Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Stock Vintage...

During our trip last summer to New York City, we discovered one of the most inspiring retail spaces I have ever seen. Stock Vintage, located in the East Village, focuses on early 20th century men's wear. Owner Melissa Howard also collects home furnishings from the same era, and you'll see the mix as soon as you enter the shop's striking facade. In the windows, wooden airplane propellers are featured. Beside the front door, a cobbler's shoe form hints at the amazing collection of vintage shoes inside.
All you NVR readers know how much I enjoy repetition in design, so of course this collection of leather belts caught my eye.
Among the well-curated wares, you'll also discover finds like these antique railroad nails.

If you find yourself in the East Village, make sure you stop by and take a peek.


images via Trevor Tondro for The New York Times


  1. I will be there in June and I will definitely
    stop in! Thank you for the post!

    Flora Doora

  2. James: There's a shop in Austin, TX called Stag that rivals this. If you are ever in Austin, do take a look because I know you would love it!

  3. I love this! Great to see Terry's tip on Stag in Austin too!

  4. I just discovered your blog, and I love its "feel". Your images are beautiful. I can't wait for more!

  5. After reading "American Rustic" in the NYT, I had to go back and read it again several times. That image of the belts is just fabulous and inspired me to do a post on it as well. I would love, love to go and see this store. Yours too!

  6. i posted this link on my facebook case you wonder why you are getting hits on it today.. <3