Beacons Closet

★★★★★
  • 88 N 11th St

    Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Cross street: nr. Wythe Ave.

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  • 718-486-0816

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Mon-Fri, noon-9pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-8pm
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The first thing you need to know about this store is that it is a vintage store, not a thrift store. It's slightly more reliable for finding good items than the Salvation Army or Good Will, but the higher prices don't exactly make it

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The first thing you need to know about this store is that it is a vintage store, not a thrift store. It's slightly more reliable for finding good items than the Salvation Army or Good Will, but the higher prices don't exactly make it

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Beacon's Closet is a clothing exchange store. They selectively buy, sell, and trade used clothing and accessories, from, to, and with the public, on a walk-in basis. Beacon's Closet specializes in both ultramodern and vintage attire. What

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Beacon's Closet is a clothing exchange store. They selectively buy, sell, and trade used clothing and accessories, from, to, and with the public, on a walk-in basis. Beacon's Closet specializes in both ultramodern and vintage attire. What

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My Gawd, when i walked into this amazing store my heart started to pound! I glanced around wide eyed at the color coded sections on the shop floor and thought how the hell am i going to have enough time to go through everything! Needless

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My Gawd, when i walked into this amazing store my heart started to pound! I glanced around wide eyed at the color coded sections on the shop floor and thought how the hell am i going to have enough time to go through everything! Needless

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Impressive is their selection of used CDs and high quality jeans. If you want to look like you paid through the nose to look like you did not spend more than $3 on your whole outfit this place is worth checking out.

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Impressive is their selection of used CDs and high quality jeans. If you want to look like you paid through the nose to look like you did not spend more than $3 on your whole outfit this place is worth checking out.

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They just have such great stuff at decent prices so you can't go wrong. Also, you can trade in your old clothes for new old clothes which is very exciting, especially if you're unemployed or underemployed!

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They just have such great stuff at decent prices so you can't go wrong. Also, you can trade in your old clothes for new old clothes which is very exciting, especially if you're unemployed or underemployed!

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If you want to find good clothes for pretty cheap in Brooklyn, this is the place to go.

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If you want to find good clothes for pretty cheap in Brooklyn, this is the place to go.

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I think it's worth looking through racks and racks of clothes because .you will definitely come out with something nice at a good price

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I think it's worth looking through racks and racks of clothes because .you will definitely come out with something nice at a good price

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This place is huge! If you are looking for good second hand very hip looking clothing, this is the place you should go. It will probably take you all day to look through everything though.

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This place is huge! If you are looking for good second hand very hip looking clothing, this is the place you should go. It will probably take you all day to look through everything though.

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This is a great spot to unload some gear. The store excepts what is in season and in style, according to Williamsburgh style that is, which is where it is located. The drop-off, cash refund or shopping system is fair, easy to do and fast.

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This is a great spot to unload some gear. The store excepts what is in season and in style, according to Williamsburgh style that is, which is where it is located. The drop-off, cash refund or shopping system is fair, easy to do and fast.

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This thrift store buys back your clothes and you have the option of using the buy as store credit. The clothes they carry are mainly of a hipster trend, but the prices cannot be beat. Very little in the store is over $20. The staff is

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This thrift store buys back your clothes and you have the option of using the buy as store credit. The clothes they carry are mainly of a hipster trend, but the prices cannot be beat. Very little in the store is over $20. The staff is

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Beacons closet is a nice thrift store located in Brooklyn. It pays for high-quality thrift and vintage clothing, so youll get the most out of this place if youre an enterprising hipster with extra clothing youre looking to sell, probably

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Beacons closet is a nice thrift store located in Brooklyn. It pays for high-quality thrift and vintage clothing, so youll get the most out of this place if youre an enterprising hipster with extra clothing youre looking to sell, probably

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Their is a huge selection of used clothing, accessories and music for sal

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Their is a huge selection of used clothing, accessories and music for sal

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This is an excellent place to sell any of your vintage or hipster clothing that just doesn't work for you anymore--and it's wonderful to use that money just to get even more clothes! The prices at Beacon's, although high, are definitely

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This is an excellent place to sell any of your vintage or hipster clothing that just doesn't work for you anymore--and it's wonderful to use that money just to get even more clothes! The prices at Beacon's, although high, are definitely

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Beacon's Closet is just a place you have to see to understand - prices for the vintage clothing are reasonable but it is the truly amazing atmosphere that makes it distinct. The music, the attitude and the funkiness of the clothing

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Beacon's Closet is just a place you have to see to understand - prices for the vintage clothing are reasonable but it is the truly amazing atmosphere that makes it distinct. The music, the attitude and the funkiness of the clothing

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The store is easy to move around in and it is not hard to find the type of clothes you want, you just need to search to find the perfect item! The prices are good and the staff is very friendly

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The store is easy to move around in and it is not hard to find the type of clothes you want, you just need to search to find the perfect item! The prices are good and the staff is very friendly

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I got a pretty damn good buy here - a $160 cashmere sweater for $19.99. The Williamsburg store does seem to have more hipster-esque stuff, but the Park Slope store has a lot of cool stuff too. I got my favorite necklace from here as well

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I got a pretty damn good buy here - a $160 cashmere sweater for $19.99. The Williamsburg store does seem to have more hipster-esque stuff, but the Park Slope store has a lot of cool stuff too. I got my favorite necklace from here as well

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I was looking for more chic pieces, and was quite successful at finding them. Great selection here, and easy to move about. You HAVE to visit this place!

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I was looking for more chic pieces, and was quite successful at finding them. Great selection here, and easy to move about. You HAVE to visit this place!

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There are SO MANY wonderful clothes and accessories here

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There are SO MANY wonderful clothes and accessories here

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Beacon's closet has good deals for purchase

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Beacon's closet has good deals for purchase

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I think the reviews are pretty dead on: Beacon's closet has good deals for purchase, but are real jerks when they buy clothes.

I understand why they didn't want a lot of my clothes, but they didn't have to be so rude about it. It's just clothes people, get over yourself.

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I think the reviews are pretty dead on: Beacon's closet has good deals for purchase, but are real jerks when they buy clothes.

I understand why they didn't want a lot of my clothes, but they didn't have to be so rude about it. It's just clothes people, get over yourself.

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I love beacons closet. The staff is a bit pretentious but they have great stuff. It's like everything you never knew you needed but you can find it there. Definitely worth a trip out of the city for great vintage clothes.

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I love beacons closet. The staff is a bit pretentious but they have great stuff. It's like everything you never knew you needed but you can find it there. Definitely worth a trip out of the city for great vintage clothes.

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This is the worst thrift store in the boroughs of NYC and, believe me, I know thrift stores, including many in Manhattan where the clothing is of much better quality and the prices a lot cheaper. I went to exchange 3 huge bags of clothing, including a bag of shoes that included two practically new leather boots, and a pair of new leather work pumps (shoes) I only wore once to work, and all I got back from the two ladies who both had an attitude, to say the least, was $10.00. It was shameful. I then had to spend the $ that very day at the store itself, otherwise, I lose the $10, and I looked around for almost an hour and all I, honestly, found worth purchasing was a pair of boots -- expensive boots that I had to pay the difference for and these were used. I know vintage is 'in', but I could have gotten two (possibly 3 items) in the many thrift stores I know in NYC than the one item here. This place ROBS its customers. You could get a much better deal even in the thrift stores in downtown Manhattan (East Village) than in this one in Brooklyn. It's ironic. Next time I'll feel a lot better simply taking my clothes and rather than trying to exchange (1st time doing this), I will donate it directly to the Salvation Army. As a matter of fact, on my way to the subway after Beacon's Closet I noticed a Salvation Army right across the street from the L train (on Bedford). It was closed at the time, but I bet they sold better quality clothing and for a much better price.

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This is the worst thrift store in the boroughs of NYC and, believe me, I know thrift stores, including many in Manhattan where the clothing is of much better quality and the prices a lot cheaper. I went to exchange 3 huge bags of clothing, including a bag of shoes that included two practically new leather boots, and a pair of new leather work pumps (shoes) I only wore once to work, and all I got back from the two ladies who both had an attitude, to say the least, was $10.00. It was shameful. I then had to spend the $ that very day at the store itself, otherwise, I lose the $10, and I looked around for almost an hour and all I, honestly, found worth purchasing was a pair of boots -- expensive boots that I had to pay the difference for and these were used. I know vintage is 'in', but I could have gotten two (possibly 3 items) in the many thrift stores I know in NYC than the one item here. This place ROBS its customers. You could get a much better deal even in the thrift stores in downtown Manhattan (East Village) than in this one in Brooklyn. It's ironic. Next time I'll feel a lot better simply taking my clothes and rather than trying to exchange (1st time doing this), I will donate it directly to the Salvation Army. As a matter of fact, on my way to the subway after Beacon's Closet I noticed a Salvation Army right across the street from the L train (on Bedford). It was closed at the time, but I bet they sold better quality clothing and for a much better price.

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you consider Kenneth Cole vinatage. Like someone said in another review, the clothes are cheap and are all trying way too hard to be true vinatge but they were probably made in a factory in China last week. And its disorganized and a headache to sort through. The accessories, belts and bags are a very small, limited selection ( terrible selection, really!) Same thing with the shoes. I'm an 8 1/2 and there was only one pair of 81/2 shoes in the store.And the jewlery they sell..I really cannt remember when was tje ;ast time I saw such cheap looking, ugly fashion jewlery. It was a little shocking.

And the staff at this place is truly unforgettable. From the moment I walked in a little flustered from the 5 huge gargage bags that I had just dragged in, I was greeted by a lovely little thing that within 5 secons of speaking to me reminded me of the "4 bag Rule". And then after my explaining that I simply didnt know about the rule and telling her the 5th bag had tons of great bags in it, she let me go with 5 bags. Uh..yeah, she REALLY needs to go back to Texas ASAP.

Then AGAIN, when it was my turn to hand over the bags, i got an even snottier little thing lecturing me about the 4 bag rule. Then the Golden Moment came:

Ms. Snotty asked me if I could take the clothes back that they didnt want bc they really didnt want to deal with all of them....uh, yeah. Like many people who go there, half of the appeal is that the clothes are donated to charity and really, that seems to be a big show people. Little Ms. Snotty didnt seem to care one iota about giving clothes to charity.

These people are gross. Rude as can be and apparantly thieves also. And just like the clothes they sell, totally cheesy too. Designer vintage in their dreams...

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you consider Kenneth Cole vinatage. Like someone said in another review, the clothes are cheap and are all trying way too hard to be true vinatge but they were probably made in a factory in China last week. And its disorganized and a headache to sort through. The accessories, belts and bags are a very small, limited selection ( terrible selection, really!) Same thing with the shoes. I'm an 8 1/2 and there was only one pair of 81/2 shoes in the store.And the jewlery they sell..I really cannt remember when was tje ;ast time I saw such cheap looking, ugly fashion jewlery. It was a little shocking.

And the staff at this place is truly unforgettable. From the moment I walked in a little flustered from the 5 huge gargage bags that I had just dragged in, I was greeted by a lovely little thing that within 5 secons of speaking to me reminded me of the "4 bag Rule". And then after my explaining that I simply didnt know about the rule and telling her the 5th bag had tons of great bags in it, she let me go with 5 bags. Uh..yeah, she REALLY needs to go back to Texas ASAP.

Then AGAIN, when it was my turn to hand over the bags, i got an even snottier little thing lecturing me about the 4 bag rule. Then the Golden Moment came:

Ms. Snotty asked me if I could take the clothes back that they didnt want bc they really didnt want to deal with all of them....uh, yeah. Like many people who go there, half of the appeal is that the clothes are donated to charity and really, that seems to be a big show people. Little Ms. Snotty didnt seem to care one iota about giving clothes to charity.

These people are gross. Rude as can be and apparantly thieves also. And just like the clothes they sell, totally cheesy too. Designer vintage in their dreams...

Pros: That I'm never going back..

Cons: For starters, this is not a real vintage store unless..

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I can't believe people have had such bad experiences here! This store was sooo cheap, it was awesome! I bought 4 tops, a necklace, and earrings for $86... at places I typically shop in NJ, I could have bought only one top and the necklace for that price. The tops I bought also were mostly namebrands. Great experience overall.. wish I had more time to sort through everything in there..

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I can't believe people have had such bad experiences here! This store was sooo cheap, it was awesome! I bought 4 tops, a necklace, and earrings for $86... at places I typically shop in NJ, I could have bought only one top and the necklace for that price. The tops I bought also were mostly namebrands. Great experience overall.. wish I had more time to sort through everything in there..

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Just to add a positive review in a sea of negatives I thought I'd give my two cents. Beacon's closet is one of my favorite stores in New York and I wish I could go more often. The clothes they have are some of the most unique I''ve seen and I feel that if I buy something there I won't see every other person wearing the same thing. Their clothes are organized by color and then by size, which I think makes things a bit easier depending on what you're looking for. You're pretty much guaranteed to find something awesome for a very reasonable price. But it's also true that they have expensive things as well. I've never really been treated badly by the employees. In fact a few have even been nice to me. However, most of them seem indifferent and aren't either really rude or friendly.

If you're planning on shopping and not on selling then I recommend this store to you.

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Just to add a positive review in a sea of negatives I thought I'd give my two cents. Beacon's closet is one of my favorite stores in New York and I wish I could go more often. The clothes they have are some of the most unique I''ve seen and I feel that if I buy something there I won't see every other person wearing the same thing. Their clothes are organized by color and then by size, which I think makes things a bit easier depending on what you're looking for. You're pretty much guaranteed to find something awesome for a very reasonable price. But it's also true that they have expensive things as well. I've never really been treated badly by the employees. In fact a few have even been nice to me. However, most of them seem indifferent and aren't either really rude or friendly.

If you're planning on shopping and not on selling then I recommend this store to you.

Pros: Awesome clothes

Cons: A bit cramped

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The Beacon's Closet experience is a lot like entering one of those Jersey Shore traveling fairs. When you first show up all the lights and colors and music can be distracting and a little exciting. But about a half hour into your visit, you've spent all your money on cr@p, you feel a little sick and any remaining joy is destroyed by the faint smell of B.O. permeating the armpits of surrounding garments. My advice - you can find the same caliber of clothing on the sale r@ck at Forever 21 - only it's new - and costs about a tenth the price of it's doppelganger jammed onto an overcrowded r@ck at Beacon's Closet. Besides the fact that the service is lame, the clothing barely rivals the selection at your neighborhood Salvation Army (which happens to be my preferred venue) - Beacon's Closet also manages in its spare time to function as a microcosm of all that is wrong with Williamsburg. Scamming people for their old clothes then marking them up to sell to trust fund babies who are trying to pass is the antithesis of a "Thrift" store. Let's just call a spade a spade folks: If you want to visit a thrift store, look up the Salvation Army, if you want to simultaneously bl0w your trust fund while fooling all your friends that you're slummin - then go buy my target sweater from 2003 currently hanging on the red r@ck, with the tags ripped off, and pay twice as much for it as I did.

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The Beacon's Closet experience is a lot like entering one of those Jersey Shore traveling fairs. When you first show up all the lights and colors and music can be distracting and a little exciting. But about a half hour into your visit, you've spent all your money on cr@p, you feel a little sick and any remaining joy is destroyed by the faint smell of B.O. permeating the armpits of surrounding garments. My advice - you can find the same caliber of clothing on the sale r@ck at Forever 21 - only it's new - and costs about a tenth the price of it's doppelganger jammed onto an overcrowded r@ck at Beacon's Closet. Besides the fact that the service is lame, the clothing barely rivals the selection at your neighborhood Salvation Army (which happens to be my preferred venue) - Beacon's Closet also manages in its spare time to function as a microcosm of all that is wrong with Williamsburg. Scamming people for their old clothes then marking them up to sell to trust fund babies who are trying to pass is the antithesis of a "Thrift" store. Let's just call a spade a spade folks: If you want to visit a thrift store, look up the Salvation Army, if you want to simultaneously bl0w your trust fund while fooling all your friends that you're slummin - then go buy my target sweater from 2003 currently hanging on the red r@ck, with the tags ripped off, and pay twice as much for it as I did.

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The people at Beacon are unhappy, that is why they are dreadful to customers. They are frustrated writers, musicians, artists, fashion designers, stylists, actors...and that last thing they want to be doing is working in a thrift store. But there they are - working in a thrift store! So I would show them sympathy, compassion and understanding since none of them will ever "make it" in their fantasy careers. Remember, they are clerks in a thrift store - and they don't like it. I know - they should not take their personal failure out on customers, but they resent you because you are shopping in the store and they are making assumptions about who and what you are. yes, that is judgmental on their part, but they are not open minded liberals who care about other people. They are frustrated, selfish 20 somethings who feel stuck. So just shop until you drop, buy what you like, wish them well, and be glad you are not them! Be thankful you can leave the store when you want, and leave them behind to rehang shirts and fold pants.

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The people at Beacon are unhappy, that is why they are dreadful to customers. They are frustrated writers, musicians, artists, fashion designers, stylists, actors...and that last thing they want to be doing is working in a thrift store. But there they are - working in a thrift store! So I would show them sympathy, compassion and understanding since none of them will ever "make it" in their fantasy careers. Remember, they are clerks in a thrift store - and they don't like it. I know - they should not take their personal failure out on customers, but they resent you because you are shopping in the store and they are making assumptions about who and what you are. yes, that is judgmental on their part, but they are not open minded liberals who care about other people. They are frustrated, selfish 20 somethings who feel stuck. So just shop until you drop, buy what you like, wish them well, and be glad you are not them! Be thankful you can leave the store when you want, and leave them behind to rehang shirts and fold pants.

Pros: Selection and prices

Cons: employee attitude - although some shoppers like being mistreated by the help

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i got a diane von furstenburg cardigan for $17, a D&G blouse for $21, and an Anthropologie cardigan for $17 (orig. $78), and a Laundry little black dress that fits me like a glove. There are SO MANY wonderful clothes and accessories here, though you do have to sort through some things that you aren't interested in to get to the really great finds that fit your style. I'm not a grungy hipster, though when you're there, it's mostly shaggy heads and super-tight jeans (guys and girls). But depsite this the store has something to offer anyone, for example, I was looking for more chic pieces, and was quite successful at finding them. Great selection here, and easy to move about. No tax and friendly staff. You HAVE to visit this place! Also, great little eateries in the area.

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i got a diane von furstenburg cardigan for $17, a D&G blouse for $21, and an Anthropologie cardigan for $17 (orig. $78), and a Laundry little black dress that fits me like a glove. There are SO MANY wonderful clothes and accessories here, though you do have to sort through some things that you aren't interested in to get to the really great finds that fit your style. I'm not a grungy hipster, though when you're there, it's mostly shaggy heads and super-tight jeans (guys and girls). But depsite this the store has something to offer anyone, for example, I was looking for more chic pieces, and was quite successful at finding them. Great selection here, and easy to move about. No tax and friendly staff. You HAVE to visit this place! Also, great little eateries in the area.

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I visit Beacon's about once a season. The store has tons of great and not so great clothing all sorted by color. The prices are so reasonable I keep coming back.
Yeah, the employees are AWFUL. Hipsters overly clad in vintage pieces with elitist attitudes to make anyone cringe. Who made them kings & queens of fashion? Just ignore them, they're not the reason you are there.
When SELLING clothing, they're not going to want everything or even anything that you have. Remember you're trying to get money off of clothes you do not want anymore. Why is someone else going to want them? Are they really re-sellable or are they boring? Things you bring should be in good condition, and should be VINTAGE. They're not likely to take your brand new basic vneck sweater from the Gap if that's not going to sell. They do not like things with unfinished edges, your last t-shirt project etc. If it came from Forever 21, pull off the tag, they might take it unknowing. If they don't take your stuff, don't take it personally. Donate it or keep it. (And they do really donate).
It takes time so get there early, bring a book, have lunch and come back or better- just shop!

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I visit Beacon's about once a season. The store has tons of great and not so great clothing all sorted by color. The prices are so reasonable I keep coming back.
Yeah, the employees are AWFUL. Hipsters overly clad in vintage pieces with elitist attitudes to make anyone cringe. Who made them kings & queens of fashion? Just ignore them, they're not the reason you are there.
When SELLING clothing, they're not going to want everything or even anything that you have. Remember you're trying to get money off of clothes you do not want anymore. Why is someone else going to want them? Are they really re-sellable or are they boring? Things you bring should be in good condition, and should be VINTAGE. They're not likely to take your brand new basic vneck sweater from the Gap if that's not going to sell. They do not like things with unfinished edges, your last t-shirt project etc. If it came from Forever 21, pull off the tag, they might take it unknowing. If they don't take your stuff, don't take it personally. Donate it or keep it. (And they do really donate).
It takes time so get there early, bring a book, have lunch and come back or better- just shop!

Pros: large selection, great prices, cash on the spot for sold used clothes

Cons: employees need an attitude check

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I came down here a few weeks ago on a rainy day because a friend of a friend said it was a gem and had all this amazing vintage stuff. I get in and everything was garbage. So I decided to clean out my closet at my apartment and get some stuff from my parents house this past weekend and sell it to them. So we pack up the car with 3 shopping bags and a garbage bag full of sweaters and shirts that are all in brand new condition. All from good stores and some with tags still on them. There were also new purses and a few pairs of shoes. We called before we drove the stuff over and the guy on the phone says there is no wait. So my Mom and I finally get there and go up to the counter and the girl makes me fill out this form and says there's a two hour wait. There is nothing to do around there except the Brooklyn Brewery so we didn't want to wait two hours. So the girl says that we can leave the bags and come back in the morning except at 7:30 they throw everything out. I say that's fine and I'll be back in the morning. I go back this morning and walk in and the guy looks up my name and then finds me in a book with a huge cross out by my name that says VOID. There is NO WAY IN HELL that they looked through every single bag and there was not one thing in there they could take. It was the biggest scam ever and I couldn't even see what they didn't take or see if they were lying because my stuff "got donated" the night before. This place is SERIOUSLY full with a bunch of scumbag clothes stealers and I would rather stick pins and needles in my eyes then ever set foot in their garbage store again.

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I came down here a few weeks ago on a rainy day because a friend of a friend said it was a gem and had all this amazing vintage stuff. I get in and everything was garbage. So I decided to clean out my closet at my apartment and get some stuff from my parents house this past weekend and sell it to them. So we pack up the car with 3 shopping bags and a garbage bag full of sweaters and shirts that are all in brand new condition. All from good stores and some with tags still on them. There were also new purses and a few pairs of shoes. We called before we drove the stuff over and the guy on the phone says there is no wait. So my Mom and I finally get there and go up to the counter and the girl makes me fill out this form and says there's a two hour wait. There is nothing to do around there except the Brooklyn Brewery so we didn't want to wait two hours. So the girl says that we can leave the bags and come back in the morning except at 7:30 they throw everything out. I say that's fine and I'll be back in the morning. I go back this morning and walk in and the guy looks up my name and then finds me in a book with a huge cross out by my name that says VOID. There is NO WAY IN HELL that they looked through every single bag and there was not one thing in there they could take. It was the biggest scam ever and I couldn't even see what they didn't take or see if they were lying because my stuff "got donated" the night before. This place is SERIOUSLY full with a bunch of scumbag clothes stealers and I would rather stick pins and needles in my eyes then ever set foot in their garbage store again.

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Although the men's section isn't as big as say, Buffalo Exchange, the quality of the clothes is much better. Plus, they have the best selection of shoes I've ever seen in a vintage store.

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Although the men's section isn't as big as say, Buffalo Exchange, the quality of the clothes is much better. Plus, they have the best selection of shoes I've ever seen in a vintage store.

Pros: Great clothes, good music

Cons: None!

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Why do the people at Beacon's think they are better than you? I am finished doing business at Beacon's Closet. The last two times I've tried to sell clothes here the people behind the counter have been very rude...And I am alway very nice and courteous.
I bought a jacket there for $30. It didn't fit me very well so I sold it back. The woman it was worth only $15 dollars sold back. hmmmm.
The prices are good if you can find something you like. I spent an hour looking and didn't find anything I liked.
My friends are also getting soured on Beacon's closet. The people who work there are on some weird used clothing power trip.

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Why do the people at Beacon's think they are better than you? I am finished doing business at Beacon's Closet. The last two times I've tried to sell clothes here the people behind the counter have been very rude...And I am alway very nice and courteous.
I bought a jacket there for $30. It didn't fit me very well so I sold it back. The woman it was worth only $15 dollars sold back. hmmmm.
The prices are good if you can find something you like. I spent an hour looking and didn't find anything I liked.
My friends are also getting soured on Beacon's closet. The people who work there are on some weird used clothing power trip.

Pros: Lot's to choose from

Cons: Unpleasant Employees

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I got a pretty damn good buy here - a $160 cashmere sweater for $19.99. The Williamsburg store does seem to have more hipster-esque stuff, but the Park Slope store has a lot of cool stuff too. I got my favorite necklace from here as well - I think it was made by someone in the area.

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I got a pretty damn good buy here - a $160 cashmere sweater for $19.99. The Williamsburg store does seem to have more hipster-esque stuff, but the Park Slope store has a lot of cool stuff too. I got my favorite necklace from here as well - I think it was made by someone in the area.

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If you have the time to look around you will not walk out empty handed. they have so many vintage items to choose from, hats, shoes, shirts, pants, etc. The store is easy to move around in and it is not hard to find the type of clothes you want, you just need to search to find the perfect item! The prices are good and the staff is very friendly

PROS: great merchandise
CONS: have to look a little for perfect item

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★★★★★

If you have the time to look around you will not walk out empty handed. they have so many vintage items to choose from, hats, shoes, shirts, pants, etc. The store is easy to move around in and it is not hard to find the type of clothes you want, you just need to search to find the perfect item! The prices are good and the staff is very friendly

PROS: great merchandise
CONS: have to look a little for perfect item

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Beacon's Closet is just a place you have to see to understand - prices for the vintage clothing are reasonable but it is the truly amazing atmosphere that makes it distinct. The music, the attitude and the funkiness of the clothing selection are just something to behold even if you are not really looking for anything specific, you will see something to purchase. Even guys can find decent clothes at good prices - my wife always does very well there, which makes sense as the woman's clothing section is much larger. If you are looking for cash to sell your clothing, this may not be the place as they don't take too much and do not pay out a lot - you are way better with clothing credit if you are going to but stuff there anyway.

4
★★★★☆

Beacon's Closet is just a place you have to see to understand - prices for the vintage clothing are reasonable but it is the truly amazing atmosphere that makes it distinct. The music, the attitude and the funkiness of the clothing selection are just something to behold even if you are not really looking for anything specific, you will see something to purchase. Even guys can find decent clothes at good prices - my wife always does very well there, which makes sense as the woman's clothing section is much larger. If you are looking for cash to sell your clothing, this may not be the place as they don't take too much and do not pay out a lot - you are way better with clothing credit if you are going to but stuff there anyway.

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This is an excellent place to sell any of your vintage or hipster clothing that just doesn't work for you anymore--and it's wonderful to use that money just to get even more clothes! The prices at Beacon's, although high, are definitely better than any prices you'll find at vintage shops in Manhattan. The selection is also always wonderful and varied.

4
★★★★☆

This is an excellent place to sell any of your vintage or hipster clothing that just doesn't work for you anymore--and it's wonderful to use that money just to get even more clothes! The prices at Beacon's, although high, are definitely better than any prices you'll find at vintage shops in Manhattan. The selection is also always wonderful and varied.

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This store is very big and overwhelming. Well, actually, the girls' part is. Girls could spend hours going through the color-coded racks. For a guy, there isn't nearly as much to look at in the smaller guys room, and all of it is too big if you are small like me and/or like your stuff small. Although guys can still find jeans on the girls' racks if they want to. A lot of people who are or are trying to be really hip shop here, but it also seems that more random "normal" people come here than to the other location of the store in Park Slope. Since there are way more clothes in Williamsburg, there are more normal brand clothes than at the other store, so it's possible to find stuff even if you aren't trying to look retro or cutting-edge in any way.

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★★★☆☆

This store is very big and overwhelming. Well, actually, the girls' part is. Girls could spend hours going through the color-coded racks. For a guy, there isn't nearly as much to look at in the smaller guys room, and all of it is too big if you are small like me and/or like your stuff small. Although guys can still find jeans on the girls' racks if they want to. A lot of people who are or are trying to be really hip shop here, but it also seems that more random "normal" people come here than to the other location of the store in Park Slope. Since there are way more clothes in Williamsburg, there are more normal brand clothes than at the other store, so it's possible to find stuff even if you aren't trying to look retro or cutting-edge in any way.

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This is a great spot to unload some gear. The store excepts what is in season and in style, according to Williamsburgh style that is, which is where it is located. The drop-off, cash refund or shopping system is fair, easy to do and fast. The clothes that they do not want, they'll donate for you, which is convienant. Their is a huge selection of used clothing, accessories and music for sale. The store is not too organised and is tight to get around, but overall a unique NYC retail, buy back store.

PROS: You can get money from your unwanted possessions.
CONS: Very musky inside, watch out for allergies.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great spot to unload some gear. The store excepts what is in season and in style, according to Williamsburgh style that is, which is where it is located. The drop-off, cash refund or shopping system is fair, easy to do and fast. The clothes that they do not want, they'll donate for you, which is convienant. Their is a huge selection of used clothing, accessories and music for sale. The store is not too organised and is tight to get around, but overall a unique NYC retail, buy back store.

PROS: You can get money from your unwanted possessions.
CONS: Very musky inside, watch out for allergies.

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Beacons closet is a nice thrift store located in Brooklyn. It pays for high-quality thrift and vintage clothing, so youll get the most out of this place if youre an enterprising hipster with extra clothing youre looking to sell, probably in order to buy more used and vintage clothing. Otherwise, the selection is fairly good if a little overpriced.

4
★★★★☆

Beacons closet is a nice thrift store located in Brooklyn. It pays for high-quality thrift and vintage clothing, so youll get the most out of this place if youre an enterprising hipster with extra clothing youre looking to sell, probably in order to buy more used and vintage clothing. Otherwise, the selection is fairly good if a little overpriced.

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This thrift store buys back your clothes and you have the option of using the buy as store credit. The clothes they carry are mainly of a hipster trend, but the prices cannot be beat. Very little in the store is over $20. The staff is friendly. The store usually has people walking around and trying things on, but there are enough spaces to test out the clothes that it isn't a problem. One of the best thrift stores in the area.

4
★★★★☆

This thrift store buys back your clothes and you have the option of using the buy as store credit. The clothes they carry are mainly of a hipster trend, but the prices cannot be beat. Very little in the store is over $20. The staff is friendly. The store usually has people walking around and trying things on, but there are enough spaces to test out the clothes that it isn't a problem. One of the best thrift stores in the area.

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This place is huge! If you are looking for good second hand very hip looking clothing, this is the place you should go. It will probably take you all day to look through everything though. It might be a little too big for me because then I start getting confused. You will definitely find something you like, although they are mostly geared toward women's clothing. It gets very crowded, so be prepared for that. I think it's worth fighting the crowds and looking through racks and racks of clothes because you will definitely come out with something nice at a good price.

4
★★★★☆

This place is huge! If you are looking for good second hand very hip looking clothing, this is the place you should go. It will probably take you all day to look through everything though. It might be a little too big for me because then I start getting confused. You will definitely find something you like, although they are mostly geared toward women's clothing. It gets very crowded, so be prepared for that. I think it's worth fighting the crowds and looking through racks and racks of clothes because you will definitely come out with something nice at a good price.

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This place is huge. They have tons and tons of racks organized by color and item (i.e. purple shirts, blue dresses), except the pants are by size. They have a separate room for guys' stuff, but it is small. It's mostly women's clothing. Most of the place is devoted to shirts but there are a lot of pants, skirts, dresses, shoes and handbags as well, along with a whole wall of jackets. It gets really crowded on weekends, so beware. If you want to find good clothes for pretty cheap in Brooklyn, this is the place to go. However, I do not really enjoy shopping there because it is so big that I get tired and do not have the energy to go through every rack. I prefer the smaller branch in Park Slope.

4
★★★★☆

This place is huge. They have tons and tons of racks organized by color and item (i.e. purple shirts, blue dresses), except the pants are by size. They have a separate room for guys' stuff, but it is small. It's mostly women's clothing. Most of the place is devoted to shirts but there are a lot of pants, skirts, dresses, shoes and handbags as well, along with a whole wall of jackets. It gets really crowded on weekends, so beware. If you want to find good clothes for pretty cheap in Brooklyn, this is the place to go. However, I do not really enjoy shopping there because it is so big that I get tired and do not have the energy to go through every rack. I prefer the smaller branch in Park Slope.

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this place is legendary in williamsburg. but its another place that i feel takes the fun out of used-clothing shopping, and makes it too easy, because everything here is pre-selected for hipness. you can sell your vintage and designer stuff here, but your stuff may be rejected if it's not hip enough. the prices are eh. well over thrift-shop prices but not as bad as manhattan vintage prices.

3
★★★☆☆

this place is legendary in williamsburg. but its another place that i feel takes the fun out of used-clothing shopping, and makes it too easy, because everything here is pre-selected for hipness. you can sell your vintage and designer stuff here, but your stuff may be rejected if it's not hip enough. the prices are eh. well over thrift-shop prices but not as bad as manhattan vintage prices.

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I am amlost embarrassed to say that I go to Beacon's Closet on average once a week. They just have such great stuff at decent prices so you can't go wrong. Also, you can trade in your old clothes for new old clothes which is very exciting, especially if you're unemployed or underemployed! Ignore the super hipster women who might glare at you. Don't let them stop you form getting the cheap slightly used clothes you deserve.

PROS: cheap clothes, good brands
CONS: glaring hipster girls

4
★★★★☆

I am amlost embarrassed to say that I go to Beacon's Closet on average once a week. They just have such great stuff at decent prices so you can't go wrong. Also, you can trade in your old clothes for new old clothes which is very exciting, especially if you're unemployed or underemployed! Ignore the super hipster women who might glare at you. Don't let them stop you form getting the cheap slightly used clothes you deserve.

PROS: cheap clothes, good brands
CONS: glaring hipster girls

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Okay so its not my thing but if you are into the Williamsburg, hipster scene then this place is worth checking out. Beacons Closet is appropriately located in Williamsburg with a second branch in Park Slope. The clothing is very much in style and throw back t-shirts are everywhere. Impressive is their selection of used CDs and high quality jeans. If you want to look like you paid through the nose to look like you did not spend more than $3 on your whole outfit this place is worth checking out.

4
★★★★☆

Okay so its not my thing but if you are into the Williamsburg, hipster scene then this place is worth checking out. Beacons Closet is appropriately located in Williamsburg with a second branch in Park Slope. The clothing is very much in style and throw back t-shirts are everywhere. Impressive is their selection of used CDs and high quality jeans. If you want to look like you paid through the nose to look like you did not spend more than $3 on your whole outfit this place is worth checking out.

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Beacon's Closet is rather overwhelming when you first walk in--this warehouse-sized used-clothes emporium is like mecca for the secondhand set. If your old clothes are hip (and seasonal) enough, you can sell them for store credit (or cash, but you don't get as much), and go crazy buying more. Because this is Williamsburg, there's a lot of cool stuff, but because this is Williamsburg, it's pretty well picked over. The skirts and dresses section is poorly lit and kind of annoying to sort through, and the men's section is pretty inadequate, but this still represents the best of the best, thrift-store-find-wise, that Williamsburg has to offer, and they don't try to rip you off as many "vintage" places do. There's also a second location in Park Slope.

4
★★★★☆

Beacon's Closet is rather overwhelming when you first walk in--this warehouse-sized used-clothes emporium is like mecca for the secondhand set. If your old clothes are hip (and seasonal) enough, you can sell them for store credit (or cash, but you don't get as much), and go crazy buying more. Because this is Williamsburg, there's a lot of cool stuff, but because this is Williamsburg, it's pretty well picked over. The skirts and dresses section is poorly lit and kind of annoying to sort through, and the men's section is pretty inadequate, but this still represents the best of the best, thrift-store-find-wise, that Williamsburg has to offer, and they don't try to rip you off as many "vintage" places do. There's also a second location in Park Slope.

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This warehouse near the waterfront in Brooklyn is packed to the gills with racks of second-hand clothing. It's arranged by type of clothing and by color, and their selection is great. They buy clothing as well, but due to high volume, they generally take very little. Avoid shopping Saturday afternoons, when it gets packed, but otherwise it makes for a pleasant shopping experience. They also have a branch in Park Slope.

PROS: good selection, cheap prices
CONS: crowded on weekends

4
★★★★☆

This warehouse near the waterfront in Brooklyn is packed to the gills with racks of second-hand clothing. It's arranged by type of clothing and by color, and their selection is great. They buy clothing as well, but due to high volume, they generally take very little. Avoid shopping Saturday afternoons, when it gets packed, but otherwise it makes for a pleasant shopping experience. They also have a branch in Park Slope.

PROS: good selection, cheap prices
CONS: crowded on weekends

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Beacon's Closet is a clothing exchange store. They selectively buy, sell, and trade used clothing and accessories, from, to, and with the public, on a walk-in basis. Beacon's Closet specializes in both ultramodern and vintage attire. What

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★★★★★

Beacon's Closet is a clothing exchange store. They selectively buy, sell, and trade used clothing and accessories, from, to, and with the public, on a walk-in basis. Beacon's Closet specializes in both ultramodern and vintage attire. What

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My Gawd, when i walked into this amazing store my heart started to pound! I glanced around wide eyed at the color coded sections on the shop floor and thought how the hell am i going to have enough time to go through everything! Needless

5
★★★★★

My Gawd, when i walked into this amazing store my heart started to pound! I glanced around wide eyed at the color coded sections on the shop floor and thought how the hell am i going to have enough time to go through everything! Needless

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Impressive is their selection of used CDs and high quality jeans. If you want to look like you paid through the nose to look like you did not spend more than $3 on your whole outfit this place is worth checking out.

5
★★★★★

Impressive is their selection of used CDs and high quality jeans. If you want to look like you paid through the nose to look like you did not spend more than $3 on your whole outfit this place is worth checking out.

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They just have such great stuff at decent prices so you can't go wrong. Also, you can trade in your old clothes for new old clothes which is very exciting, especially if you're unemployed or underemployed!

5
★★★★★

They just have such great stuff at decent prices so you can't go wrong. Also, you can trade in your old clothes for new old clothes which is very exciting, especially if you're unemployed or underemployed!

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If you want to find good clothes for pretty cheap in Brooklyn, this is the place to go.

5
★★★★★

If you want to find good clothes for pretty cheap in Brooklyn, this is the place to go.

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This place is huge! If you are looking for good second hand very hip looking clothing, this is the place you should go. It will probably take you all day to look through everything though.

5
★★★★★

This place is huge! If you are looking for good second hand very hip looking clothing, this is the place you should go. It will probably take you all day to look through everything though.

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This is a great spot to unload some gear. The store excepts what is in season and in style, according to Williamsburgh style that is, which is where it is located. The drop-off, cash refund or shopping system is fair, easy to do and fast.

5
★★★★★

This is a great spot to unload some gear. The store excepts what is in season and in style, according to Williamsburgh style that is, which is where it is located. The drop-off, cash refund or shopping system is fair, easy to do and fast.

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Beacons closet is a nice thrift store located in Brooklyn. It pays for high-quality thrift and vintage clothing, so youll get the most out of this place if youre an enterprising hipster with extra clothing youre looking to sell, probably

5
★★★★★

Beacons closet is a nice thrift store located in Brooklyn. It pays for high-quality thrift and vintage clothing, so youll get the most out of this place if youre an enterprising hipster with extra clothing youre looking to sell, probably

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Their is a huge selection of used clothing, accessories and music for sal

5
★★★★★

Their is a huge selection of used clothing, accessories and music for sal

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This is an excellent place to sell any of your vintage or hipster clothing that just doesn't work for you anymore--and it's wonderful to use that money just to get even more clothes! The prices at Beacon's, although high, are definitely

5
★★★★★

This is an excellent place to sell any of your vintage or hipster clothing that just doesn't work for you anymore--and it's wonderful to use that money just to get even more clothes! The prices at Beacon's, although high, are definitely

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Beacon's Closet is just a place you have to see to understand - prices for the vintage clothing are reasonable but it is the truly amazing atmosphere that makes it distinct. The music, the attitude and the funkiness of the clothing

5
★★★★★

Beacon's Closet is just a place you have to see to understand - prices for the vintage clothing are reasonable but it is the truly amazing atmosphere that makes it distinct. The music, the attitude and the funkiness of the clothing

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The store is easy to move around in and it is not hard to find the type of clothes you want, you just need to search to find the perfect item! The prices are good and the staff is very friendly

5
★★★★★

The store is easy to move around in and it is not hard to find the type of clothes you want, you just need to search to find the perfect item! The prices are good and the staff is very friendly

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I got a pretty damn good buy here - a $160 cashmere sweater for $19.99. The Williamsburg store does seem to have more hipster-esque stuff, but the Park Slope store has a lot of cool stuff too. I got my favorite necklace from here as well

5
★★★★★

I got a pretty damn good buy here - a $160 cashmere sweater for $19.99. The Williamsburg store does seem to have more hipster-esque stuff, but the Park Slope store has a lot of cool stuff too. I got my favorite necklace from here as well

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I was looking for more chic pieces, and was quite successful at finding them. Great selection here, and easy to move about. You HAVE to visit this place!

5
★★★★★

I was looking for more chic pieces, and was quite successful at finding them. Great selection here, and easy to move about. You HAVE to visit this place!

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There are SO MANY wonderful clothes and accessories here

5
★★★★★

There are SO MANY wonderful clothes and accessories here

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Beacon's closet has good deals for purchase

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Beacon's closet has good deals for purchase

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I've been going to Beacons for several years and every time I go there, I am so shocked by the attitude of their sales ppl. It was rainy the last time I went, and the whole place stank like wet dogs (there were two wet dogs running around

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I've been going to Beacons for several years and every time I go there, I am so shocked by the attitude of their sales ppl. It was rainy the last time I went, and the whole place stank like wet dogs (there were two wet dogs running around

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I went to Beacon's Closet for the first time over the weekend to look for some costumes. I didn't find exactly what I was looking for (how many lavender pantsuits are there out there?), but I was amazed at not only the large selection of

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★★★★★

I went to Beacon's Closet for the first time over the weekend to look for some costumes. I didn't find exactly what I was looking for (how many lavender pantsuits are there out there?), but I was amazed at not only the large selection of

 

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