Smack on Bedford Ave in Williamsburg sits Ugly Luggage, an antique and vintage furniture store packed with hipster flair to fit any apartment. Ugly seems to get things in all the time so you never know what you might find. The prices are reasonable to moderate. Like any thrift store there's a chance you'll be shocked by the cost of a vintage Donald Duck juice glass but pleasantly surprised at the deal on an antique medicine cabinet.
The owners are friendly, accommodating and willing to bargain, so don't be afraid to ask for a better deal. But just make sure you're ready to buy. There's a good change the Formica table you saw on the curb today won't be there tomorrow.
(Images: Yun Cee Ng for New York)