72 Spring Street @ Crosby
New York, New York
Frankly I was put off by this particular home goods/ clothing emporium not because their offerings weren't cute or right up my style alley, but I was concerned the merchandise screamed cheap and mass produced. Being in the vintage biz I like my things with a little bit of age to them, especially since in many cases older items were better constructed. But, I decided to take a chance, as I am not the kind of person who likes to buy oven mitts second hand. The bright green lacquer doors had me at hello and I was pleasantly surprised. A few laps around the store later, I left the store with a large shopping bag, weighed down with "essentials" I had been neglecting to buy for months.
This embroidered grey leopard pillow rang in at $19 and looks so expensive, I also snagged a pillow embroidered with a bulldog for $11, what a steal!
This ashtray is a near dead-ringer for the oh so pricey Hermes favorite at like 1/100 of the price. $39 later I am quite happy with my find, which also come in a whole menagerie of animal designs.
And last but not least, the aforementioned oven mitts. $7.99 each and worth every penny.
So long story short, check out C. Wonder. Perfect for college dorm/apartment knickknacks, a present for someone (that only looks expensive) or a little pick me up for your digs. Although they sell clothes and jewelry too, I would suggest just sticking to the home goods. C.Wonder is apparently also at the Westchester Mall for any suburban shoppers out there and online, cwonder.com