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Hip hip hooray—the G train might get improvements! So long as the Metropolitan Transit Authority can rustle up $700,000, the notoriously infrequent line should see some much needed upgrades, including more cars—it runs with only four currently—and more frequent trains.

Hop aboard our 15 store tour of the G train's route and discover a handful of indie shops and markets that could soon become way more accessible.


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1. LIC Flea

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5-25 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 866-8089
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This newcomer to the outdoor market scene is open Saturdays and Sundays on the waterfront, a short jaunt from the G train's 21st Street or Court Square stations. [Photo]

2. Dalaga NYC

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150 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 389-4049
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Dalaga's Nolita location recently shuttered, so you absolutely must board the G train to shop their feminine-but-not-fluffy inventory. Plus, they're the OGs of Franklin Street. [Photo]

3. Alter Men's Shop

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109 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 349-0203
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The men's edition of Franklin Street staple offers an excellent edit of affordable brands like Cheap Monday and Life After Denim, just a short walk from the Greenpoint Avenue G station. Across the street, the women's store is undergoing an expansion, but should reopen this summer. His and hers G excursion! [Photo]

4. In God We Trust

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70 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 389-3545
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While IGWT does have a total of three NYC locations, the Greenpoint store is massive and houses their design studio. Plus, they have a backyard which they occasionally host events in. [Photo: William Chan]
55 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(212) 677-1293
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New York's essential stop for all things black, drapey, and cool relocated their Williamsburg store to this location about two years ago. Where else can you scoop up a Comme des Garcons wallet off the Nassau G? [Photo]

6. Feliz

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185 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 797-1211
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Your choice: get off at the Fulton or Clinton-Washington stops to access this little storefront, brimming with jewelry, home goods, and not-cheesy baby wares. [Photo]

7. Thistle & Clover

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221 Dekalb Ave.
New York, NY
(718) 855-5577
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Because they host a quarterly Open Call for emerging designers, you're basically guaranteed to discover something new at this shop, just off the Clinton-Washington G stop. [Photo]

8. Cloak & Dagger

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77B Hoyt St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 875-0500
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A mix of vintage, designers like Lauren Moffat, and inexpensive lines like BB Dakota stock this shop, tucked just around the corner from Atlantic Avenue—and the Hoyt-Schermerhorn G stop. We recently spotted a croc-embossed bike helmut in the window. [Photo]

9. French Garment Cleaners Co.

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85 Lafayette
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 797-0011
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Just a short stroll from the Fulton Street stop will lead you to a haven of all things understated-Brooklyn-cool: we're talkin' Rachel Comey, Loeffler Randall, Band of Outsiders, and a lot of other ways to watch your paycheck disappear. [Photo]

10. Brooklyn Flea Fort Greene

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176 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 928-6603
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The flagship location of the Brooklyn Flea describes themselves perfectly: "Part vintage bazaar, part hipster hang, part old-fashioned town square, and part food bonanza." [Photo]

11. Miss Master's Closet

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1070 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY
This well-curated vintage shop in Bed-Stuy has two killer incentives for the trip to the Bedford-Nostrand stop: a $20 rack and on-site repairs. [Photo]

12. Article&

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(718) 852-3620
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Previously known as Dear Fieldbinder, this Cobble Hill shop might transition to online-only in the next year. Shop the selection of budget-friendly finds while you can! [Photo:

13. Smith Butler Bklyn NY+

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225 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 855-4295
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If you have a thing for well-made, utilitarian duds, look no farther than this shop, right off the Bergen Street G. Clothes for ladies, gents, and kids are available. [Photo: William Chan]

14. Epaulet

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231 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 522-3800
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This shop—with apparel for men and women—aims to fill their racks with product that is sustainable, ethical, and Made in the USA whenever possible. Their in-house line focuses on quality, but offers it at a fair price. [Photo]

15. Black Bear Vintage & Handmade

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469 16th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 768-0250
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Down at the southwest corner of Prospect Park you'll find Black Bear, which sells a mix of vintage clothing and accessories, plus items from super small designers. [Photo]

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1. LIC Flea

5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
This newcomer to the outdoor market scene is open Saturdays and Sundays on the waterfront, a short jaunt from the G train's 21st Street or Court Square stations. [Photo]
5-25 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

2. Dalaga NYC

150 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Dalaga's Nolita location recently shuttered, so you absolutely must board the G train to shop their feminine-but-not-fluffy inventory. Plus, they're the OGs of Franklin Street. [Photo]
150 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

3. Alter Men's Shop

109 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
The men's edition of Franklin Street staple offers an excellent edit of affordable brands like Cheap Monday and Life After Denim, just a short walk from the Greenpoint Avenue G station. Across the street, the women's store is undergoing an expansion, but should reopen this summer. His and hers G excursion! [Photo]
109 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

4. In God We Trust

70 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
While IGWT does have a total of three NYC locations, the Greenpoint store is massive and houses their design studio. Plus, they have a backyard which they occasionally host events in. [Photo: William Chan]
70 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

5. Oak

55 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
New York's essential stop for all things black, drapey, and cool relocated their Williamsburg store to this location about two years ago. Where else can you scoop up a Comme des Garcons wallet off the Nassau G? [Photo]
55 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

6. Feliz

185 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Your choice: get off at the Fulton or Clinton-Washington stops to access this little storefront, brimming with jewelry, home goods, and not-cheesy baby wares. [Photo]
185 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

7. Thistle & Clover

221 Dekalb Ave., New York, NY
Because they host a quarterly Open Call for emerging designers, you're basically guaranteed to discover something new at this shop, just off the Clinton-Washington G stop. [Photo]
221 Dekalb Ave.
New York, NY

8. Cloak & Dagger

77B Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
A mix of vintage, designers like Lauren Moffat, and inexpensive lines like BB Dakota stock this shop, tucked just around the corner from Atlantic Avenue—and the Hoyt-Schermerhorn G stop. We recently spotted a croc-embossed bike helmut in the window. [Photo]
77B Hoyt St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

9. French Garment Cleaners Co.

85 Lafayette, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Just a short stroll from the Fulton Street stop will lead you to a haven of all things understated-Brooklyn-cool: we're talkin' Rachel Comey, Loeffler Randall, Band of Outsiders, and a lot of other ways to watch your paycheck disappear. [Photo]
85 Lafayette
Brooklyn, NY 11217

10. Brooklyn Flea Fort Greene

176 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
The flagship location of the Brooklyn Flea describes themselves perfectly: "Part vintage bazaar, part hipster hang, part old-fashioned town square, and part food bonanza." [Photo]
176 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

11. Miss Master's Closet

1070 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
This well-curated vintage shop in Bed-Stuy has two killer incentives for the trip to the Bedford-Nostrand stop: a $20 rack and on-site repairs. [Photo]
1070 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY

12. Article&

Brooklyn, NY
Previously known as Dear Fieldbinder, this Cobble Hill shop might transition to online-only in the next year. Shop the selection of budget-friendly finds while you can! [Photo:

13. Smith Butler Bklyn NY+

225 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
If you have a thing for well-made, utilitarian duds, look no farther than this shop, right off the Bergen Street G. Clothes for ladies, gents, and kids are available. [Photo: William Chan]
225 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

14. Epaulet

231 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
This shop—with apparel for men and women—aims to fill their racks with product that is sustainable, ethical, and Made in the USA whenever possible. Their in-house line focuses on quality, but offers it at a fair price. [Photo]
231 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

15. Black Bear Vintage & Handmade

469 16th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Down at the southwest corner of Prospect Park you'll find Black Bear, which sells a mix of vintage clothing and accessories, plus items from super small designers. [Photo]
469 16th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215