Top Places For Antiquing In Denver

June 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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As Americans, we have always been fascinated by our past. If you’re looking for that special something to connect our history with our future, try antiquing on for size. Finding that antique bowl that reminds you of your grandmother making your favorite oatmeal cookies, or a dresser that conjures memories of your mom getting ready for church every Sunday can bring back elements of your youth long forgotten. Below you will find plenty of resources to get you started on your treasure hunting adventure.
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Antique Row on Broadway
1100–1800 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

Antique Row on Broadway should always the first stop on an antiquing adventure in Denver. There are stores on this stretch of Broadway that cater to almost every genre of antiques and collectibles alongside restaurants where you can refuel while you bargain hunt. The area spans seven blocks from Alameda Avenue to Evans. The buildings themselves are even vintage, having previously housed such businesses as the Ford Motor Company, Gates Rubber Factory and the Overland Park Race Track stables. There are more than 25 shops with just a couple of them listed individually below where you will find not only antiques, but also garden supplies, fine wine, handcrafted gift items, lighting and custom furniture makers.

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Turn of the Century Antiques
1475 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 722-8700

Located on Antique Row, Turn of the Century Antiques sits in a unique faux painted building on Broadway that is packed from wall to wall with antique dolls, toys and stuffed animals. The collection of dolls here include French bisque, French fashion, China head, German Bisque, German Character, Madame Alexander and a Shirley Temple Collection. The shop’s website allows you to browse and purchase online if you live out of the area or wish to ship a gift to another location.

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Frontier Gallery
1452 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 733-4200

Frontier Gallery specializes in antique guns like Springfield muskets, Winchesters, Kentuckys, Civil War carbines and Colts. Along with the firearms, the store also contains other antique weapons like swords, knives and bayonets. Members of the staff are very knowledgeable about the merchandise and are happy to answer any questions or help you find a specific firearm or weapon that you desire for your collection.

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Village Antique Mall
827 Corona Street
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 813-1113

This antique mall consists of 60 vendors that offer both antiques and collectible at very affordable prices, Village Antique Mall is set up much like a consignment store. Whether you are looking for Victorian, Americana, traditional or shabby chic, you will be able to find that perfect piece for your home here. The Village Antique Mall is also a great place to shop for unique gifts and quirky memorabilia. From vintage furniture, jewelry and nick-knacks to records, period hats, old kitchenwares, books and lighting, this mall has it all. The owner is friendly and helpful and will do her best to help you find something specific. Make sure you check out the basement of the store too––there are lots of bargains to be discovered.

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The Brass Armadillo
11301 West I-70 Frontage Rd.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 403-1677

At 49,000 square feet, this antique hunting destination is a one-stop-shopping trip. More than 600 antique and vintage dealers are housed in this location off of Kipling and I-70. The Brass Armadillo has holiday specials, outdoor sales and special events throughout the year. You can even sign up for text message alerts so you will never miss a bargain. The hardest thing will be figuring out how to get there. Exit at either Kipling or Ward Road and then head to the frontage road. The Brass Armadillo is just West of Medved Chevrolet in Wheat Ridge.

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Flossy McGrews
1824 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 778-0853

Flossy’s is not technically an antique shop, but it should always be on your list when looking for vintage clothing, unique period costumes, antique collectibles, jewelry, shoes and other accessories. Some of the items here are re-productions, but many are authentic pieces sold to Flossy or donated by people cleaning out their cupboards. You can spend hours here going through this large and overstuffed store and you are guaranteed to have a good time while treasure hunting.

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Chrissy Morin is a third-generation Colorado native, wife, mom, freelance writer and web developer living in South Denver . Her work can be found here.