Whether you want to feel like you are living in a home from the show ‘Mad Men’ or just want to add a little character, charm or personality to your home, you will want to check out these 7 top Seattle vintage stores. Vintage home decor shopping can be great for furnishing your new home, getting a unique gift for someone special, window shopping and reminiscing about days past, or even as a creative first date! (Hey, it worked out well for one couple below!) There are a number of great shops, large and small, around the Seattle area and here are a few of our personal favorites, in no particular order. If we missed one of your favorites, please let us know. We always appreciate great referrals!
1. Ballard Consignment – Ballard – 5459 Leary Ave NW – Top Seattle Vintage Stores
This 2-floor, 30,000 square feet store, is conveniently located just off NW Market Street, has an extensive offering of furniture, art, rugs, home decor, collectibles and even some clothing and accessories. The store seems to go on forever. With so much space and new items coming in daily, it’s hard not to find something that catches your eye every time you go in. The store is also open to offers and can often take a little off the listed price. The customer service is always great and yet another bonus is that they do offer some delivery options. For more details or to find information about consigning your items visit: http://www.ballardconsignment.com/
2. Fremont Vintage Mall – Fremont – 3419 Fremont Ave N – Top Seattle Vintage Stores
Head downstairs from the main center of Fremont to this treasure chest of great items from the past. Multiple vendors come together under one roof to offer a seemingly endless supply of unique, must have items. It’s almost impossible to get out of here without finding something that strikes your fancy. From furniture to records, art, clothing, jewelry, kitchen items and so on, they seem to have it all and at reasonable prices. http://fremontvintagemall.com/
Pictures courtesy of Fremont Vintage Mall
3. No Parking on Pike – Capitol Hill – 1102 E Pike St – Top Seattle Vintage Stores
This is a smaller store that is full of amazing, vintage treasures and unique oddities. It may lack in size compared to others but it makes up for it in quality of items and is well curated. It’s definitely worth a visit to Capitol Hill and dealing with the ‘no parking’ up there. You can get an idea of the store’s great style from the image below. This couple paid a visit to the store on their first date and is now a happily married couple. Have you considered going thrift store shopping for a date? It can be a lot of fun! https://www.facebook.com/NoParkingOnPike/
4. Seattle Antiques Market – Waterfront Downtown – 1400 Alaskan Way – Top Seattle Vintage Stores
This huge, waterfront store focuses mainly on American and English vintage and antique items from the 19th and 20th centuries and has been in business since 1978. It’s just across the street from the Seattle Aquarium so even if you just want to window shop, take a hop over and check out some of their interesting and unique items like: vintage pinball machines, cocktail cabinets, cameras, records, vintage magazines, table sets and more. They offer free parking, while shopping, directly in front of their store. Inventory is always changing and they also have delivery and shipping options for those visiting Seattle from out of town. http://www.seattleantiquesmarket.com
5. Goodwill – (5 Locations in Seattle – Capital Hill, Ballard, SLU, U District, and flagship @1400 S Lane St) – Top Seattle Vintage Stores
Goodwill makes our list of top Seattle vintage stores partially because it is more than just some great vintage and thrift opportunities. It also makes a great impact on the community. Goodwill supports free job training and education programs. Last year alone, they helped over 8,700 people in our community through the store. You can read more about that here. While you might have to dig a little deeper to find the treasures you seek, there are new items every day and you can’t beat the prices. Their flagship store (and largest location in the country!) is in Seattle located down at 1400 S Lane St. Some pieces come in hardly used and like new, others may be a little more worn but with a coat of paint you can have a great new, unique and personalized piece for your home! The Goodwill is also a great place to donate items you no longer need or if you just want to make room for new décor. http://seattlegoodwill.org/shop/locations/seattle
6. Armadillo Consignment – Greenwood – 12421 Greenwood Ave N – Top Seattle Vintage Stores
If mid-century or contemporary furniture is more your style, head up to Greenwood for this one of our top Seattle vintage stores, since that is their specialty in consignment. They also sell and consign some clothing as well. To consign furniture, first send them a picture, information and make an appointment. For more information visit their website. http://armadilloconsignment.com/
7. Pacific Galleries – SODO – 241 S Lander St – Top Seattle Vintage Stores
This auction house, antique mall and retail store is huge and you can easily spend hours wandering through all the vendors and beautiful items. They offer many higher end pieces but also offer a good variety of items for all budgets still too. Some items you will find are mid-century pieces, art & estate items, fine jewelry, home furnishings and an auction house. If you happen to be a creative person, this can be an inspiring place to go wander through and get lost in. Just a warning, it might be tough to leave without taking at least one treasure home from here but Pacific Galleries makes a wonderful spot to purchase unique gifts that the recipient is sure to love. The location also has an auction house and you can find more about the schedule for that on their website. http://www.pacgal.com/
Pictures courtesy of Pacific Galleries
8. Gracious – House to Home – NE Seattle – 2920 NE Blakeley Street – Top Seattle Vintage Stores
Gracious -House to Home is a lovely medium sized store located close to the University Village and is full of wonderfully chic, hand-selected items for your home. It you are looking to give your home a unique touch and some vintage personality, head on over to Gracious for everything from living room furniture to glassware, art and everything in between. For more information, visit: http://www.gracioush2h.com/
Photos courtesy of Gracious House to Home
9. Susan Wheeler Home – Georgetown – 5515 Airport Way S – Top Seattle Vintage Stores
Susan Wheeler Home is a beautiful store filled with items that have history and a few new items too. One of the highest rated on Yelp and definitely worth a stop if you find yourself down in Georgetown. From frames to furniture and jewelry, it has a nice mix of elegant and interesting vintage treasures. For more information, visit: http://www.susanwheelerhome.com/
10. District – Georgetown – 5527 Airport Way S – Top Seattle Vintage Stores
District is a large vintage store in Georgetown that’s open Wednesday – Sunday and has items for your home and your work. Even if you just come in to window shop, you will be glad you did as they have a wide variety of interesting treasures. For more information, visit: http://districtllc.com/
11. Kirk Albert Vintage Furnishings – Georgetown – 5517 Airport Way S – Top Seattle Vintage Stores
If you are looking to invest in some gorgeous vintage pieces, Kirk Albert Vintage Furnishings is the spot to go. It’s truly a feast for the eyes and you can find some one of a kind pieces here that will really give your home that extra special touch. Don’t miss this store if you are in Georgetown, even if it’s just to drool over the stunningly currated selection of items. For more information, visit: http://www.kirkalbert.com/
While this has been far from a complete list of all the great vintage, antique and consignment stores around Seattle, we hope you have enjoyed learning about some of our favorite top Seattle vintage stores. If you visit one of these and find some treasures, please share them with us on our Facebook page. We’d love to see your gems! Also, if you know of other great spots around Seattle, or beyond, that should be on this list, please let us know! If you’re still looking for your perfect home to start decorating, feel free to check out our neighborhood listings and give us a call so we can help you navigate this crazy market and avoid Seattle Bidding Wars.
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