"Where to Shop, Beacon's Closet . . . this second-hand shop has steadily drawn smart shoppers from across the bridges since it opened. The secret lies in its down-to-earth pricing and full stock of quality clothes kept fresh by a high turnout of hip patrons."
"Environmentally- and trendy- friendly, the Closet keeps the locals and out-of-towners groovily dressed for less. Recycling your wardrobe rejects is the concept behind the richness of this Beacon's treasure. Vintage and the latest designers mix happily in this spacious and well-organized walk-in. Shoes are in good standing as well . . . As you browse through the racks, you'll come up with the goody goods surrendered by hip Japanese teenagers and seasoned glamour gals, with names like Betsey Johnson, Christioan Dior, and Alaia. If you put in the time, Gucci and other assorted delicacies are bound to redeem your pursuit for style."
"If it's nifty vintage threads you're after, Beacon's Closet is your best bet. At incredibly low prices you can't exactly lose in Carrie Peterson's Budget-friendly store. Operating on a trade system, the store offers 35% cash or 55% store credit for your unwanted current, classic and vintage garments. Happily, Peterson is pretty choosy, so unlike most vintage stores, you won't pull a muscle trying to wrench a sweater from between overstuffed racks. And since the starving but stylish artists in the community often resort to denuding their closets for cash, a neverending cycle of sartorial swankiness abounds.
Pssst. Wanna know a secret? Promise not to tell? Okay then, here goes: The boys of preeningly macho rock band Louis XIV like to wear women's clothing… "You know, it's funny, but I don't even know my size in men's," confided lead singer Jason Hill when Fashion Wire Daily met he and guitarist Brian Karscig at Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg one recent afternoon…
Guide to Williamsburg, listed. "Borough Fare . . . #5. Beacon's Closet."