We’re all about reusing, reclaiming and recycling and could get lost for hours in Brooklyn’s many amazing vintage stores. Here are a few of our faves!
The Reclamation Location
Fourth generation Brooklyn brothers Ed and Rob founded Brooklyn Reclamation in Williamsburg after realizing the stuff their father used to collect wasn’t just junk after all! The store is full of reclaimed, neoclassical, primitive and industrial furnishings – everything from sleek, mid-century desk chairs to vintage model sailboats and old commercial signs. Happy hunting!
676 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg. Monday-Sunday, 11am-7pm.
A Beckoning Beacon
The high-cost of living means it makes a lot of cents to buy second-hand! A Brooklyn-based, female-founded company, Beacon’s Closet embraces sustainability and ethical business practices. They have a vast vintage offering including upscale designer pieces, as well as modern fashion at bargain prices. Stock is based on people who bring in their used clothing to sell, which may or may not look something like this.
74 Guernsey St, Greenpoint. Monday-Sunday, 11am-8pm.
92 5th Ave, Park Slope. Monday-Sunday, 11am-8pm.
23 Bogart St, Bushwick. Monday-Sunday, 11am-8pm.
We love scavenging for special one-in-a-million pieces that no one else will have. At Antoinette, you will find an eclectic blend of worn-in vintage perfection and modern items. Operating since May 2011 in South Williamsburg, owner Lexi Oliveri named the store after her mother. She incorporated pieces from her mother’s and other family members’ closets, and aims to make pieces affordable to those who have shopped vintage long before it was trendy to do so.
119 Grand Street, Williamsburg. Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-7pm; Sunday, 12pm–6pm.
A finely sourced emporium of well-organized and conveniently color-coded vintage wares, 10ft Single by Stella Dallas is a true star. Located in sprawling warehouse, you’ll find one of Brooklyn’s most extensive collections of ‘70s and ‘80s fashion, including vintage rock n roll tees and red-lined Levi’s. Next door, Stella Dallas Living aka textile heaven, has a superb selection of homewares and antiques including wool blankets, fabrics and antique Indian rugs.
281 and 285 North 6th St, Williamsburg. Monday-Friday, 12:30pm-7pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12:30pm–8pm.