Being a PR biotch is ironic. You get paid shit and yet are expected to look like a million bucks. Quite the dilemma.
Partial problem solved with Marc Jacobs West Village stores. There are a Bleeker street trio of discount stores that really rock. Popularity is growing so the crowds have been getting worse and worse but I still really recommend going to check it out. There is a men's, women's and accessories store. Marc Jacobs Accessories, 385 Bleecker St at Perry St (212-924-6126).