store owners beth moon (with peaches), cindy wheeler, carrie peterson and lily ciccarone
not pictured cindy, adrian & davies. photo by carly rabalais
beacon's closet is a home grown and locally owned operation. we are a 100% brooklyn based, female founded company, that embraces sustainability and ethical business practices. beacon's provides a living wage to our employees, offering 100% health insurance coverage for full timers, paid maternity and paternity leave, and paid vacation/personal days. each store has a common partner, founder carrie peterson, and partnerships with previous beacon's managers, cindy wheeler, cindy h, adrian d, beth moon, and lily ciccarone.
we are consistently listed as one of the top 10 stores in NYC, and have received much love from local, and international press, including features in: vanity fair, time out ny, gothamist, racked, jane, lucky, the village voice, ny times, italian vogue, french vogue, crains, and the wall street journal.
time out ny lists us as #1, in their feature of NYC's 10 best shops:
"Beacon’s Closet for mountains of vintage and a killer shoe selection."
racked lists us in their top 12 resale stores in nyc:
"Beacon's Closet has become one of the most well-known, oft-visited buy-sell-trade stores in New York, scouted by TV stylists, dug through by the fashion-conscious, and thoroughly searched by students and those on a budget."
thefashionhash is also kind of into us:
"as a bright-eyed, barely-legal, upper west side dormer, riding the A to the L to beacon's closet was my introduction to the much cooler brooklyn. i would pack, nay, stuff my suitcase with clothes to trade, always heading back uptown with even more in tow. i never could resist a good closet purge, and with the thrill of the find built in, twas a day trip i would schedule weeks in advance in sheer anticipation of my next haul. having easy access to beacon's was instrumental in my decision to move to williamsburg.. so, i guess i really. fucking. love it."
we regularly donate a portion of our profits to the following charities:
- the national fragile x foundation
- brooklyn animal resource coalition, b.a.r.c.
- doctors without borders
- poplar springs animal sanctuary