Best Williamsburg shops for vintage, design, music and more

Williamsburg shops offer everything from cool vintage threads to music and cutting-edge items for the home.

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Given its status as a hipster hub, it’s not surprising the neighborhood is brimming with well-curated vintage gear, music, locally designed clothing and artisan-crafted furniture. But there are also some standout Williamsburg shops specializing in locally made perfume and stylish sex toys.

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Artists & Fleas

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A rotating selection of around 30 vendors, including local craftspeople and artists, sets up shop in a warehouse every weekend. The browsable mix includes everything from original T-shirts and handmade jewelry to Lauren C. Pratt’s reconditioned vintage Boyfriendbags, decorated with song lyrics and poetry.

  1. 70 North 7th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves
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10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas

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This sprawling vintage emporium shills just about anything you’d want in your closet: ultrasoft ’80s logo tees, flannel shirts, Chucks in every color, deadstock denim, vests, ties and special-occasion dresses. Slip into the back room for rarer (and pricier) vintage, including va-va-voom lingerie, frilly 1940s–1960s prom dresses and handsome letterman jackets. Across the street, the recently opened Stella Dallas Living offers vintage fabrics and textiles, including curtains

  1. 285 North 6th St, between Havemeyer St and Meeker Ave, 11211
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Buffalo Exchange

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The prevailing wisdom at Williamsburg buy-sell-trade warehouse Buffalo Exchange is that one man’s garbage is another man’s gear. At this veritable revolving door of inventory, shoppers acquire cash or trade value for their castoffs—either 30 percent of the estimated retail value in greenbacks or 50 percent in trade. If you can handle the intimidatingly overpacked thrift-store-style racks, they’re worth a dig: It’s not uncommon to unearth gems from on-trend labels like

  1. 504 Driggs Ave, at North 9th St
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Tiger Blanket Records & Vintage Boutique

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As the leading lady in up-and-coming bands Velta and the Stone Lonesome, Emmy Wildwood brings her glam-rock style to her first NYC vintage shop. Operating as both a boutique and a record label, the cozy space is accented with worn leather, cool flannel, flashy gems and a keyboard in the back. The store boasts stageworthy items that fit Wildwood’s bold aesthetic, such as men’s and women’s vintage concert tees ($68–$98), a ’60s motorcycle jacket ($198), a Niteline

  1. 423 Graham Ave, between Frost and Withers Sts, 11211
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Mast Brothers Chocolate

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Brothers Michael and Rick Mast open a weekend-only retail store, selling their entire line of specialty chocolates, crafted directly from the bean in Brooklyn. Bars include an 81 percent dark chocolate brightened with fleur de sel, while a rotating selection of new creations will be available at the flagship location only.

  1. 111 North 3rd St, between Berry St and Wythe Ave, 11211
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