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Ugly Luggage

Neighborhood: Williamsburg
Address: 214 Bedford Ave.
Website: N/A

Stepping into Ugly Luggage means embarking on a treasure hunt. This tiny antique furniture shop is filled with quirky, reasonably priced finds and a staff who is well-versed and, most importantly, willing to negotiate. The store's stock is eclectic, and rotated frequently, which means that on any given Sunday afternoon, the small space could hold several vintage typewriters, wooden desks of all sizes, and strange gadgets with questionable functions. During a recent visit, the shelf held a compact machine with many knobs and dials. The tag whimsically read, "Mad scientist style. Not tested. Do not try here." Was it a flux capacitor, in the flesh? We may never know. -Shanté Cosme

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