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The Vortex

222 Montrose Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206 40.70756 -73.940202
nr. Bushwick Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-609-6066 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Consignment/Thrift Shop
  • Products & Services: Cuff Links/Notions, Eyewear, Handbags, Jewelry, Lingerie/Hosiery, Men's Hats, Ties, etc.
Photo by Gavin Thomas

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L at Montrose Ave.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Product Guide


  • Ties
  • Cuff Links/Notions
  • Eyewear
  • Handbags
  • Men's Hats
  • Jewelry
  • Lingerie/Hosiery
  • Watches


  • Men's Suits
  • Men's Formalwear
  • Menswear
  • Vintage Clothing
  • Women's Plus-Size
  • Women's Suits
  • Women's Formalwear
  • Womenswear


  • Antique/Vintage Furniture
  • Decorative Accents
  • Living Room Furniture
  • Prints/Posters
  • Tableware
  • Shelving/Organizers


  • Books
  • CDs/Records
  • DVDs/Videos
  • Toys/Games
  • Video Games


This venue is closed.

A self-proclaimed “junk shop” on the border of East Williamsburg and Bushwick, this thrift store is a jumble of secondhand clothing, furniture, toys, books, and assorted knickknacks. The atmosphere is casual and chaotic, with items haphazardly piled on top of one another and hanging from the ceiling. The space is loosely organized into women’s and men’s clothing, books, magazines, and … everything else. The small apparel selection includes formal wear (including the occasional secondhand wedding dress) and casual wear, both true vintage and newer pieces. A little digging yields designer duds like a Rebecca Taylor camisole and a DKNY sweater, along with shirts from popular brands like H&M and Liz Claiborne. Serious vintage-furniture finds are tucked into dusty corners, like a massive antique Fairmount stove. The dusty wall of secondhand books is a major draw, as is the hit-and-miss record section. But most visitors come to scope out the latest assortment of rotating oddities: doll parts, a rubber rat, a tiny Oscar Mayer hot dog, or a coffin-shaped display case. The store’s resident cat, Champ, can often be found lumbering through the shop or napping atop the records.