Lucky Dog. Not only gets to hang out in an ever changing Mid Century Modern (& Antique) environment but...well look. Lucky dog.
No...she's not the proprietor. Just a customer who happened to be at the shop while I was there
shooting. This was the only moment I could catch the little pooch sittin' still. The proprietor,
Gus, declined to have his pics published. It's cool, this is really all about the shop anyway,
The house kitty on the other hand (fat and friendly) had no problem sittin' still for a shot. I don't
think this one moved much the entire time I was there!
Obviously because of turnover you're not likely to find the same items greeting you as You
enter the shop, but this is what I found. Gus has a great eye for this stuff. I'm not just saying
that because he prominently featured a Broyhill Brasilia dining suite much like my own at the
front of the shop.
Gus keeps a pretty eclectic stock but specializes in larger items. He also sells on eBay
occasionally. He is willing to ship just about anything you'd like to purchase. I was surprised at
how reasonable his prices were. The walnut / white desk with the wire Eames chair near the
front door? I believe the set was priced at $300. Not too shabby. The large contemporary
creamy leather two piece sectional was priced to a customer at $400 while I was there.
There were more items in the basement where the lighting wasn't too good. Even the items
relegated to the basement were so good that I had to do my best to get decent pics and let you
all know what's to be found down the somewhat treacherous steps! It's worth taking a look.
Really, pick a nice weekend day and spend it in Soulard. Go to the Soulard Market, get some
brunch / lunch at one of the great bars or restaurants and then stop by 11th Street Antique &
Modern and spend an hour bending Gus' ear about finding, buying and loving all things
vintage and modern...like I did! You probably won't leave empty handed.
11th Street Antique & Modern
11th Street & Allen Ave. St. Louis Mo 63104
Phone: 314-503-0048 or 314-324-8439