6 Best Places to Shop in Greenpoint, New York City


Greenpoint Fodor's choice
Sartorialists come to this fashionable boutique to snag unique wardrobe pieces like drapey sweaters, Cheap Monday jeans, and minimalist jewelry, as well as retro-inspired sunglasses, canvas bags, and shoes for men and women. Area designers are well represented.

Archestratus Books + Foods

Greenpoint Fodor's choice

One of those rare neighborhood gems that becomes a true community hub, Archestratus started out as a tiny food bookstore. It has now expanded into two storefronts: one with a well-curated selection of cookbooks and culinary writings, and another a cozy café serving Italian-inflected goodies like arancini (rice balls), with shelves packed with local produce, high-end grains, oils, and spices. There are also cooking classes, bake sales for good causes, and lectures, plus a monthly event that sees locals coming together to cook recipes from a specific cookbook, often alongside the author.

Beacon's Closet

Greenpoint Fodor's choice
The racks are organized by category and color at this trove of secondhand and vintage clothes, so you can find an entire section of black dresses and another just for jeans. Be patient sorting through the huge selection—you might find gems like a vintage Yves Saint Laurent jacket or purple-sequined, peep-toe heels by Marc Jacobs. There are enough brocade gowns and fur (real and fake) to outfit the entire cast of a 1960s period drama.

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Bellocq Tea Atelier

Greenpoint Fodor's choice
This jewel box of a tea shop is a bit out of the way, but it's a must for tea aficionados. Bellocq sources organic and exotic teas from China, India, and Japan, and sells them as single-origin varieties or custom blends. Though the shop isn’t a full-service tea salon, you can always find a pot or two brewed for tasting. With their elegant yellow canisters, Bellocq teas make great gifts.


There aren’t many places where you can purchase handcrafted floral arrangements and home decor accents alongside coffee and pastries; Homecoming does both with panache. The airy, white-painted boutique sells one-of-a-kind ceramics and potted plants, art prints, notebooks, and flowers by the stem, as well as Verve coffee and artisanal doughnuts by Dough.


What this pint-size bookshop lacks in space, it more than makes up for in community spirit and book enthusiasm. It's known for popular readings, meet-the-author events, and book-club discussions. The stock focuses on classic paperback fiction and cookbooks, as well as greeting cards and gift items, including Brooklyn-centric souvenirs.