68 Washington Ave., Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, 718-260-8032
RePop combines the overcrowded charm of an old-fashioned Parisian boutique with the promising clutter of a midwestern junk shop. It has both range (dolls’ heads, antique chemical bottles, taxidermy, ball gowns, mid-century-modern furnishings) and value. You might find a twentieth-century Danish lounge chair for under $300 or that human spine you’ve been looking for to round out your creepy-things collection. All the merchandise has been vetted for interest, so you’re spared picking through the bottom of boxes, and there are even artful window displays. On the first Friday of every month, there are art exhibitions by talented customers or Pratt students who live nearby.
Best Thrift Shop
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).