Discover the story behind Beacon's Closet, an environmentally-friendly and ethical secondhand boutique with locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Beacon's Closet, Greenwich Village
Founded by Carrie Peterson, Beacon's Closet is a homegrown, female-founded company based in Brooklyn, New York. This boutique is dedicated to sustainability and ethical business practices, providing a living wage to its employees, offering 100% health insurance coverage for full-timers, paid maternity and paternity leave, and paid vacation/personal days. The store has partnerships with previous Beacon's managers such as Cindy Wheeler, Cindy H, Adrian D, Beth Moon-Burgess, and Lily Ciccarone.
Recognition and Accolades
Beacon's Closet consistently ranks among the top 10 secondhand stores in New York City and has received praise from local and international press, including features in Goop, Thrillist, BuzzFeed, Vanity Fair, Time Out NY, Gothamist, Refinery 29, NY Times, Teen Vogue, Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Crains, and the Wall Street Journal. Time Out NY lists Beacon's Closet as the #1 shop in their feature of NYC's 10 best shops, while New York Magazine includes them in their best stores guide.
Charitable Contributions and Partnerships
Beacon's Closet is a strong advocate for progressive change and humanitarian causes. As of April 2023, the company has donated $275,800.00 to various charitable organizations through their clothing drop-off program, BYOBag program, and supporting partnerships. Some of the organizations supported by Beacon's Closet include the ACLU, the American Indian College Fund, Doctors Without Borders, Greenpeace, and the Innocence Project.
Location and Contact Information
Beacon's Closet has two locations in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan, with the Manhattan store located at 10 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011. The store is open Monday-Friday from 12 pm to 9 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm. You can reach them by phone at (917) 261-4863 or visit their website for more information.