This place is absolutely gorgeous, filled with reasonably priced antiques, costume jewelry, knick-knacks, things you never knew you wanted but now you do. Everything in this shop is pretty much either amazing or so odd that you’ll find it so. I want to run away with it all, leather armchairs and glittery clutches and hundreds of years old chests. For the quality of goods I saw I felt everything was quite affordable — after all, if you’re going to spend hundreds on a new wardrobe why not buy one from the mid-18th century for the same price?
Place rating: 5 San Francisco, CA
If you could wish for one thing, what would it be? Money? Fame? Love? An unending supply of Twinkies? Right now I’d probably wish for running water in my flat because it’s been 3 days due to bureaucratic incompetency, but I digress. If you can’t have those other wishes granted, you might as well pop over to Make a Wish. This place is filled with the most random bits of antiques and vintage you could hope to find. In a recent expedition there, I saw a large volume on Tin Tin, cufflinks shaped with tap nozzles saying ‘hot’ and ‘cold’, antique clocks and more. Sadly, no genies in any of the old bottles, but hey, my name isn’t Aladdin. Not only was it so full with objects that it was delightful to dig around, but the shop keeper was lovely as having running water in your flat(read: VERY lovely). I chatted with her while I browsed around and enjoyed our little conversation. So go out, be Vasco da Gama and discover this little known country of Make a Wish. May not swing you around the African cape to India, but it will be an adventure nonetheless.