Andes Store 11 Delaware Avenue, Delhi, NY 13753, USA
- New and vintage clothing and accessories.
- Antique and vintage homeware.
- Art exhibitions and auctions.
11 Delaware Avenue
WHAT WE LOVE
WILLBEES is a 6,000 square foot space in Upstate New York offering auctions, exhibitions and retail experiences. Founded by John Mollett, WILLBEES offers vintage and antique furniture and home decor goods, a selection of vintage and new clothing and accessories, and community engagement. The clothing range is a mix of new and old, high and low, including new Telfar accessories and I LOVE ME Tees and hoodies; vintage Hermes and Carhartt pieces. Many items are auctioned and sold in support of G.L.I.T.S.
"The pieces in WILLBEES are not curated to fit into your home lifestyle, they are a cultural reference point and we just hope that you love them enough to take them with you and continue the conversation."
What do you love about being a shopkeeper? Standing in a shop is a drag, moving heavy furniture around 6,000 square ft often feels sisyphean - but exchange of ideas and stories that happens in my space - through words, vignettes, and exhibitions - that's what keeps my pot steaming.
What inspires you? My inspiration is nature. I know, seriously, like how basic. But really, I created "the rainbow room" which is almost a store within a store because of my inspiration from the beauty of nature in Upstate NY. My favorite shops are farm stands with sun warmed fresh local tomatoes, ripe cantaloupes and nectarines.
ON THE FUTURE OF RETAIL
"This answer could be a book. The short answer is a question - how can ecommerce and IRL retail experience co-exist in a way that doesn't spread the owners of small businesses too thin?"
Summer and fine weather hours are listed. Please check hours with WILLBEES in other seasons.