Beacon’s Closet Brings Vintage Skirts to East Village Outskirts

beaconsRachel Arons

East Village fashionistas who are used to hopping on the L train to comb the racks of Beacon’s Closet can now do so without crossing the river. Two Fridays ago, a third location of the popular second-hand clothing store (the first outside of its native Brooklyn) quietly opened at 10 West 13th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The 2,500 square-foot space is half the size of the Williamsburg warehouse original, but is larger than the Park Slope location. (With crisp white walls and tall columns, it’s also a bit more chic.)

The price tags, meanwhile, are still more Brooklyn than Manhattan – expect a familiar combination of affordable vintage styles (Ferragamo heels, $29.95) and marked-down contemporary designer items (Acne men’s coat, $79.95) with plenty of plaids, loud floral patterns and worn-in leather boots in between. Co-owner Beth Moon said the store’s goal is the same as it has been since it first opened nearly a decade and a half ago: to provide “affordable and vintage fashions for everyone who lives here.”