10 Favorite Vintage Shops in Metro Phoenix
This 15,000-square-foot vintage-and-collectibles mall features more than 30 different vendors, where bargain hunters have scored everything from vintage globes to chandelier earrings once worn by Mama Cass on the Tonight Show. Proprietor Michael Robertson knows the business: He grew up in his great-grandparents' antique shop and has been scouting estate sales across the nation for decades. We're just happy he brings them home -- and into his store.
Whether you're looking for a rug or an over-sized jar for your latest terrarium endeavor, we'll send you to QCumberz where a maze of rooms and hallways will snake you through decades and styles of furniture, collectibles, and as many jars and vases as you could fit on all windowsills. The Seventh Avenue shop is surrounded by other vintage stop-ins, but stands apart in its pricing and selection. And we can't be thankful enough that they take plastic.
5. Fashion by Robert Black
Robert Black on the Runway
When Phoenicians think of fashion, the name that comes to mind is Robert Black, who began his career as a model and talent agent in the '80s and went on to found the Ford Robert Black Agency. Today, you'll find him in his landmark White Hogan building in downtown Scottsdale's arts district with a hoard of one-of-a-kind, vintage, red-carpet couture for men and women. There's nowhere better to play retro fashionista.
4. Red Modern Furniture
Red's a gem for those on a retro mission. The is a small furniture boutique has an eclectic selection of rare finds including Eames, Wakefield, Miller and Knoll. You'll find that piece of 20th-century furniture -- and if you don't dig the fabric, you can have it reupholstered in-store with a wide range of fabrics from contemporary to modern. It's the perfect place to glam up your pad or to get that piece that you remember from childhood.
818 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ