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Where is a good place to get quality retro items?

Asked by mangeons (12120 points ) January 3rd, 2009

Home decorations, appliances, furniture, anything retro. I don’t have a specific budget, but I’m looking for a good place to get retro items.

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AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Define Retro? 80’s? 60’s? 40’s?

PupnTaco's avatar

‘50s? The magazine “Atomic Ranch” has a ton of ads from online retailers selling mid-century stuff.

cornets_01's avatar

How ‘bout checking out some websites like Multiply that has a lot of online shops selling a variety of items.. or even Macy’s

peedub's avatar

Retro or vintage?

cornets_01's avatar

the user said retro.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

What’s the difference between retro and vintage?

peedub's avatar

@cornets- Yeah, I actually read that part but thanks.

‘Retro’ is typically used to describe clothing or furniture ‘in the style of vintage.’ A new Eames chair from Design Within Reach is ‘retro’ but not vintage. Ikea also has retro items. I prefer vintage items but they are often harder to find and vary in condition. Design within reach might be a place to look.

gailcalled's avatar

My sister’s attic.

mangeons's avatar

‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s is what I’m looking for mainly, and not clothes, but anything else. Thanks!

tiffyandthewall's avatar

etsy.com has a lot of great retro/vintage/old stuff. they do have a lot of clothes, but if you look, you'll definitely find a lot of other stuff too. be careful though, it's pretty addicting. hah

breedmitch's avatar

Can you get to Brooklyn? My buddies own RePop. It’s got some really great vintage (mid century) furniture and lighting. Peedub, you might want to check it out too!!

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