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10 Second Shop Tour: Fishs Eddy

by Maxwell Tielman

Fishs Eddy, located on the corner of Broadway and 19th in Manhattan, is a china shop like no other. Unfussy, overflowing with color, and (quite literally) filled to the rafters with retro-chic wares, this charming store is an endless, bountiful feast for the senses. From the classic glassware and brightly-colored linens that fill the store’s shelves to the kitsch-tastic oil portraits hung intermittently around its walls, the unabashedly nostalgic vibe cultivated by Fishs Eddy is equal parts Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol and Bazooka Joe. Β I, for one, have been an avid Fishs Eddy fan for what seems like ages, popping into the store any time I find myself in the Union Square neighborhood. This is why it was such a treat when Fishs Eddy’s ebullient founder, Julie Gaines, took us on a guided tour through the shop and its adjoining offices. The immense passion that drives the Fishs Eddy team is a thrill to behold, their love for their products and their jobs is intensely infectious. Β I couldn’t help but feel matching awe and excitement each time Julie gleefully showed off a piece from her vintage china collection or opened a dusty folder containing old catalogue spreads. It is this wonderful passion, I think, that has made Fishs Eddy’s products so delightful and its shop such a timeless New York treasure. Check out the tour above or some of our outtakes after the jump! β€”Max

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  • Ooooo! I love Fish’s Eddy! Thank you for featuring them! When going into their shop, it’s obvious that the people there have a love of what they do. Very inspiring!

  • COLLAPSING with love for all that they have and do. Can’t wait to visit next time I’m in NYC!

  • There’s an outlet on Staten Island, too. I haven’t been there for a while, but I remember them being more of the restaurant overstock stuff than anything.

  • I love this place, as soon as I moved out of NYC and had enough space/money for a real set of dishes, I ordered from Fish’s Eddy. Cute stuff, my only complaint is that there is not enough of it… they do short runs of the prints.

  • One of my favorite places in the whole wide world. We always stop in whenever we’re in the city, and around Christmastime, it seems that everyone seems to get a present from fish’s eddy (including ourselves.) Such a treat to see they had a booth at the Brimfield Antiques fair this July! Scooped up some of my favorite old patterns and some of their decor real quick! Thanks for sharing their greatness!!

  • What are the books/ledgers stacked up in the one photo? Are those part of the merch or part of the store’s history…? Just curious. Thanks for this piece!

  • Now I know where one of my stops will be next time I’m in the Union Square area in the city! (plus, of course, The Strand Bookstore!)

  • I LOVE Fishs Eddy, they were the first place I put on our wedding registry. :) I used to live in NYC, and I really miss being able to drop in the store. Thanks for the tour!

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