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what's in your purse?

there's something about getting to peek inside someone else's bag that's sort of exciting. LEAH let us take a look into her private world. leah is more than a manager at our williamsburg store, she is also one half of mighty moon, a dreamy new york band.

1. the purse: a pebbled leather vintage purse by italian label marcorossi, bought from beacon's closet years ago. 2. hot pink neoprene biking gloves by acne, also from beacon's closet. 3. beacon's bought bright yellow karen walker sunglasses. 4. always ready for a photo op! iridescent blue canon powershot digital camera. 5. cool honey altoids to soothe the throat. 6. keys with oversized ruby ring key chain, from a thrift store in hawaii. 7. in case of sweet tooth emergency, chocolate covered gummy bears and gummy letters. 8. egyptian tourist cigarette case for a wallet. given by auntie, was expressively told "not to start smoking." 9. you never know when you need a tissue. 10. revlon color riche in caring coral, goes with everything!


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cook & gates


we are so excited to present the new tote bags and pouches by cook & gates made specially for beacon's closet!

designed and assembled right here in brooklyn, these one of a kind hand dyed bags are perfect for the guy or girl on the go! each bag is 100% unique, and these colorways are only available at beacon's closet.

now available online here! coming soon to stores.

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hannah and landon

nothing is nicer than running around in the country in a perfect white dress! our featured bloggers, hannah and landon made an easter trip to connecticut and took some beautiful pictures. 

summer sunshine, heading our way! 

dress from beacon's closet. 

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april 2012


natasha | vintage dress - vintage jacket - betsey johnson shoes

sonia | vintage everlast windbreaker

natasha | handmade dress - naked label necklace - cynthia rowley heels

sonia | opening ceremony dress - miu miu heels 

sonia | asos dress - cynthia rowley heels

natasha | jill stuart collection dress - betsey johnson heels

natasha | vintage slip and skirt - miu miu heels

sonia | jill stuart dress - marc by marc jacobs heels


modeled by natasha and sonia stagg

photographed by cameron michel

styled by raul de nieves

hair and makeup by vashti windish

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what's in your purse?

there's something about getting to peek inside someone else's bag that's sort of exciting. ALLISON let us take a look into her private world. allison is more than just the head buying trainer at beacon's closet, she is also the creator of naked label, a new york based accessories label.

1. the purse: a bright purple vintage snakeskin drawstring sack. 2. naked label's own amulet necklace, an amethyst on a gold chain. 3. blue snakeskin business card holder with naked label cards. 4. coconut oil lip gloss. 5. dead sock 80s sunglasses from beacon's closet. 6. black leather wallet by hobo.


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behind the scenes at the drink

While we put a lot of work into the styling, hair, make-up, production, and photography of our front page looks, some locations just make everything look good. For this week's look we were fortunate to get daytime access to shoot in one of Brooklyn's most picturesque bars, The Drink ( 

The entire bar was built from reclaimed materials sourced from the owners' families and friends. The ceiling is wallpapered in vintage nautical maps. The front window (where you can see our model Rachel reclining) was overlaid with antique stained glass.

The backyard features a beautiful whitewashed fence covered with antique buoys and other sailing ephemera. Frequented by musicians, The Drink often features low-key live music, aided and abetted by the upright piano which occupies a cozy nook in the middle of the bar. So if you need to unwind after a shopping spree at our Williamsburg location, get yourself to The Drink and transport yourself to a cheery harbor where you can replenish your energies, and model your new finds in a setting worthy of their style.

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what's in your purse?

there's something about getting to peek inside someone else's bag that's sort of exciting. store manager CAROLINE let us take a look into her private world.

1. the purse: a vintage 1980's coach purse from beacon's closet years ago. 2. rosebud salve: these last for years and are perfect year round. 3. iphone: dropped in mccaren park, but it works. 4. bought at age 16 at an antique store in north carolina, this silver cigarette case is a perfect little wallet. 5. vintage circular seashell sunglasses; a classic. 6. milano brow fix; now we now why caroline has the best eyebrows in town. 7. vintage pearly plastic comb. 8. many responsibilities require many keys, plus the most handy tool in the world.


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behind the scenes: april photo shoot

thanks to our valued customers, we have a constantly changing, and consistently amazing inventory. we are also lucky enough to have incredible talent within our beacon's family. here is a sneak peek of our april shoot. welcome into the wonderful world of raul de nieves!

 so spring time! thank you raul, cameron, natasha, and sonia! this shoot was such a treat! 

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march 2012


rachel - vintage headband, vintage jewelry, cardigan by charlotte ronson, 90s floral romper

claudia - hat by jovovich-hawk, vintage jewelry, vintage dress


modeled by rachel and claudia tanney

photographed by alta finn

styled by amanda finn

hair and makeup by vashti windish

set design by amanda finn and alta finn


vintage dress, vintage shawl

sweater by jump, vintage shorts, tights by beacon's closet, boots by steve madden, bag by l.a.m.b.

vintage hat, blouse by club monaco, shorts by jill stuart, jewelry by beacon's closet


modeled by rachel zeiger-haag

photographed by andrew 

styled by alta finn

hair and makeup by vashti windish

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february 2012


emily - sunglasses by a.j. morgan, vintage shearling coat, vintage fur hat

ian - vintage cork coat, sweater by costume national

emily - vintage jacket, jeans by judi rosen, shoes by stubbs & wootton

ian - vintage sweater, flannel by the alaskan

emily - vintage choker, dress by jill stuart collection

ian - bowtie by oscar de la renta


modeled by emily palmquist and ian kurtz

photographed by lucia harmon

styled by sara villard

hair and makeup by vashti windish

assisted by alta finn

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