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100% open. 100% anti-fascist.
100% open. 100% anti-fascist.

who we are

store owners lily ciccarone, carrie peterson, cindy wheeler and beth moon-burgess
store owners lily ciccarone, carrie peterson, cindy wheeler and beth moon-burgess
not pictured cindy and adrian. photo by carly boonparn


beacon’s closet is a home grown and locally owned operation.  we are a 100% brooklyn based, female founded company, that embraces sustainability and ethical business practices.  

beacon's provides a living wage to our employees, offering 100% health insurance coverage for full timers, paid maternity and paternity leave, and paid vacation/personal days. each store has a common partner, founder carrie peterson, and partnerships with previous beacon's managers, cindy wheeler, cindy h, adrian d, beth moon-burgess, and lily ciccarone (some history).

we are consistently listed as one of the top 10 stores in NYC, and have received much love from local, and international press, including features in:  vanity fair, time out ny, gothamist, racked, jane, lucky, the village voice, ny times, italian vogue, french vogue, crains, and the wall street journal.

time out ny lists us as #1, in their feature of NYC's 10 best shops:

"Beacon’s Closet for mountains of vintage and a killer shoe selection."


racked lists us in their top 12 resale stores in nyc:
"Beacon's Closet has become one of the most well-known, oft-visited buy-sell-trade stores in New York, scouted by TV stylists, dug through by the fashion-conscious, and thoroughly searched by students and those on a budget."


new york magazine lists us in their best stores guide:

"These chic little shops are stuffed with stylish, lightly used downtown essentials and groovy vintage pieces"


paper magazine calls us "Environmentally- and trendy- friendly":

"The Closet keeps the locals and out-of-towners groovily dressed for less."


vanity fair lists us as #5 in their guide to williamsburg.