The best place to get vintage store recs? Straight from the mouths of top designers, of course. We spoke with pros who shared their favorite vintage shopping locales to score big. Best of all, these retailers are located all across the country, so no matter where you’re based—or where you’ll soon be traveling—you’re bound to hit one of these spots in the near future.
Big Daddy’s Antiques
“Big Daddy’s Antiques is an amazing vintage store with two locations in California. I love Big Daddy's for their huge inventory; you can find anything here from furniture, lighting, and decor to textiles and garden items.” —Laura Hur of Lorla Studio
“If you're into vintage French home goods (and really, who isn't) then you need to know about Elsie Green. It has a beautiful selection of unique and high-end furniture and decor that is hand-picked by the owners. They ship over new containers of goodies several times a year, and their retail space in Concord, CA is stunning - worth a visit if you are in the area." —Laura Hur
“Circa Who is great for bamboo, midcentury, Hollywood regency, and vintage Palm Beach Glam—I always go there when I am in Palm Beach.” —Cami Weinstein of Cami Weinstein Designs, LLC.
“Here in the Southeast, we are lucky enough to have Scott’s Antique Market each month in Atlanta. For four days, the antique market is open to the public with hundreds of vendors who carry new, used, vintage, and antique items. It’s a delightful treasure trove of goodies that have been sourced from estate sales, yard sales, Europe, various collectors, and is a fabulous resource for designers!” —Maggie Griffin of Maggie Griffin Design
“I love the Westside Market in Atlanta for finding unique and vintage treasures. They have new and old mixed together so it gives people great ideas of how to mix it all up.” —Andi Morse of Morse Design
“One of our favorite spots for vintage pieces is Yellow Moon Antique Mall just outside Indianapolis in Mooresville, Indiana. You can always find something interesting and uncommon there—like a perfectly chippy vintage game board or an unusual globe to add to your collection. Be sure to check out their fun and funky window displays too. Our design studio is in St. Louis, but sometimes it’s worth the drive to hunt down something you might not be able to find closer to home.” —Sharon Derry and Casey Stallings of Lime Tree Home
“My pick for the best vintage in New Jersey is the Antique Emporium of Asbury Park. I can find anything here from surprisingly demure vintage Playboy covers to frame to burl coffee tables. You also can find great California pottery from the 60s, brutalist chandeliers, Hawaiian-style rattan furniture, and the coolest space-age vintage lamps. If you go all the way to the back, there is a guy who for years worked on Bruce Springsteen's plants who sells the most interesting little plants and trees. Somehow, he’s trained them to stretch and curl and bend in the most amazing ways. A stylist’s dream.” —Christina Kim of Christina Kim Interior Design
“So as long as I’ve been coming to Montclair and living in Montclair, which has been over 15 years, I have really enjoyed perusing the aisles of the Montclair Antique Center. You never know what you’re going to find, they are so nice and accommodating, and there are price points for all different budgets.” —Blanche Garcia of B-Garcia Designs
“Every time I drive through Santa Fe, NM I stop in the Santa Fe Antique mall at Valdes to scout for clients. They often have unique rattan and vintage lighting as well as cool Southwestern-style art and rugs. Their vintage turquoise jewelry selection is a pretty tempting impulse purchase for me on the regular.” —Shannon Eddings of Shannon Eddings Interiors
“These ladies have a great eye with lots of antiques and some more modern vintage pieces mixed in.” —Cami Weinstein of Cami Weinstein Designs, LLC.
“My favorite home vintage store is BLK MKT Vintage, which is a treasure trove of finely curated Black Americana and Objets d'Art. You can find fabulous cultural treats from vintage Afro picks to classic ‘Do The Right Thing’ movie posters.” —Habiba Koroma of Biba K Design
“Collette in Bridgehampton, NY is one of my favorite resources for vintage furniture and home décor. They have an incredible eclectic mix of styles and carry everything from art, glassware, and pillows to larger items like dining tables and sofas. I have sourced some very memorable pieces for clients and for my own home at Collette. If you’re not out in the Hamptons, they share a great selection of their current inventory on their website as well.” —Courtney Sempliner of Courtney Sempliner Designs
“Great for farm style and vintage cottage pieces with wonderful sets of glasses and pottery.” —Cami Weinstein of Cami Weinstein Designs, LLC.
M.Naeve and FOUND
“M.Naeve and FOUND, both in Houston, are higher-end and higher-priced, but feature amazing curated collections of both vintage and new—which is what it’s all about in our book. Margaret and her staff are constantly sourcing incredible, showstopping pieces from Europe, and Ruth at FOUND is as kind and helpful as she is talented.” —Liz MacPhail of Liz MacPhail Interiors
“Austin is home to many amazing vintage stores, but Room Service is my favorite place to score extra special one-of-a-kind finds. Their Instagram-posted wares sell out fast, so there is a high turnover for fresh bargains, and the people who work there are as funky and unique as the store itself. I love that they are keeping it weird in the heart of the city.” —Erin Williamson of Erin Williamson Design
Tomorrow's House and Harvey Shop
“This is my favorite vintage shop in Utah, located in one of my favorite downtown neighborhoods. They have a very well-curated selection of mid-century modern furniture, with a great home goods and gift shop attached.” —Katie Holloman of Holloman Interiors
“This is an architectural salvage yard perfect for anyone working on an old house—George is so helpful and knows exactly what to recommend for every project. He also has some great furniture finds inside the main building.” —Katie Holloman
“The offerings at this store in Kilmarnock, VA are amazing! I had a river house for a few years in this area and would shop here frequently. Lewis’ knowledge of antiques, especially mid-century modern is just incredible. He always knows exactly what piece we need for each client. I highly recommend this store! Plus, the town is just the best.” —Tracy Morris of Tracy Morris Design
“I love The Old Lucketts Store. It is eye candy for the eyes and food for the design soul. It is packed with fun treasures in every corner. No matter what your style is, you can find a piece that you can’t leave behind.” —Sallie Lord of GreyHunt Interiors
“GoodWood is my fave vintage home store in DC because they bring new things in every week, so there are fresh options every time I stop in. They don’t focus just on one particular style, so I can always find great pieces for any client. And the owners are lovely, so if I’m ever looking for anything specific, I just let them know and they keep an eye out when they’re at the auctions.” —Kerra Michele Huerta of Kerra Michele Interiors
“Jean Pierre Antiques is a wonderful resource for vintage and antique pieces. The owner, Jean Pierre, is larger than life, and will give you the interesting history behind the pieces that he carefully curates in his Georgetown shop.” —Laura Hur of Lorla Studio