02/23/17 11:26am
Ruthie Darling Vintage Clothing

We are living in a vintage world, ladies. Photo by Ruthie Darling/Brokelyn at Risk

Vintage shopping has long been the perfect way for millennials to stay chic and save money. As a part-time fashion blogger myself, I love to create new outfits, but being a financially challenged freelancer, I have to find clothing on a seriously low budget. I’ve been hitting up some Brooklyn neighborhoods in search of the coolest vintage at the cheapest prices. This week I’m in Bushwick, and here is what I found. (more…)

07/26/11 3:05pm

Re/Dress posterIn need of some last minute retail therapy? No need to leave the sun behind! Re/Dress NYC, located in Boerum Hill and a favorite of Brokelyn’s own Caroline Shadood, is holding a last minute $10 vintage dress sidewalk sale on 7/26, which is today. Located at 109 Boerum Place between Pacific & Dean, the store has 4 racks of vintage dresses outside (think 1950’s through 1980’s) in sizes ranging from 8 to 20. What’s the deal? The store is currently closed for renovations so they’ve moved some choice goods onto the pavement for one day only for your shopping pleasure. Note: Cash only so come prepared.

Amy Sohn.

Amy Sohn.

By now you’ve heard all about Amy Sohn’s devil-wears-mom-jeans satire Prospect Park West, which is kicking up controversy among the Connecticut Muffin crowd. Tonight the author braves the flying organic heirlooms with a reading tonight at Cobble Hill’s Book Court, where all of our favorite writers seem to be turning up these days. (Holla Anna Jane Grossman next Monday!). We asked Amy for her favorite local bargains, not because they have much to do with her novel, whose characters seem rather more status-obsessed than their creator, but because… that’s what we do. (more…)