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Alter

109 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222 40.729728 -73.957593
nr. Greenpoint Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-784-8818 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Boutique
  • Products & Services: Cuff Links/Notions, Handbags, Jewelry, Men's Hats, Men's Shoes, Menswear, Vintage Clothing

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Official Website

alterbrooklyn.com

Hours

Tue-Fri, 1pm-9pm; Sat, noon-9pm; Sun, noon-8pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Greenpoint Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Cuff Links/Notions
  • Handbags
  • Men's Hats
  • Jewelry
  • Men's Shoes

Clothing

  • Menswear
  • Vintage Clothing

Profile

Alter co-owners Tommy Cole and Roy Caires started their first business in 2004, designing one-of-a-kind reconstructed vintage pieces. The pair displays their high-end apparel in this cozy Greenpoint showroom, working out of a design studio nearby. Their original line, This Old Thing, gets lots of mileage out of salvaged fabrics; seersucker trousers get clipped down to make men’s summer shorts, for instance. There are a few other recycled-apparel brands like Preloved, U.S. Rags, and Melissa Shoes, but most of the clothing comes from contemporary fringe-fashion labels like Cheap Monday, Stiska Design, and Kill City—hip designers whose sensibilities range from trim, minimal Swedish looks to indie-rocker plaid and denim styles. This location carries the men’s collection, while the sister store for women’s fashions can be found across the street.

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