5 Favorite Vintage Shops on 7th Avenue in Phoenix
Metro Phoenix is endearingly called the Valley of the Sun, but we've also taken to calling it the Valley of the Vintage -- and not just because of the senior citizen population. Lightly used and deeply loved clothing, furniture, and accessories can be found all over town, and while the treasure hunt might take a bit of driving, it's worth the gas money. And so Jackalope Ranch presents a 'hood-by-'hood look at favorite vintage shops in metro Phoenix. Our first stop is the vintage Mecca of Phoenix, the Melrose District along 7th Avenue between (mainly) Camelback and Indian School roads.
Jessica Dollin Colorful vintage clothes at Retro Ranch in the Melrose District.
Katie Johnson Some of the goods on sale from Summer Loving 2012 at Sweet Salvage.
On the third Thursday of every month, something magical happens, Sweet Salvage opens its doors for four days only to allow vintage lovers to pore over their décor and shop for one of a kind items. Sweet Salvage creates a new theme each month to enhance the retail experience; this month, it's Summer Lovin'. The next sale will be from Thursday, June 20, to Sunday, June 23. Good items go fast, which is pretty much all of the merchandise, so be sure to get there before it's all gone.
Jessica Dollin One of the various rooms filled with odds and ends at Qcumberz.
The merchandise at QCumberz is as quirky as the name suggests. The Seventh Avenue staple carries everything from retro furniture to shabby-chic accessories to windows and doors that haven't been used since long before your mom graduated high school. QCumberz is filled with hidden treasures. The store is huge and sprinkled with nooks and crannies. Each room beholds a new find, but the main event is the vinyl record room, which includes the likes of Van Halen and The Police. The concert Ts are truly collectibles at around $90 a shirt. Fear not, Qcumberz has something for everyone, so it's worth a little scavenging.
4429 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ