Best new indie shops: Best for home goods

Spruce up your space with practical products and stylish decor items.


  • Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Vintage Modern

    Vintage Modern

  • Thonet aqua chairs with wood legs, $150 each or set of four for $500; teak...

    Thonet aqua chairs with wood legs, $150 each or set of four for $500; teak dining table, $950, at Vintage Modern

  • Kristina Klarin color-block necklaces, $15--$125, at Vintage Modern

    Kristina Klarin color-block necklaces, $15--$125, at Vintage Modern

  • The Good Home Co

    The Good Home Co.

  • The Good Home Co. tub-and-tile cleaner, $12, at the Good Home Co

    The Good Home Co. tub-and-tile cleaner, $12, at the Good Home Co.

  • The Good Home Co. vacuum beads, $15, at the Good Home Co

    The Good Home Co. vacuum beads, $15, at the Good Home Co.

Photograph: Jolie Ruben

Vintage Modern

Vintage Modern

Winner: Vintage Modern
Proprietor Erin Hall gravitates toward midcentury-modern housewares that add effortless panache to even the most cookie-cutter pad. If you've got room to play with, inspect an eye-catching 1960s Herman Miller Action office desk ($850) or aqua wooden-legged Thonet chairs from the 1950s (each $150, set of four $500). For smaller-scale updates, check out accent pieces like a ceramic Russel Wright tea service ($185) or pillows made from mod scarves (each $85), which will dress up that Ikea couch you've inexplicably held onto since college. 110 Meserole Ave between Leonard St and Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (347-560-9605, vintagemodernnyc.com)

Runner-up: The Good Home Co.
If you've already purged your apartment of all things not eco-friendly, you might want to take your mission a step further and go cruelty-free too. Christine Dimmick's company produces a wide variety of household products that have never been tested on animals. The tub-and-tile cleanser ($12), dish soap ($12), vacuum beads ($15) and laundry detergent ($22) come in scents such as Lavender, Pure Grass and Beach Days. Use them with the store's microfiber sponges (set of three $10) for the nitty-gritty labor, and grab a couple of therapeutic bath tablets ($5) for when you reward yourself with a long soak in the newly clean tub. 132 W 24th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-352-1509, goodhomestore.com). Mention TONY at checkout to receive $5 off any purchase of $25 or more through May 1.

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