The 10 Best Antique Stores NYC Locals Search for Vintage Treasures
The 10 Best Antique Stores NYC Locals Search for Vintage Treasures
New York City is the place where dreams are made of. From admiring historic NYC mansions to visiting less-known NYC taverns in the East Village, there’s always something to do in the Big Apple. In fact, NYC is also one of the best places to go antique shopping as well.
So, if you’re looking for things to do near Grand Central Station, you’re in luck. There are so many unique, not to mention quirky, antique stores NYC locals visit to find vintage treasures.
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New York City is best known for its five-star dining and exciting nightlife, however, there’s no shortage of other fun things you can do. If you love shopping antiques, for example, NYC is literally a gold mine for antique lovers of all kinds.
Whether you’ve been searching for 19th century antique furniture or vintage art in Greenwich Village, the Big Apple has it all. The thing is, knowing where to find these treasures is something only the locals know. But fear not! We’ve done the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to.
In this guide, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 best antique stores only NYC Locals Search for Vintage Treasures.
1 | White Trash | Tucked away in an East Village corner, White Trash is where you’ll find mid-century modern furniture dating all the way back to the 1940s. This quaint spot is a real gem, especially when you get to peruse the eclectic displays of furnishings, vintage clothing and jewels. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time here because there’s a lot of goodies to shift through before heading back uptown. White Trash is open Mondays through Saturdays 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: 304 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003 | WHO: 212-598-5956
2 | Furnish Green | When you think of antique shopping, Midtown probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. However, Furnish Green thinks it’s the perfect locale for its plethora of one-of-kind-finds. Housed in a commercial building, you’ll find a renovated showroom on the fifth floor filled with antique decor, furniture and even lighting for the taking. New inventory is added each week, so if you find something you can’t live without, you need to act fast. Furnish Green’s hours are Mondays through Wednesdays 1 pm to 7 pm and Thursdays through Sundays 11 am to 7 pm.
WHERE: 132 1/2 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011 | WHO: 917-583-9051
3 | BK Antiques | If European antiques are your thing, you need to head over to BK Antiques. As one of the most popular antique stops in New York City, you’ll find fine art, accessories, lighting and furniture, all of which are hand-selected by the owner, Barbara Kirshbaum. BK Antiques is one of the best places in the city to scout European finds and other relics you’ll want to add to your collection. BK Antiques’ hours are Monday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm.
WHERE: 306 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065 | WHO: 212-888-8930
4 | Yesterdays’ News | This family-run business has not one, but two antique stores in NYC. Yesterday’s News and Brownstone Treasures is where you’ll find a one-of-a-kind Heywood Vanity, knick-knacks, and even antique postcards to add to your collection or send to your pen pal. Yesterday’s News is always updating its inventory, so if you find something you love, it’s best to get it while you can. Even though they’re closed on Mondays, you still have plenty of time the rest of the week. Yesterday’s News regular hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 10 am to 6 pm and Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.
WHERE: 428 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 | WHO: 718-875-0546
5 | More & More Antiques | More & More Antiques definitely lives up to its name. Home to both European and American-born treasures, not only can you scoop up 19th-century furnishings, but you also can find more contemporary pieces as well. This antique store is also a go-to choice if you’ve been on the hunt for chandeliers. Insider’s tip: If you’re in town before the holidays, be sure to stop for new Christmas decor and ornaments. More & More is open Monday through Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.
WHERE: 378 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024 | WHO: 212-580-8404
6 | No Particular Hours | Only in town for a long weekend? No problem. No particular hours are only open then, too. This boutique antique store likes to stand out from the ground by opening only on the weekends and only giving out their phone number to a chosen few. However, when they are open, you’ll find the place overflowing with vintage clothes, art and home furnishings. They also carry a lot of industrial-type pieces as well, so if that’s more your vibe, you won’t want to miss out.
WHERE: 247 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011 | WHO: @noparticularhours.com
7 | Demolition Depot | Some antiquers love art, while are always on the lookout for regal plumbing and lighting fixtures, mantels and religious pieces. Demolition Depot has all of these and more. This unique antique store specializes in finding “irreplaceable artifacts” and period pieces that can’t be found anywhere else. Once here, you might even get to learn some of the most interesting facts about NYC right from a true New Yorker! Demolition Depot is open Monday through Friday 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.
WHERE: 159-161 E 126th St, New York, NY 10035 | WHO: 212-860-1138
8 | Pippin Home and Jewelry | If you want to learn more about the history of buildings in NYC, Pippin is a great place to start. Set in an 1850s cottage, Pippin Home has the best of the best when it comes to antique collectibles, pottery and of course, art. The best part is, it’s located right next door to Pippin Jewelry, so be sure to stop in if you’re in Flatiron. We guarantee you won’t walk away empty-handed. Pippin is open Wednesday through Saturday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 104 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011 | WHO: 202-505-5159
9 | Open Air Modern | Open Air Modern, or OMA as New Yorkers call it, was born out of the love for 20th-century design. Matt Singer, the owner of OMA, still believes that the most beautiful of furniture isn’t showroom new. It must be lived in and made to fit your body like a glove. If you love vintage furniture as much as Mr. Singer, you’ll want to put OMA at the top of your antique shopping list. OMA is open Tuesday through Saturday.
WHERE: 489 Lorimer St, Brooklyn 11211 | WHO: 718-383-6465
10 | Brooklyn Vintiques | No other borough oozes vintage like trendy Brooklyn. People come from all over to check out the antique stores BK has to offer. That said, Brooklyn Vintiques is the quintessential NYC antique store you’ve got to see. Outside the storefront, you’ll find baskets of tiny trinkets and gems for the taking. Inside, you can secondhand shop for vintage pieces like antique cameras, jewelry and furniture you won’t find anywhere else. BK Vintiques is open seven days a week for your shopping pleasure.
WHERE: 146 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 | WHO: 718-387-1059
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If antique shopping in NYC is on your bucket list, plan ahead to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Look for accommodations that put you in the center of the Big Apple, like the Westgate New York Grand Central. Located in the heart of Midtown East in historic Tudor City, you’ll have easy access to all five boroughs and all of the antique shops in New York City you want to visit.
* Westgate Resorts is in no way affiliated with the attractions featured in this article. Items or places listed are current as of the publishing date of this article. Please call or visit the respective website for the most up-to-date offerings and details.
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