Friday, December 2, 2011

Prada, Chloé and More Found at Plymouth Church's 'Underground Thrift Shop' in Brooklyn Heights

Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights -- the "Grand Central Depot" in the historical Underground Railroad -- recently opened a thrift store — the Underground Thrift Store Upstairs at Plymouth Church.

The store is only open Sunday afternoons, but shoppers have found it to be a veritable treasure trove of upscale and designer clothing and accessories (Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Rick Owens, Chloé, Balenciaga, Donna Karan) along with collectibles for the home.

Even better: the Underground Thrift Store donates 25 percent of its proceeds to organizations fighting modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

Founded in 1847, Plymouth Church began under the ministry of well-known abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher (seen above holding a Prada purse), who is known for his connections with the underground network of people who helped slaves escape to the North and Canada.

More at the Brooklyn Heights Press.

Photo and retouching by MK Metz

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