When Elayne Kling moved her auto shop from Manhattan to Brooklyn, she realized the new location had an extra office she wouldn’t need, so she turned it into a vintage emporium. The small, carpeted space, located right next to the repair shop’s garage door, is a no-frills treasure chest of affordable old jewelry ($15–$60), tchotchkes ($2–$60) and barware ($5–$80). Among the goods, you’ll find a pull-down classroom map of the U.S. from 1969 ($200), a small sunburst wall clock from the late ’50s ($45), and ’60s Avon perfume bottles shaped like Winnebagos and campers ($15–$20). If poodles are your jam, this place is your jackpot: The store’s prolific collection includes highball glasses (three for $20), kitchen towels ($25), and figurines ($5–$35) from the ’50s and ’60s. You can also nab vintage aprons ($15–$20) and clutches ($5–$20), ’80s enamel earrings ($15 per pair, $25 for two), glass-bead necklaces ($15–$45), and bits of rustic Americana, such as old animal skulls ($30) and scythes ($15). As a tie-in to the auto shop, there are also bins full of kid’s metal toy cars ($2).
ZP Vintage Stuff
|Venue name:||ZP Vintage Stuff||Contact:|
37 Montrose Ave
|Cross street:||between Lorimer St and Union Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 8am–5pm, Fri 8am–3pm|
|Transport:||Subway: G to Broadway; J, M to Hewes St; L to Montrose Ave|