20th Century Cool – Retro Finds in East Passyunk
20th Century Cool is perhaps the most interesting new shop to hit East Passyunk this year. If you are looking for one of a kind vintage or retro pieces, this is the place to go. Located at 1609 East Passyunk Avenue, the store is tucked away neatly on the same block as Cantina Los Caballitos. What it lacks in size, it more then makes up for in unique, ever-changing inventory.
I visited 20th Century cool with a friend of mine in early February. The store had recently opened and the owners were stocking the shelves with vintage signs, retro percolators, dishes, Roseville pottery, depression era glassware…you name it, they had it. My friend purchased a 50’s era, German made, stackable chrome candle holder. I had my eye on a “traveling bar” – a.k.a. a giant flask with a hidden cup.
On a return trip this past weekend, I fell in love with a pink percolator. Some lucky patron had purchased the traveling flask. I encourage everyone to go check 20th Century Cool out. If you do buy that pink percolator, it would make an excellent belated birthday gift for yours truly.