Vintage enthusiasts will find that antiquing in Scottsdale or Phoenix is an excellent and intriguing pastime with many treasures to be discovered. Our area has vintage shops for just about any collectible whether it is “antique” and over 100 years old or just tons of “vintage” items that are somewhat newer and bring back fond memories.
2020 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Be greeted with 1950s and 1960s oldies music playing on the overhead speakers in this huge store with individual dealer showcases and displays. You will find furniture, jewelry, sports memorabilia, Disney items, Christmas ornaments, turn of the century rare finds, and so much more. It is a wonderland of timeless pieces that will excite any collector.
Best for Vintage Dishware – Flo’s on 7th
4116 N 7th Ave, Phoenix
Dishes and serving pieces including vintage Italian dishware will often be tagged with the set’s current eBay value! There is jewelry, furniture, Jimmy Choo, Prada, books, purses, Disney movie stills, high-quality nicely arranged used and vintage clothing, electronics, appliances, and so much more. All blue tag items are only a whopping dollar!
The best part is that all of the money raised by this store goes to Florence Crittenton of Arizona, a non-profit organization that has served Arizona’s youth and their families for over a century. Its mission is to mainly help at-risk girls from ages 12 to 21 overcome behavioral and/or mental health problems, neglect, abuse, teen pregnancy, teen parenting, and education. Safe environments are created for young adults and families to discover the support of a caring community and the possibility of a new and brighter future.
Best Vintage Christmas and Other Stuff: Zinnias on Melrose
724 W Indian School Road, Phoenix
In addition to Christmas holiday items, there is art, lamps, furniture, toys, mirrors, light fixtures, old photographs, and tons of beautiful pieces in many retro, shabby chic, handmade, contemporary, novelty and some antique articles. There are more than 30 vendors, all with different styles, tastes and offerings. Be sure to shop upstairs, also.
Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothing: Antique Sugar at Zinnia’s
724 W Indian School Road, Phoenix
This is inside and connected to the Zinnia’s antique store above. It is a great vintage shop specializing in well-kept and unique 1920s through 1980s clothing in excellent condition as well as a wide selection of jewelry and other vintage accessories. They even have big girl clothes on one rack for curvier gals, a nice mens section, and cute vintage kids clothes,
Best Vintage Lighting Fixtures – Stuff Antiques
4206 N Central Ave., Phoenix
This place is filled to the rafters with a treasure trove of period lighting with stunning exceptional examples of Antique, Art Deco, Victorian, Arts and Crafts and Mid-century Modern pieces. Look overhead to see fabulous ceiling fixtures that make this feel more like a museum of exceptional lighting and a lighting fantasy land rather than just a shop.
There is also antique furniture, display cabinets, stained glass windows, slot machines, gumball machines as well as repair, restoration, and preservation work being done on antiques.
If you are fortunate to be living in one of the Scottsdale high rise condos in downtown Scottsdale, you are close enough to enjoy the local and Phoenix antiquing for exciting purchases or just to browse.