10 antique shops in metro Phoenix that locals love

10 antique shops in metro Phoenix that locals love

Photo courtesy of Jacob Tyler Dunn

By Teresa K. Traverse

December 28, 2023

Chances are high that you’ve been doing plenty of shopping in recent weeks—be it for yourself or loved ones. If browsing big box stores has gotten old or you’re tired of all the online shopping, consider checking out one of these antique shops in metro Phoenix for a refreshing retail experience. You’re guaranteed to find some unique goods at one of these 10 shops. 


Modern on Melrose 

700 W. Campbell Ave., Suites 7-9, Phoenix 

Modern on Melrose specializes in mid-century furniture, art, glass, and lighting. Think pieces from the “Mad Men” era housed in a light-filled shop in the Melrose district of Phoenix. Its Facebook page highlights pictures of pink glass petal floor lamps with a gold base, a black-and-white Vladmir Kagan corkscrew directional chair set, glasses decorated with gold leaf, and an oversized wood dresser. 


Antique Trove Scottsdale

2020 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale


The name of Scottsdale’s Antique Trove tells you what you need to know about this colossal shop that’s been in business since 1989. Shoppers can look forward to perusing wares from more than 140 vendors at this 23,000-square-foot shop. Recent photos on this store’s Instagram feed include one of a Mickey Mouse phone, a yellow kimono adorned with white flowers, and an antique microscope. 


Tod Carson Antiques 

7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. C-128, Scottsdale  


10 Antique Shops in Metro Phoenix That Locals Love

Photo courtesy of Tod Carson Antiques

From his eponymous boutique, Tod Carson is a direct importer of European furniture dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Shipments arrive from Paris and other European cities regularly. Look forward to a plethora of historical treasures. On its Instagram page, we spotted two 19th-century Neoclassical bronze lamps, an early-19th century French Empire secretary desk, and an antique glass box. You might even see two small dogs named Stella and Fiona, who are not for sale but are known to roam the shop.

Fun facts: Carson has pieces with deep Arizona ties. He currently has a pair of cabinets that belonged to the Stillmans of the nearby McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.


The Art of Rust 

2729 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 

Just driving by The Art of Rust in central Phoenix gives a glimpse of what you’ll find inside and outside: a huge selection of vintage-inspired doors and windows. Pictured on the website are wooden pole ladders, an 8-foot-tall barn door, egg-wire baskets, vintage enamel buckets, and chalkboards. The Art of Rust also has a steampunk garden. The website advises that shoppers check the website prior to heading out as the shop doesn’t keep typical business hours. 


Hawk Salvage

1109 Grand Ave., Phoenix 

10 Antique Shops in Metro Phoenix That Locals Love

Photo courtesy of Jacob Tyler Dunn

Located in downtown Phoenix in a building that was an automotive shop in the 1940s, Hawk Salvage is filled with an eclectic mix of items curated by Greg Hawk. A former Phoenix Fire Department captain, Hawk travels the country and personally selects each and every item in the store, which opened in March of 2019. Hawk started doing this as a hobby before it blossomed into the full-blown passion it is today. Just peeking through the shop’s Instagram feed, we spotted glass eyes, vintage cameras, and a redesigned tool chest.  


Call It New Call It Antique

2049 W. Broadway Road, Mesa  


Call It New Call It Antique is a massive 43,000-square-foot space in Mesa that features a truly staggering amount of items. In this antique mall and consignment shop, guests can look forward to seeing a variety of goods from more than 300 dealers. Look forward to antiques, records, jewelry, collectibles, home goods, toys, books, and retro items. If you have used goods in your home that are in decent shape, you can consign them at this shop


Brass Armadillo Antique Mall 

Two locations in metro Phoenix.  

The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall is home to more than 600 antique dealers, with one location in Phoenix and another in Goodyear. Shoppers can enjoy more than 55,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles. Visitors can find glass, crystal, china, pottery, and military memorabilia, among myriad other things. You also can sell your antiques here. According to its website, Arizona rock star Alice Cooper has shopped here. 


Camelback Antiques

2230 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix  


Located in central Phoenix, Camelback Antiques features antiques, furniture, art, jewelry, vintage goods, collectibles, and memorabilia in a 7,500-square-foot space. More than 40 expert antique dealers showcase their goods at this shop, which has been in business since 2002. 

Recently featured items on the shop’s Instagram page include a vintage iron, a beautifully painted tile-top table, issues of Life magazine, a family-sized cathedral birdcage, and a wooden triple-oval mirror. 


Stickhorse Gallery 

7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Ste. 139, Cave Creek  

Located in the Stagecoach Village, Cave Creek’s Stickhorse Gallery is home to three distinct shops, two of which sell antiques. Trish Prawl curates the Stickhorse Gallery collection featuring barware, rugs, textiles, mirrors, chandeliers, lamps, and art. Donald Alberts Antiques has over 50 years of experience buying and selling furniture, jewelry, fine china, crystal, and textiles. 


Main Street Antique Mall

7260 E. Main St., Ste. 1, Mesa  


Mesa’s Main Street Antique Mall sells goods from more than 200 vendors in a 28,000-square-foot space. Look forward to an eclectic mix of goods. Just in time for the holidays, the mall recently displayed tablescapes that would look festive on any table. Be sure to check the mall’s Instagram feed before you head out, as they sometimes post coupons there. On some Sundays, the mall hosts a classic car show in the parking lot.


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  • Teresa K. Traverse

    Teresa K. Traverse is a Phoenix, Arizona-based writer and editor. Her work also has appeared in national print outlets including Weight Watchers, Bust and Parenting magazines and on sites like Tripadvisor, Wine Enthusiast, SFGate, Brides, Rachael Ray Every Day, Bustle, Racked,, WeddingWire, Refinery29, The Daily Meal,, USA Today and Fast Company. She's the managing editor of Sedona Monthly. In her spare time, she loves hiking, reading magazines and spending quality time with her long-haired Chihuahua, Rocket. Visit to check out more of her work.

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