At vintage furnishings shop Adelaide, co-owners Michael Smith—founder of '30s home-goods boutique Depression Modern—and Mary Corliss focus on alluring 20th-century works by lesser-known designers. For instance, a late-'40s velvet-and-mahogany chair ($925) in the style of UES decorator Vladimir Kagan represents a timeless alternative to ubiquitous pieces by Eames, Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe.
702 Greenwich St
|Cross street:||at 10th St|
|Opening hours:||Wed–Sat noon–7pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|