Memphis is a Treasure Trove of All Things Antique

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Cafe Palladio

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Sightseers Boarding the Vintage Backbeat Tour Bus


Flashbacks has tons of interesting vintage and antique items. Photo by Kerry Crawford.

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Flashbacks in Midtown Memphis

Begin your treasure hunt for all things rare and collectible in the antique districts in Memphis. Within a few blocks, you can stumble upon rare finds, decorative arts, and vintage clothing – an antique lover’s dream – all within an easy walking distance. You are sure to see unique and cool gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list. 

Memphis offers an amazing collection of antique shops, clothing stores and art galleries. Second Hand Rose, located in Midtown, features Scandinavian and South American leather books, oil paintings, lighting fixtures and furniture showroom. If vintage clothing is your indulgence of choice, walk just down the street and pay a visit to Flashback Vintage Department Store where you can shop for rare items from the 1920s – 1980s. 

Another treasure trove of antiques is The Palladio Antique Group. This variety of showrooms, galleries and studios is dedicated to the decorative arts. In particular, the Palladio Antiques & Arts stocks upscale antiques and fine art gathered from around the globe. Within a short walking distance is Market Central which consists of 100+ exhibitors offering items from rare books to fine china and an extensive collection of local art. 

If you are craving a true flea market experience, the Memphis Flea Market, a.k.a. “The Big One,” is your best bet. With over 1,000 venders, you are sure to find exactly what you need – or don’t need – from all the goodies on display. This bargain-filled bonanza is located indoors at the Agricenter International the third weekend of each month. Admission is $2 with free parking. 

This is very small sampling of all the shopping fun you can have discovering rare antiques, unique gift ideas, and authentic local artistry in Memphis.