When you’re ready to mix up your interior style sometimes brand-name furniture just doesn’t cut it. Vintage furniture is the perfect way to add a unique touch to your space while avoiding looking sterile. Not only does buying vintage furniture give an old piece new life, but it also helps you give that personalized touch to your space.
Los Angeles is known for its eclectic taste, with something for everyone. It’s no different when it comes to vintage furniture, giving you lots of options. But finding that perfect vintage piece is a treasure hunt. To make your search easier, you want to scope out the best shops in the city. Rather than get overwhelmed with options, check out these shops for some of the best vintage furniture in Los Angeles.
1. Sunbeam Vintage
106 S Avenue 58, Los Angeles, CA
The lowdown: Ebee Martinez and her husband form the force of curation behind Sunbeam Vintage. Their background in design sets their collection apart, making Sunbeam one of the best spots for vintage furniture in Los Angeles. Their selection of vintage pieces focuses on style and craftsmanship while keeping prices affordable. One of the biggest complaints is that the selection of vintage goods in store is somewhat limited. Fear not, Sunbeam Vintage also boasts an online catalog with even more inventory. Remember that, as with all vintage stores, you’re likely to find individual masterpieces instead of sets.
Price: $ – Prices are both reasonable and affordable. They even encourage discussions on pricing to keep inventory moving. Example pricing: $450 for a king-sized vintage headboard.
Best time to go: Heading downtown is never fun, but the uniqueness, quality, and beauty of Sunbeam’s vintage furniture make it worth the trip. Your best bet is to go on a weekday; the earlier, the better, to avoid the rush.
Recommended for: Furniture aficionados, casual shoppers, and low and mid-level ballers
2. Big Daddy’s Antiques
3334 La Cienega Pl, Los Angeles, CA
The lowdown: The truth is that the high ticket price on most items makes Big Daddy’s Antiques a museum for more people than a destination where vintage items can indulge your thrift. Regardless, the incredible variety in vintage furniture and decor matches the verifiability. They also carry reproductions and create custom furniture if you can’t find the perfect piece. They don’t have an online store or website, but they make up for it on Instagram with about 50,000 followers. Occasionally, they’ll post new items; you just have to DM them to inquire about the cost. You’ll also find lighting and art-related products, adding to the store’s considerable cheer and style.
Price: $$$ –Big Daddy’s pricing is not as accommodating as their parking in LA’s heart. Example pricing: $8,500 for a vintage black leather sofa.
Best time to go: The shop is spacious with ample parking. If you’re just looking, visiting over the weekend can ease any awkwardness of leaving empty-handed. Just know that weekends tend to be busy since Big Daddy’s Antiques holds its own as a legit LA destination.
Recommended for: high-end design lovers, big-ticket acquirers
3. Olde Good Things
1800 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The lowdown: Olde Good Things can be sensory overload for even the most seasoned vintage furniture enthusiast. We found that the inventory is in constant flux, so frequent visits can be rewarding. The fact that this store is family-owned gives it a special touch of passion combined with consistency, professionalism, and taste. If your schedule is jammed packed, shop their vintage selection on their website. But be warned, there’s a prolific catalog to peruse. You can also buy from Olde Good Things on 1stDibs.
Price: $$ – The selection at Olde Good Things is affordable, contributing to the constantly changing inventory. Example pricing: $1,450 for a Walnut Credenza with Sliding Front Doors.
Best time to go: Getting here is easy since it’s right off the highway. With so many fun pieces, it’s best to make your visit its own trip. No matter what time you visit, you’ll find plenty of staff to assist you, whether you’re in the house with large vintage furniture or the second building with smaller antique pieces.
Recommended for: Antique hunters and stressed-out freeway surfers
The lowdown: Shop for vintage gems across the United States, all from the comfort of your home. Hot tip: some of the biggest vintage sellers also sell on AptDeco, making it a one-stop shop for all your favorite vintage stores. AptDeco also delivers, meaning you don’t have to lug your new bestie all the way from the store.
Price: $$—There’s something in every price range, from one-off used furniture pieces to dining and bedroom sets in pristine condition. Searching for a deal? Choose your price range, then filter by shipping options and select “free shipping” and “50% off shipping” to save even more. Example pricing: $300 for a vintage armoire.
Recommended for: Vintage lovers, brand-name buyers, deal seekers
5. Midcentury LA
5333 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The lowdown: There is a sense of meaning to your time spent at Midcentury, and the staff ensures just that by paying full attention to your every need and query. Many of the pieces are imported from around the world. What makes Midcentury stand out is that they take on the work of restoring each piece, including both re-upholstering and refinishing. Restoration is built into the ticket price. The vintage furniture selection has a wide variety of pieces and numerous designer pieces. Midcentury was started in Sweden and has expanded to the United States, calling Los Angeles home for almost 20 years!
Price: $$$$ – Midcentury charges premium prices for carefully curating and restoring beautiful vintage furniture. Despite the high ticket price, clients are happy with what they find at Midcentury LA. While they have a sale section, even the sale prices align with the cost of designer furniture. Example pricing: $5,500 for a walnut executive desk from Italy.
Best time to go: Midcentury LA is an exclusive vintage furniture store in Los Angeles. You’ll need to call or email to book an appointment before visiting.
Recommended for: Interior designers, vintage furniture sharks, and professional Hollywood suppliers
6. Casa Victoria Vintage Furniture
1218 Sunset Blvd Unit C, Los Angeles, CA
The lowdown: Casa Victoria brings together the finest vintage furniture makers from around LA, including designers, under one roof. In actuality, Casa Victoria is a fast-moving storehouse of vintage and used furniture. You’ll find a wide variety of vintage furniture and lighting, ranging in quality and condition. If you’re pressed for time, you can check out their latest inventory on their website, Instagram, and YouTube. Just note that they don’t update very often. You’ll also have to arrange your own pickup since they don’t offer delivery.
Price: $$ –There is something for all price ranges. Example pricing: $395 for a pair of French-style nightstands.
Best time to visit: You’ll want to check here often since inventory changes regularly. The best time to visit this store is to avoid the worst time. Given its location near the Dodger Stadium, you’ll want to check the home game schedule and avoid visiting when traffic and parking will be packed.
Recommended for: Vintage furniture enthusiasts, designers, and tourists
7. 45 Three Modern Vintage Home
1051 1/2 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The lowdown: This is the store to check out if you’re looking for retro mid-century and estate vintage furniture. 45 Three Modern Vintage is a black-owned and woman-owned vintage furniture shop in Los Angeles. Staci’s passion (owner) is what you’re paying into when you shop here. She is highly rated for her love and genuine care for her client’s preferences. While there is some online presence, you’ll have the most luck visiting the store in person.
Price: $$ – The personal touch of 45 Three Modern Vintage sets this store apart but also means you’ll pay a bit more. Example pricing: $300 for a coffee table.
Best time to visit: This store has limited hours and is only open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, so plan accordingly or try scheduling an appointment.
Recommended for: Vintage furniture resellers, passionate vintage enthusiasts, and art lovers
8. Pepe’s Thrifty Shop
4577 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The lowdown: Pepe’s is the destination for thrifty vintage furniture without compromising quality. The owners of this family-owned business have over 35 years of experience in curating and selling vintage furniture in Los Angeles. You will get a very personal, kitschy, mom-and-pop feel when visiting this place. They have some truly unique pieces, so you’ll want to be sure to follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date on their latest finds. Their website also has a gallery of their sold inventory to give you an idea of their style.
Price: $ – The collection is rather large and full of interesting artifacts from all over—something for everyone. Example pricing: $195 for a vintage pine wood coffee table.
Best time to visit: They’re open between 10 and 6 every day except Sundays. Earlier in the day is the most peaceful.
Recommended for: Vintage furniture amateurs, resellers, and flippers
While there are plenty of other vintage furniture shops in Los Angeles, these should be at the top of your list. There’s something for everyone, with some stores geared towards high-end and others appealing to the masses.
Let the treasure hunt for the best vintage pieces in LA begin!
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