gifts + more
gifts + more
how to buy • sell • trade
what we do + how we do it
- we pay the highest percentages of any clothing exchange store
- we pay 35% cash or 55% store credit of the price tags that we apply to your items
- you do not wait for your items to sell before you receive your money, you get cash or trade on the spot
- we buy, sell, and trade vintage and modern clothing, shoes, and accessories, with the public
- no appointments, just walk in
- you can choose to watch us buy from you, or drop off and shop or return later for your convenience.
- we buy according to demand, condition, and inventory levels.
- we require government issued id to sell. information is confidential and is never shared with outside parties nor is it ever used for promotional reasons
when to sell + how much to bring
- we buy 7 days a week, without appointments, up until 1/2 hour before closing
- we want all of your re-sellable merchandise, however, we encourage no more than 4 large bags
yes we will donate your items
- items left by customers for drop off must be claimed by the customer before closing the same business day.
- items not selected for resale will be donated to charity if not picked up by the customer on the same day that they are dropped off.
- we regret that we cannot store dropped off items for a longer period of time, however, this is due to the large volume of clothing that we receive on a daily basis.
- all items not selected for resale can be donated to charity as a service to our customers
where the donated merchandise goes
- FDNY family assistance unit (FAU). items they collect from us are sold at not for profit thrift stores and money donated to benefit FAU. the fau assists FDNY families when there is a death, accident, or serious illness. 501(c)(3) verified.
- garage sales against violence. 140-21 31st rd #2b, flushing, ny 11354. assists larger non-profits such as horizons, and women with cause, in bringing goods and much needed counseling services to their clients who have been displaced due to abuse. because of displacement, clients are in need of clothing and assistance. gsav maintains a storage closet that provides the ability to dress distressed people of all shapes and sizes on short notice 501(c)(3) verified.
- dominick's mobile ministry. a not-for-profit mobile service established in 1995, which distributes customer clothing to the needy, homeless, and to churches throughout new york and pennsylvania. items are both given away directly to individuals, and sometimes sold with a request for donations, to pay for this not-for-profit's operational expenses. this clothing is distributed through churches and through the mobile unit. any proceeds which this charity collects go toward fulfilling the mission of its own organization. director, joseph dominick.
December 18, 2014
manhattan & bushwick holiday party
we’ve waited all year to break out our glitziest, gaudiest getup for the beacon’s closet bushwick + manhattan’s holiday party at the drink last tuesday. the holiday vibe was going strong on the dance floor while gifts and drinks flowed all night long. feast your eyes on the festivity, and have a happy holiday!
December 17, 2014
new! "how to sell" video
we have a brand new instructional video that explains our buy/sell/trade process.
December 17, 2014
brooke and clare deck the halls with red white and tinsel. cocktail dresses help us feel the reason to celebrate the season.
December 16, 2014
our greenpoint holiday party
it’s that time of year again! the beacon’s closet greenpoint holiday party, a delightfully debauched event of dancing, drinks and high-drama dresses, was held in the ‘hood at the lovely ramona last thursday. the night was cold but the dance floor was hot! we captured some moves and grooves, below. happy holidays!