Antiquing can be tough. Each antique dealer is filled with enough old relics that finding the right one can be like finding a diamond in the rough. However, seeking out vintage treasures doesn’t have to be a treasure hunt. These local antique shops each have plenty of unique finds sure to brighten up your home. Next time you head out for an antiquing adventure, head to one of these Arizona shops for a successful and budget friendly experience.
Antique Gatherings is one of the largest and most diverse antique stores in Arizona. Their 18,000 square-foot showroom includes a selection of merchandise from 60 dealers. From booth to booth, you’ll find a broad range of collectibles for different tastes and budgets. Their collectible items range from the mid-1800s to mid-century modern and include furniture, rugs, jewelry, and everything in between.
If you’re looking for a large selection, look no further than Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. This north Phoenix staple is home to millions of antique items collected from over 600 antique dealers. Though those numbers can seem overwhelming, they have collections for even the smallest of niches. Brass Armadillo has everything from antique china and glasses to science fiction and Star Wars memorabilia. They also have a strong section dedicated to military memorabilia spanning from the Revolutionary War through World War II. Hardcore fans can even participate in their onsite workshops and attend their many events.
Sometimes, you should judge a book by its cover. That’s certainly the case at Mesa Antique Plaza. This massive two-story shop looks like it could house every type of antique trinket. Located in Mesa’s historic Downtown, it’s the oldest antique mall in Mesa and has been selling unique collections for over 20 years. You can spend hours browsing their large selection of jewelry, art, furniture, clothes, and toys that are all priced at a reasonable rate.
No trip to Gather a Vintage Market is the same. That’s because each month, the entire floor plan is redesigned around a new theme. The monthly redesign makes this market perfect for returning customers. Gather is located in a converted warehouse space filled with unique treasures from 16 vendors. This antique store is focused on household items and sells elegant and restored china, furniture, and artwork. Check their website before making a trip. Gather is a four-day per month market only open on select weekends.
One step into Retro Ranch and you’ll feel like you’re back in the groovy 70s. That’s because Retro Ranch is filled with retro clothes, furniture, and knick-knacks from the disco era. Retro Ranch has it all: Orange shag rugs, vinyl chairs, and vintage apparel. Check out their collection whether you’re heading to a costume party or just feeling nostalgic. While you won’t find older antiques at this store, their eclectic mix of 70s paraphernalia will certainly give you a blast from the past
Sweet Salvage is a small but jam-packed antique showroom. This store is filled with reclaimed furniture, artwork, and other vintage items focused around a central theme. While it’s only open four days per month, Sweet Salvage is jam packed with easily a months’ worth of customers and collectibles. The owners habitually revamp and reload their store with new items each month. That’s because every item is carefully selected to ensure it fits Sweet Salvages new central theme. Sweet Salvage is open the third Thursday-Sunday every month.
Antique Trove has been a destination for antique lovers since 1989. It’s located in a 23,000-square-foot store with items available from 140 carefully selected vendors. Their sprawling showroom includes antiques dating back to the 1800s through the mid-20th century. You’ll find all the standard collectibles including jewelry, coins, clothing, and furniture at their store. Antique Trove also has southwest décor and American Indian artifacts that give it a uniquely Arizonan feel.
Let yourself wander at The Grey House Antiques & Home Décor. This sprawling antique shop has a great mix of vintage, refurbished, and new items showcased in neatly organized rooms. It’s hard to describe just what you’ll encounter in this Tucson hot spot. There’s everything from American Indian art, retro midcentury desks, and children’s trinkets from a variety of time periods.