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Five awesome fall fashion items you can find in Williamsburg right now

Written by
Jennifer Picht

What happens when you ask fashion heavyweights to scour one of New York’s most stylish neighborhoods for awesome fall looks but only give them $250? You’re about to find out.

RECOMMENDED: See the fall fashion style guide

Ah, Williamsburg shopping: The hipster hub for all things vintage and cute-as-hell gifts. And while Brooklynites spend a lot of time peeking at jewelry and clothing on tables set up along Bedford Avenue to avoid overpriced boutiques, it is actually possible to find affordable duds in the nabe. Just ask Rookie story editor Amy Rose Spiegel (and we’d sell a kidney to do a clothing swap with her, so we’re inclined to listen!).

“Thanks to my recent voracious scarfing-down of the tattooer @seanfromtexas's Instagram account, I've been fixated on line drawings of planets,” she tells us, before raving about an astrological disc bracelet she found at Catbird for only $12, which she can’t wait to pair with a "ca$hmere" V-neck sweater (she bought it on mega-sale and had it monogrammed with “XXX”). Her shopping tip? “If you stray to the edges of the neighborhood,” she says, “You can find shops like Myths of Creation, which has rad shit for under a C-note.” Rad indeed.

Check out Spiegel’s five must-have items from her favorite retail joints in Williamsburg, and keep your peepers peeled for her new book, Action—a nonfiction collection of essays about sex (to be released spring 2016). 

L’Agent Carla nonpadded balcony bra, $80, at Brooklyn Fox Lingerie, 132 N 5th St (718-599-1555, brooklynfoxlingeriecom) 

Photographed by Raydene Salinas. Styled by Jessica Lundgren.

“Autumn is the best when it comes to layering, and l like to balance that by wearing super-bright, super-scanty lingerie. This fits the bill hard.”

American Apparel printed choker top, $38, at American Apparel, 104 N 6th St (718-218-0002,

Photographed by Raydene Salinas. Styled by Jessica Lundgren.

“lf you think l wouldn’t get this in both colors (comes in two bold prints) so l can be even CLOSER to wearing it for the entirety of fall, l hate to break it to you, but YA DEAD WRONG.”

Brooklyn Charm customizable bracelet, $30–$40, at Brooklyn Charm, 145 Bedford Ave (347-689-2492,

Photographed by Raydene Salinas. Styled by Jessica Lundgren.

“All you do is go in, pick your chain, agonize over which miniature personality-markers resemble you most closely, and then leave with your very self dangling from your wrist. Yow!”

Myths of Creation Toy Syndrome jellyfish shirt, $50, at Myths of Creation, 421 Graham Ave (718-389-3036, 

Photographed by Raydene Salinas. Styled by Jessica Lundgren.

“These shirts look amazing when you put a well-tailored dark blazer over them.”

Catbird disc bracelet, $12, at Catbird, 219 Bedford Ave (718-599-3457,

Photographed by Raydene Salinas. Styled by Jessica Lundgren.

“You can wear this as necklace or a bracelet, meaning: Free will is real. Nah, it just means you can buy a handmade piece for a WAY low price, and enjoy it in a few different ways.” 

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