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Empty Closet, Empty Wallet?
We'll tell you where you can shop in NYC for exceptional value on clothes for all occasions. Bargain-hunters unite!
"A good resource on saving money is the series of books entitled "The Tightwad Gazette" by Amy Dacyzyn (pronounced "decision"; please check spelling of last name). The three books are the compilations of the newsletter she published for quite a few years. Very informative!
Luggage: fix it, don't replace it!
Sept 2006: My roll aboard bag had been bugging me for some time, and after nearly ripping off a fingernail trying to get the telescoping handle down, I went to the luggage store to replace it. Thankfully, the not-so-savvy salesman mentioned that I could have my luggage repaired! So today I did.
I share this all with you because I never thought about repairing luggage (and purses) before, but now I know one can and it's affordable!
The place I went to is obviously the choice of the stars, judging by the autographed headshots on the wall. I needed the handle greased and some pulls put on the zippers. They fixed it in 15 minutes and charged me a whopping $15. That's a far cry from the $250+ I was looking at spending at the luggage store!
In case you are interested, here's the info on my newest find:
Modern Leather Goods
2 West 32nd Street, 4th Floor
(just West of 5th Avenue, South side of the street)