Why Buy Vintage


Why Buy Vintage?

Superior Quality
Mid-Century furniture and accessories have stood the test of time not just because they are cleverly designed or stylish to behold, but because they are made well from high-quality materials. They are the opposite of the throw-away merchandise that is so readily available today. Just like your mother always told you, pretty is as pretty does. It is not enough for your dresser to look good if it can't make it through a single move or stand up to a little use. People used to expect more from their home decor and so should you!




Excellent Investment
The vintage furniture and accessories we sell have already proven themselves by lasting for decades, and they aren't getting any younger. That's a good thing. As time passes, it will become harder to find pieces from the last century--and yet the remarkable style of that era will always have legions of admirers. The basic law of supply & demand will ensure that buying good quality vintage furnishings is a good investment.



Stylish Sustainability
Vintage furniture is the ultimate in green decor--why have your furniture newly manufactured from often toxic materials and shipped from the other side of the world when you can buy a piece locally that has not required the use of raw resources in decades?



One-of-a-Kind Style
When we list our products, we put the number "one" in the "How Many Available?" box--it's a website question for today's shopping world, after all, when the answer to that question might  be "500,000".  But not here. That cool thing you are looking at on our site? There are not millions of them, made in China and shipped to stores, virtual and otherwise, all over the world. There is just one of that totally cool thing available, possibly made in Cleveland, Brooklyn, or maybe Japan or Denmark, around 60 or so years ago. Even on the day it was new, there just were not that many of them around, because an actual person made it in an actual small factory or workshop down the block, and they were thinking their market was, basically, Greater Cleveland. They were not thinking "I'll make-a-million-of-them-for-cheap in a foreign land where I can pay people 50 cents a day". The world of ubiquitous cheap stuff at every turn was not yet nigh. Products like that cool thing were not, as the saying goes, a dime a dozen even when they were brand spanking new.


We suppose you might be able to find another one of that totally cool thing if you quit your day job and devoted some time to it...but then again maybe not--and if you did find it, it wouldn't be in better shape than the one at I Like Mike's!