Best Vintage Stores in Brooklyn

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There’s no need to go beyond Brooklyn to find the best in classic pieces at some of the city’s most recommended and popular vintage stores.

Hop on the L Train and you'll find that the subway is packed with some of the most stylish women in the city. You may even spot a NYC passerby. Right before the train crosses the river, it would be no surprise that Williamsburg and Greenpoint are home to some of the most popular vintage stores in the city. Over in Greenpoint, meet the owner of Mirth Vintage, Lauren Moetell, who was also featured on Meet the Makers and has put together a collection of clothes catered to the New York shopper. Making its move from Australia, Awoke Vintage, also featured and recommended on Passerguides with owner Elizabeth Power, carries a carefully curated selection with several indie Brooklyn brands. There are many reasons why Brooklyn has become a popular destination for classic style, and below are eight of those reasons.

 
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Mahps / Greenpoint

Recommended by Donna BaxterDana BodourovHolly StantonZan GoodmanYulia ZinshteinJenna SaracoHolly FalconeHeba Kadry

It has become a reliable spot to come away with at least one perfect item. Designer Zan Goodman comes here for vintage dresses, and photographer Yulia Zinshtein always walks away with "something cute." Around the corner from many of the women of Passerbuys, it has become the most popular destination for scoring a classic vintage piece.

Visit Mahps at 110A Nassau Ave

 
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Beacon's Closet / Williamsburg

Recommended by Rachel HoweSybil DiamondFariha RoisinSarah VinciguerraSam Giordano, Emily TheobaldNaura Keiser 

Writer Fariha Roisin says, "Beacon's Closet is almost always reliable and affordable." While it may be overwhelming to see so many clothes here, designer Sam Giordano says, "[It's] a go to spot when I’m in the mood to sift through racks." 

Visit Beacon's Closet at 17 Guernsey St

 
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10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas / Williamsburg

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Artist Jenna Rosenberg calls it "a great affordable vintage store." Writer and florist Lisa Przystup has a tip for those who'd like to visit this spot, "Stella Dallas in Williamsburg is great too but it can be a real undertaking since there’s so much stuff in there. I usually go with a specific mission in mind."

Visit 10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas at 285 N. 6th St

 

 
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Mirth / Greenpoint

Recommended by Andrea ToscanoNicole Steriovski, Jenna Saraco, Sara Radin, Sue Williamson

This has become the perfect spot for all the Greenpoint locals of Passerbuys. Featured in Passerguides, Mirth carries one-of-a-kind pieces that may not be found anywhere else. Owner Lauren Moetell has stated that these pieces "find their way to Brooklyn from country clubs and estate sales in places like Westchester County." 

Visit Mirth at 606 Manhattan Ave

 
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Horizons / Williamsburg

Recommended by Alyssa CoscarelliNoemie Le CozJenna RosenbergMina Alyeshmernimimi packer 

Named as the top pick for shopping in Brooklyn by Refinery29 writer, Alyssa Coscarelli, Horizons holds a collection of pieces that aren't too overpriced. Pieces from this shop have been worn in the features of NYC passersby Mimi Packer and Mina Alyeshmerni.

Visit Horizons at 381 Metropolitan Ave

 
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Shop The Break / Williamsburg

recommended by Anna DeutschMina AlyeshmerniAlyssa CoscarelliHallie Gould

With products recommended as part of the 2017 Passerbuys Holiday Gift Guide, the women behind Shop the Break have featured items that are popular with many shoppers. 

Visit The Break at 82 Dobbin St

 
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Awoke Vintage / Williamsburg

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As described in Passerguides, "Awoke feels more like a carefully curated vintage gallery than an actual store." The shop is carefully curated by owner, Elizabeth Power, who set up shop in Brooklyn after starting out in Perth, Australia, where she has also found success. Awoke also carries indie fashion brand, Floss Gloss, the cult-favorite nail polish line founded by passersby  Janine Lee and Aretha Sack.

Visit Awoke at 132 N. 5th St

 
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Feng Sway / Greenpoint

Recommended by Anna Deutsch & Mina Alyeshmerni

This shop carries products ranging from furniture to home decor that come from all over the world. Feng Sway is an essential place to visit for creating a unique atmosphere at home.

Visit Feng Sway at 86 Dobbin St

For more recommendations in nyc, visit the Passerbuys Map

Words by Jessica Joyce Jacolbe