We specialize in a wide variety of antiques, vintage items, and collectibles. Ares of interest include 20th Century design, mid century and modern furniture, the primitive/industrial, folk art, porcelain & glassware, vintage taxidermy, vintage photo and audio equipment, antique and vintage lighting fixtures, costume jewelry, vintage clothing, and odd and interesting items.
The Vintage Industry is owned by Marie Sirakos. The Vintage Industry sprung from the the roots of a previous antiques store in the same location, Blue Bird Antiques. Blue Bird was founded by Jenny McGuire and was curated by Jenny and Marie from 2007 to 2013.
Marie has enjoyed buying and selling antiques since the age of nine. Influenced by her mother’s hobbyist antiques business, as well as her family’s general penchant for picking and treasure finding, she gets a great deal of satisfaction by finding good homes for her finds.
She is deeply interested in the design and historical context of antiques and vintage items, and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with her clients and the general public. “Everything has a story. That’s what makes this business so fascinating.”
The Vintage Industry is a small & selective shop, located in the State Theatre Building in downtown Ithaca, NY. We also sell online and at selected Antique & Vintage shows regionally.