We were trying to focus on our mission: find a mirror that would match my brother’s dining room at a vintage furniture store called Olde Good Things. But, everything was so beautiful and unique that I just spent much of my time “flirting” with other objects throughout the store!
It was a regular Sunday afternoon when my brother invited me to join him, my sister-in-law and my niece in the East Village. While we were walking my sis-in-law told me she was looking for a mirror for their house in New Jersey. Well, I love antiques and I suggested her to explore different antique stores around town.
When we started walking along Bowery Street, I could see a big pink elephant from the distance. It really got my attention. And I must tell you all, that elephant is still on my mind!
When we got closer, we realized it was exactly what we were looking for: a vintage furniture store. Olde Good Things was there, waiting for us! A popular song says “Girls just wanna have fun”. And on my list of having fun is home décor shopping, for sure!
The store is incredible. It’s spread out in two levels and offers a wide selection of pieces. You can find pretty much everything for your home. Objects you can’t even imagine exist. From garden pieces to suitcases and doors, from lighting to kitchen utensils.
They offer a huge collection of antiques in different shapes, colors, prices and even origins.
Service was excellent. A guy introduced himself to us and made us feel at ease. He cheerfully and knowledgeably gave information about all the pieces we indicated and questioned. And believe me, I had many questions!
We were trying to focus on our mission: finding a mirror that would match their dining room. But everything was so beautiful and unique that we spent some time “flirting” with countless other objects, as well.
Before we hit the mirrors section, I checked almost every dresser they had in store at that time. Who doesn’t love dressers? I do. Most of them were handmade architectural pieces.
I fell in love with the chandeliers too. Big ones, smaller ones, made of glass, crystal, Greek style…I wish I could have taken all of them home with me (lol)!
After checking and asking about many objects we – FINALLY – made it to the mirrors.
Olde Good Things has an incredible selection. The difficult part was choosing only one, but my sister-in-law was able to find the perfect one: a distressed framed mirror. Gorgeous!
We left the store feeling great and with our mission accomplished! We had a blast. The experience was outstanding. Getting to know so many artistic and historical work, made our day quite special. Of course, finding the perfect mirror was nice, but the experience we went through was priceless.
I’m definitely going back any time soon and I encourage you to do the same. After you visit, let us know what you thought!
So, have fun exploring and if you’re really in to vintage, take a look at some vintage stores in Brooklyn that we love, a jewelry vintage gem in Chelsea and still, the vintage store top fashion Instagrammers around the globe just love.
Hours: Stores have different hours, so please check online.
302 Bowery Street, NoHo
2420 Broadway, Upper West Side
5 East 16th Street, Lower Midtown Manhattan
Text by our Contributor: Rafaela Azevedo
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Olde Good Things
*Last Update on March/2020.*