Living in New York has its pros and cons. On one hand, you have seemingly endless access to discovering new brands in stores and boutiques from a range of designers. On the other hand, Manhattan apartments are small. Like, cartoonishly small. Anything you choose to add to your space really has to be worth it, which is why finding out what NYC women purchase is always a topic of intriguing discussion.
We tapped three city dwellers to get the scoop on what they clicked "add to cart" on in the past 100 days. Their answers ranged from practical purchases like staple separates all the way to at-home skincare splurges that make getting home at the end of the day a special treat. Continue ahead to find out what they bought, and if you're inspired by their picks, be sure to shop their NYC essentials for your own closet this season.
Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, Who What Wear Senior Market Editor
"These boots have been my savior in NYC, where the weather has been more unpredictable than ever lately. They're easy to walk around in all day but also have that much-needed tread in case the streets and sidewalks are wet and slippery. And, of course, they're lovely to look at."
"I recently switched up my daily eyeliner to this Urban Decay pencil in Bourbon, and I'm obsessed with not only the color but the way it glides on so smoothly."
"After living in blazers all throughout fall and winter, I proactively ordered this as my new spring go-to."
"In winter, when we wear a lot of furry and fuzzy things, the amount of lint that accumulates on all my go-to pants and sweaters actually drives me crazy. I finally ordered a new lint roller from Amazon last week and have used it almost every day before leaving the house. It makes such a difference when a pair of black pants or a dark sweater isn't covered in light fuzz."
"These Zara pants have been all I've wanted to wear this month. They're so comfortable, but the material looks thick and structured, so they add polish to any outfit."
"After spotting someone wearing it at NYFW, I knew I had to order this blazer dress immediately."
"Anyone who sees me regularly knows that 99% of what I wear daily are basics. Lately, I've been loving this easy, ribbed long sleeve from Billie the Label because it's not too tight but also formfitting enough that I can tuck it into anything seamlessly and layer whatever I want over it as needed."
"Yes, I'm already preparing for sandal weather."
Laura Lajiness, PopSugar Senior Editor
"I love a good slip dress and neutral color palette, which is exactly why I fell in love with this liquid number from Silk Laundry. Though I'm not normally a big print person, I'm definitely here for the zebra-print trend on the heels of leopard mania."
"Really living my zebra-print truth, I'm also very into belts right now, which is why I'm quite pleased with the recent purchase of this B-Low the Belt calf-hair belt. I've worn it over jackets, blazers, and trousers. It can really change an outfit and make simple pieces feel fresh and bold."
"I'm newly into sweatshirts but finding that I really love them as an offset to dressy or tailored pieces, like these vintage leather pants I've been wearing non-stop. Do I also lounge in it? Oh, yes. But I'm enjoying the challenge of working it into my day-to-day wardrobe for work, too."
"I often shop vintage blazers when I'm craving an oversized shape, but this Tre by Natalie Ratabesi check blazer was a recent indulgence that I adore. The drama is so real, which is why I like to pare it back whit a simple white mock-neck shirt and leather pants."
"Whether you call it a shirt jacket or prefer the hybrid term, shacket, I can't get enough of this trend lately. I scooped up this oversized vegan-leather style from Pixie Market and have been wearing it almost weekly. Right now, I like layering it over a thin turtleneck and half-buttoned just at my waistline to define my shape. It feels relaxed but cool with a good pair of straight-leg jeans and boots."
"A cool sustainable option."
"This wool coat adds a personal touch to every outfit I wear it with. I love anything that feels like I've had it forever. It's the perfect New York coat, especially for the weather we are having."
"I honestly don't know what I would do without this in my life. I've been addicted to anything that keeps my skin looking young and fresh for as long as I can remember. This one works great and I use it about once a week!"