Are you nostalgic for items from long ago, or do you love retro authenticity? Look no further than the Vermont Country Store. Remember those silly sock monkeys? You can get one, and wouldn't it look adorable propped up on genuine sock monkey-patterned sheets? Yes, you can get those, too.
Vermont Country Store sells a little bit of everything, just like a real old-fashioned store. You can buy clothing, kitchenware, cosmetics (you have GOT to try the Tangee lipstick: it changes colors to fit your complextion, lasts a long time and doesn't melt in your purse!), foodstuffs from all over the world (haggis?) and all manner of gadgetry. The prices are a bit high, but if you can't find that item in your own town, they maybe that extra few dollars is worth it to you. I've found some items that I was intrigues by that are now beloved products. For example, Maja cologne and soaps -- heavenly, or the Royall line of all-natural men's colognes. Yes! And real old-fashioned, masculine and spicy Bay Rum after shave.
You can request one of their fun catalogs, and have a website -- http://www.vermontcountrystore.com -- and they do have a real store in Vermont if you're ever up that way.