At AptDeco, we love a good vintage find, so we’re breaking down the best places to find vintage furniture in Philadelphia. If you’ve ever attempted an afternoon of thrifting or antiquing, you know that being a good vintage shopper is a refined skill. To score that one-of-a-kind piece before the crowds ascend onto your vintage paradise you have to know where to go, what you’re looking for, and when to go. Not an easy feat. Lucky for you, we’re here to make your journey to vintage nirvana easier. Philly has an impressive roster of vintage shops that you can pick from. As a smaller city, it’s the perfect place to find dreamy vintage while avoiding the massive crowds and mainstream buzz.
Without further ado, here are our favorite places for vintage furniture in Philadelphia.
1915 WASHINGTON AVE | 4521 BALTIMORE AVE | 1331 FRANKFORD AVE
The Lowdown: Perhaps the Mecca of affordable vintage furniture and objects in Philly; they now boast 3 storefronts in Fishtown, West Philly, and South Philly. They also post 🔥 hot items 🔥 on Instagram that you can buy over DM or on the phone.
Price: You can snag some amazing deals on pieces of all sizes like this large art deco wardrobe for only $185 😱
I Can Dig This
717 HADDON AVE COLLINGSWOOD, NJ
The Lowdown: We all know that when you say you’re from Philly you’re secretly from South Jersey, so head on over to this charming shop in Collingswood! They sell a variety of well-crafted MCM furniture, but really stand out with retro pieces that have built-in stereos, record players and record storage.
Price: Definitely a little pricier, but only because of the high quality and great condition of their pieces. You can still get a side table for under $200, but you’ll have to shell out at least $800 for the music-related furni.
The Lowdown: Shop for vintage gems across the Northeast, all from the comfort of your home. Hot tip: some of the biggest vintage sellers in the Philly and NYC Tri-State regions also sell on AptDeco, making it a one-stop shop for all your favorite vintage stores. AptDeco also delivers for a small fee, meaning you don’t have to lug your new bestie all the way from the store.
Price: There’s something in every price range, from one-off used pieces to dining and bedroom sets in pristine condition. Searching for a deal? Choose your price range, then filter by shipping options and select “free shipping” and “50% off shipping” to save even more.
Philly Vintage Bazaar
744 S. 4TH STREET
The Lowdown: Finish your corned beef sandwich at Famous 4th St. Deli and head down the street to Queen Village’s newest vintage brick-and-mortar. Philly Vintage Bazaar is a collective of three women-owned shops that banded together to sell retro furniture, kitchenware, clothes, and cute objects. They also sell pieces from local artists and other vintage stores like Asbury Vintage (an avid AptDeco seller!).
Price: Larger pieces go for about $600–700 and they sell tons of unique hanging lights for $100–200.
508 SOUTH STREET
The Lowdown: Perhaps the coolest store on South Street, Retrospect is a nonprofit owned by Goodwill. While they specialize in new and used sneakers and vintage band t‑shirts, they also sell a mix of furniture, decor objects and retro ephemera. You can shop their home goods on Etsy or their clothing on Depop.
Price: Get a set of cups for $30 or an awesome armchair for $100!
Woods and Goods
The Lowdown: An eclectic variety of furniture and decor objects primarily from the 80s and 90s — major art deco vibes 😍 The shop is run entirely through Instagram so DM them to get your fave piece before someone beats you to it!
Price: Varies for size of item but everything is very affordable. Chairs, tables, and mirrors typically go for $20-$100.
Weavers Way Mercantile
542 CARPENTER LANE
The Lowdown: This store is so cozy, inviting, and packed to the brim with cool finds. There’s always a selection of MCM pieces when you walk in the door and you can spend hours mulling around the home decor items — both vintage and new. They also sell the cutest objects and beauty products handmade by local artisans.
Price: Very reasonable prices — large furniture pieces range from $200–400 and a set of 6 dining chairs costs $600.
The Lowdown: Swoon-worthy MCM pieces from lamps to dressers to sofas, and everything in-between! Claim your furniture on Instagram or make an appointment to go to their shop in South Jersey — it’ll be worth crossing the bridge.
Price: Huge range depending on the size and the original maker of the piece. For example, you can get a set of matching Broyhill dressers for $900 and a Lane coffee table for $500.
We couldn’t go without giving honorable mention to some of our other favorite spots in town. Check them out for more vintage furniture gems.
There you have it; your quick and easy guide to the best places to shop for vintage furniture in Philadelphia. Bookmark this page for your next outing and hit ’em all.
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