Shopping with a Friend: Kathy and Lloyd Shops Chelsea

Yesterday, I went shopping with my fabulously snarky, gay-male best friend Lloyd. Every Fashionista needs a Lloyd in the their lives, someone whose heightened sense of style and witty off-the-wall comments makes a horrible, icy New York City blizzard seem a bit more bearable.

Reminiscing about our Midwestern roots, Lloyd and I headed to the trifecta of NYC mass market shopping experiences—T.J. Maxx, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and Filene’s Basement—on 18th and 6th Ave in Chelsea. We spent hours in the stores, making fun of the clothing (sort of like Donna Reed on crack) and looking for ways to spend our dough. T.J. Maxx has a wonderful selection of high-end bath products from companies like Philosophy. I almost bought a bottle of Philosophy mint hand soap.

Of course, we couldn’t find a thing, but shopping wasn’t really the point (well, at least not the MAJOR point). It was spending time with an old shopping buddy.