the park slope store opened the day after christmas in 2002. this shop, opened by carrie’s long-time friends cindy h. and her husband adrian, maintains a cozy and personal atmosphere, much like the original location in williamsburg. this branch has been very warmly received in this lovely part of brooklyn, and is constantly inundated with fresh hot stock from neighborhood fashionistas.
on september 2, 2011, our much anticipated manhattan store finally opened. this shop is a collaboration of efforts, and came to fruition in large part because of the superior managing efforts made by one of our own beacon's employees, beth moon. beth came to the williamsburg beacon's in 2004, and earned her partnership in 2011. carrie peterson, beth moon, and cindy wheeler, all share ownership of this location, with beth handling operations. this shop is similar in size to our park slope location, and boasts a vast open space with dramatic ceilings and oversized chandeliers made from buttons. just southwest of union square, in close proximity to parson's new school, and nyu, it is flooded with emerging fashion, hot designers, and vintage classics.
we have received an array of local and international press including features in vanity fair, time out ny, jane, lucky, the village voice, ny times, italian vogue, french vogue, and japan’s epica, and ef magazines. we have also received “best of” awards from the two most popular local weekly newspapers based in new york, the village voice, and the ny press.
most importantly, however, our customers keep coming back, and enthusiastically proclaim, “you have the best stuff.” we thank you for that.