Grammy- and Oscar-winning pop star Billie Eilish stopped by a beloved antique shop to check out its festive ornament offerings last weekend.
If you’re an Upper West Sider and one of Eilish’s 107 million Instagram followers, you may have been startled to come across a social media snap of a familiar red wall covered in seasonal regalia.
Sure enough, the establishment was More & More Antiques, located at 378 Amsterdam Avenue on the corner of 78th street.
Owner Steve Mohr confirmed the visit by phone, noting, “After she left, a guy stood straight in the middle of the store and told everyone who she was. He said, ‘Billie Eilish is the biggest star in the world!’ I asked if she was bigger than Judy Garland. He didn’t know who that was — that’s what age will do to you!”
Mohr noted the multi-platinum recording artist, who also posted pictures from Central Park during her NYC jaunt, was with her boyfriend who was rocking a particularly cool coat. Eilish snapped up a few ornaments for herself, remarking that she would like to buy everything in the store.
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After over three decades in business, More & More — which specializes in American and European antiques — is thriving, particularly during its busiest month. “The neighbors are supporting me,” Mohr said. “I’m blessed.”
Ahead of the holidays, make sure to stop in and pick up one of their most popular ornaments: a hummingbird, an oyster or anything New York-themed. Holiday decor is also available on their website.
“More and More” is one of my regular Christmas stops and I treat myself to an ornament every year – it is a hidden gem and Steve is just lovely!
More and More is a terrific store all year round! Beautiful and sometimes quirky pieces from different periods and countries–I have furnished half of my apartment there!
I walk by that shop frequently, have done so for years. Always thought of it as a brickbrack shop, which I realize is a subset of antique shop.
Walked by last night, it’s a brickbrack shop.
Also thought it was understood to be uncool to publicly go on about which celebrity an NYC resident has seen on the streets. No reason to emulate the NY Post.