If you're like me: then you totally fucking hate Beacon's Closet. Like REALLY, REALLY hate it.
True, I hate almost all the crap they sell. But more than anything, I hate the nasty, preening, tasteless gaggle of "buyer girls" who hang out in the back of the store sitting court, and seem to be allergic to any garment possessing any tiny shred of style, chic-ness OR sophistication. But if you've got a shitload of H&M or Wet Seal crap to sell, they should most definitely be your first stop.
1 of a Find is like the polar opposite of Beacon's Closet. They're like Beacon's closet after a colonic, some green tea, and a Winona Ryder exorcism. They have a rockin, beautifully edited selection of vintage clothes and accessories that will, I promise, make you swoon.
After visiting their shop in Park Slope, I was immediately in love with the following:
*gorgeous 40's style black cashmere sweater with 3/4 sleeves
*a snakeskin clutch
*pretty much all the Jewelry
*a showstopping YSL belt
Not everything is name brand, but if you're a label whore, you'll be plenty satisfied. I also loved that they had quite a few dressy/cocktail dresses to choose from, if you're looking for something for a special occasion. Also, its actually pleasant to be in their shop, so you won't have to step on some wannabe hipster's freshly tattooed hands should you have to retreive any accidentally dropped jumpsuits.
Best of all, as of THIS FRIDAY, they are opening up a new shop in Prospect Heights!
"The Prospect Heights boutique is a large and airy setting for a well-curated collection of mint condition Chanel, YSL, Adolfo, Estevez, Galanos, and many other Vintage classics . Custom artistry pieces and rare Vintage from the 40s through the 80s will also be sold as well as select re-styled Vintage from local and independent designers. 1 of a Find rounds out its stock with handbags, vintage sunglasses and unique jewelry - a true one stop shopping destination."
1 of a Find Park Slope
180 Lincoln Place
1 of a Find Prospect Heights
633 Vanderbilt Avenue