Plymouth Church Underground Thrift Store: Save 25% This Sunday

Bargain hunters alert: The Underground Thrift Store at Plymouth Church features 25% off all clothing beginning this Sunday, July 22. You’ll find a “curated collection of upscale and designer clothing and accessories for women, men and children,” along with collectibles for the home. Location: Upstairs at Plymouth Church, 65 Hicks Street between Orange & Cranberry streets in Brooklyn Heights. Summer hours are Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Underground Thrift donates 25% of its net proceeds to organizations that fight human trafficking and modern-day slavery. See their Facebook page here. (Photo: Brooklyn Heights Press)

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  • caroline

    Thanks for the post! Lots of bargains to be had…

  • PromGal

    I highly recommend the Underground at Plymouth Church. I have picked up some really beautiful things, in excellent condition. And I feel comfortable knowing that the money raised is totally transparent, traceable, and goes to a good cause.

    Anyone else notice that Housing Works has been emptied out. If you don’t like “chain stores” this is no loss. No accountability, stuff trucked in, not neighborhood people, or neighborhood goods.

  • David on Middagh


    Actually, Housing Works has been putting things on clearance for summer.

    As for neighborhood people & goods, this is how it works, for the curious. Anyone can volunteer at any HW location. Anyone can submit a resume to any HW location. Some volunteers have been/are indeed neighborhood residents… living as close as two blocks away. The books, housewares, music, videos and art come directly from whoever walks into the store. Some furniture is donated directly by arrangement, and many of the larger pieces are courtesy of a donor elsewhere in the city. Jewelry can be either. Pretty much all clothes are sent first to a central processing place for inspection, sorting, and pricing, then spread out amongst the various locations to maintain balance and, say, get the punky stuff to where the punky folks shop, etc. Hope this helps clear things up. As for “accountability”, that was addressed by someone else in another thread, after a previous complaint of yours.)

  • PJL

    We donated some furniture to Housing Works (they were kind enough to pick it up) and I later saw it at their Montague Street store.

    Not sure if it always works this way, but our donations stayed local.

  • Andrew Porter

    Also, if you’re not into supporting Christian churches and their works, Housing Works is a good alternative.

  • PromGal

     Walking past Housing Works on my way home this evening, it was completely empty, everything gone. Just the shell of an empty store.

      Plymouth Church has been a stalwart, upstanding member of the  BH community for 165 years. Its contribution to the general community, to community based organizations for the elderly, homeless, its cultural contributions have been enormous.

      @Andrew Porter
          Your gratuitous Christian bashing is inappropriate and offensive. IMO, any group that works to end human trafficking and slavery, still common around the world, is to be congratulated and supported, not sneered at in your snarky manner. 
      Plymouth Church has a very long history of fighting slavery, as does the sister church it joined with, The Church of the Pilgrims (now Our Lady of Lebanon RC on Remsen Street). Who do you think raised the money to free the slaves on the Amistad?
      We are an historical neighborhood, and part of our history is the great impact our churches, their congregations, and preachers, have had on this community, the history of the United States, and of the world. 

  • Mr. Crusty

    its amazing how a simple story about thrift sale can be controversial on the BHB.

    On this one I am surprisingly with PromGal (yeah, I’m shocked myself) but Plymouth Church has a great history of being on the “right” side of social issues.

    One of their recent sermon’s was titled, “God is a liberal”. Let’s not lump them in with many of the “christian churches” which often are on the wrong side of social issues.

  • maestro

    Come on folks. Donate to either store. They both do great work. Spread the love.

  • Reggie

    I read Andrew’s comment as little more than an acknowledgement that different people have different value systems and Housing Works is a viable alternative for secular charitable giving.

    Feeling that way, “gratuitous Christian bashing ” seems to me an over-reaction, and a self-righteous one at that. I had been thinking, ‘I keep meaning to get over there; maybe a summer sale is finally the right opportunity.’ Now, not so much.

  • WillowSt.Neighbor

    Because of your passionate endorsement of the Plymouth Church thrift shop I finally got off the couch, filled two huge bags of very nice clothes and shoes and prompty donated them this morning!
    Keep up the good work!

  • Knight

    Reggie: if that’s really all it took to get you to stay away from Plymouth, you sound like a real putz. You’re going to stay away from the place based on one pompous remark by a person who isn’t even identified as a member?

  • She’s Crafty

    Plymouth is a wonderful church, but their outright refusal to take a stand either way on the subject of gay marriage is out of line with their history of opposing discrimination.

  • Reggie

    Knight, like the former Mets pitcher, it’s pronounced with a hard “U.” It’s Austrian in derivation.

    I haven’t made it to the thrift store because I’m not really all that interested. Update: didn’t go yesterday, sale or no sale. My post was mostly to shame PromGal into examining how unchristian her comment was.

    Thanks for the feedback. Carry on.

  • Joan M.

    @She’s Crafty,
      Your understanding of Plymouth Church, which is an independent  Congregational Christian Church is faulty. 
     It is a church, not a political forum. It’s purpose is the worship of God in a Christ centered,  biblically centered, Trinitarian manner.
       Plymouth does not take stands on political issues or candidates, although individual members have free conscience to do so.  
       Most likely half the members are liberal, half conservative.
      Sermons are usually biblically based. The very provocative, but misleading sermon title cited by OP, “God is a Liberal” is totally misleading. The sermon is completely unrelated to politics. You can read the actual sermon yourself on the Plymouth website. 
       Plymouth is quite traditional and conservative theologically, with its own traditions, and ways of doing church, which include traditional marriage, baptisms, and funerals.
      My grandparents were long term members until they left Brooklyn Heights. 

  • WillowSt.Neighbor

    Joan M,
    Thank you. You said so eloquently what I would have liked to have been able to put into words myself.
    When I donated to Plymouth Church, my only concern was being able to help whatever cause they were championing which was human trafficking.

  • She’s Crafty

    @Joan M and WillowSt, with all due respect and I really mean that, I was a member of Plymouth for years, know and love many members of the congregation, still attend events there and have no beef with the way they worship or the ceremonies performed there. But, I do not think that equal rights based on sexual orientation is a “political” issue, but rather a humanitarian one, just like equal rights based on skin color. Plymouth was instrumental in the Civil Rights movement and I am disappointed that they are not taking a stand on what I and many others consider to be one of the most important civil rights issues currently.