Vintage shopping for the soul… and the pocketbook too

17 December 2008

French VanityFor vintage wares on the cheap, peruse through community service organization Housing Works online auction site. They may have received a multitude of buzz amongst the fashion set for last Thursday’s sale of 500 vintage Yves Saint Laurent pieces but don’t overlook their collection of vintage housewares that pepper their 6 Manhattan-based thrift shops. Most of the items up for auction at their stores are listed online. The best thing of all – most of the goodies are bidding at under $150.


Some one-of-a-kind finds include a French fold out vanity table complete with scroll detail currently bidding at $145. And to complete the look, there’s a 19th century French tray with an ornate lace doily detail and filigreed brass handles at their West Village shop going for $45. And just for fun, a vintage RCA Victrola phonograph with a brass tone horn currently at $101.


But the biggest steal of them all has to be a knock-off Saarinen tulip table bidding at $38.50. The real thing goes for $2,148 at DWR and even IKEA charges $149 for their “inspired” look – and that doesn’t even cover the delivery fee it’ll cost you to get it from Brooklyn! So hurry as the table goes to the highest bidder at 7PM!

-Wendy Wong

Tulip Table

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