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220 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.676001 -73.981064
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
rude staff; don't sell clothes here – I was preparing to take a few pieces of clothing down to good ol' Beacon's Closet, and remembered how totally rude the staff was last time I was there selling. Logged on to citysearch and wow, I guess it wasn't just me they were rude to.
I'm taking my clothes to Housing Works, where they can help other people. Maybe you should, too.
Dont bother if your not one of them! – I took in some great name brand items. The girl who sorted through my stuff was really rude along with the rest of the staff. They seem to think having a job sorting through other peoples old clothes made them Queens... They need a reality and an attitude check. Don't even bother taking your items for sale unless you have an earring that goes through one ear and comes out your nose. The person before me selling her items dresses like the girls there and she had some really ugly stuff I must say. However they bought her items over my brand new items... Dress the part or dont bother!
It's not shopping, It's a "scene" – This place has always had a great selection of used clothing, maybe a little overpriced, but I'm sure they have high rent to pay. I've bought things here over the years, but never left the store with a good feeling. If you don't have a Strokes haircut while wearing mismatched kneesocks, you may feel a little out-of-place. The hipsters that work there are a liittle aloof, but seem nice, for the most part. It can be an ok place, but unless you fit the above profile, don't even try to sell clothing to them. They look you over, not your clothing, when deciding whether to buy from you. I'm not bitter, but I've had this experience repeated many times--
I've brought in some killer vintage and/or designer clothes and they've refused my wares. I've then taken the clothing to the local Sal.Army and not even a week later, I've seen my things that I donated now on sale at Beacon's. It's a mystery.
Poor customer service – Their website states that they accept clothes up until 30 minutes before close. After I carried 50 pounds of clothes to the store, the owner herself tells me that they will not even consider my bundle as they are too busy. She even admitted that it was usually too busy on weekends to accept clothes most of the day. She even treated me like the bad guy after I suggested that they change the website. I believe this store, since I spoke to the owner, is only after the 'easy' money made on your collection clothes. I'm sure that they hope you drop your bundle after carrying it so far, because guess what - they would then receive free inventory. Don't let them take advantage of your closet.
My advice: sell them on ebay or donate them and declare a write off.
A smaller version of the Williamsburg consignment boutique in the Slope. – In Short
Attention, bargain hunters: Find a wide range of gently worn men's and women's apparel, shoes and accessories. There's also an assorment of soaps and candles, as well as used indie rock CDs and records. Got something to sell? Beacon's Closet will buy your old clothes--offering 30 percent of the resale value in cash, or 55 percent in store credit.
This is more of Consignment Store – I was on the search for thrift stores and I thought this was one however it is more like a consignment store. I'm looking for used clothes that are really cheap but the items in this store are priced like a normal clothing store. The had many things to choose from and the items are very vintage. Overall it's an average store. I can't complain too much since I got a cute pair of Kenneth Cole sandals for $10.
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