Vintage Antiques Mall Opens To Public

By P. Joseph

Vintage antiques seller 1stdibs, which last month moved from a website to a brick and mortar showroom, has opened its doors to the public.

After taking over the entire 10th floor of the New York Design Center in February, the showroom was initially open to trade professionals only.

Now anyone from designers or retail shoppers can tour the fifty-three dealer booths in person, which can be reached via an express elevator.

Inspired by Parisian flea markets, the showroom is the brainchild of founder Michael Bruno.

"With our ten year anniversary quickly approaching, this felt like the right time to expand our services beyond the virtual world while still utilizing technology to enhance the shopping experience,” Mr Bruno said.

Dealers from the US, Canada, Paris, and London are gathered together in the renovated 33,000 square foot space.

The types of items on display range from a $10,000 signed Karl Springer pedestal desk to a $6,700 hand-blown glass Belleville Chandelier to a $450 taxidermy mink.

By P. Joseph