History Class: New vintage furniture store opens on Fulton Street

No more need to drive to those antique stores all the way upstate on the weekend, because Bessie Thompson has already picked out the best of the best just for you. An Interior Designer for 27 years, Bessie has collected a one-of-a-kind set of art, antiques, antique home accessories, and vintage women’s wear at the brand new Thompson Interiors. She wanted to have a store where you could easily see the antiques, “somewhere where they are not all piled up on each other and where you could duplicate what you see at home.” And she has absolutely succeeded – Bessie has a beautiful showroom that feels more like a parlor in a local brownstone than a store. She drives all over the east coast to places like Philadelphia, Maryland, and all the way down to North Carolina, to find these unique items. She found a gorgeous 1930’s oak ‘fainting couch’ covered in mocha-colored leather.  On the other side of the shop, Bessie showcases a 1950’s three-way oak mirror which is perfect for your boudoir. Bessie says that “you can make your home look like a million without spending a fortune” at Thompson Interiors. With the prices ranging from $75 – $3,000, she is sure to have something that will make your room complete. On top of furniture, she can utilize her design consultation services to help you bring it all together, too. Along the back wall, Thompson also features an assortment of women’s vintage clothes, shoes, and accessories. Clothing ranges from $20-$120 and comes in sizes 0 – 12. While Bessie has had her first furniture-store location on Decatur Street for 15 years, she has been waiting for a spot to open up on Fulton Street for some time. She wanted to be in the middle of all of the action and happily opened-up her second location just a few weeks ago. Located at 1478 Fulton Street, Thompson Interiors are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30am – 7:00pm. Give them a call at 718-493-0399 or 718-676-4772 for more information.

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Categories: Arts and Culture, Bed Stuy, Fulton Street, Small Business, Vintage & Antiques

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