Introduction. Shopping in the City That Never Sleeps might as well be an Olympic sport. Mom-and-pop stores sit side by side with chain establishments, along with the flagship stores of the world’s greatest brands. The CEOs of the latter will confirm no location in our ever-shrinking global village is more important than having one anchored in the Big Apple. For the uninitiated, shopping and finding a bargain or something off the beaten path can be daunting. But, fear not. My cousin, Toni, has launched a blog to help you locate said bargains and in the process, explore the City in ways that might not have been obvious. Welcome to Toni on Thrifting, already proving to be an invaluable resource for those-in-the-know. Her chapter on one of the City’s greatest secrets, City Island, is a perfect example. And, if you find a great store or bargain in NYC, let Toni know.
“Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.” ―