Re-pop is an amazing store. Love shopping htere.
I'd also like to add Manhattan Home design to the List. They helped me get the best Eames Lounge Chair :)
Tue Apr 16 2013
Photograph: Alex Strada
Whether you’re looking for affordable trimmings for your home; antique statement pieces; or tables, sofas and beds from furniture shops, you’ll find a great range of options with our guide to NYC’s best home decor stores, including the latest trends, such as floral home decor and furnishings. And if you’re struggling for inspiration, check out these New York apartment tours.
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Lend a chic touch to your domicile with an inviting mix of contemporary furniture and add-ons from this ’Burg emporium. Big-ticket items include sofa chairs and sectionals ($1,299–$4,500)—with more than 200 fabric options—as well as wooden end tables ($175–$649). The sunny, light-drenched store also has plenty of offbeat knickknacks, such as decorative wire-mesh alphabet letters filled with miniature toys ($229), wall-mounted papier-mâché deer, goat and bull heads ($169–$269) and bowling-pin-shaped porcelain vases ($69).
This sleek white Nolita gallery displays limited-edition pieces that are both functional and visually appealing, from young artists (like Brooklyn duo E for Effort) and luminaries (Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons) alike. Favorites include Glen Baldridge’s honey-container-bear bong ($525); Sol LeWitt hand-painted geometric dinner plates (eight for $640) and pasta bowls (eight for $608); David Shrigley postcard sets (21 for $21) with quirky drawings and aphorisms (i’m so hungover i wish i was dead); and whimsical, circular Christopher Kurtz armchairs ($2,000).
The unique furnishings at this Brooklyn apparel-and-antiques shop cost a pretty penny, but the vintage goods have a haunting-yet-alluring feel—much like the store’s decor of black brick walls and dark hardwood floors. Grab English-made ironstone china (sets $120–$180), handmade bronze lamps ($800–$1,800) and framed pressed flowers dating to 1910 ($125), or go the taxidermy route with a stuffed bear ($5,000) and insect-filled paperweights ($25–$75).
This quirky home and giftware boutique is the city’s go-to spot for all your kitschy needs, thanks to the fun-loving personalities of owners and former musical-theater performers John Soroka, Michael Quinn and Gary Alaimo. Their affordable, everyday kitchen and bath essentials with a twist include Kikkerland spooky Psycho shower curtain ($20), Fred brass-knuckle tumblers ($20 each) and brightly-colored Corkcicles ($25) to keep wine cool.
Complete your abode with furniture and trimmings from this Soho flagship, where various decorated vignettes provide a dash of inspiration. Find a luxe Martine Art Deco settee in rich velvet (starting at $3,045), a Sabine ottoman available in a range of fabrics (starting at $424), and safari-animal paperweights ($25–$39) and bookends ($55–$720). Hit the back of the store for a library—complete with ladder—that contains the house brand’s assortment of bedding ($80–$440) and decorative pillows ($80–$125). 77 Wooster St between Broome and Spring Sts (646-442-6000) • dwellstudio.com
There’s a seemingly endless supply of kitchen and vintage finds at this quirky staple. Unused, 1950s–’70s dineresque pieces are priced as low as $1, while more expensive items, such as jadeite glassware cake stands ($57–$100), are still within reach. Tableware collections are organized by theme, including the NYC skyline ($4–$36), cats and dogs ($6–$24) and striptease ($5–$24). We’re coveting the cow-shaped cream dispensers ($10) and the label’s “intervention-ware” dinnerware ($11–$15) emblazoned with such phrases as "Finishing your meal in two minutes does not make you a winner" and "Big mistake."
The colorful bargain store offers name-brand wares at up to 60 percent off retail prices, with a constantly rotating selection of items. Culinary goods—such as Tupperware ($3–$5), Calphalon pots and pans ($15–$50) and KitchenAid appliances ($40–$300)—greet you on the first floor. The bulk of the merch for the rest of your apartment is on the lower level, including bedding ($20–$160), bath goods ($4–$40) like Cynthia Rowley ceramic wastebaskets ($25), and a small selection of furniture, including Barcalounger leather love seats ($350) and mirrored nightstands ($125). A $45 delivery service ($15–$35) is available for bulky purchases.
Past the beaded-curtain doorway on the top floor of this three-level Asian department store, you’ll discover home goods including unfinished wooden benches ($595–$695) and bird-adorned mirrors ($55), or descend to the basement for paper lanterns ($2–$14.50). Stock up on more-practical items, such as vibrantly colored dishes ($8–$13), wooden jewelry boxes ($23–$65) and paper-screen room dividers ($60–$185), before taking a breather by the tranquil indoor creek at the center of the store.
Turn your abode into the cool NYC apartment of urban lore with one-of-a-kind pieces from this vintage depot. Must-haves include oversize armchairs ($550), ceramic puzzle-piece coffee tables ($400), mod chrome floor lamps ($450), handmade slab benches ($695) and a luggage set ($125) that could double as a nightstand. Meanwhile, Oscar the Grouch trash cans ($99), bronzed-shoe bookends ($99) and retro mah-jongg sets ($200) are collectibles you never knew you needed.
Don’t be fooled by the name: This furniture joint carries anything but junk. Owner Chris Houghton prowls Pennsylvania Dutch Country for refurbishable thrift-store finds. Tap into your retro side with a 1950s dinette set that includes a round table and four vinyl chairs ($650). The center room of the three-part shop houses new goods custom-made by the Amish exclusively for the store, such as reclaimed-barn-wood dining tables ($1,000–$1,800), coffee tables ($175–$525) and bookcases ($150–$550). If you’re willing to visually pick through the floor-to-ceiling stock (look up for hung chairs), you’re bound to leave with an affordable, original commodity. 77 Sterling Pl between Sixth and Seventh Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-623-2170, trailerparkslope.com)