Top 5 best thrift stores in Brooklyn for menswear.

Top 5 best thrift stores in Brooklyn for menswear.

Brooklyn, New York has been a borough of diverse culture and unmatched style ever since I was a young teen. I would often visit thrift stores throughout the borough to find vintage, streetwear, and high-fashion menswear. With time, Brooklyn became the go to location for rare thrift pieces sought after by collectors, hipsters, hype-beasts, and more. As a seasoned man of thrift, I complied a list of the top five best thrift stores in Brooklyn for menswear whether you're style is vintage, streetwear, or high-fashion. 

Worship

Worship is a vintage boutique for men and women founded in 2013 by Sara Villard and Vashti Windish located in Brooklyn, NY and Echo Park, LA. Worship specializes in circa 1900's vintage clothing, independent/ trend designer clothing, accessories, and specialty goods inspired by art and music. Stop by their Brooklyn location to purchase highly curated menswear or see work on their walls by up and coming artists. For thrifters that are unable to stop by, then be sure to shop their Instagram feed for both boutique locations (NY/ LA). If you're thinking about selling your own clothing gems, then contact them via email, phone, or stop by to set up an appointment. 

Extremely well curated, the selection is not only high quality but also highly unique. Their collection ranges from contemporary and vintage designer pieces, intriguing jewelry pieces made by NY based artists, novelty antique accessories, vintage rock tees and stylish eyewear. They are also known to host special events such as art exhibitions and record release parties from time to time. Hit this place up!
— Martin G. (Yelp)

Address: 117 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Tel: (718) 484-3660

 

L Train Vintage

Founded in 1999, L Train Vintage carries a collection of vintage, retro, and upcycled contemporary clothing and footwear for men and women. Men's wardrobe essentials such as footwear, outerwear, t-shirts, and more are plentiful at all four Brooklyn locations. The founders of L Train Vintage also created Vice Versa in South Slope, Atlantis Attic in East Williamsburg (permantely closed), Urban Jungle in East Williamsburg and three more shops around the city. If you're unable to stop by any of the four locations, then be sure to check out their online store for menswear.

Best thrift and vintage store I have ever been to. Seriously well organized and priced very fairly. Amazing selection. Even for a huge guy like me at 6 foot 330lbs. I had plenty of choices. Ended up with a Wilson leather jacket easily worth $400 for $35 bucks! Also bought a pair of leather pants for $25! I got steal toe Doc Martin Airwalks for $25 bucks! And I’m done, clearly a theme to my shopping habits has developed.
— Matthew T. (Yelp)

Address: 1377 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 1122
Address: 629 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Address: 654 Sackett St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Address: 1053 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

 

Urban Jungle

Urban Jungle is an offshoot of L Train Vintage with the same fashion flair and affordable thrift clothing. Nestled in Bushwick, Urban Jungle has created a thrift community that actively participates in the buying and selling of second-hand clothing. Vintage to contemporary menswear are easily found within their never ending racks of clothing. If you're looking to add a dash of color to your wardrobe this year, then be sure to stop by to find that tie-dye, neon, or pastel colored thrift piece you've always been looking for.

Great selection. The thrift stores in Brooklyn are so much more expansive (NOT expensive!) than I’m used to that they’re a bit overwhelming. I’m in the market for a leather jacket right now — yes, I am actively trying to be cooler and I’ve heard the first step toward making this happen is admitting that you’re trying to do so, and the second is purchasing a leather jacket. They have a ton, but there are so many my head started to spin.
— Chad T. (Yelp)

Address: 120 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Tel: (718) 381-8510

 

About Glamour

Founded in 2003, About Glamour, Inc. is a unique multi-retail business for highly fashionable and artistic men and women. Their mission is to provide a platform in which emerging creatives from all over the world come to exhibit and promote their work whether that entails fashion, art, music or design. Founder Takeshi Iida is an expert curator with exclusive products in the categories of livingware, clothing, accessories, and artworks sourced from the forefronts of fashion and art. Stop by their store based in Williamsburg or visit the online store to browse appealing menswear such as vintage/ modern high-fashion clothing and hand-sewn, re-made tops for men combining vintage and new clothing.

My wife and I have never left this place without a healthy bag of items we couldn’t have dreamed of before walking in. Lots of one of a kind (or low volume at the very least) Japanese wares, very thoughtfully curated and sensibly priced. We usually have to put back 30% of the selects, because we blast through our intended budget very quickly. The men’s section is more narrowly Japanese hipster, new wave, and mod, with a touch of norm-core.
— Charles F. (Yelp)

Address: 310 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel: (718) 599-3044

 

Beacon's Closet

Founded in 1997, Beacon's Closet has grown to become one of the most expansive thrift stores in New York City by offering vintage to the latest designer clothing. Beacon's Closet has three locations throughout Brooklyn with clothing curated by color per rack. Fresh and appealing menswear found in-store/ online are sourced from style savvy patrons who participate in Beacon's Closet buy and sell community. If you're unable to stop by any of their store locations, then be sure to visit their online store for newly added menswear.

My favorite place to visit when looking for a cheap and good quality item. I’ve bought a lot of high-end shoes here like Prada, Tods, Stuart Weitzman, etc. and they were all in good condition with really low prices. I’ve tried selling here also, and they are very detailed in their picking of selections so very reliable.
— Gene M. (Yelp)

Address: 23 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Address: 74 Guernsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Address: 92 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

An explorer of men's fashion with inquisitive eyes, born and raised in Lakeview, Long Island. My inspiration comes from nature, city streets and the world wide web. Catch me in a local thrift/consignment store near you.

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