There's no better way to be fashion-forward than by looking back in time - that's why so many style stars can thank thrifting for their unique ensembles. However, the practice can be exhausting. Having to dig through piles and racks of clothes in hopes of finding that one great piece. The Break, a contemporary boutique based in Greenpoint, wants to change the way people shop for vintage.

Founded in 2014 by a fellow vintage shopper, Hannah Richtman, The Break started online as a way to sell fun finds. In 2016, it became a full-fledged brick-and-mortar that values sustainability, inclusivity, and diversity. No wonder the cool girls flock.

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[Photo by Elena Mudd via The Break]