Window shopping? Here are 15 mighty independent antique shops in Chicago you must visit

by Carrie Bradon | Jan. 1, 2018, 11:03pm |

Antique shops are filled with great finds, but they go quickly, so be sure to buy something you fancy.

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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The Good Old Days Antiques

2138 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 472-8837
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.

Georgie and Augie

1953 N. Campbell Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
(312) 375-2018
Georgie and Augie carries a wonderful selection of old decor and furniture.

Lazy Dog Antique Store

1903 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-3644
Lazy Dog has a number of items in stock regularly and plenty of jewelry always.

State Street Salvage

1818 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
(630) 863-9941
State Street Salvage puts old "junk" to good use.

Edgewater Antique Mall

6314 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 262-2525
Edgewater Antique Mall is a dream come true for individuals who love shopping for old goods.

Three Stars Resale Shop

2600 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 904-7634
Three Stars, despite its name, is actually a five-star antique shop that locals and visitors alike love.

Olde Chicago Antiques

3110 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 935-1200
Olde Chicago Antiques is a great stop if you're looking for lamps, something Chicago is famous for, or mid-century furniture.

Broadway Antique Market

6130 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 743-5444
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.

Salvage One

1840 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 733-0098
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.

Velvet Goldmine

2001 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 493-1660
This shop is truly a treasure for all antique enthusiasts.

The Golden Triangle

330 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 755-1266
The Golden Triangle is a treasure trove of all things decor.

Northwest Treasure Inc.

6217 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 774-7653
Northwest Treasure could not be more aptly named. Get ready to find some great items here!

Woolly Mammoth Antiques Oddities & Resale

1513 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 989-3294
Though the woolly mammoth may be extinct, you'll be able to find many items that are still in existence but rare nonetheless.

Beehive Chicago

2501 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(872) 817-7116
Beehive Chicago always has a nice selection of antiques and consignment items.

Andersonville Antiques

5245 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 944-5665
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.

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