For Themed Collections
Portmanteau New York, 34-01 38th Ave., Long Island City; portmanteaunewyork.com
Unlike stores that tend to just put out their latest haul, Portmanteau curates some of its finds around a theme. The latest theme was “Sage and Honey,” centered on pieces made of wicker, shell, terra-cotta, and wood and grounded by wrought iron and brass. Recently, a handsome ’50s iron tripod floor lamp (from $898) towered over a squat early-20th-century splint-weave chair ($798) and a brutalist candelabra by Bertil Vallien ($298). Writer and interior decorator Carrie Carrollo calls the selection “tightly curated yet eclectic”: “Every piece is intentional, unique, and oozes style. It’s more of what feels special and less of what’s trending.” She has picked up an unusual cluster of green Lucite grapes for $30 and an $800 lollipop floor lamp. Journalist Elaine Welteroth is also a fan — she once found an undulating ’70s checkered parquetry lamp that’s now prominently displayed in the entrance of her home.