The 30 Best Places for Vintage Shopping in Phoenix: Best of Phoenix 2012

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Sweet Salvage: Best Monthly Vintage Sale
We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoenix.

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Somebody said recently that vintage is the new black. Well, Phoenix vintage hounds, you're in luck. Our city has vintage shops for just about any collectible -- from antique books to vintage clothes, garden tools to Christmas decorations. Check out the 30 best places for vintage shopping in Phoenix.

Best Monthly Vintage Sale: Sweet Salvage

Every month, we strive to make a little more room in our apartment in hopes of squeezing in a new vintage find from Sweet Salvage. The d├ęcor shop opens its doors every third Thursday through Sunday with a new theme (the second-ever, held around Halloween, was "mad scientist") and fresh merchandise. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.

Best Vintage Christmas Stuff: Zinnias on Melrose

We didn't used to own a set of Santa Claus salt-and-pepper shakers or a Frosty the Snowman slushy maker, but we do now, thanks to Zinnias at Melrose, our favorite spot in town for vintage holiday gewgaws and all things Christmas. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.

Best Antique Shop for Vintage Carnival Chalkware: Antique Centre

Lots of people go to Scottsdale for its better restaurants and uptown department store shopping, but we go there for plaster Kewpie dolls. Antique Centre is the best place to find vintage carnival chalkware, those oddly painted statues that were given away as prizes at carnival dime-tosses in the '30s and '40s. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story here.

Best Thrift Store for Collectible Books: Goodwill

When we decided we wanted an old set of encyclopedias, we thought it would be a piece of cake to find one -- because any thrift store must have at least one set, right? Wrong. We visited a half-dozen of them before we headed to this west-side Goodwill, where we snagged a 33-volume set in mint condition for $20. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story here.

Best Thrift Store for Vintage Furniture: White Dove Thrift

Outside of a plain old antiques store, this is the place where the best local collection of slightly tarnished vintage furniture resides. Every stick of Stickley is waiting for you to discover it and bring it home; and next time you drive past this Seventh Avenue destination and see a moving van out front, pull in! Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 Story.

Location Info

Venue

Map

Antique Marketplace

3343 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Antique Trove

2020 N. Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Stuff Antiques

4206 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Lamp Repair

2225 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Qcumberz

4429 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Retro Ranch

4303 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Butter Toast Boutique - CLOSED

908 N. 6th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Vintage by Misty - CLOSED

818 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Zinnias at Melrose

724 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Love Child

1720 E. Warner Road, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Antique Sugar

724 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Antique Centre

2012 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Salvation Army

1625 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Goodwill

8921 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

White Dove Thrift

5035 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Flo's

4116 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Savers

7759 W. Bell Road, Peoria, AZ

Category: General

Assistance League Thrift

7044 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Brass Armadillo

12419 N. 28th Drive, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Indian School Thrift

2740 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Eve's Treasures

8101 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Modern Manor

716 W. Hazelwood St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Sweet Salvage

4648 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Antique Gatherings

3601 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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angie_bencomo

@azlinz @phoenixnewtimes @phxculture Yes!!! We need to get spend the day wandering some of these stores again!

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