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Shopping for vintage furniture is one of my favorite weekend activities. I love the thrill of searching for that perfect piece and never quite knowing when you may stumble upon it. My go-to spot in Seattle for discovering such treasures (and plenty I didn’t know I needed) is The House in Magnolia. The owner, David, frequently posts photos on Craigslist so you can get a sense of what he may have in stock. He does a fantastic job at buying quality and hard-to-find pieces (hello, Herman Miller!), refinishing and refurbishing when necessary and selling at a fair price. If you’re looking for mid-century modern antiques, this is where to go.
The best antique shops in Seattle include the Fremont Vintage Mall, an large collective with furniture, clothing, housewares, and knicknacks galore. Finds here range from antique oil lamps to beautifully restored Schwinn bikes to avocado couches.
Another great spot is the overwhelmingly spacious Pacific Galleries. This place is like the Vatican Museum of antique shops -- you'll feel like you've walked for miles and seen so much, but where does it end? The warehouse-like space is also a collective, with each "room" operated by a different vendor. These carefully-curated spaces house treasures big and small: furniture, jewelry, and cool rustic finds like old shutters or tin buckets.