Melet Mercantile

We are a vintage showroom, retail shop, & creative studio offering
consulting services to the fashion, art, and design communities worldwide.
Vintage Showroom

84 Wooster St #205
New York, NY 10012
(212) 925-8353

By Appointment Only

2,800 eclectic square feet of clothing, jewelry, fixtures, and media curated each season in 12 week cycles.

Retail Shop

102 Industrial Rd
Montauk, NY 11954
(631) 668-9080

Open daily 11-7, May - Oct

A seasonal retail outpost and event space for the public re-imagined from the ground up each summer.

Creative Studio

84 Wooster St. #202
New York, NY 10012
(212) 925-8010

By Appointment Only

Home to our consulting services focused on concept creation, installation design and archival work.

Our Story

Melet Mercantile represents my life's work as a traveler and collector. I am a fourth generation vendor of fashion, spending every day of the past 25 years honing my experience as a curator of vintage and antiques.

At twenty one, I opened my first antique shop and art gallery. Five years later I went to work for Ralph Lauren as the head of vintage buying for the newly launched Double RL label. After 10 amazing years, I set out to create something new.

Melet Mercantile was founded in 2003 on the notion that New York City needed a resource where designers, art directors, editors, stylists or anyone in search of something different and inspiring could discover the most rare and unique things in the world -- simply by picking up the phone and heading downtown.

Ten successful years later we have grown and evolved to include a seasonal outpost on Montauk, NY as well as a creative services studio to support the diverse needs of our clients.

Thank you for taking the time & energy to learn more and we look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,
Bob Melet

Photo credit: Adrian Gaut

Vintage Showroom

The showroom is the beating heart of Melet Mercantile.

Four times a year, after months of traveling the world and collecting, we completely re-imagine the showroom and present new concepts. Because it evolves each season, the showroom serves as a consistently reliable resource for design inspiration.

The showroom is an ideal resource for couture designers, artists, interior designers, art directors, costume designers, concept artists, and collectors. Whether you are a CEO or a personal shopper, an eyewear licensee or a couture fashion house, anyone can make an appointment to visit the showroom.

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Retail & Event Space

Our seasonal Montauk outpost is an industrial oasis off the beaten path.

Opened in the summer of 2009, we've grown to become a fixture within the local community. Inherently beach-centric, the space offers an interesting mix of art, photography, antiques, textiles, jewelry and vintage clothing. Each summer we build out new retail installations and collaborate with artists, musicians, and filmmakers to curate an unforgettable four months.

Epic origins:

The Melet family has hosted their annual Epic Yard Sale every summer on July 4th weekend since 1997. The tradition grew out of a need for a yearly de-accession and attendance increases each year as it has become a memorable tradition for locals and vacationers alike.

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Creative Studio

In 2012 we opened the doors to our creative services studio to better serve the needs of our growing and increasingly diverse clientele. 

A creative “white box” space, the studio is available on a project basis and is staffed by full-time employees and supported by an arsenal of top creative talent.

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To learn more how we work and our rates, please contact us for a consultation.

Press & Editorial

Melet Mercantile...is a repository of dreams. Its incomparable collection of vintage clothing, rare furniture, and culutural arcana is an inspiration for designers everywhere.

— Sarturdays Magazine, #001



Melet Mercantile is like stepping into the perfect apartment.

— Bruce Webber, photographer



I visit [Melet] every time I am in New York. It's great for research and inspiration.

— Renzo Rosso, founder DIESEL



Melet Mercantile, a stunningly curated and staggeringly displayed, well, bazaar is the only word for it.

— Vogue Magazine, May 2009

We appreciate your time and consideration. For questions and inquiries, please contact us at
(212) 925-8353 or desk@meletmercantile.com.