The motto these days seems to be out with the new and in with the old, and no, we didn’t get that backwards. Antiques, collectables, relics, rarities, artifacts, whatever you want to call them, seem to be all the rage these days. Perhaps it’s the allure of outfitting your humble abode with something no one else has, sporting a cool jacket not off the rack, or introducing your kids to toys from your era. No matter what your reasons behind the love of all things retro, we’ve put together a list of our fave spots to help you get your antique on.

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Antiques 4U
If you’re in the market for antique furniture, china, art, and other decor, you must stop by this award-winning shop in Renton. Their clean, organized store is easy to navigate, making it easy for you to score that perfect piece. Bonus: If you don’t want to make a trip to their store, you can shop online. You’re literally seconds away from finding that “great find.”

924 S. 3rd St.
Renton, Wa 98057
Hours: Sun., 12 p.m.-5 p.m.; Tues., 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Wed.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Mon.

photo: Holly C. via Yelp

Persnickety’s Awesomeness Emporium
If you’re in the mood for a drive and want to check out a place that has vintage furniture, home decor, and other whimsical items, keep this Sumner shop on your radar. If you find an item in need of a makeover, this shop specializes in custom painting. And they even offer classes and workshops to teach you all the painting skills you will ever need. Now, you can finally tackle that project that’s been gathering dust in your garage for months (er, years) since baby arrived.

1117 Main St.
Sumner, Wa 98390
Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.-4 p.m.; closed Mon.

photo: Michael Coghlan via Flickr

Wild Hare Vintage
This Snoqualmie store specializes in vintage and unusual items. The shop owners are knowledgeable and friendly and will make your shopping experience a good one. The store is easy to spot, just look for the little red building with a giant bunny painted on it.

9055 Railroad Ave. S.E.
Snoqualmie, Wa 98065
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; daily

photo: Joey M. via Yelp

Trinkets and Treasures
As soon as you enter this funky shop, stop by the front counter for a free treat, say hi to the owners, then take your time perusing the ever-changing inventory. If you see an item online that strikes your fancy, call the shop and they’ll hold it for you for one day. They also offer consignments and once the item sells will pay out 50% of the sales price.

4206 336th Pl. S.E.
Fall City, Wa 98024
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

photo: Kelly K. via Yelp

Antique Garden
If you’re looking for a gift for someone or looking to treat yourself, this Bothell shop is the place to do it. This clean, well organized store offers quaint items with a country shabby chic feel. We’re sure you won’t have any trouble finding something. The only trouble you may have is finding too much, but in our book, that’s not really a problem!

817 238th St. S.E.
Bothell, Wa 98021
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

photo: Taylor L. via Yelp

Attic Treasures
If you’re in the market for fishing equipment, glassware, pottery, outdoor items, vintage toys, or furniture then you must make a trip to this shop in Everett. Be sure to check out their 50% sale, you’re sure to find an awesome piece at an unbeatable price. Not only do they offer amazing items for sale, they also do estate sales and will help you sell your items. They’ve really taken the guesswork out of downsizing, moving, or just liquidating your personal items.

2114 Hewitt Ave.
Everett, Wa 98201
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Sun.

photo: Attic Treasures via Yelp

Broadway’s Best Antiques
Located in the heart of downtown Tacoma on historic antique row, Broadway’s Best Antiques specializes in unique and eccentric pieces. Here, you’ll find old candy and soda machines, jukeboxes, antique furniture, vintage clothing, and so much more. With new items coming in daily, you’re guaranteed to have a different shopping experience every time you visit.

742 Broadway
Tacoma, Wa 98402
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Mon. & Tues.

photo: Broadway’s Best Antiques via Yelp

The Curious Nest
This magical shop located in Ravenna is definitely worth a look-see. The organized store offers handmade jewelry, locally made art, and rare Victorian pieces. They even have an online shop making it easy to purchase those items you didn’t even know you needed.

2916 N.E. 55th St.
Seattle, Wa 98105
Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.-5 p.m.; closed Mon.-Wed.

photo: The Curious Nest via Yelp

Seattle Antiques Market
Next time you find yourself strolling along the waterfront and have a few minutes (or hours) to spare, head into Seattle Antiques Market. If you want to lose yourself in antique goodness, this 6,000 square foot store is the place to do it. They offer just about anything you could imagine. Vintage suitcases your parents used? Check. Old phone booths? Check. Nostalgic toys? Check. Old school lunch boxes? Check. There’s no end to what you can find here.

1400 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Wa 98101
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily

photo: Always B. via Yelp

Antique Mall of West Seattle
Located on the popular California Ave. of West Seattle, this is an awesome place to score some sweet vintage finds. The store is jam-packed (but in a good way) with wonderful goodies. With three stories to peruse, you’ll definitely be able to walk away with the rare item you’ve been searching for.

4516 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, Wa 98116
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

photo: Stephanie P. via Yelp

Antique Mall and Auction House
If antiques are what you crave, then antiques you shall have when you shop at this filled-to-the-brim shop in the Industrial District. Perhaps you’ve noticed it as you’ve driven by and thought to yourself that you really need to stop in. Once you do, you won’t be disappointed. This place is so big they had to give the aisles street names to make it easier to navigate. With items such as jewelry, furniture, home decor, books, toys, knick knacks, and dishes, you won’t leave empty-handed.

241 S. Lander St.
Seattle, Wa 98134
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily

photo: Pacific Galleries P. via Yelp

Antique Liquidators
Located in South Lake Union, this three story treasure trove is packed with antique goodness. Have a specific item in mind? The super knowledgeable and friendly staff will steer you in the right direction. New items come in daily so you can return again and again for an entirely different adventure each time.

503 Westlake Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98109
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

photo: Brycelaine P. via Yelp

Fremont Vintage Mall
If you want to see where parts of Macklemore’s Thrift Store video was filmed, check out the Fremont Vintage Mall. You might not think you are embarking on anything too great when you see the outside, but once you descend the steps, you’ll see that this place is huge and full of treasures. If you’ve been searching for something different, odds are you’ll find it here. Go ahead and “pop some tags.”

3419 Fremont Pl. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

photo: Anastasia F. via Yelp

Mr. Johnson’s Antiques
This magical Montlake shop has a curious array of rare items at good prices. Looking for some vintage furniture? Is a spot in your home in need of decor? Do you have a wall begging for some interesting art? Stop on in and let Matt, the shop’s owner, help you find what you’re looking for.

2315 24th Ave. E.
Seattle, Wa 98112
Hours: Wed.-Thurs., 12 p.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.-5 p.m.; closed Mon. & Tues.

photo: Elvert Barnes via Flickr

Do you love to shop for antiques? Where do you like to score vintage finds? Tell us in a comment below.

— Allison Rasmussen

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