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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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LIC Flea

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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]

Dalaga NYC

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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]

Alter Men's Shop

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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]

In God We Trust

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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]
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]
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]

Thistle & Clover

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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]

Cloak & Dagger

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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]

French Garment Cleaners Co.

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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]

Brooklyn Flea Fort Greene

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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]

Miss Master's Closet

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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]

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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:

Smith Butler Bklyn NY+

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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]

Epaulet

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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]

Black Bear Vintage & Handmade

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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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LIC Flea

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]

Dalaga NYC

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]

Alter Men's Shop

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]

In God We Trust

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]

Oak

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]

Feliz

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]

Thistle & Clover

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]

Cloak & Dagger

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]

French Garment Cleaners Co.

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]

Brooklyn Flea Fort Greene

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]

Miss Master's Closet

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]

Article&

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:

Smith Butler Bklyn NY+

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]

Epaulet

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]

Black Bear Vintage & Handmade

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]