Pop-Up Shop Robert Trickey on Noe Opens in the Castro


Shopping antiques and vintage collectives can be tricky business. You expect unique wares at good prices, but sometimes you get medicore stuff at sky-high mark ups. That’s why Robert Trickey on Noe, a pop-up shop run by four interior designers, is a breath of fresh air.

Robert Trickey, Jim Coch, Nathan Hawley and Tsuruko Wantanabe have pooled their vintage finds, antiques, art and fabrics and are selling them in their flash venture. The eclectic wares reflect the diverse interests of the designers, and you’ll find everything from Fortuny upholstery fabrics to Asian antiques at discounted prices.

The store is located in a former home accessories shop at 258 Noe St., just north of bustling Market Street in the Castro. The breadth of their offerings is impressive: Victorian furniture, contemporary designer fabrics, mid-century accessories and who-knows-how-old chandeliers. The prices are, in the words of one partner, “astoundingly low.”

I liked this industrial sewing machine ($300) and tried to figure out how to make it into a desk. How handy would it be to have a ruler on the edge of your work space?

This Victorian collar and cuff set also got my creative gears turning. I’ve seen them framed as art or used in (of all things) high-end lighting fixtures.

The quartet is having a grand opening party on Tuesday, June 14 that celebrates the launch of the new venture and regular hours (open every day but Monday, 12 to 5 p.m.).

For people who like well-priced finds, it’s just the trick.


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