My housemate is putting a new front door on her 1930s-era home, and her contractor suggested that she try Chown Hardware for period-style locks and door knobs and such. It's one of those sleek hardware stores that stocks bathtubs the size of my bedroom and a selection of handmade door knobs that wouldn't look out of place on Windsor Castle. Not the kind of store that two 24 year olds in sweatshirts and jeans expect to be treated well in. To my surprise, the guy who helped us was attentive without being pushy, knowledgeable, and happy to spend 2 hours comparing styles and prices with us. He didn't even mind when I starting taking digital pictures to look at when we got home. Highly, highly recommended for new home owners who don't really know anything about the products they're shopping for.