Local lovers of vintage are revving up their engines (and eating extra protein bars) for Bushwick’s First Annual Vintage Crawl—an event that’s sure to see hoards of shoppers rummaging through racks and sprinting from shop-to-shop this weekend (June 4-5).
Here’s a breakdown of the stores involved, so you can get hyped up and plan your shopping route…
Beacon’s Closet Bushwick (23 Bogart St.) – The ultimate vintage destination for several ‘nabes in Brooklyn, Beacon’s Closet always has an abundance of eclectic clothing hanging on their racks. Apart from their theatrical offerings, you’ll find up to the minute trends there, too. Bring your old clothes with you to sell or trade.
Chess & The Sphinx (252 Knickerbocker Ave.) – Launched by two vintage-loving girls who met at a dance party, this store is both fun to shop and super chic. They pooled their vintage collections into what they call a “cross-generational notion of style for the modern-day woman”, and it works.
Collections (16 Wilson Ave.) – Every girl needs a go-to spot to pick up a weekend outfit on the L line. Collections sources their stock from across the country and they have no shortage of It-girl attire. Most of the clothing looks brand new, despite hailing from decades past. They also sell local designers’ jewelry.
Fox & Fawn Bushwick (222 Varet St.) – This chic boutique has two locations—the other is right here in Greenpoint—but once you walk through the alley entrance of the Bushwick store, you’ll be hooked. They specialize in high end designer vintage clothing for both men and women. You can also turn in your closet’s contents for cash or trade.
Friends NYC (56 Bogart St.) – Another local duo of vintage-fixated friends combined their expertise and obsession to produce this 2200-square-foot shop of contemporary and vintage clothing. Inspired by “club kids, goth kids, grunge kids, and Super Models”, they offer gems from days past, current brands and local designers’ wares.
G.G. Nix (1339 Dekalb Ave.) – A vintage store-art gallery hybrid with a sense of humor and a community mission. This boutique hosts dance parties and feminist art shows in addition to offering up stylish clothing, accessories and jewelry. Don’t miss their epic sale racks.
Worship (117 Wilson Ave.) – This bi-coastal shop stocks vintage and indie designer clothes, accessories and special items inspired by artists and musicians worldwide. Their curated collection of vintage ranges from the 1900’s to the 1990’s and never disappoints.
Here’s a map to plan your own personal crawl. And pssst! Don’t forget to show the flier at checkout for 15% off your purchase!