Pre-loved Shopping in Brooklyn With My Parisian Niece

I sometimes feel like the super young generation is more “woke” then the rest of us. And I also feel like young people abroad are a bit more woke then their American counter-parts. Though sadly it seems instead of marching against climate change en mass like they do in Europe young people here have to march against gun violence. Need I say more? Well at any rate when my Parisian niece was visiting from Paris she did not want to go to H&M, Forever 21 or to a department store—she wanted to shop at thrift stores. She had done her research and knew the stores she wanted to go to on her trip.

I ended up taking her to Brooklyn and specifically to Williamsburg as there are so many quality thrift stores within a few blocks of one another, and the made for a less taxing day of shopping. I hope you enjoy this video, it is not super long at ten minutes and I hope to do a haul video on all the great pieces I got. Stay tuned!


Allie founder and creative director for ALLIE NYC

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  1. June 10, 2019 / 8:35 pm

    What a fun shopping adventure! Your niece has so much energy and such great taste for her age. Again you always find the best bargains!

  2. June 11, 2019 / 12:12 am

    Awesome outfit and your niece is beautiful who has a cool aunt

  3. June 11, 2019 / 1:21 am

    That was quite a windy (but pretty) day at the beach!
    Your niece’s energetic exuberance is fabulous – she’s adorable.
    Your fashion thrifting excursion looked like fun. Cute video! I loved watching it 😀

  4. June 11, 2019 / 5:22 am

    Looks like you guys had an awesome time

  5. June 11, 2019 / 11:56 am

    What a fun day out! It’s always an adventure opshopping (or thrift shopping as you call it!) I wish I had more time for it but it’s hard with the little ones!

    Hope you’re having a great start to your week 🙂 It’s a more relaxed week this week for me after a busy week last week!

  6. June 11, 2019 / 12:47 pm

    I’d probably be like your niece if I’ll be visiting Brooklyn. H&M and F21 stores are already common everywhere. Might as well try something new and find something more pretty and different! That is a great video! I enjoyed watching it! 🙂


  7. June 11, 2019 / 3:30 pm

    Your niece is SO cool- and very woke, indeed! Loved this, Allie!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. June 11, 2019 / 4:29 pm

    Oh my gosh! You and your niece are too cute, Allie:) She reminds me of Maisie Williams:) And love her No Meaning jacket and the wide legged jeans you found!

  9. June 11, 2019 / 6:25 pm

    I used to go to charity shops with my sister, it’s so lovely that you can spend time with her. I’m sure it was memorable. Great video. <3

  10. June 12, 2019 / 5:53 am

    It looks like you had a great time and found some great items! It’s really cold here as well on some days and only a little warmer on others. An hour-long walk on the beach definitely sounds a little scary in that weather 🙂

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  11. June 12, 2019 / 9:59 am

    What a lovely video, and you and your niece look so fun!!
    Unfortunately I’m not good at listening English, but I feel you enjoyed!

  12. June 12, 2019 / 1:21 pm

    Love thrifting too! There are so many great finds at affordable prices.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  13. June 12, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    I am loving this fun video! It looks like you all had a wonderful time! This definitely makes me want to go shopping next time I’m in Brooklyn! 🙂

  14. June 12, 2019 / 10:00 pm

    Your niece sounds like a very cool individual. I don’t know whether I’m more impressed by the fact she wanted to go to thrift stores or the fact that she came with a list. Sounds like you had a great time x


  15. June 13, 2019 / 4:21 am

    That sounds like a super fun hang out with your niece!! I hope to go back to the Williamsburg area to do quality shopping 🙂
    xo Samantha

  16. June 14, 2019 / 12:55 am

    This looks like the best shopping trip ever! I can’t wait till my niece grows up so I can take her shopping

  17. June 16, 2019 / 2:58 am

    It looks like you two had a great time!

  18. June 20, 2019 / 2:04 pm

    so great you did some shopping with her!

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