This post courtesy of Explore Brooklyn, an all-inclusive guide to the businesses, neighborhoods, and attractions that make Brooklyn great.
After Black Friday and with Cyber Monday coming up, you might want a more leisurely, local shopping experience where you can still get a deal. Thrift store shopping can be a lot of fun in Brooklyn, and it’s a great way to find unique, affordable gifts while supporting local businesses. These well-curated thrift shops feature an interesting mix of items and are well worth the patience required of a seasoned thrift store shopper.
With four locations around the city — Greenpoint, Park Slope, Bushwick, and Manhattan — you really can’t talk about thrift store shopping in Brooklyn without talking about Beacon’s Closet. You can get anything and everything here, including work clothes at low prices.
Photo by Beacon’s Closet.
Fox & Fawn via Yelp
Fox & Fawn
With locations in Greenpoint and Bushwick, Fox & Fawn has a slightly more curated, designer-oriented inventory. It’s the kind of place you could build a serious wardrobe from, with regular visits to their racks.
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There’s more lightly worn modern clothing than vintage at this national chain, and their shoe selection tends to be especially impressive. The Boerum Hill location is a bit quieter than the Williamsburg and Manhattan locations, and tends to have some real finds.
Vintage furniture in Housing Works via Yelp
When you shop at Housing Works, your purchases help support advocacy and direct action for New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. So many people donate their gently used clothing, furniture and housewares to the organization that their thrift stores are always stocked with great stuff. In Brooklyn, you can find locations in Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights.
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10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas
If you’re after a specific vintage item — a 50s ballgown, a leather jacket, a band t-shirt — head to 10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas. Their selection of men’s and women’s clothing is unbeatable, and it’s fun even if you’re just looking. There’s a textiles store next door called Stella Dallas living that’s worth checking out as well.
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