Sustainable + Secondhand Shopping Guide to New York City

Even though I live in Baltimore and I’m such a short bus ride to NYC, I really don’t go there enough. So for this last trip I wanted to visit as many of the shops I know and love but have not been able to visit IRL. My main goal was to check out the new Sézane store that opened up in Soho and it was just as beautiful as I imagined.

Since Sézane was in Soho, that was where we spent most of the first day exploring and we hit up Brooklyn/ Williamsburg the next day. I divided this post into those two spots sharing all the places we went. You could feasibly manage to see it all in one day, but that would be a pretty intense day of shopping.

Sustainable shops


  • Sézane – 254 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
  • Everlane – 28 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
  • Amour Vert – 8 Prince St, New York, NY 10012


  • Everlane – 104 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (the bigger of the two locations)

I didn’t end up buying anything from any of these shops but I did do a ton of try-ons to find out my sizing for these different brands. I have a pair of the Léa Boots from Sézane on my wishlist so I wanted to see what size would best fit. I’d say they run TTS and are not too narrow (I have very wide feet). I even tried them on with some thicker socks and I’d still suggest going with your normal size!

Secondhand Shops


  • Beacons Closet – 10 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

I’m sure there are way more in the area but this particular secondhand shop is really really well-curated. Unfortunately we ended up being too hungry to shop anymore!


  • Crossroads – 135 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Buffalo Exchange – 504 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • 10 ft Single by Stella Dallas – 285 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • L Train Vintage – 654 Sackett St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
  • Awoke Vintage – 132 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Feng Sway – 86 Dobbin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
My cutie friend Julia at Feng Sway

For Men

The Everlane in Brooklyn is now carrying the Men’s uniform collection so I wanted to check that out. Everlane has definitely focused more on women’s clothing than men’s. I’d imagine this is because women typically tend to spend a whole lot more on clothes than most men! I am excited to see that they’re changing that and I might have to get a few pieces for the husband for the holidays.

We ended up stopping at Freeman’s for brunch and holy cow was it amazing. They even have a men’s clothing shop? Do I like food? Yes. Do I like clothing? Yes! But both in one? An interesting combo to have in one shop haha. Anyway, I went in (the store screamed my husband’s style) and got a black pocket tee for his birthday.

  • Everlane – 104 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (has more men’s clothing than the Soho location)
  • Freeman’s Soho – 8 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

Looking for more city thrift guides? Check out my other ones below!

“Baltimore’s Best Thrift Stores”

“The Best DC Area Thrift Stores”

Interested in seeing how I style my sustainable + secondhand closet? Follow along on Instagram to see my most recent outfits @jesswithless !

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