In a city as old as Denver, it’s no wonder that residents and visitors alike have dozens upon dozens of antique stores to choose from – and that’s not counting seasonal conventions, flea markets, and other antique-laden events. But if you’re looking for a list of the best options the Mile High City has to offer, look no further! The following recommendations are resident favorites, each beloved for different features, convenient locations, and overall quality of the pieces available within.
Antiques Etc – This antique store is often hailed as one of the best “hidden gems” in Denver. Located at 5736 E Colfax Avenue, Denver, in the heart of the Park Hill neighborhood, Antiques Etc offers great prices, frequent sales, and a surprisingly high volume of inventory. “I’m a bargain shopper and consistently get compliments on my finds, whether [the item is] a $4 pair of earrings or $35 Italian Leather chair; each thing is recognized for its uniqueness and quality,” praised Abby R. With a friendly staff and a convenient location, it’s no wonder so many locals flock to this particular antique store. Open seven days a week, you can learn more about Antiques Etc on their website.
Shops at 9th Avenue – If you’re looking for a high end, award winning antique store in Denver, look no further than Shops at 9th Avenue. Open every day but Sunday, this expansive store specializes in stylish, one-of-a-kind pieces for those with discerning tastes (and larger budgets). The store website features new acquisitions, upcoming events, and an impressive list of local awards. Penelope W. had this to say: “When you enter this grand space you will wander and peruse through many a simulated design scheme complete with second-to-none choice of wall paint and finally you will emerge in the spacious and incredible antique rug gallery, which is really like a treasure trove of…rugs.” You can find this antique store at 899 Broadway, Denver CO, 80203.
Yankee Trader – This Denver antique store is a great stop for folks on the Northwest side of town, especially if you’re looking for a huge combination of vintage clothing, toys, photographs, and other timeless artifacts. “Loaded with nostalgia, you’ll find scads of fabulous vintage jewelry, and toys. My God do they have and array of vintage toys, plus old signs, militaria particularly original WWII uniforms,” commented Tres B. on her favorite aspects of Yankee Trader. Shoppers looking for a huge assortment of antique jewelry and vintage clothing shouldn’t miss this one. Open seven days a week, you can find Yankee Trader at 4000 Tennyson St., Denver CO, 80212, or visit them online here.
The Pink Attic Cat – This cleverly named antique store is arguably the best Littleton (located in Denver Metro) has to offer. It’s “the kind of store that has buckets of scrabble letters that you can buy individually; the kind of store that sells retro baking equipment; the kind of store that I fall in love with,” according to Holly G. Combining vintage items with true antiques, The Pink Attic Cat was named “The Best of the Burbs” by 5280 magazine in 2011, and “The Best Store in Downtown Littleton” by Westword magazine in 2009. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am – 5pm, The Pink Attic Cat is a fantastic choice in Denver Metro antique stores. Visit their official website here; the store is located at 2555 W Alamo Ave, Littleton, CO 80120.