I recently stopped by the still-relatively-new Merchants of German Village shop (near Pistacia Vera), and it's quite great. Owner Mark Colasante is dating notable local interior designer Amy Hiteshew, and she and other designers are using it as a place to buy and sell high-end goods from high-end homes. You definitely won't see these items elsewhere, as most are one-of-a-kind. The store is big and open, with everything from a giant antique clock the size of a wall (seriously) that I totally lusted over, to super worn and fabulous old trunks, to ultra modern dining chairs. Definitely worth a visit.

--Kristy Eckert