Carrie Peterson founded and lived in the back of her first store in Williamsburg in 1997. Now, thanks to her policy of paying cash on the spot for clothing and keeping prices enviably low (less than $15 for tops, less than $20 for dresses), her Park Slope outpost is constantly swamped.
92 Fifth Ave., 718-230-1630, beaconscloset.com
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