10 Favorite Vintage Shops in Metro Phoenix
Whoever said "out with the old" clearly hasn't seen this city's collection of well-loved, vintage treasures in all categories. From furniture and decorations to clothing and craft supplies, Phoenicians know good junk when they see it.
So if you're on the lookout for the perfect scarf, a brownie camera, a few frames for your salon-style wall, or a dool-worthy cake plate, here are just 10 spots around the Valley where we recommend you start.
10. Vintage by Misty
Vintage Chanel Ring at Vintage by Misty
Misty Guerriero has a good eye for treasure. The local fashion fiend and owner of Vintage by Misty travels to Israel, London, Paris, Canada, Vegas to collect cool clothing, jewelry, and housewares that span distance and time. Her stock generally reflects whatever she likes at the moment -- right now, that's Missoni prints, giant gold Mimi belt buckles, and anything made from shells. Sip espresso in the back bar area of her boutique off Central Avenue, then shop the racks and cases jammed with colorful, graphic (often designer) apparel and truly unique jewelry at a range of price points.
9. Retro Ranch
This funky store is stocked with a whole lot more than your typical coterie of furniture, barware, and velvet Elvis paintings. The owner has scored an eclectic selection of clothing so enticing it would make Carrie Bradshaw -- and Sarah Jessica Parker -- jealous. Cheery '50s skirts, prom dresses, '70s skiing sweaters, and straw handbags are waiting to be snapped up. Label-lovers and luxury hounds know which racks stock the fancy stuff, with finds that regularly include cashmere coats, mink stoles, and Lilly Pulitzer dresses. For for $20, who doesn't need another 1940s black leather handbag?
8. Butter Toast
Wander into Butter Toast's historic home on Roosevelt Row and you'll find a wide selection of vintage threads, including filmy tops, broomstick skirts, and cotton dresses that make up a sweet Bohemian-chic wardrobe. Prices are affordable and co-owner Jasmine Jarrett's will never lead you astray on just what summer get-up will suit your shape.
818 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ