CBS Atlanta / Halloween Spread

A local CBS station in Atlanta featured two witch pumpkins hand made by Heidi Magenheimer, displayed on each end of this Halloween table. They were purchased by a customer in our shop who had given them to his daughter and granddaughter in Atlanta.


Brooklyn Heights Blog / New Neighbor Hillary Clinton Shops and Dines in Brooklyn Heights

Presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton (center, in green) visited the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange today, and posed for this photo with, left to right: volunteers Lisa, Vanessa and Cindy and manager Elizabeth. Another volunteer, Kristin, gave her a tour of the shop, and said, “She loved our shop and what we do here. She used the term ‘it takes a village’ to describe some of what we do.”

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Brooklyn Heights Blog / Brooklyn Women's Exchange Celebrates 160th Anniversary

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange had a party this evening to celebrate its 160th year of providing a market for handcrafted goods made in Brooklyn and beyond, and a place to shop for interesting and sometimes hard to find gifts, children’s clothing, toys, books, stationery, and other items. A considerable number of BWE officers, board members, volunteers, crafts consignors, and friends were there...

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NYU Journal / Women’s Exchanges at the Forefront of American Handcrafts Movement

For Linda Alperin, 62, each day working at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is a pleasant holiday. Having volunteered at the charity consignment shop for 27 years, Ms. Alperin shares its missions of sustaining American handcrafts movement and providing a means of support for needy crafters. And for her, it is just like Christmas each time a new batch of goods arrives...

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A Child Grows in Brooklyn / See Etsy’s Offline Version in Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange

If you spend hours perusing Etsy like I do, then you must visit its offline version in Brooklyn.  The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is the great grandmother to Etsy. Started in 1854 as a place where women could sell their handcrafts, this Brooklyn institution paved the way for women to earn income without having to work in a factory or dangerous environment. Today, it has grown into a fabulous storefront where you can peruse hundreds of different crafters’ work, (men and women), from all over the United States...

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New York Magazine / Critic's Pick

Founded more than 150 years ago, Brooklyn Women’s Exchange originally made garments for soldiers who fought in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World War I. And as any of the thirty-plus volunteers at this consignment shop in the heart of Brooklyn Heights will proudly tell you, it is the oldest continuously operating exchange of the non-profit Federation of Women’s Exchanges in America.

 Please note that our hours have changed since this article was written!

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