Vintage stores on the Upper West Side are hidden gems that offer great deals and quality finds at affordable prices. Whether you’re looking for vintage designer clothes or antique decor items to add a unique feel to your home, the shops below have got you covered. You never know what treasure you might find next!
487 Columbus Ave
Shopping at Unique Boutique is not only a great way to save money but also is an eco-friendly way to make a purchase because the clothes on stock are always recycled. The store has a swap system in which newer items are exchanged with slightly older ones to help the sustain the environment in an increasingly industrialized world.
Besides some surprising designer label finds, you’ll also come across great vintage costumes, used CD’s and books ($1 paperback, $2 hardcover), and an inventory that’s ever changing and always abundant. Unique Boutique is considered to be one of the best vintage clothing stores in the city and it’s next to impossible to leave empty-handed.
Emporium Antique Shop
20 W 64th St.
This antique shop is centrally located near Lincoln Center and offers an extensive collection of vintage jewelry, fine art, and antique furniture. Emporium has been part of the Upper West Side for more than four decades and features a large number of items from Asia including Indian art and bronzes. Store owner Leo Mavrovitis travels the world in search for the next unusual items to be put on display. Even though custom-made jewelry is one of their specialities, this impressive antique shop also boasts of sculptures, porcelain, objets d’art, and other one-of-a-kind treasures that can’t be found anywhere else.
104 W 70th St.
Icon Style is an antique jewelry and vintage fashion boutique that specializes in costume fine, silver, and designer jewelry from mid-nineteenth century to present day. The space used to be a pharmacy and many of the old furnishings remain in place to give the boutique a throwback feel to the eras of yesterday with wooden cases that held apothecary goods back in the 1900’s. Icon Style features textiles, clothing, home furnishings, and lighting. The charming vibe to be found here makes it the perfect stop after a stroll in the nearby park.
John Koch Antiques
201 W 84th St.
John Koch Antiques specializes in furniture and antique objects offered at affordable prices. The shop has an array of art objects, vintage home decor and accessories, rugs, lamps, fine art, porcelain, and mid-century furniture and art. The selection is varied and you can find rare items such as french modernist rosewood tables, dinnerware from the 1950’s to a Milo Bauman sofa. The vintage items at John Koch fly off the shelves and every week there are new treasures waiting to be discovered. This is one of the Upper West Side’s best kept secrets and it’s friendly vibe defines the community spirit characteristic of the neighborhood.
More & More Antiques
378 Amsterdam Ave.
If you’re in need of decorations for your next themed party or holiday event, More & More Antiques has got everything you need and then some more. This vintage store offers quality American and European antiques, chandeliers, and a wonderful assortment of holiday and seasonal decor. As one of the remaining mom and pop stores in the neighborhood, More & More is popular amongst West Siders and many visit the store regularly for the warm atmosphere and the amazing Victorian-inspired goodies such as soaps, sachets, and teacups, that are of quality and of exquisite taste. Whether you’re looking for a a special birthday gift or a spectacular item from another country, More & More has something for everyone.