Secondhand shopping is trendier than ever, and there are few places more perfectly attuned to it than New York City. The Big Apple contains hundreds of secondhand stores, each teeming with untold treasures. Brooklyn, in particular, is home to dozens of these incredible thrifteries. It might seem like a daunting task, but fear not: We’ve managed to narrow down some of the best thrift stores in Brooklyn to get you started on your hunt for pre-owned gold.
Here are six of the best thrift stores in Brooklyn:
We've compiled a detailed list of just a handful of the most popular thrift stores in Brooklyn, along with their addresses and contact info. That way, whether you’re a tourist or a native New Yorker, you can be sure to find the best secondhand bargain in the city.
If you’re looking for designer brands at rock-bottom prices, look no further. Located a block away from the Bedford Ave stop on the L line, this Williamsburg-based thrift store has been offering up interesting and affordable resale fashion for nearly three decades. Crossroads sells gently used clothing at economical prices and offers cash or reasonable trade-in value for the clothes it buys.
135 N. 7th St.
Beacon's Closet is a great place for bargain hunters and vintage treasure seekers. With three Brooklyn locations, Beacon’s Closet is at the very heart of the city’s thrifty vintage scene. More importantly, many of its clothing items are priced under or very close to $20. If you want inexpensive secondhand items with a look all their own, look no further than Beacon’s Closet.
Beacon’s Closet Bushwick
23 Bogart St.
Beacon’s Closet Park Slope
92 5th Ave.
Beacon’s Closet Greenpoint
74 Guernsey St.
Buffalo Exchange is a great place to recycle your old wardrobe into something new. Maybe you just need to try out a new look or perhaps you just aren’t sure what you need to spice up your style. Whatever your reasons, Buffalo Exchange has what you need, and at a reasonable price. Besides the location in Williamsburg and Boerum Hill, Buffalo Exchange has several locations throughout the U.S., including four other NYC locations in Noho, Chelsea, the East Village, and Astoria.
Buffalo Exchange Williamsburg
504 Driggs Ave.
Buffalo Exchange Boerum Hill
109 Boerum Pl.
Brooklyn Flea isn’t an ordinary flea market, it’s the most popular vintage market in all of Brooklyn. Located in both Dumbo, Brooklyn and Chelsea, Manhattan, Brooklyn Flea is a treasure trove of new and old. A wide variety of items are sold there including furniture, records, vintage clothing, and artistic pieces from local artisans. Not everything comes at a bargain, however, so be prepared to spend more on higher-quality goods.
80 Pearl St. (Sundays only)
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has been a trusted name in thrift and secondhand shopping for years. Salvation Army stores have everything you can imagine and probably more than that. You have to look carefully to find exactly what you’re looking for, of course, but sifting through all the toys, books, furniture, dinnerware, shoes, and vintage clothing is half the fun. And no matter what, you’re bound to find a bargain.
436 Atlantic Ave.
Housing Works has two locations in Brooklyn, in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope. The Park Slope location sells mostly children’s items and clothes, while the Brooklyn Heights store features everything from housewares to clothing to accessories. No matter which you choose, both locations are rife with bargains on quality secondhand items. The window displays usually showcase the best items, but those are only sold by online auction.
Housing Works Brooklyn Heights
150 Montague St.
Housing Works Park Slope
266 5th Ave.