There still might be a chill in the air in New York City, but before long, springtime will be here. As the weather changes with new blooms, spring cleaning comes with the wish of a fresh change for the decor. Whether seeking to decorate on a budget, adore antiques, want the appeal of a vintage look or seek to help the carbon footprint by being green, used furniture can be a great option for decor. New York City is filled with an abundance of choices when in search of beautiful pre-owned furnishings. Enjoy hunting through interesting furnishings to discover truly unique pieces.
428 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Vintage is what Yesterday’s News is all about. Take a step into the store to delight in discoveries from simpler times. The collection of mid-century modern and industrial-influenced furniture is in constant change as people purchase items and fresh finds are placed in the store. Find a piece to use in every room with an assortment of chairs, dining tables, living room tables and dressers. Vintage desks, bookcases and file cabinets are ready to adorn a home office. Finish off the decor with some unique vintage accessories finds in the store as well.
RePOP Vintage Furnishings & Oddities
143 Roebling St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
If looking to head back in time to the middle of the last century of simplistic and futuristic design, RePOP is for you. The clean lines of modernistic furnishings are in abundance at this store. Danish Modern, Knoll, Herman Miller and Adrian Pearsall are just some of the examples of mid-century designers and designs to be discovered. Along with the vintage seating, lighting and case goods, find cool oddities in the offerings of accessories from yesteryear.
304 E. 5th St.
New York, NY 10003
With a humorous name and a quaint little space, White Trash is filled with wonderful finds at reasonable prices. Mid 20th century furnishing from the 1940s through the 1970s are this store’s specialty. Have fun shopping this store every week for new and exciting finds as the inventory is sold and new vintage pieces are brought in. While sifting through the furniture, check out the cool objects of art work and accessories to finish off a new cool look for the decor.
Everything Goes Thrift & Vintage
17 Brook St.
Staten Island, NY 10301
Everything Goes is about celebrating that everything and everyone has a value. For 30 years, this shop has been selling pre-owned items in an effort to support the Earth by recycling and reducing waste. The huge 10,000-square-foot showroom is packed with an abundance of cool and very affordable vintage finds. Discover antique to modern one-of-a-kind pieces or entire sets to decorate individual rooms. One can have fun discovering new finds during every visit as the shop restocks twice weekly. Everything Goes even has a request look for those hunting for specific decor plus layaway plans. For cash-and-carry buys, shoppers get an extra 10-percent discount.
1261 Broadway, Suite 309
New York, NY 10001
Every day of the week, new items are brought into Furnish Green, offering something different to discover for the decor at every visit. Vintage finds from 1800s antiques to modern retro pieces will please any decor sensibilities. Shop the offerings of dressers and credenzas, tables and desks, storage pieces, seating, bedroom, lighting, mirrors and accent items. All furnishings are thoroughly and expertly cleaned and given minor needed repairs before being placed on the sale floor. Furnish Green even goes a step further by offering custom painting for a reasonable fee to make your newfound decor truly your own.
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Carol Ruth Weber began her career as a Theatrical Costume and Set Designer and segued into the world of Interior Design. As an interior designer she has twenty-eight years of experience in all phases of the business. You can read more of her work on Examiner.com and she can also be contacted at WeberLifeDesign.