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5 Greenpoint Shops That Will Game Change Your Closet Clean Out And Earn You Some Cash

Well hello there, Spring! We’re finally seeing some blooms and sunshine in the neighborhood again.  And, you’re probably gearing up to clean out your closet and maybe add a little somethin’ new to your collection. If you’re in a major purging mode, you’re probably organizing your once-loved items by category. Think: donate, keep, and sell. Did you know that there’s quite a few stores in our area that you can sell your gently-used clothes, shoes, and accessories to?

If you want to get started on selling and need some key tips to maximizing your return, read on for some expert guidelines on where to sell and how to clean out your closet like a pro.
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Stock Up At Beacon’s Closet End Of Summer Sale

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Make a little room for a few last minute summer pieces. Beacon’s Closet is having sale from August 15-17 and expect deals to be up to 50% off. On the last day of the sale, the shop will join ReuseNYC in promoting National Thrift Store Day. National Thrift Store Day in New York celebrates the vibrant NYC reuse community and the many benefits of buying second-hand.

Beacon’s Closet: 74 Guernsey Street
11:00 am — 8:00 pm

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11 Summer Staples And Where To Buy Them Locally

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I am having a love affair with summer. The warm air, beach trips, late nights, and over all adventure are exhilarating. Why not up your summer vibes with some new pieces in your wardrobe? Even more, why not do that while supporting local business?
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Dusty Rose Vintage Sale

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On Pi day, you might very well be eating pie, but you will also want to spice up your spring wardrobe. Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) is holding its great pile sale — for $25 you can dig and fit as many goodies as you can fit into a bag. Dig, discover, and shop!

With spring in the air, what thrifting gems are you hoping to score?

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No More Pink Boxes: Where to Sell & Donate Your Clothes

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Many “charity”” boxes are a sham. Your closet is overflowing. Perhaps crochet crop tops and your old high school gym tees aren’t part of your wardrobe repertoire any longer. Here’s some places and bins to unload it all.

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Spring Clean Your Closet: Selling Tips from Vintage Buyers

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After the winter of discontent, Spring is finally starting to flit around Greenpoint. Maybe you’re eyeing a new floral print dress, a vintage leather backpack, or just something that isn’t a puffer coat of epic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man proportions?

Get your Spring on and clean out those closets. With a little cash on hand for your gently loved clothes, you can score new pieces (or vintage finds) anytime. I rounded up some of my favorite buyers and Brooklyn shops to get the best advice on where and how to sell back your clothes, and not to mention, the best and weirdest finds in the shop. Continue reading

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