I Pay $1570 For My Brooklyn Apartment—Here’s What It Looks Like

Luckily, the 26-year-old knew a thing about moving on a budget. Growing up, she invested money in secondhand high-end pieces, which she learned she could eventually sell at a higher price. To furnish her new New York home, for example, she sold a secondhand Goyard bag for roughly $1300. The experience inspired her blog Broke in Brooklyn, where she writes about finding deals and navigating New York on a budget. “I’m searching for Celine and Chanel and Louis Vuitton at really discounted prices,” she says, a skill she learned while shopping with her mother.