Furnish Your Home on the Cheap in Brooklyn

Pillows from Film Biz

The best stores in Brooklyn are probably ones that you have never heard of. If you are shopping for great looking and cheap house wares and home furnishings then we have the inside scoop on where to head and for what. Here are the best second hand stores in Brooklyn to furnish your home.

Film Biz Recycling – Ever wonder where all of the stuff that is used on movie sets wind up? That cool looking pillow or lamp that you saw on TV one time? Well it can all be found at rock bottom prices at Film Biz. The huge warehouse store is located in Park Slope and sells the remnants of film sets throughout the city. You can find amazing deals on gorgeous lamps, bedding, furniture and more.

Junk does not entirely live up to its name as “junk” is not what they sell. A lot of different looking sometimes old furniture and glassware can be gotten got very little money. I bought a mid century modern credenza bar for $250 and use it as my media storage. Full sets of vintage 1970’s glassware can go for as little as $25 a set. Junk has two locations in Williamsburg only a few blocks away from one another.

A visit to the Brooklyn Flea is a must for any Brookllynite. This weekend market is chock full of interesting things to buy for your home sometimes even hand crafted by a local

Betty's Kitschen a Brooklyn Flea


For slightly higher end furnishings at relatively low prices head to Atlantic Ave. between Nevins and Smith Streets. There you will find several antique stores that have a range of items and prices. You can pick up a deal at the smaller stores along the avenue.

Green Village is Brooklyn’s best kept secret when it comes to cheap shopping. This store is not for the faint of heart and should only be attempted when you have a couple of hours to kill. Located almost in Queens in the East Williamsburg area, Green Village has heaps and piles of everything from bikes and furniture to artwork and vintage camera equipment.

Ugly Luggage is located in Williamsburg, and is a cute little second hand antique store. Apartment Therapy wrote about it here.



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