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Our Favorite Vintage Shops and Resources

Photograph by Rodrigo Cid

By Christy Knell
August 21, 2023

When we first set out to furnish HudCo, we knew we wanted a mix of new and vintage, high and low, in order to create a welcoming, homey vibe for your workdays (and parties). For the most part, we went with new, durable Steelcase furnishings to keep you working comfortably, but we layered in vintage pieces and décor that we found in thrift and antique shops (hint: ‘thrift’ usually means cheaper!). And lately we’re finding some gems FOR FREE at our favorite resources listed below. 

 

In case you have some free time to go thriftin’, we wanted to share some of our favorite haunts in the Northeast for fantastic vintage furnishings and décor.

 

The Tiny French Flea

Mongers Market, Bridgeport, CT, and 430 Nepperham Avenue, Yonkers

We’ve been fans of the Tiny French Flea since before we opened—we acquired many of our area rugs from their Yonkers location. We most recently scored this prestine vintage telephone booth from their space at Bridgeport, Connecticut’s Mongers Market. The phone booth apparently had been in a residential home in Scarsdale, and if we had a land line we could even make it functional! In the meantime, we’re prepping it to be an additional booth for private phone calls for our coworking members.

Antiques Center & All That Jazz

325 Stockbridge Rd, Rt. 7, Great Barrington, MA

We’re hesitant to even share this gem of a find for fear that y’all will scoop up the latest embellished thrift store art by David Hagen, which has it’s own special wall within this antique mall in the Berkshires. There’s always other special items to discover in the different booths here—gorgeous dinnerware, furniture, and collectibles. It’s a must-visit if you’re in the area.

Tangibles Antiques
935 US Route 1, York, ME

I’m pretty sure some of the paintings around the space came from here, one of the first post-pandemic antiquing outings we had. Not shown is a spectacular set of crystal coupes that I kept for myself. When we asked the shop owner if there was any history behind the coupes, he told us some tall tale about a Russian tzar who had once owned the set. Then he laughed at us. 

Take It or Leave It Garage

Andrus on Hudson, 185 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson 

To us regulars, it’s just TILI. It’s open Sundays from 11-3 (closed holidays and during too wet/hot/cold weather) and run by Gal Yaguri and the Hastings Zero Waste Committee. You can bring your gently used household items (no fabrics or paper items, please), and you can TAKE anything you want. The kids love it for free stuff, and we love it for the special discoveries we find each time.

Buy Nothing Rivertowns Facebook Group

For residents of Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Irvington, and Ardsley

We’ll be forever grateful to former HudCo members Melissa Jones and Laura Grey for launching this Buy Nothing chapter in the Rivertowns, and it’s honestly the only thing that keeps me on Facebook. People post items they no longer want, you ask to take it off their hands, they may or may not choose you as the recipient. Items range from nearly expired yogurt to valuable pieces of furniture—just have your running shoes on for any curb alerts like this rose gold bar cart above. My mom nabbed this one for our office because she was at the listed address within 3 minutes of posting.