Antique Stores in New York City

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Antique Stores in New York City

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  • SteveAlison T
    Pickering, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very beautiful, modestly priced treasures. Loved it! Had beautiful Easter decorations and other things. Bought a beautiful jeweled hand bag. The only difficulty would be over spending as it was so hard to not purchase so many lovely things.
    Written 18 April 2019
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  • drbuckey
    Miami, FL10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experienced purveyors of better antiques. Find items not seen in most antique stores.
    If you are a true lover of truly fine items you will be very pleased with their selection.
    Written 13 February 2019
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  • Princpessa
    London, UK135 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I first discovered Kentshire Galleries in the late 1980's whilst shopping in Bergdorf Goodman in New York. At this time they had a small boutique within the store which featured a tempting selection of antique jewellery. On one occasion I happened to meet one of the owners who introduced me to the Greenwich village location. Here, on East 12th Street, in an impressive building, Kentshire has eight floors dedicated to a large collection of antique furniture, accessories for the home and of course, antique jewellery. I love browsing to discover what new pieces have joined the galleries; there is no pressure to buy, which creates a pleasant atmosphere. I am not their best customer, having only purchased a couple of treasured items of jewellery but their warm welcome always makes me want to return.
    Written 28 October 2013
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  • yen hong chen
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bought a very rare piece of vintage Cartier Panthere necklace and it’s absolutely stunning and beautiful! Look for Elyana she’s the best
    Written 2 September 2020
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  • gyNewYork
    new york8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This store offers an incredible and credible collection of antique jewelry. The owners are highly schooled in the subject matter and could not be nicer. You can get rare and high quality here. I hope they stay in our neighborhood.
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • Jenn K
    Foxborough, MA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited the 52nd St location looking for 1920s door hardware, a cast iron bracket for a wall hanging sink, and shelf brackets. There is a huge selection of door hardware. You could spend an hour going through smaller pieces such as keys and rosettes. An employee helped me sift through the items to find what I was looking for. The selection of knobs and face plates is well organized. I was looking for a full set cylinder thumb turn lock. There were numerous turns but not a full set with cylinder, strike plate, rosette, and turn. The store had me email the Scranton, PA warehouse, which found me a complete set within hours. The 52nd location had a wide variety of items from various eras, including beautiful old mantels and chandeliers. An employee gave me directions to the nearest subway station. A few minutes later, he realized there was a faster route and called me to give me new directions. I will definitely return again.
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Jessica S
    New York, New York, United States1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped in for a gift for my dad and was very pleased with the excellently, curated selection of cigars.
    Written 29 October 2013
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  • Lauren C
    New Jersey138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came across this store while thrift shopping in Chelsea and I’m so glad we did. The main storefront has a ton of vintage jewelry, almost all labeled with price, material, and decade. There’s a lot to choose from and it’s all well organized. Around the corner outside, down a small alley with a bunch of vintage mirrors, there is another store that has home goods, clothing, and more vintage finds. My group had a lot of fun exploring this little place, I’ll definitely be back.
    Written 22 October 2019
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ5,023 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What I like about Tiny Dollhouse as a store is that it is so unique. It is the only store of its kind in New York City that specializes in dollhouses and furniture and accessories for the homes.

    The store is broken down into buying the houses themselves which some of them are handcrafted. On one side of the store is all the artisan pieces like furniture and dolls and decorative items for the homes which are really detailed and on the other side is all the commercially made products that are just as nice but not as detailed. If you need something for a dollhouse, you will find it here or the owners will find it for you.

    The prices vary especially in the handmade items. It is fun to get lost here on a rainy day.
    Written 17 August 2019
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland29,785 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dark colour and it looks like something from a Batman movie. I like the tones and windows. Interesting!
    Written 31 October 2019
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  • Fred
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I do recommend this place, right outside Manhattan, only 10 minutes by subway, once we got there I was in heaven, the owner make me feel like family.
    Written 22 September 2019
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  • Camper02664994620
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have had very good luck with Metropolitan. We have purchased from them several times. But you need to do your own research.
    I like them and they are fun to bargain with.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Thiago L
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Horrible, just horrible. To start, everywhere you look is cluttered and dirt. I mean, really dust and dirt. Most of the inventory has a thick layer of dust on it, and is just piled up in a disorganized displays. But that is not the worst part.
    The owner talks to you as it is doing a favor to you. He makes you feel unwelcome and hurry you out of the store with dismissive answers and comments.
    When I asked him about prices, it was either a "range" or "I do not know". What? Is this a store or what?
    I tried to get the prices for a freight car set that I really wanted, but he said "I don't know, it is from a set and I would have to find it out". I asked "so, I cannot buy it?" He said "you are correct, sir".
    At that point I did not know if it was just a simple discrimination because he did not want to sell it to me for some reason, but later I saw many similar reviews on Google with the same thing.
    I insisted because I knew the price of the item, so I made an offer and he was offended, saying it would be 3x as much. Well, I asked him the price and he did not know. What I offered was exactly the fair market price, which was very generous for products piled up and collecting dust, clearly not taken care of.
    Summary, stay away and do not waste your time. You can find better products and prices online, cleaner and newer. Or go to other hobby stores in Long Island and New Jersey.
    This guy is doing a disservice for such a beautiful hobby.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Don B
    Alberta, Canada619 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    While strolling through SOHO on a recent trip to NYC, we came across an interesting little artisans market – the Broadway Market Co. It might’ve been the giraffe statue by the entrance, and it certainly was the appeal of seeing some work by local artists and crafters.

    We walked in – and it was like a oasis after the normal New York bustle. We spent a happy half hour wandering around, talking to some of the vendors, and bought a few hand-crafted souvenirs that weren’t made in China. Everybody was pretty laid back and friendly. The variety was good, the prices were reasonable, and it was a nice way to kill a little time on our walk. Sometimes serendipity is the best tour guide.
    Written 31 October 2019
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