Interior design is constantly changing – one day granite countertops are all the rage, and the next granite is out and quartz is in.  But one trend that never seems to go out of style is vintage. Luckily for Charlotte residents, the Queen City has plenty of vintage furniture and decoration stores that can satisfy anyone’s desire for unique and timeless pieces of décor.

Moreover, vintage furniture collectors would love to know that the city has plenty of self-storage options to keep their most precious antiques until they find a good use for them. A 10×10 self storage unit in Charlotte rents for about $81 per month, according to Yardi Matrix, and there are more than 90 facilities to choose from in the city.

If you’re planning to hit Charlotte’s vintage furniture stores in search of some hidden treasures, here are some of the places you shouldn’t miss:

1. Nadeau

From bold and colorful accent chairs to classy and elegant cabinets or sofas, there’s something for every style and taste at Nadeau. The vintage furniture store offers a wide variety of chairs, sofas, coffee and dining tables, cabinets, bookcases, and so on. You can also find interesting home accessories and items of décor.

2. Sleepy Poet Antique Mall

The Sleepy Poet Antique Mall is a veritable institution in Charlotte, hosting many different vendors that offer an eclectic collection of unique pieces of furniture, decoration and art. You can also find vintage clothing, so get ready to spend at least a couple of hours here.

3. Re-Store Habitat for Humanity

You should head to Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store if you want to shop for gently used furniture or appliances, or if you have items you’re no longer using and wish to donate. The organization is also providing deconstruction services – if you’re remodeling your kitchen and don’t know what to do with the old cabinets, a Habitat for Humanity team of professionals will come to your house and carefully remove and restore them for resale.

4. Dressing Rooms Interior Studio

This boutique vintage furniture shop offers one-of-a-kind vintage pieces of furniture, décor and art, curated with a real flair for shape, pattern and color. You can shop online or schedule a visit to the actual store. Design services are available for customers that are interested in creating a personalized and original look in their home.

5. Value Village

Value Village is a cool destination for a family shopping spree, as it offers all sorts of products: furniture, collectibles, antiques, housewares, clothes, and even jewelry. The merchandise is displayed in well-organized, spacious stores located in and around Charlotte – you don’t have to dig through piles of stuff to find a cool mug or a nice chair.

6. Sardis Marketplace

Sardis Marketplace is a sprawling place where you can find vintage or new furniture and decorations. From sofas and chairs to coffee tables, cabinets and wall art, you can discover cool and affordable house items at Sardis. The marketplace takes items on consignment, so you can get rid of your unwanted furniture and make some cash in the process.

7. Classic Attic

Classic Attic stores specialize in high-end furniture and home décor, original paintings, and crystal and silver decorative pieces. You can find a nice assortment of mid-century, vintage, and traditional furniture there. If you’re on a hunt for some unique floor lamps or a vintage wall mirror, chances are you’ll find just the right piece. The store allows customers to take items home for 24 hours to see how they look, and it also accepts pieces on consignment.

8. ZABS Place

ZABS is a truly special place, one with a mission – not only do they sell furniture, home décor, books and vintage items, they’re also helping young adults with special needs by offering them training and jobs. Support their mission and revamp your home and wardrobe by purchasing their vintage, handmade, and upcycled products.

9. Circa Interiors

This elegant vintage furniture store sells chests, tables, consoles, mirrors, frames, and other home accessories and décor. Their pieces are brought in from all over the world, and customers can also benefit from their interior design services.

10. H&S Antiques

Go to H&S and spend hours going through their huge collection of varied pieces of antique and vintage furniture, china, mirrors, paintings, tapestries, clocks, and so on. They also display original art pieces from various artists, walking canes, garden statues, and much more.

Shopping around for vintage furniture, home accessories or clothing is fun – and you might end up finding great pieces that will enhance your home or refine your personal style. It’s also the smart thing to do from a financial and environmental perspective.


Maria Gatea is a real estate and lifestyle editor for Yardi with a background in Journalism and Communication. After covering business and finance-related topics as a freelance writer for 15 years, she is now focusing on researching and writing about the real estate industry. You may contact Maria via email.

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