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The guide to vintage shopping in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

for The Brooklyn Paper

Just because you love vintage wares doesn’t mean you can’t love your iPhone.

A Williamsburg and Greenpoint shopping crawl is a self-guided bargain hunt for some of the hippest clothes, furniture, and trinkets dating back to your grandmother’s time — and it’s led solely through a mobile app.

Fans of old-timey Hollywood sequins and restored church benches who would rather use a smart phone than carry around a cumbersome paper map can find great deals at the most fashionable vintage shops in North Brooklyn on Nov. 11 between noon and 8 p.m. at the Brooklyn Vintage Crawl, which features up to 21 shops — eight bars for needed rest and refreshments.

But in case you have a hankering for an old-school foldable guide you can easily slip into your purse, here’s our picks for the vintage shops you don’t want to miss:

French inspired: Le Grand Strip specializes in shoes, bags and dresses “from the Victorian era all the way to the 90s with an accent on the 80s and 20s,” said owner Cc McGurr.

Le Grand Strip [197 Grand St. between Bedford and Driggs Avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 599-3525].

Eclectic mix: Shopping at Fox and Fawn, which has some of the best old school clothes for women, will land you a free vintage gift with any purchase.

Fox and Fawn [570 Manhattan Ave. in Greenpoint, (718) 349-9510].

Antique décor: Brooklyn Reclamation offers a range of antique furniture and miscellaneous knick-knacks dating back to the 1800s. Owners are offering 20 percent off everything in the store.

Brooklyn Reclamation [676 Driggs Ave. in Williamsburg, (718) 218-8012].

Handcrafted: Treehouse Brooklyn features a myriad of handmade goods from independent and local designers. The shop is offering 25 percent off all vintage items the day of the crawl.

Treehouse Brooklyn [430 Graham Ave. between Withers and Frost Streets in Williamsburg, (718) 482–8733].

Rustic denim: Loren, a clothing boutique that specializes in denim and handmade jeans, also has custom pants, shorts, and even guitar straps. All vintage jackets will be 20% off.

Loren [80 Nassau Ave. in Greenpoint, (718) 529-5771].

For more information visit www.vintagecrawl.com.

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jerry says:
Go home hipsters.
Nov. 10, 2012, 12:21 pm
Amy Everpean says:
This Antique decor sounds amazing. I'd love to check it out.
Dec. 5, 2012, 12:42 pm

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