Welcome to Let’s Get a Room, a series where editor Eliza Huber heads to the dressing room to try on pieces from your favorite retailers, buzzy items, and new collections. Think of this column as a detailed guide to the pieces that are actually worth buying and the ones that, unfortunately, looked better online—no returns necessary.
I’ve been saying this for a while, but I’ll say it again for those who still haven’t quite let it sink in: Mango is *the* place to go for expensive-looking everything, from clothes to shoes and accessories. Whether you’re restocking and upgrading your basics or looking to fill in the gaps in your wardrobe with a few fun, trendy pieces, the affordable Spanish retailer is a one-stop shop, especially when its new arrivals are as good as they are right now.
After properly vetting Mango’s newest additions online, I decided to use the latest piece in my series Let’s Get a Room as an excuse to play dress-up at its brand-new Fifth Avenue flagship in NYC. I popped in quickly for the grand opening but didn’t have time to do a thorough walk-through, making this the perfect opportunity to do the just-opened store justice. Two hours and what felt like 100 articles of clothing later, I narrowed down my favorites to just 11 items. Scroll down to see which of Mango’s new arrivals hit the spot.