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107 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760135.778324 -78.640631
Stay Away – This guys only concern is to seperate you from your money.
There are NO antiques at Father & Son antiques – I'm unsure how they can call themselves an antique store. 95% of the merchandise is not older than 1970. There are a few pieces of furniture and knick-knacks that may be from the late 50s-60s, but other than that it's your average garage sale junk. The clothing is basically stinky nylon/acrylic 70s stuff and mid-90s clothing straight from goodwill (nothing that anyone would actually want to wear). They have the gall to overcharge for this junk too! It's a very specific aesthetic here, if you're looking for some 50s/60s housewares I might recommend it. If you're looking for clothing I recommend Get Dressed (about two minutes away on North West st), but even they have gone down hill. It's such a shame, Raleigh is really lacking in great vintage.
Junky, overpriced, better stuff @ the Goodwill – I made my second and final trip to Father & Sons today. The first time I went, back in the Spring, I thought it was pretty cool, if a bit overpriced. Today, it was junky, hard to move around, nothing in any semblance of order, there were two "mobiles" hanging up for $8. that were for sale @ Target on clearance a month ago for $.25. A deer Christmas ornament from Wal-Mart for $.97 was for sale for $3. It could be a much cooler place with some degree of order. Some of the art for sale was REALLY cool, well done and appropriately priced. Some of it looks like a kindergartner did it. I also went to "Stuff" for the first time today - if you like F&S, you'll love Stuff. They don't have as much, but it is orderly and much better priced.
The hottest retro furniture store in the Carolinas rejuvenates weary shoppers. – In Short
Walk through the front door of Father & Son, and you're immediately transported to a time when men came home from a day at the office, fired up a briar pipe, donned slippers and sipped away at a dry martini. Full of modernist goodies, this store will make you burn every furniture catalog you've got stacked in the corner. Chosen with a collector's eye, each piece is furniture as craft, not pre-fab product.
excellent store, inflated prices – While I am glad that someone in the area is supporting second-hand designed and retro furniture etc, the prices at father & son are a bit over the top, and have been getting more absurd lately. I still shop there, but i usually leave a little annoyed.
A+ – Father and Son Antiques is an amazing store to shop in for furniture, or any accessory you may desire. There is a huge selection with a wide variety of style to accomidate any taste. It's the ideal downtown shopping experience.
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