What is the purpose of Beacon's closet?

Beacon's Closet is a domestic and neighbourhood business. We are a female-founded firm with a sole Brooklyn presence that values sustainability and moral conduct in business.

What is the purpose of Beacon's closet?

Beacon's Closet is a domestic and neighbourhood business. We are a female-founded firm with a sole Brooklyn presence that values sustainability and moral conduct in business.

Beacons pays a decent salary, offers full-time employees 100% health insurance, pays for maternity and paternity leave, and pays for vacation and personal days. We frequently receive positive press from both domestic and foreign publications, with features in publications such as goop, thrillist, buzzfeed, vanity fair, time out ny, gothamist, refinery 29, the New York Times, teen vogue, Italian vogue, French vogue, Crains, and the Wall Street Journal.

Details regarding Beacon's closet include:

1.     Despite shopping for the winter and spring, we will take high-demand goods from all seasons into consideration.

2.     At the moment, appointments are not required for in-person sales in Greenpoint, Bushwick, and Manhattan; drop-off sales are the only option in Park Slope. Please keep it to 50 items.

3.     You are not permitted to wait near our buyers at Park Slope while they inspect your products or to receive price quotes.

4.     You must enter our businesses wearing a face mask that covers your mouth and nose.

How does Beacon's Closet market its products?

1.     We reimburse 50% of the prices we assign your purchases in store credit or 30% in cash.

2.     If you want to collect your money electronically, you may choose from cashless payment methods like Apple Cash, Venmo, and PayPal. Instead of waiting for your goods to sell before you are paid, you can choose to receive cash or make a trade right now.

3.     Only the day the things are brought in is when the cash option is available; credit cannot be converted to cash later.

4.     We carefully choose the vintage and contemporary apparel, shoes, and accessories we buy, sell, and exchange with the public. We base our purchases on supply, demand, and inventory levels.

5.     The legal selling age is 18 or older. To buy, you must have a valid United States government-issued ID or a passport (along with a valid visa, per DCA rules). Information is kept private and is never disclosed to third parties or used for commercial gain.

All stores are now accepting store credit as payment.

Please do not be offended if we are unable to buy your stuff; we must buy the clothes you bring in order to generate money, so if we can, we will!

What timeframe does Beacon's Closet use for selling and buying?

Seven days a week, we shop.

A half-hour before the store closes, we quit shopping. Depending on wait times, a same-day evaluation right before closing time might not be possible. We desire all of your resalable goods, but we can only currently take up to 50 of them.

Does Beacon's Closet assist with donating your stuff as well?

1.     If the buyer does not pick up the items on the same day that they are dropped off, any items not chosen for resale along with the bag they were brought in will be donated to charity.

2.     We regret that we are unable to keep dropped-off items in storage for a longer period of time, but this is necessary given the volume of clothing we receive every day.

3.     As a courtesy to our clients, we offer to donate to charity all things not chosen for resale.

A little background about Beacon's closet:

Carrie Peterson, the owner and originator of Beacon's Closet, relocated from Tucson to Williamsburg in 1996. Carrie followed her brother and his pals as they left their apartment on Metropolitan Avenue, which was tucked between a gas station (now a bank) and the Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant. Carrie moved in with him until she could find a home of her own. , and more than at a lot of people, but not too, and was, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and

Beacon's original stock was sourced from her own wardrobe, the closest of friends, and thrift stores. The business, the product, and those dang rents all increased dramatically along with Williamsburg. The original beast held down the fort nearby at 74 Guernsey in Greenpoint and other sites in Park Slope, Manhattan, and Bushwick until finally branching off into 4 distinct locations. Beth Moon-burgess and Lily Cicarone both spent a long time as managers in the second Williamsburg branch before joining Carrie and Cindy in the Bushwick and Manhattan locations, respectively.

The key to Beacon's closet's success is:

Beacon's Closet, which employs 45 people, has followed the neighbourhood's progress. This part of Brooklyn was a totally different place 13 years ago, when it first opened. According to Cindy Wheeler, who co-owns the shop with the store's creator, Carrie Peterson, "at the time, Williamsburg was not nearly as populous or hip." "It was fairly lonely." What a long walk it was to West 11th, I recall thinking. The town's edge was here. However, Carrie has vision and foresaw it. It was tangible. Lots of musicians and artists were there. "Rents will increase as a result of something that is about to occur."