Nothing says vintage like an antique shop filled to the brim with old items and treasures. In an age where vintage is very popular, heading to an antique shop may be one of the best ways to find accent pieces, old fashions and jewelry for a steal.
If you've ever watched "Antiques Roadshow," you've witnessed how old, seemingly worthless items are discovered to be worth a fortune, or at least have a fun background story. And while not every item you find in your local antique shops can boast the same status, you may very well discover a treasure of your own.
If you're ready to start shopping, here's a list of 15 mighty, independent must-visit antique shops in Chicago.
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2138 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
This antique shop is filled with great finds, but they go quickly, so be sure to buy something you fancy ... it may not be in the store for long.
1953 N. Campbell Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Georgie and Augie carries a wonderful selection of old decor and furniture.
1903 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Lazy Dog has a number of items in stock regularly and plenty of jewelry always.
1818 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
State Street Salvage puts old "junk" to good use.
6314 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60660
Edgewater Antique Mall is a dream come true for individuals who love shopping for old goods.
2600 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Three Stars, despite its name, is actually a five-star antique shop that locals and visitors alike love.
3110 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Olde Chicago Antiques is a great stop if you're looking for lamps, something Chicago is famous for, or mid-century furniture.
6130 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60660
Broadway beautifully displays its items as if they were within a home, making it easier to envision them being in your dining or living room.
1840 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60622
Salvage One is not only a great antique spot but also a venue. If you're an antique lover, you can actually have your wedding here.
2001 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
This shop is truly a treasure for all antique enthusiasts.
330 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654
The Golden Triangle is a treasure trove of all things decor.
6217 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631
Northwest Treasure could not be more aptly named. Get ready to find some great items here!
1513 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
Though the woolly mammoth may be extinct, you'll be able to find many items that are still in existence but rare nonetheless.
2501 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Beehive Chicago always has a nice selection of antiques and consignment items.
5245 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
Anderson Antiques can be a great way to spend the day, as it has lots of fun items you'll want to spend your time looking at.