A new apartment is a clean slate: a new chance to be more organized, to start from scratch and finally get that great decor you’ve always wanted. Trends in home decor seem to be going back in time, with many people wanting a more vintage set up for their new digs. But where can one turn for great selection, price and convenience? Whether you’re furnishing your new digs or sprucing up your old ones, the vintage experts at Bushwick Daily can show you where to go. We’ve rated local Bushwick and Ridgewood furniture and antique stores on selection, price, accessibility and, of course, vibes.
Alberto & Sons
If you’ve ever walked down Flushing Avenue where Wilson and Morgan collide, odds are you’ve passed by Alberto & Sons and couldn’t resist a quick walk through. The showroom is always set up perfectly, a beautiful vintage oasis where you can fantasize about lounging on your couch from the 1960s and throwing lavish dinner parties (even if your apartment can only fit three people.)
Alberto & Sons always has a beautiful selection of vintage furniture, all carefully curated and authentic. This beauty and authenticity does come at a price, albeit comparatively fair. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind pieces, Alberto & Sons is an excellent option. Be sure to check out Alberto & Sons’ Instagram and website to see new arrivals and existing inventory.
Location: 1033 Flushing Ave.
Hours: Open daily 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Specializing in all things vintage, Reuse America has a goal of bringing priceless decor of the past to the present. Forced to close its doors during the pandemic, Reuse America continued to sell authentic vintage pieces via its Instagram and website. Now that things continue to open back up, the business has begun offering in-store shopping, while still offering online shopping as well.
Even if you’re not in the market for new (old) furniture, you should give Reuse America’s Instagram a follow, as its pieces are just that beautiful to look at. The business also offers low cost local delivery so you can spend more time shopping and less time heavy lifting. Prices at Reuse America can be high but are fair considering the quality of what you’re getting. You could even do a quick search on some of the pieces offered and find other sellers listing the same items for much more. Reuse America has great service, passion and authentic vintage furniture.
Location: 393 Bushwick Ave.
Hours: In-store shopping Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Located on the corner of Fresh Pond Road and Myrtle Avenue, Gotham Thrift has everything from furniture, to clothes, to fun knick knacks. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon, finding hidden treasures as you get lost in every corner of the store. It’s one of those places where you have to spend some time looking, but you’ll be glad you did.
Gotham Thrift gets new items daily and offers great low prices. Plus, the staff is always very helpful and passionate about the inventory. Come for the furniture, stay for the adorable knick knacks.
Location: 6101 Myrtle Ave.
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Antiques on Bushwick
Looking for an authentic antiquing experience? Look no further than Antiques on Bushwick. Located in an old church on Bushwick Avenue, Antiques on Bushwick truly delivers when it comes to the size of its inventory. Is it as carefully curated as some of the other stores on this list? No. But what Antiques on Bushwick lacks in ambiance it makes up for in size of selection and price.
Come prepared to look at Antiques on Bushwick. If you’re patient and have luck on your side, you may find some really cool pieces at fairly low costs. You may be a little overwhelmed, but you’ll have a lot of fun.
Location: 1170 Bushwick Ave.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-9 p.m.
Green Village Used Furniture and Clothing
You may have passed by Green Village a million times and never gone in, but this is your sign to finally do it. Green Village has definitely made a name for itself as a go-to spot for all things furniture, homeware, clothes and more (check out the feature in the Times). It’s another store where you definitely have to dig, but with the low prices, it is 100% worth it.
The staff is helpful, making for a good shopping experience. And who doesn’t like getting lost in antiques stacked to the ceiling?
Location: 276 Starr St.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Closed Friday-Saturday, Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
If you’re looking for a more intimate shopping experience, look no further than Ridgewood Antiques. The store is smaller than some of the others on this list, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in carefully curated antiques. You’ll always find something unique and beautiful here, and you’ll receive excellent service.
Pricing at Ridgewood Antiques falls right in the middle. There are definitely some pricier items for sale, but there are also a few deals to be had. Again, authenticity comes with a price tag, but once you enter this charming shop, you’ll probably want to buy more than you need.
Location: 66-33 Fresh Pond Rd.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Brooklyn Vintage Company
We mentioned Brooklyn Vintage Company as a must-go on our vintage clothing store list, but we would be remiss if we didn’t also mention it as a great place for decor. Whenever you walk by Brooklyn Vintage, you’ll find eye-catching furniture and trinkets lining the sidewalk in front of the store, begging you to come in and find even more treasures. Brooklyn Vintage Company’s selection is always beautiful. While the store is small, it does a great job of displaying inventory so you don’t get too overwhelmed.
Brooklyn Vintage Company is a great place to go if you’re looking for quality in your new decor. Some items can be on the more expensive side, but everything is pretty reasonably priced.
Location: 194 Irving Ave.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m., closed Monday
We all know and love Bushwick Market. If you’re ever on or around Wyckoff Avenue, it’s impossible to resist a quick walk through. It is a one-stop-shop for trinkets, clothes, plants and even furniture. You can find some great pieces at Bushwick Market. Plus, it gets new inventory fairly often, so be sure to check out its Instagram for updates.
Prices at Bushwick Market are usually reasonable to cheap, making it a must-go if you’re looking for an affordable option. The staff is always helpful and shopping there always feels like a party.
Locations: 54 Wyckoff Ave.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Dobbin Street Co-op
Dobbin Street Co-op has a store in Williamsburg, but since it is near the Bushwick/Ridgewood area and always has such amazing stuff, we thought we’d give Dobbin Street a mention anyway. Full of authentic and unique vintage furniture, Dobbin Street offers high quality furniture and home decor at fair prices. It is definitely not the cheapest on this list, but the selection is always beautiful and its authenticity is always reliable.
The showroom at Dobbin Street is a vintage lover’s dream. Once you go, you’ll want to move in. And with two locations and new items coming in every day, you’ll always find something you like.
Locations: 39 Norman Ave. (Greenpoint), 310 Graham Ave (Williamsburg)
Hours: Open daily 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
If you look at the Google reviews for NO1COLLECTIBLES, you won’t find a single bad one. Everyone agrees that this shop is adorable, the owners are kind and attentive and its products are gorgeous. What more could you ask for? Shopping for new furniture and decor can get stressful, but not at this Ridgewood gem.
The prices at NO1COLLECTIBLES are fair, and the owners are always happy to help if you have any questions. The store is on the smaller side, but it is always full of adorable trinkets and unique furniture. It’s a hidden gem that more people should know about.
Location: 60-23 Myrtle Ave.
Hours: Open daily 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Featured Image: Alberto & Sons interior. Via Alberto & Sons Instagram.
All images from respective business’s social media, unless otherwise indicated.
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