Absolute BEST place for frugal fashionistas in NYC (Plus Sizes too!)


Since moving to NYC in 2011, more than 50% of my wardrobe has come from Rainbow. It’s my absolute favorite shop in the NYC area. They have stores all over!

Here are the 3 reasons why I spend so much time at Rainbow:

  1. They carry affordable plus size fashion. Not only do they carry very afford plus size fashion, but they also carry in-trend pieces. Best part is their low prices which actually extend to their plus size line. A lot of the time plus size clothing can be a little bit more expensive than straight sizes. (Ex. sales at Old Navy? It it always a few dollars more for plus sizes, even when it is the same exact item) More fabric? I guess. But here at Rainbow, they have $5 and $7 sale racks that are filled with sizes up to 24 and 4x.
  2. They carry everything. Rainbow is really a 1-stop shop for frugal fashion. They have clothing, footwear, and accessories for all seasons. Also, merchandise circulates quickly. This means there is always new stuff! That cute top you’ve had your eyes on all week? It’s probably already on the clearance rack. By the time I make it to the front of the line, I’ve got a several tops, a scarf, headphones and facial wipes in my basket, and it’ll probably still come out to under $20.
  3. They also have an awesome online store. I’ve purchased quality winter coats (for $20) on rainbowshops.com even though there is a store literally 6 blocks away from me.

So even if you’re not in NYC, I still recommend checking out their online store. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find both in store and online. Although, the selection of accessories (including makeup) is much better in store.

Warm basics (thermal long sleeves, for example) and leggings are must for my winter attire. I wear them with ankle boots, a bright colored scarf and a knit headwrap 🙂 What does your winter wardrobe look like?

Right now, there are tons of plus size knit leggings for less than $5! Link here!

Happy Shopping!

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