Over the years, we’ve gotten A LOT of stuff second-hand, from thrift stores, flea-markets, Ebay. It’s a way to get great things MUCH cheaper than retail. (Our most recent purchase: a tag-still-on, in-warranty Eames Soft-Pad Management Chair, for a fraction of what it would cost new.) We appreciate Apartment Therapy’s national survey of Best Thrift Stores and Flea Markets of 2010. (It’s also a great last-minute resource for gifts.) A new one for us: Etsy, which has become one of the largest online retailers of vintage goods, with hundreds of thousands of sellers. Select “Vintage” from Categories and hone in on treasures from there, like this Bertoia side chair.
We love this folding circa 1960 camp stool for $26.