Shop for new clothes at Beacon’s Closet and the Brooklyn Circus
You’ll probably want to avoid anything remotely similar to black-and-white Nets paraphernalia—especially if you’re trying to escape a whole sea of it. Start heading away from the “action” and toward Beacon’s Closet (92 Fifth Ave at Warren St, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-230-1630, beaconscloset.com), where you’ll encounter colorful, gently used mens- and womenswear, shoes and accessories. For guys’ apparel that’s new but maintains a vintage aesthetic, try the Brooklyn Circus (150 Nevins St between Bergen and Wyckoff Sts, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn; 718-858-0919, thebkcircus.com). The preppy options range from knit sweaters ($130–$270) to tweed newsboy caps ($45–$80).