Monk's Trunk sells gently used, high-quality children's clothes (sizes 0 to 8), as well as used books, toys, baby gear, and new toys.
We are temporarily based out of a residential brownstone in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. This low overhead means we can keep out prices low and still focus on high-quality merchandise.
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Monk's Trunk was founded in 2010 by Carrie McLaren, who lives upstairs from the store with her husband and preschooler. In a previous life, Carrie edited and co-wrote Ad Nauseam: A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture. Elyssa Pierre LeBris was the first-ever Monk's Trunk employee, starting in 2010, and joined as a full-time partner in 2012. She lives in Crown Heights with her husband.
To sell your things, see our Sell Your Stuff page. For all other queries, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.398.9324.
By subway train: Q/B to Prospect Park if you want an elevator, or Q/B to Parkside for a slightly shorter walk.
By bus or dollar van: B41 down Flatbush stops between Hawthorne and Fenimore Street. (Dollar vans stop wherever you like along Flatbush.)
By car: Monk's Trunk (23 Hawthorne Street) is just off of Flatbush Avenue, 8 blocks south of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (between Hawthorne and Bedford); or 2 blocks north of Parksive Avenue.