It's no secret that Scottsdale boasts some of the best shopping in the Valley. Fashion forward ladies and gents flock to its trendy, high-end boutiques. This may be one of the town's best-kept secrets, but Scottsdale is also home to some great vintage shops. Ranging from shabby chic greatness and high-end couture to midcentury gems and estate sale finds, we've gathered our favorite vintage shops for your shopping pleasure.
Antique Trove One can spend hours wandering around this store searching for that perfect vintage must-have -- and you'll be sure to find it in this 23,000-square-foot space. Grab a store map from the front counter and take yourself on a little adventure through more than 130 vendor booths. Antique Trove houses everything from Victorian era to midcentury furniture, records, books, clothing and even Bakelite goods. Price points vary greatly and dealers are often seen hosting discounts as high as 60 percent.
Fashion by Robert Black If you're looking for a truly memorable shopping experience, head to Fashion by Robert Black and make it count. Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect designer cocktail or wedding dress, headpiece, jewelry, or daywear, you're bound to fall in love with the wide collection of timeless, vintage couture pieces. Each item is carefully selected, cleaned, measured, and restored to perfect condition before hitting the sales floor. Also good to know: The shop hosts two sidewalk sales annually, when prices start around $15.
Rich Girls Rummage This small shop, tucked away in a busy strip mall, is the new kid in town. It's been open just over a year, but this up-and-coming store holds its own with an eclectic selection of furniture, home goods, and art.
One thing that sets this shop apart from the rest is the artwork that adorns the walls, all for sale and created by local artists. Rich Girls also takes trade-ins, so re-vamping your space is easy as pie. We're kicking ourselves for not walking away with this gorgeous set of chairs; the smaller priced at $30.
Scottsdale Marketplace If high-end estate pieces and contemporary one-of-a-kind furniture is your thing, make your way to Scottsdale Marketplace. This store is home to 38 unique showrooms and everything in this place conveys class. Wandering through each hallway, it's obvious each vendor has an eye for quality, stylish, and timeless pieces.
The Victorian-era items are swoon-worthy, and the mid-century section was the most impressive we've seen to date. Our favorites pieces included this Sputnik Lamp at $300 and a Victorian tufted headboard at $2,850. Individual vendor markdowns range from 10 to 75 percent off listed prices.
Vintage Parlor This is another up-and-coming shop that shouldn't be overlooked. This small space is filled with great estate finds, clothing, housewares, and jewelry. Stop in and you're likely to leave with more than one item. Prices vary greatly depending on the piece. We found this retro dining set at $199, as well as vintage shabby desk chairs ranging from $30 to $40 each.