Best Prop Shop for 1960s Period Pieces - 2010
The Vintage Collective
If you're titillated by the idea of floral-print polyester swimwear or doughnut-shaped rotary phones in shades of avocado green and burnt sienna, then the Vintage Collective has the goods to fulfill your wildest era obsessions. This small-scale antiques mall is home to dozens of consignment sellers, each with its own exquisite taste and seemingly endless supply of impeccably preserved odds and ends. Although this veritable treasure trove carries items that date all the way back to 1900 (Teddy Roosevelt-style pince-nez spectacles!), it specializes mainly in Art Deco and midcentury modern designs. For this reason, the Vintage Collective has become a favorite haunt for the property masters of AMC's hit series Mad Men, which is set in '60s-era New York City. So, whether you're on the prowl for a three-piece suit or a 12-piece fondue set, you can find just about everything you need to re-create the feel and fashion of the 20th-century decade of your choice within the walls of this collector's paradise.