheap.

Eyewear: I have a wide face and a difficult time finding frames that fit.

Handbags

  • By Far+:

  • Jacquemus+: give me a Jacquemus mini bag all day, every day. They may not fit my phone but I’ll hang all the colors on my arm like candy.

  • Chloe+

  • Kate Spade+: not so much a fan of their everyday bags and I try hard to stay away from novelty these days, but some of their novelty bags are just so. darn. CUTE.

  • BOYY+

  • Susan Alexandra*+: bead bags are all the rage.

  • Staud+

  • Shrimps*+: dreamy beaded bags. Also not really affordable unless they’re on sale, but a girl can dream.

Jackets/Coats

Swim

Lingerie