Best Second-hand in
Why locals love it
Beacon's Closet is a second-hand clothing shop that buys and sells gently worn clothing. Because of the its almost endless offerings, you'll more often than not find something purchase-worthy when you visit. This location (Greenpoint) is their largest shop, so there are rows and rows to be dug through.
Why you should visit it
Visit Beacon's Closet in Greenpoint if you like to have to hunt for unique pieces at very reasonable prices. Although they only accept wearable items, there is not a large deal of curation done - so expect to have to work for it. Definitely visit Beacon's Closet if you want shop in NYC without bankrupting yourself.
If you are a backpacker conscious of precious luggage space, take some clothes to Beacon's Closet to sell and then take home something new.