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Housing Works's Famous "Buy the Bag" Sale Now Has a Store

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An early look at the store's wall art
An early look at the store's wall art

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For years, Housing Works has been hosting one-off Buy the Bag sales in which customers pay $25 for all the vintage they can stuff in a sack. Now, the nonprofit has turned the sale into a full-fledged store on 28th Street in Brooklyn's Greenwood Heights (just south of Park Slope).

Starting with tomorrow's grand opening event at noon, shoppers can visit the store five days a week. Housing Works provides the bag and a selection that's historically ranged from Balmain and Burberry to J.Crew and Banana Republic. The pieces are sourced from in-store donations and RefashioNYC bins, which means they might need repairs, but hey, $25 is $25, right? And all the money raised goes to the company's ongoing mission to help New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.

· RefashioNYC [Official Site]
· All Housing Works coverage [Racked NY]

Housing Works Thrift Shop - Chelsea

143 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 (718) 838-5050 Visit Website

Housing Works Buy the Bag

159 28th Street Brooklyn NY