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This is Brooklyn’s best-kept vintage secret, which is saying a lot. But there’s really nothing else in town like Dusty Rose Vintage. The 2,000-square-foot warehouse in Greenpoint is packed to the rafters with bins of pre-sorted vintage duds. There’s a bin for denim jackets, a bin for maxi dresses, a bin for polos, and on and on, so you can find exactly the kind of garment you’re looking for. There are more than 200 such bins — all different, all labeled, all ready for you to dig through. During the week, it’s a wholesale business, supplying inventory to other vintage boutiques. But on the weekends, anyone is welcome. The shop offers better prices and a wider selection than any other vintage store in town — as long as you’re willing to dig for a bargain. Most of New York City’s thrift stores are already picked through. Dusty Rose is where many of them go to restock. So if you miss the thrill of the Goodwill hunt, this place lets you scratch that itch without straying more than three minutes from the subway. (Public hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.)

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