Owned by a cantankerous yet ultimately endearing husband-and-wife team, this trilevel spot is best known for its antiques, but we only had eyes for its basement stash of vintage clothing. From Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood store listing.
Created and run by a coterie of artists, this studio-shop showcases the work of more than 100 different names in the world of Buenos Aires design, from animators and architects to ceramicists and painters. From Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood store listing.
When it comes to antique markets, Amsterdam's claim to fame is this Mondays-only affair, conveniently located within walking distance of the city center. From 9-ish am to about 2 in the afternoon weekly, a mix of locals and tourists descends on a canalside cobblestone square to scour card tables heaped with collectibles, including mounted antelope skulls, art deco ashtrays, and curvy plastic telephones, all from a hybrid of eras.
This supersize boutique sells vintage Scandinavian furniture, endless pendant lamps, and one of the most inspired selections of clothing in Amsterdam—all in a raw, sky lit space that has the look of a decommissioned airplane hangar. Color is not part of the equation here: Nearly everything in the store comes in black, white, or gray, from the Escape chiffon tops to the mid-century hanging lamps and modular leather couches.
Situated in an old tiled butcher shop, this tableware purveyor seems straight out of another era. Cherry-print pitchers and lattice-design mugs hang from the original meat hooks, while stacks of bowls and sugar-and-creamer sets rest on wrought-iron bread racks.
For the past dozen years, this Dutch design firm has collaborated with young designers to produce clever, brilliantly functional products that have become modern-day classics, like Tejo Remy's milk-bottle pendant lamps and Marcel Wanders' iconic chair made of knotted, epoxied rope.
This is one of those stores that makes you feel happy the minute you walk in. Everything here is made of wood, from a hope chest inlaid with silhouettes of circus performers to a stunning collection of vintage plywood chairs. Be sure to take a minute to stop and glance up at the ceiling: The hand painted flourishes on the rafters date from 1565. Rusland 3, 31_20-625-37-38, wonderwood.nl
Three Calabrian sisters teamed up to open this sleek three-year-old shop, which sells all things midcentury modern for the home: furniture, tabletop items, and an impressive selection of Murano glass vases.
When Heiji Choy-Black opened her iconoclastic store—a Lucky favorite—back in 2004, there was nothing like it in town. She took a chance on esoteric, then-unknown lines, and her indie-centric focus has not wavered. From Chicago's Bucktown/Wicker Park/Ukranian Village neighborhood store listing.
Dedicated to unusual foliage and well-designed accoutrements used to nurture them (curvy glazed vessels, minimalist steel watering cans); it also offers a range of outdoor-themed goods, like buried-wood platters and blown-glass bird feeders. From Chicago's Bucktown/Wicker Park/Ukranian Village neighborhood store listing.