The 50 Best Vintage Furniture Shops in America
We explored every state, from sea to shining Saarinen.
Updated Oct 12, 2018 1:07 PM
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Why is it that every time we spot a piece of furniture in someone’s home, a piece we really, truly love, they break our hearts by saying, “Gee, thanks, it’s vintage!” Suddenly our hopes of buying the same item deflate—along with our good mood.
But don’t feel too bad for us, because thankfully Team Domino is also full of shopping experts (who happen to be friends with even more shopping experts), and so we’ve done the hard work for you and found the absolute best vintage furniture stores—from mid-century marvels to antique must-visits—in every single state. Sure, you might not score the same pieces your friends have in their homes, but that’s the beauty of the hunt. And you actually might find something even better.
Here’s our list of the 50 best vintage furniture stores in the U.S.
Alaska: Alaska Picker in Palmer
Owners Kelly and Becky Turney travel all across the state to fill their shop with rustic finds, from drizzled enamelware to a truly epic 241-drawer seed cabinet. You’ll also find vintage signs and Americana artwork that runs from traditional to modern.
California: Pop Up Home in Los Angeles
As someone who sources pretty well, I’m often looking for the truly unique showstopper items, and Pop Up has so much. There are quite a few pieces from the shop in my home, including my coffee table, parchment table, and chaise in the living room! What I love about the store is its access to extremely curated pieces you aren’t likely to find randomly online. —Kellie Brown of And I Get Dressed
Colorado: Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork in Glenwood Springs
In-the-know Rocky Mountain dwellers flock to this resale shop for its unique mix of wares, from big-box finds to hand-painted leather barstools. Sure, it’s not technically a vintage shop, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great preowned pieces that date back to the ’70s.
Hawaii: Hawaii Modern in Honolulu
It’s no surprise that the outdoor furniture finds at this island shop are on point, from a mint green Kipp Stewart chair to a full-on Walter Lamb lounger. But there are plenty of indoor pieces, too, mostly mid-century, from Knoll to Eames.
Idaho: Antique World Mall in Boise
From Victorian to mid-century, this 30,000-square-foot shopper’s paradise hits every style note imaginable, from farmhouse antiques (think: weathered dining table sets) to ’60s-era wall units. Bring comfortable shoes—you’ll want to wander these aisles for a long while.
Montana: Kalispell Antiques in Kalispell
Whenever she’s home, freelance stylist and art director Cassidy Iwersen sifts through the goods at this more-than-100-year-old sprawling spot, where you’ll find silver candlestick holders, antique dishes, and even some rare records.
Nevada: Retro Vegas in Las Vegas
This bubblegum pink barn has everything: mid-century chairs, serpentine sofas, and enough retro glassware and ice buckets to stock a bar cart—and then some.
Oregon: Hawthorne Vintage Modern in Portland
From a Lucite coffee table to a Danish rocker to a set of marigold director’s chairs, this shop spans all of modern furniture’s greatest hits. It also has an impressive collection of lighting that includes task lamps and refurbished mid-century floor versions.
Utah: The Green Ant in Salt Lake City
Mid-century pieces (think: Eames and Pop Art) abound at this popular Danish modern store, but there are plenty of ’80s and ’90s finds, too. And if you’re a velvet fan, it appears the owner is as well—he reupholsters original pieces in the plush material, but on a good day you can find original upholstery that’s in great condition.
Washington: Homestead in Seattle
There’s the phrase expertly curated, and then there’s Homestead, a currently online-only shop with the types of items you don’t find at most vintage stores, like these Knoll Ettore Sottsass chairs or this astrologically inspired Turkish rug. (Anyone an Aquarius?) There’s even more goodness on its Instagram.
Wyoming: Alley Modern and More in Jackson
Fans of Memphis and mid-century will strike gold at this boutique, where owner Cheryl Frey adds a touch of Western to the very 20th-century mix. From rugs to Milo Baughman swivel chairs, there’s a little bit for everyone.
Connecticut: The Flat Westport in East Norwalk
I love the mix of art and iconic furniture designers. Owner Becky Goss has such a trained eye! I picked up my vintage sofa there, which she had upholstered in a bias stripe by Robert Kime. It’s a showstopper. —Benjamin Reynaert, Domino style director
Delaware: Estate Sales of Delaware in Wilmington
You won’t find a sign leading you to this resale warehouse (it’s behind a Family Dollar store), but it’s full of treasures, according to our style director, Benjamin Reynaert, who just purchased a home in the area. In fact, he scored 10 sets of Spode dinnerware there for $80.
Maine: Vintage Modern in Cumberland
With pieces from Paul McCobb and Hans J. Wegner, exploring the clean-lined furniture in this shop outside of Portland is the next best thing to booking a flight to Denmark.
Maryland: Twin Flame in Baltimore
To get your hands on an Eames-style lounge chair or mint-condition cane dining chairs, just send the team at this ultrahip shop a DM over at their Instagram feed.
Massachusetts: Andrew Spindler Antiques in Essex
The only problem with going to Andrew Spindler’s is that you will have so much fun talking and learning and find so many beautiful things, that the entire day will have passed and you’ll have gotten nothing else done! —Frances Merrill, interior designer
New Hampshire: Seaver & McLellan Antiques in Jaffrey
You won’t just find traditional designs at this New England spot. In fact, its vintage industrial section is full of weathered decor and organizational pieces. (Though we have our eye on this wood glove display hand.)
New Jersey: Flux Modern in Asbury Park
From Tulip tables to the kind of bar cart that would have supplied Don Draper’s afternoon cocktails, this mid-century megastore is filled with wood credenzas and sleek chairs for days.
New York: Form Atelier in New York City
Owners Avril Nolan and Guy Nguyen both worked for fashion and design magazines, respectively, so it’s no surprise that the Form showroom leans more museum-like than crafty curiosities shop. From woven Charlotte Perriand Meribel chairs to African artifacts, expect clean lines and pieces in impeccable condition.
Pennsylvania: The Modern Republic in Philadelphia
Shop owners (and lifelong friends) Kenya Abdul-Hadi and Steven Brown’s mid-century shop has such a colorful collection of Memphis-leaning and Art Deco finds that walking into the space feels like a dopamine hit. Estelle Bailey-Babenzien is also a fan; she shopped there for her client Adrian Grenier’s Brooklyn brownstone.
Rhode Island: Benefit Street Antiques in Providence
Domino’s style director, Benjamin Reynaert, loves the mix of this 23-year-old shop’s traditional pieces, from porcelain tea sets to upholstered dining chairs. And its selection of chandeliers and lighting will have you begging your landlord to switch out the boob lights in your current rental.
Vermont: The Barn Antiques in Middlebury
Follow along on this antique shop’s Facebook page for all of their new acquisitions, from wood basins to blacksmith equipment. It’s a treasure trove of weathered items with a provincial lean.
Alabama: Maison in Mountain Brook
Art director Rachel Lasserre scooped up her Saarinen table at this chic shop, which sells a mix of antiques and new pieces, all in a muted palette and elegantly arranged.
Arkansas: Peddlers Antique Mall in Greenbriar
At this IYKYK spot, there’s 24,000 square feet of antiques to sift through—and at very fair prices, if you’re willing to haggle. You might not find a womb chair, but it has a solid selection of metal signs, complete china sets, and weathered wood boxes with just the right amount of patina.
Florida: Palm Beach Regency in Lake Park
Make your rattan dreams come true in this warehouse that’s full of the stuff, from headboards and desks to side tables and chairs. Its highly curated mix is beachy without being tacky and old school without being too Golden Girls (though is there such a thing?).
Georgia: Highland Row in Atlanta
Our head of creative studio and brand, Megan West, adores this shop’s collection of 20th-century furniture, from plaid sofas to complete mid-century bedroom sets. Hot tip: It recently added a set of six pristine Cesca dining chairs to its Instagram.
Kentucky: Retro Metro in Louisville
Bold colors, sharp lines, and a dining set so bright white that you’ll need sunglasses—this shop isn’t for the meek. And yet our neutral-loving hearts want everything it stocks, from a purple Chiclet sofa (sold, darn!) to a cobalt Knoll chair.
Louisiana: Merchant House in New Orleans
When the design team behind the ultrachic Hotel Saint Vincent needed to fill their moody space with sexy velvet sofas and curved rattan seating, they headed to this warehouse that’s packed with one-of-a-kind pieces, or as it states on its site, “The antithesis to big-box retail.”
Mississippi: Raymond Trice Co. Antiques in Verona
At this laid-back antiques mall, the floor is filled with charming tables, chairs, and enough glassware and tea sets to supply an entire restaurant. The place is huge, so make sure you give yourself an entire afternoon to sift through all of its treasures.
North Carolina: Atomic Furnishings in Asheville
The couple who runs this shop, which specializes in ’50s and ’60s decor, met when she bought a mid-century piece from him on Craigslist (aww!). Today they run a shop that sells Paul McCobb dining chairs and a statement-making chrome étagère, among newly upholstered seating.
South Carolina: The Island Bazaar in Charleston
Among the area’s rows of traditional-leaning antiques shops, this mid-century wonder stands out for its hip selection of Milo Baughman shelves and ’50s fiberglass chairs. But it’s not just a pretty face: The staff really knows their stuff.
Tennessee: Savant in Nashville
Since 2002 this quaint house on a hip stretch of Twelfth Avenue has been a go-to to score a fringed leather jacket or patterned dress, but don’t sleep on their furniture and art, which hits the just-right note of rockabilly and weathered Western cool. It’s a favorite of designer Louisa Pierce of Pierce & Ward, too.
Virginia: 68 Home in Richmond
Floral chaise longues in near-perfect condition, a wicker egg chair, and a handblown pastel pitcher set—68 Home is filled with the kind of special, modern-looking pieces that will blend seamlessly with newer furniture in your home. The inventory is constantly changing, so it’s best to stay tuned via their Instagram account.
West Virginia: Robert’s Antiques in Lewisburg
Trad-leaning design obsessives will go wild over the variety of antiques at this shop, ranging from Shaker to Federal to Pennsylvania Dutch. And for when you’re done sifting through the wares, the shop sells wine and beer, too, so you can crack open a cold one and congratulate yourself on your furniture wins.
Oklahoma: Vintage Vault in Tulsa
Don’t let the unassuming beige exterior fool you—Vintage Vault has an epic stash of mid-century modern furniture hiding inside. Dining chairs hang by their backs from the ceiling to make room for tables stacked two high and the era’s beloved teak and walnut consoles. Keep an eye out for Herman Miller credenzas, Knoll chairs, and other classics.
Texas: The Renner Project in Austin
Home restorer and designer Kimberly Renner’s sprawling space (it used to be an office complex) looks more like an impeccably decorated home than it does a store. Finds from the 20th century, many of which hail directly from Europe, are set up in roomlike vignettes, getting rid of any uncertainty about living with a piece in real life. While the furniture and accessories are on the pricey side, you’re paying for Renner’s skilled eye—it’s not everywhere you’ll stumble upon a rare set of Italian Tucroma chairs in matching white leather.
New Mexico: Shiprock Santa Fe
An entire room in this second-floor gallery, run by art dealer Jed Foutz, is dedicated to old and contemporary rugs and blankets from the Navajo Nation, where he grew up. The graphic textiles hang on the walls like art, while still more are stacked high on the floor or folded over slim racks. The collection is big enough to trickle into the rest of the space, where mid-century furniture stands in cool contrast alongside more suitcase-friendly items like historic pottery and turquoise and silver jewelry.
Arizona: Desert Vintage in Tucson
This vintage clothing boutique enjoyed a lengthy tenure at its original location on Fourth Avenue—Tucson’s popular artsy drag—before moving a few blocks away into a former tilemaker’s studio. Reimagined by interior designer Casey Smith, the airy white space showcases local creatives: A painting by Ishi Glinksy hangs at the center of the room, while racks by ironworker Carson Terry suspend each covetable piece. —Lisa Przystup, writer
Illinois: Spears Furnishing in Chicago
We first heard of this ultracool shop (with an often-updated Instagram account) from Lolly Lolly’s Lalese Stamps, who is a fan of its jewel-toned curved sofas and Memphis-style decor. Does she maybe regret sharing her secret source with the world? That’s still up for debate. Because one of the best part about Spears is that you don’t have to live nearby to score a piece from the shop—it ships anywhere.
Indiana: Flux in Indianapolis
This hip shop specializes in—you guessed it—mid-century modern, but there’s so much more there than walnut dressers and Eames loungers. A set of wicker and chrome cantilever chairs just sold on its Instagram, and a black leather swan chair recently found a forever home. Which means you’ll have to act fast to get one of its pieces in your apartment, too.
Iowa: Tesoro Casegoods & Oddities in Des Moines
Local gallery owner Liz Lidgett recommends Tesoro for it’s mid-century mix, which should come as no surprise considering owner Rudy Rodriguez is a member of Mid Mod Iowa and the admin for the largest Facebook group in Iowa, Des Moines Furniture Sale & Swap.
Kansas: 200 Main in Overland Park
No worries if you don’t live in the Midwest; you can shop many of the refined wares (from teak slat barstools to brass urns) at this Missouri mainstay on its Charish site, a favorite of gallerist Liz Lidgett’s.
Michigan: Nueve in Grand Rapids
Sarah Sherman Samuel tipped us off to this appointment-only warehouse, run by real-estate design specialist Anna Alvarez, who says she has a weakness for shiny chrome, Hollywood Regency, and handmade rustic pieces. You’ll find them all here, along with art and even a few fashion items (vintage Levi’s!).
Minnesota: Hunt & Gather in Minneapolis
At this cavernous shop that bills itself as “a vintage amusement store,” you’ll find the perfect mix of out-there finds: oilcloth tablecloths, old-school posters, and more glass cake stands than you could ever make enough confections for. It’s an odd collection that totally works.
Missouri: Future Ancestor in St. Louis
Modern and simple pieces are the hallmarks of this couple-owned shop, which they opened after sourcing vintage items for their own home. There you’ll find a set of emerald windowpane side chairs and the perfect duo of woven cane side chairs.
Nebraska: Mod Lines in Omaha
You might feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of Mad Men at this mid-century haven, where a Milo Baughman dresser mingles with channel-back chairs. Many of the items have been reupholstered in very 2021 colors, like this terracotta Parsons-style sofa.
North Dakota: Bismarck Antiques Mall in Bismarck
We’ll be honest, the pickings are slim in North Dakota (even the furniture store shopkeepers we called had trouble coming up with suggestions), but a glance at the Bismarck Antiques Mall tells us that it’s a solid place to spend an afternoon looking for kitschy accessories and kitchenware, from serving platters to pitchers. Or if you’re patient, The White House Co., an events rental warehouse, sells some of its vintage pieces twice a year.
Ohio: Euro Classics Antiques in Columbus
For 35 years this family-owned shop has been a go-to for Arts and Crafts furniture and other 100-year-old treasures, like flat files, dining room sets, and sideboards. If you can’t make it inside the shop, which is open Thursday through Sunday, its eBay site is equally alluring.
South Dakota: Urban Archaeology in Sioux Falls
A nearly endless supply of walnut mid-century dressers, credenzas, and desks awaits at this family-run shop. There’s also a solid selection of lighting and accessories, like old-timey cameras and knickknacks to set atop of your, um, walnut dresser, credenza, or desk.
Wisconsin: BC Modern in Milwaukee
Owner Eric Lewis turned his love of mid-century design into a career, first with Brew City Auctions, and now at his storefront, which stocks ’50s- and ’60s-era wares alongside kitschy collectibles, such as throwback Coleman coolers and vanity cases.