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SHOP: Re:Purpose Pop-Up Shop, Brooklyn, NYC

by Winston "Stone" Ford

Last weekend, I took the A train down to the RE:Purpose Pop-Up Shop at the Freebrook Academy in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The brainchild of the crew at Apt No 7, the pop-up featured vintage clothing, housewares, and furnishings.

I know people hate to use the word “curated”¬†outside¬†of an art gallery setting, but that is exactly was Re:Purpose was. Every item was carefully selected by the Apt No 7 team, many items from founder Craig Hackey’s personal collection, and the shop matched the vintage decor so eloquently that it almost seemed that the clothing matched the wooden walls and old school decor.

The Freebrook Academy is a apt setting for the shop as well. Used recently as the backdrop of hit show Boardwalk Empire, the building is a natural home or anyone with vintage aspirations.

The best thing about the shop? The recession-friendly prices. I was able to score a leather Members Only jacket as well as a vintage military coat for $50. Not bad.

For those who did not make it out, the team will be having another re:Purpose next month.