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“Well stocked shop, outhentic items.”

Mystery Spot Antiques
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Phoenicia
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Owner description: It's our 16th SEASON! Open Th - Mon. Described by Country Living magazine as "a love-at-first-sight wonderland of oddball collectibles, vintage clothing, and objects d'art," Mystery Spot Antiques is part store, part museum, part odditorium, and a whole lot of fun! Named for Homer & Langley, the infamous Collyer Brothers, this obsessive and artistic "Shrine to Clutter" is packed to the rafters with unusual antiques, tons of estate-fresh vintage clothing, 1,000's of used records & killer vinyl, found objects, mid-century lighting, out of print art books, and downright oddities such as the Creepy Doll Exhibit, Petey the Petrified Piranha, and Desdemona, the Devil Girl of Phoenicia. Heck, even when are doors aren't open, customers are welcome to dig through our dollar record bins and our famous yard sale in a box on the front porch, with an honor money drop at your service.
Brooklyn, New York
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Well stocked shop, outhentic items.”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

We sneaked in just before closing time and the owner was generous to stay open and answer our silly questions.
There was a lot of quality stuff in this shop, jewelry, art novelty items and more.
The owner was helpful by mentioning other shops we could visit.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
“Mystery Spot is a treasure!!”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

My husband and I were visiting his daughter at college when we came upon this lovely shop. The owner was just lovely, and boy did we score some great stuff: vintage vinyl records that we've been coveting forever (in mint condition, and really reasonably priced). We also picked up some great little household items and vintage linens. All in all, a charming, lovely experience that's all too rare these days. We'll definitely be back for more.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Regina J
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New York City, New York
1 review
“A destination spot!”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

Mystery Spot is a must for visitors to the Catskills. It is chock full of items and clothing that you never realized you needed! It is also a trip down memory lane for real and recovered memories of items and clothing from days of yore. It is part museum and part museum gift shop. you can easily spend hours here and come away with lots of goodies for excellent prices. I highly recommend it!

Visited August 2011
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Thank Loren H
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Weird and Fabulous”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

I bought the most AMAZING pair of purple boots here, and the owner even gave me a 10% discount that I wasn't expecting. There is so much interesting stuff to look at it will blow your mind...a true indoor flea market! If you are a collector, this place is a MUST. Truly a one-of-a-kind store in a lovely location in the Catskills.

Visited November 2011
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“Charming vintage objects assembled with an artists' eye”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

My husband and I first stumbled into the Mystery Spot around 7 years ago. Winding our way past shelves of mysterious and strangely meaningful objects, we deduced that they had been collected and arranged by an artist (and we've since learned that we were right.) We return to the Mystery Spot whenever we can because we always find what we didn't know we desperately needed: charming old photos of people we wish we knew; beautifully illustrated out-of-print books; funky light fixtures; summer dresses from a freer time; and lots and lots of records.

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