Northeast Ohio is no stranger to the quirky. From antiques to rare finds to the oddly distinct, these shops have a garden variety of vintage glory.
Attenson’s Antiques & Books
Prepare to enter a time warp when walking into Attenson’s. Minutes melt away while combing the eclectic array of fantastic wares. You’ll find costumes and jewelry, toys, paintings, delicate china and more. Nostalgia for a time in which you never lived hangs in the air — or is that just the aroma of antique books? 1771 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-321-2515, attensonsantiques.com
Vintage treasures await you on the corner of Wyandotte and Madison avenues in Lakewood. Original posters with slender 1920s font and figures in sleek 1980s garb, novelty experimental books and a jacket that looks like it came from The Matrix are but samples of its 20th-century mementos. 13700 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-245-8616, souvenirllc.square.site
West of Venus Vintage
The ceramic figurines that watched you from Grandma’s cabinet have reconvened at West of Venus Vintage. Specializing in the kitschy mid-century, it’s the perfect place to find the oddball pin, a ghostly pair of champagne goblets and dramatic prints — for the devout and folklore enthusiast alike. 10024 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, 440-728-5959,