• Paula rubenstein New york
  • Paula Rubenstein is a veritable treasure trove of antiques, interesting objects and unique items. The eponymous owner, Paula Rubenstein, revels in the process of searching for pieces to add to the collection in the shop, and the result is a diverse selection which includes, among the furniture, old photographs and artwork, an impressive assortment of textiles, Navajo rugs and books. In fact, her textile collection is so remarkable that it is… More info
    21 Bond St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10012
  • The demolition depot New york
  • This 125 Street building-material shrine to all things amazing features a jaw-dropping four floors of lighting fixtures, porcelain waterworks, antique doors and windows, decorative sculpture and just about every other neat piece of architectural adornment. Demolition Depot opened in 1972 by then 16-year-old Evan Blum. The son of an architect, Blum was dismayed to see historical buildings distorted in the 1960s and 1970s, so he made it his life's… More info
    216 East 125th St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10035
  • De vera New york
  • Carved ivory saints from the Philippines and gently smiling roman goddesses greet visitors to Soho's DeVera, which houses a sprawling and complex array of treasures vast and intriguing enough to eat up hours if you wish. From a stone Cambodian Apsara relief to jeweled cigarette cases, DeVera's two floor showroom is almost mystical. The eager-to-please staff offers expert knowledge of the thousands of carefully cataloged items. The jewelry… More info
    26 East 81 St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10028
  • Urban archaeology New york
  • Things change over time. Ice cream parlors used to be in drugstores, gum ball machines were once more common than ATMs, and when new things are built old ones inevitably get torn down. Gil Shapiro, founder of Urban Archaeology, is a lover and protector of the treasures that fall victim to change. His store in Tribeca is probably one of the few places in the world where you can see a gorgeously restored soda fountain: a great marble casing with… More info
    143 Franklin St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10013
  • Pippin home New york
  • Tucked behind the buildings on 17th Street awaits this odds-and-ends vintage shop. A secret garden of sorts, customers enter through a long blue-green passage that leads down a literal hall of mirrors to the tiny courtyard of a former blacksmith shop now overflowing with antique furniture, old photographs, and other collectables from the mid-19th century to the swinging '70s. Everything—from pots and pans to strings of pearls—is arranged… More info
    112 West 17th St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10011
  • Obscura antiques & oddities New york
  • It’s not difficult to lose track of time at Obscura Antiques, a small but curious shop of the bizarre and unusual. Collectors Mike Zohn and Evan Michaelson have been gathering an ever-changing array of strange and interesting finds since 1991. Under the Obscura moniker they have a place to display the piles of amazing curiosities that so long ago outgrew their respective living rooms. Locating such beautiful and intriguing objects takes a… More info
    207 Ave A, Manhattan, New York, NY 10009
  • Mantiques modern New york
  • Don’t let the name fool you. Although Mantiques Modern sells plenty of distinctly masculine items, it’s not just a fancy furnishings boutique for Chelsea boys. Owners Cory Margolis, Kenny Felberbaum, Steven Perelman, and Cole Ramstad have been stocking plenty of utilitarian items to suit anyone’s burgeoning style since 2003, including a large selection of vintage chrome, exotic upholstery, original lithographs, and luxury items galore. Check out… More info
    146 West 22nd St , Manhattan, New York, NY 10011
  • Liza sherman antiques New york
  • The large, unusual items in Liza Sherman Antiques come from across the globe, spanning generations, but somehow their distant origins remain distinct enough to resonate perfectly at home. Turkish Dervish dresses, coffee plantation sorting mats, a French drafting table, and Art Deco film studio lights all make an appearance in this Greenwich Village shop on Bedford Street. And it’s all so gorgeous! Some of the more unusual pieces called even more… More info
    37A Bedford St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10014
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