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how to shop sustainably while still looking trendy

When it comes to fashion, what's old is new again! After stylist and content creator Karen Blanchard went thrifting with TODAY's Donna Farizan in New York City, she joins Hoda & Jenna to share a entire vintage look that costs less than $60!



the i-D guide to new york fashion week

the only cheat-sheet you need for the best places to sleep, shop, eat, drink and party this week in the big apple. where to shop via i-D. 

you’re graduated. you’re on a budget. you’re in new york city. now what?

well known to the nyc vintage community — not so well known to the average new yorker — this thrift store features many rare and desirable finds, but at a discounted price. A change of pace from the likes of zara or h&m, not only will you save money, but your style will start to resemble a true new yorker — double win. via nbc

complete guide to the 22 best thrift stores in new york city

one of new york city’s most well-known vintage shops, beacon’s has certainly earned its place in secondhand stardom. each of the locations is stocked with a diverse selection of well-priced clothes and accessories, ripe for the picking. via elle

the best-dressed breakroom you've ever seen 

it is not just about fashion, it is very much about personal style and about the enjoyment [of fashion]." that joy comes through in their ensembles. "you get so inspired by everybody's outfits here," says buyer elijah quebrada, "and you get inspired by the things you find or the people that come in here." buyer chris aynalem sums it up, "i feel like a lot of us take it for granted sometimes. so it’s nice to step back and be like, 'wow, i’m lucky to work here.'"via coveteur


the williamsburg vintage shops that shaped my style

any thrifting outing warrants a stop at one of the store's four locations: greenpoint, union square, park slope, and bushwick. with clothes in great condition that span decades yet are always on-trend, it’s some of the best value retail in the city. via condé nast traveller


"ask any in-the-know new yorker where you might score the best vintage in the city and you'll likely get this answer: beacon's closet


 a goldmine of sorts, carrie peterson’s legendary store has a little bit of everything—from au courant pieces by proenza schouler, isabel marant, and acne to one-of-a-kind finds that walked straight out of 1970. via goop


newsweek: 6 best vintage clothing shop in new york

"one of the new york's first affordable vintage and second-hand spots, beacon's closet buys clothes selectively and thus everything on the racks has been scrutinized and hemmed and hawed over. the large location in greenpoint is your best bet but there are also outlets near union square and in bushwick." via newsweek 

harper’s bazaar: the 12 best thrift stores in new york city for vintage and designer finds

shop sustainably and find one-of-a-kind styles. via harper's bazaar

harper’s bazaar: this look is money: how three influencers dress for new york fashion week   

[karen blanchard] "layered a glimmering, silver maxi dress from zara underneath a dusty blue trench coat that she thrifted at beacon's closet. via harper's bazaar

harper’s bazaar: outfit dissecting with emma holland 

the thing that was cool in high school was to be decked out in exclusively things that you bought at beacon’s closet. via harper's bazaar 

harper’s bazaar: i want all of zoë kravtiz's hawaiian shirts from high fidelity 

"most of the clothing—especially the collection of band t-shirts—came from vintage stores in new york, including manhattan vintage, beacon’s closet..."
via harper's bazaar


CNN: netflix has people (serenely) bulldozing their closets, and thrift stores are riding the wave.

"tidying up with marie kondo" definitely has had an effect on us... via 

w: marie kondo, tidy queen, reveals what she eats, watches, and generally derives joy from

"it seems that the world has gone konmari mad with the premiere of organization guru marie kondo’s new series, tidying up." "...while the show might be inspiring the masses to declutter their homes, people are purging their inevitable memes and pointless backlash on twitter, while beacon’s closet and consignment stores have reportedly become a dumping grounds for audiences’ inspired efforts." 

the new yorker: the marie kondo effect reaches beacon’s closet

We actually do want your brogues and bubble coats though! via

marie kondo's ‘tidying up’ has increased thrift store donations, so it's time to spark joy with other people’s old stuff

"leah giampietro, a manager of a beacon's closet consignment store location, told CNN that january is usually a slow time for people coming in to sell clothes, but that they've gotten a ton of items this month." via

how vogue editors shop and style their favorite vintage pieces

"My most prized find is actually the jacket that Imaan is shown wearing. I found it two years ago in the Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg and I remember I almost didn't purchase it because it was over my budget at the time. After a lot of back and forth, I took the plunge and purchased it and super thankful that I did! It is one of the most unique pieces in my closet to date." via

vogue: what i've learned from cleaning out vogue editors' closets

"want to find your old clothes a new home? there are plenty of options. i like to divide things into donation piles"...[one] "for more everyday clothes that will go to beacon’s closet, an affordable vintage and resale chain in new york city." via

vogue: asukal, the new sugar-pop singer, has a global take on “garbage chic”

“i like wearing anything with the potential to make someone cackle and not take what they’re wearing too seriously. my roommate bought me a nickelback t-shirt from beacon’s closet for my birthday, and i flipped.” via

vogue: what happened when 2 vogue writers switched styles for a day

"vogue assistant editor lilah ramzi and senior fashion writer liana satenstein wore each other’s clothing for a day" including, "an early-’60s red jacket from beacon’s closet..." via

the cut: the dizzying, glamorous comedy of catherine cohen

"after lunch, we wander a couple of blocks over to beacon’s closet, where cohen flits expertly through the racks, pulling out whatever piece catches her eye. she describes her look as 'over-the-top diva got too drunk at the party and fell asleep in her gown.'" via

ask any in-the-know new yorker where you might score the best vintage in the city and you'll likely get this answer: beacon's closet. a goldmine of sorts, carrie peterson’s legendary consignment store has a little bit of everything

beauty is self love. beauty is chelsea werner. editorial release of 4X US special olympics champion in clothing from beacon's closet. via



the hollywood reporter: 'she's gotta have it' costume designer talks sneakermania and 'sex and the city' influences

[Rodgers and her team]..."scooped up vintage finds at Beacon’s Closet (an affordable, sustainable, ethical Brooklyn chain)". via The Hollywood Reporter

refinery 29: a buy/sell/trade destination

refinery 29 is talking about beacon's closet on the regular.  a stylist shopping for a shoot, a fashion blogger, a trendsetter, a thrifter, a fashion hound, we are a buy/sell/trade destination for all.  r29 just gets us.  

refinery 29: blacKkKlansman’s costume designer on the ’70s trend to wear now

"the costume designer sourced tons of items for the film at costume houses in new york and LA, but also she says, scored big in brooklyn vintage shops like beacon’s closet..." via refinery 29

racked: the secret swag resale economy

how editors turn their gifts into cash
"an editor at marie claire says she prefers to sell her swag at beacon’s closet in greenpoint because she can do an easy exchange for store credit and the store recognizes cool, small brands she sells, like m.gemi, the kooples, and covry."

racked: beacon's bushwick & manhattan openings

racked is great and they always show us some love. staffer laura gurfein covered the opening of our new bushwick store in "surprise beacon's closet just opened in bushwick". racked also covered the opening of our manhattan location in the post "beacon's closet has crossed the east river".  

l'officiel:  haim on feminism and fashion 

ahead of the their dior x guggenheim performance, the dynamic trio on what it means to be a woman musician today. plus, a closer look at their custom dior looks.  

"in new york, we love beacon’s closet. we’ve been going there for years, and when I first came to new york, that’s the one place we wanted to go; the one in brooklyn." via l'

women's wear daily: jussara lee taking her message of sustainability to a multisensory performance in new york

"working with a low budget meant that it was all about secondhand and vintage shopping. lee liked the idea of reusing 'things that had already been extracted and polluted. there is so much clean-up to do and so much stuff in this world.' in addition, the project forced her to switch up her usual routine and do some thrifting at beacon’s closet in brooklyn" via WWD

women's wear daily: back to school

women's wear daily's feature "back to school: making the grade" features some nice shout outs by students like willa decker-lee who says "love to shop at beacon’s closet, I get most of my stuff there." 

timeout ny: we're #1 

we are happy to announce that our flagship location was voted the best store (greenpoint) in williamsburg/greenpoint/bushwick in the time out love new york awards! check out all the winners at time out's williamsburg, greenpoint & bushwick local's guide.   

vanity fair magazine’s guide to williamsburg

when we first opened vanity fair gave us some love listing us as #5 in their "guide to williamsburg". go vanity fair, good choice.


new york magazine: our chic little shops

thank you to the classic new york magazine for listing us in their best stores in new york. honored to be considered by this excellent magazine.

"a guide to the 1600 best stores in new york: "these chic little shops are stuffed with stylish, lightly used downtown essentials and groovy vintage pieces . . . there's a great selection of used levi's and hip t-shirts."

abc news: visits park slope

we're psyched to be on the nightly news in new york! abc news anchor kemberly richardson takes a tour of our park slope location. 


lucky magazine: only the best

lucky magazine "the "online source for shopping and style" was nice enough to call us a stand out amongst the williamsburg crowd. and as you know we "pick only the best recycled threads for resale". "this new shop stands out from the many secondhand clothing stores in williamsburg for its quality. owner carrie peterson picks only the best recycled threads for resale, giving the donors (35) percent of the selling price up front (or 55 percent in trade)."

the daily news: vintage addicts

 what new yorker doesn't like being mentioned in this classic nyc paper? we certainly do.. calling us "the perfect place to trade in your old clothes".


paper magazine: environmentally and trendy friendly

we appreciate the shout out from PAPER Magazine who lists us as "environmentally- and trendy- friendly". come shop with the "japanese teenagers and seasoned glamour gals".

"environmentally- and trendy- friendly, the closet keeps the locals and out-of-towners groovily dressed for less. recycling your wardrobe rejects is the concept behind the richness of this beacon's treasure. vintage and the latest designers mix happily in this spacious and well-organized walk-in. shoes are in good standing as well . . . as you browse through the racks, you'll come up with the goody goods surrendered by hip japanese teenagers and seasoned glamour gals, with names like betsey johnson, christioan dior, and alaia. if you put in the time, gucci and other assorted delicacies are bound to redeem your pursuit for style."


salon: our greenpoint store on the broad city walking tour

salon put together a nyc sightseeing list paying homage to abbi and ilana of broad city. take the walking tour and vicariously live through each episode. be sure to include the stop at our greenpoint location, which was featured in episode 8 of season 2. see salon's full broad city walking tour post on their website.


lonely planet: guide book review 

many people visiting nyc make it a point to stop by our beacon's closet and we love that. we're happy to be included in one of the best guide books for travelers.

"twenty-something groovers find this warehouse of vintage clothing part goldmine, part grit. lots of coats, polyester tops and ’90s-era tees are handily displayed by color, but the sheer mass can take time to conquer. previously in wiliamsburg, beacon's moved to Greenpoint in early 2014."