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Among Santa Fe's Many Virtues? History, Art, Culture, Hospitality and Killer Vintage Clothing

Bob Richter | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

It's also safe to say that I've never visited a city as friendly as Santa Fe. From the cab drivers to the staff at the hotel, to retailers to strangers on the street, this town is populated by people who clearly love it -- and love sharing it with others.

For Comfort and Joy This Holiday Season, Think Vintage for Gifts, Entertaining, Décor and More

Bob Richter | Posted 02.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Vintage ornaments, lights and decorations add that nostalgic, sentimental vibe to a home, and people respond to it -- especially at this time of the year.

Grand Architecture, Epic History, Lush Accommodations and Fine Antiques Await in Budapest

Bob Richter | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

The way I see it, a place that creates beauty, must also have a lot of beauty to behold. That theory prompted me to add Budapest to my travel plans, and within minutes of arriving, I knew that I would not be disappointed.

Love Antiques, Vintage Clothing, Classic Films and Letter Writing? You Might Be a "Vintage Lifer"

Bob Richter | Posted 12.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

By now it's certainly no secret to anyone who reads my pieces that I have lifelong love affair with flea markets, auctions, thrift shops and antiques stores.

NYC Gets a New Flea Market Where a Dollar Paves the Way for Great Treasure Hunting

Bob Richter | Posted 12.14.2014 | New York
Bob Richter

Happily, since July the new market has been gaining momentum. It has also given those of us who mourn the loss of The Garage a place to shop and gather.

What Drives Most Flea Market Purchases? Even More Than Deals, It's the Sentimentality of Stuff

Bob Richter | Posted 12.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

The truth is sometimes we don't know how good the good times were until they are long gone. Toys are outgrown. Clothing goes out of style. Kitchen gadgets become obsolete. Then one day we see these same items years later at a flea market, and all of a sudden they seem almost irresistible.

Who Says You Can't Choose Your Relatives? Instant Ancestors Can Be Found At Any Flea Market

Bob Richter | Posted 11.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

I have a soft spot for vintage photographs of people I don't know. In fact, I refer to them as my 'instant ancestors.' While I may not have their names or any biographical information about them, I buy or 'adopt' ones that strike an emotional chord.

War, Remembrance, Five Star Accommodations and Great Flea Markets are Hallmarks of Berlin

Bob Richter | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Bob Richter

The movie won Best Picture that year, and the lavish sets designed by the great Cedric Gibbons perfectly depicted a Five Star hotel in all its grandeur.

A Gold Mine of Antiques and Vintage Finds Await at This East Coast Flea Market

Bob Richter | Posted 10.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

As the name connotes, it is a treasure trove, and unlike a visit to the famous casino with the same name, you won't risk losing your shirt. In fact, you might come back with a vintage one.

As Real Estate Developers Swoop In, NYC Says Farewell to the Antiques Garage Flea Market

Bob Richter | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Bob Richter

A vintage flag flew at half-mast in Chelsea this past Sunday, as The Antiques Garage Flea Market closed its doors permanently. The gritty, eccentric, treasure trove was a popular haunt for die-hard collectors, designers, tourists and celebrities.

Design on a Dime Raises Over $1.1M as Tastemakers Envision, Create and Inspire for Charity

Bob Richter | Posted 07.11.2014 | New York
Bob Richter

Most New Yorkers know Housing Works because their stores dot our city and offer up a treasure trove of donated merchandise. The infamous windows are immensely popular and the items featured in them are sold via online auction where they often spark bidding wars.

Fabulous Fictional Females Once Framed in Retail Window Find Permanent Home Between Pages Of Clever New Book

Bob Richter | Posted 07.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Many decorators have a list of dream clients. Some are lucky enough to work with those people, while some ... just keep dreaming. Painter, Designer, Curator and Bon Vivant Deborah Buck didn't sit around and wait for her dream clients. Instead she invented them, decorated for them and sold all of their home furnishings at a profit.

In the Footsteps of Martha Stewart: Kip's Bay Decorator Show House Is A Good Thing

Bob Richter | Posted 07.02.2014 | New York
Bob Richter

The domestic diva had a dewy glow and a warm smile as she took in all of the delicious interiors at this year's event. I know because I was literally behind her most of the night as I walked through the lushly decorated mansion.

The Biggest Bargains at Auctions and Flea Markets? People Are Walking All Over Them

Bob Richter | Posted 06.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Even if a rug doesn't look dirty, moths could have laid eggs in the rug, and you don't want to bring that into your house.

Where Lucy Became a Redhead and Marilyn Became a Blonde: Historic Max Factor Building Chronicles Hollywood Beauty Biz

Bob Richter | Posted 06.14.2014 | Style
Bob Richter

The Max Factor Building holds much more than the history of beauty that unfolded underneath its roof.

The Interesting Life Of A Market Warrior

Dar Dowling | Posted 01.29.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dar Dowling

An inside look at Bob Richter's treasures.