There are many reasons to buy vintage – Retropolitan considers something to be vintage if it is at least 50 years old, or antique – over 100 years old, instead of new. Below are a few: You can often furnish your home or dress yourself more cheaply if you buy from flatbox, super center or […]
Join Retropolitan Fine Antiques & Vintage and Annapolis’ own Great Frogs Winery for an event featuring Prohibition era cocktails on Saturday, September 14th. This event will benefit the great works of Talisman Therapeutic Riding. Finger foods will be served. Prohibition era dress is suggested, but optional. Tickets can be purchased in-store at Retropolitan and on […]
We have officially moved. Retropolitan Fine Antiques and Vintage is now located at 14 Annapolis Street in West Annapolis. We will have a soft opening on November 15th. Stay tuned for an invite to our grand opening celebration!
Retropolitan was featured in local blogger Kay Weeks’ latest post about her Ellicott City meanderings entitled “Veni Vidi Vici, Retropolitan Shopper.” In her latest post, Kay explores the vintage finds available on our first floor dedicated entirely to mens and womens vintage clothing and accessories. Check out her latest adventures in vintage here.
The Moss Manufacturing Company was established in San Francisco in 1937. It originally produced traditional metal lighting with long-stemmed bases and a lamp shade. World War II and the rationing of metal forced the company to come up with a new and innovative material with which to manufacture lamps: Plexiglass! With this new and […]
The “tulip chair” was originally designed for Knoll in the late 1950’s but rose to popularity with Star Trek in the early 1960’s on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise. A smart sample of the industrial design, the curves and sleek lines of this set are still a favorite of interior designers looking to make […]