BEST USED FURNITURE (VINTAGE) - 2003
Despite its "bargain hunters beware" reputation, this labyrinthine Lyn-Lake antique pavilion harbors more than a few sweet deals in its massive selection of classic 20th-century furnishings. The astute shopper can score a blond Heywood-Wakefield desk in decent condition for $345, a good-as-Noguchi knockoff table for $145, or a like-new Louis Poulsen lighting fixture for $325--in each instance, a fraction of what many dealers would ask. And at $695, a hardwood deco bedroom set becomes a highly desirable alternative to Gabberts' latest offerings. Plus, even if your wallet's not up to a major buying expedition, Theatre Antiques makes the perfect launching pad for your daydreams of decoration yet to come.