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Antiques Garage (112 W 25th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves; hellskitchenfleamarket.com; Sat, Sun 9am–5pm) “You have to go with an open mind,” advises Schwind. “It’s best not to approach it with an ‘I want this specific thing’ mind-set.” He particularly likes this bazaar for furniture, vintage magazines, art prints and unique trinkets.
H.Y. USA Co. Ltd. 81 Mulberry St between Bayard and Canal Sts (212-393-1122) “You can find affordable, elegant pieces that add some flair,” he enthuses of the shop, which he frequents for small blue-and-white accents.
West 25th Street Market (W 25th St between Broadway and Sixth Ave; hellskitchenfleamarket.com; Sat, Sun 9am–5pm) “This one is outdoors and tends to carry lower-end wares,” says Schwind of the alfresco flea where he found his gold couch. “You need to have an eye for detail.” He advises visiting often to sift through the items, which tend to change weekly, though many of the vendors stay the same. “You begin to develop a relationship with the sellers and learn where they’re from and what they’re doing.”