Highland Park got a dazzling new addition earlier this year with The Hunt Vintage, a Mid-Century furniture, art, chotski and swag emporium, with pieces (and prices) so breathtaking, I’m trying to find empty corners of my house begging for a brass and glass Hollywood Regency bar cart and Eames rocker.
Located on York and Ave 53, this shop with an endless array of goodies was the brainchild of Michael Glotzer, formerly of Sunbeam Vintage and Vintage Apartment fame.
His quirky Instagram marketing is hilarious (“20% if you bring me a #9 pastrami sandwich from Langers!”), but as his 8,000 strong Instagram followers can attest, his taste is not — well, all 5 New Kids on the Block fashion dolls in mint condition packaging is certainly questionable.
Best of all, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can get custom made credenzas, tables and nightstands made to your exact specifications.
I’ll be the first to admit, I was late to the Mid-Century furniture game. Though I’d always admired the modern clean lines, I wasn’t convinced it would work with my 1920s Spanish house. Then in 2012 I met Michael and his lovely wife Emalyn who promised a Mid-Century coffee table upon closing their house and the rest is history. Let’s just say that coffee table classed up the joint and gave me instant design cred. Needless to say, most of the West Elm moved out and the clean lines moved in.
Lucky for you, though it looks like a hoity toity Westside shop, it’s an Eastsider with fantastic looks at shockingly reasonable prices. So, why Ikea-it when you can get a vintage beauty?
Oh yeah, the owners are really cool, this is a mom n’ pop shop, and they just had twins(!), so don’t nickle and dime them because you’ll get an amazing price.
The Hunt Vintage, 5317 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042