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Chic in NY: The Upper Rust

by habituallychic

07 . 19 . 11
The thing I miss out on because I live in New York are small antique shops with reasonably priced treasures waiting to be unearthed.  That’s why I was so excited to find The Upper Rust.  It’s the kind of store I would expect to find upstate or out east.  Filled with transferware, china, frames, mirrors, objects, oddities, and more, makes it definitely worth a visit.  Just make sure you get there before the team from a certain chic retailer buys up all the good stuff!
The Upper Rust
445 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009
Monday, Wednesday-Sunday

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Carolyn July 19, 2011 | 2:21 am

    I will have to check this out next time I’m in that neighborhood! Totally reminds me of the goodies I have unearthed at The Elephants Trunk!

  2. Fresh Equation July 19, 2011 | 2:45 am

    Wow… There are so many amazing pieces at this shop. It’s almost overwhelming just looking at the pictures. I will have to stop in!

  3. Karena July 19, 2011 | 3:25 am

    Love this unique shop. I adore that great mirror and the huge clock!


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  4. Pablo July 19, 2011 | 9:09 am

    This place looks so charming, I love it! =D I should have known about it before, when I visited NYC! =( Thanks for sharing!


  5. mydeco July 19, 2011 | 9:17 am

    Lots of antique accessories these look great, have to check this store out when I come to New York again! Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Jane Kilpatrick Schott July 19, 2011 | 9:18 am

    I MUST stop into this shop. WOW. Like candy!

  7. Harriet @ The Linen Works July 19, 2011 | 9:52 am

    Could spend a happy morning in there.

  8. GBC Style July 19, 2011 | 10:57 am

    Thank you for letting us know. Love the shop, So “Vintage” Beautiful.

  9. nina July 19, 2011 | 11:53 am


    I am confused. i thought you lived in NYC. where is your new apt?

  10. The Devoted Classicist July 19, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    I blame it on the landlords raising the rents. There used to be a lot of similar shops in the West Village, along Hudson and the adjacent streets.

  11. Kelly@Bungalow Blue July 19, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    So charming! I’m stopping here next month when I’m back in NYC-thanks for sharing!!

  12. mary July 19, 2011 | 1:35 pm

    Amazing inventory. I’ll take the zinc architectural mirror, the cabinet that’s hiding in the back room and all of the blue mason jars to start. Thanks. Mary

  13. Helen July 19, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    i walk by there usually on the weekends. my partner and i usually try to predict the prices of the shabby (not chic) items in the front- such as a small stool, soda carrier, etc. we are usually way off the mark! this place has some cute stuff but the prices are definitely new york priced. like the flea markets that charge you twenty dollars for yesterday’s newspaper because it is now an “antique”, ha!

  14. Kathy July 19, 2011 | 2:17 pm

    Had a ball shopping here this a.m. with you…thanks I just love these flea market type stores..

  15. Anonymous July 19, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    i am confused as well. where do you live? not ny?

  16. Habitually Chic July 19, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    Nina and Anonymous – Apparently you were confused by my wording. I do still live in New York and because I live here, I miss out on small antique shops since we don’t have hat many here. Which is why I was excited to find The Upper Rust. I have not moved out of New York nor do I have any plan to.

  17. Courageous Designs July 19, 2011 | 4:01 pm

    Don’t you just love these little shops. I could spend all day in this one.

  18. Tracy July 20, 2011 | 2:18 am

    AMAZING!!! Can’t wait to stop by this sunday 🙂 Thank you for sharing such a great find.

  19. Tokyo Jinja July 27, 2011 | 1:02 am

    This was such a great post and reminded me about the store (which I hadn’t visited in years)! Went by and got a few great thing which I wove into my own post!! Thanks!