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The Back Room Consignment Shop

The Back Room Consignment Shop & Art Gallery

When I visited the Back Room Consignment Shop (832 Manhattan Ave), I spent an hour looking through the collection. Sally, the owner, was very kind and helpful, as was Darius, who selected some of the clothes to show me. It was a welcoming environment and I recommend this place to my friends because it had some rarities like a Betsey Johnson dress from her Paraphernelia days and other cool things.

We chatted with Sally, a former burlesque dancer and Greenpoint “native.”

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Announcing the 2013 Vintage Crawl! (11/2)

This Saturday (11/2) will mark the 4th year that the Vintage Crawl has blessed us with a mapped route of shopping bliss, complete with sweets deals, cocktails, and seasonal sweaters galore. And this year, it’s expanded to the uncharted land of Bushwick.

Shoppers can navigate with a self-led interactive map on their smart phones (flip phone Philistines can rely on an old-timey paper map).  The crawl encompasses over 25 vintage stores and 10 bars across North Brooklyn, culminating in an after-party at Brooklyn Bowl, featuring Brooklyn-via-Detroit songstress, Alex Winston, synth pop greats, Joywave, and local fav, Deidre & The Dark.

After-party tickets are available here. Bring them to the crawl for even more discounts that will make your bargain-hunting thrift queen give your inner cheap-o a hearty pat on the back.

Here (drum roll) are the participating stores:

Greenpoint: Seven Wonders Vintage | Fox & Fawn | Ana Chronos | Kill Devil Hill | BKLYN Curated | Mahps Vintage | Adaptations

Williamsburg: Malin Landaeus | Horizons | Antoinette | RePop | Le Grand Strip | About Glamour | Awoke Vintage | Brooklyn Reclamation | Rabbits | Treehouse | Lavai Maria | Artists & Fleas [select booths] | C&C Pop up Truck

Bushwick: Collections | Worship | Fox and Fawn | Friends Vintage | Nouveau Vieux | Chess and the Sphinx

And..the bars: The Three Diamond Door | Dear Bushwick | High Horse Saloon | Commodore | Soft Spot | Duke’s Liquor Box | Skinny Dennis | The Gibson | Sage | Park Luncheonette

There will also be a Vintage Truck–the C&C Pop-Up mobile (from the A&E show, Storage Wars NY) will be stationed along McCarren Park in Williamsburg, selling various vintage knickknacks, clothing, and home goods.

Here is a little taste of some of the steals n’ deals going down:

Champagne and 20% off at Ana Chronos

$10-20 Rack and Endless Summer Taco Truck at Antoinette

2 for 1 sale rack at Fox and Fawn

 

 

Mimosas all day at Nouveau Vieux

25% off vintage at Treehouse

Look for us there. We’ll be the ones buying way too many Fall boots (while delicately sipping mimosas).

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