These days, everything old is new again. Whether you’re riding the donation wave of Marie Kondo declutters or simply have an eye for mid-century modern, now is a good time to love vintage. And for vintage furniture lovers, Chicago is the perfect place to be. From antiques to art deco to just old school thrifted, some of the best furniture spots in Chicago are secondhand.
If you’re going on the hunt for thrifted or vintage furniture in Chicago, these are the Chicago furniture stores you can’t miss.
3020 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
5404 N Clark Street, Chicago
217 Harrison Street, Oak Park
Giving back has never been so chic. With three locations across the Chicago area and a furniture collection spanning from well-loved vintage to barely used contemporary pieces, you’ll find Brown Elephant is one of the most-loved furniture stores in Chicago for good reason.
2201 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
We love Praha so much that we’ve actually written about them before, but their collection is so impressive that it’s worth mentioning twice. They’re hard to find because of their lack of online presence, but don’t let that deter you–their vintage collection spanning from functional furniture to accent pieces to home decor is second to none.
1819 W Grand Ave, Chicago
If your home goals are “shabby chic,” you need to visit the Painted Lady. This spot is home to Chicago’s premier location of hand-painted vintage furniture with a dash of new pieces mixed in–all adhering to an aesthetic Chip and Joanna Gaines would adore.
8349 W Golf Rd, Niles
300 W Golf Rd, Schaumburg
1302 N Rand Rd, Arlington Heights
Wings Resale shops aren’t as centrally located as some of the other Chicago furniture stores on this list, but they are each well worth it. The Wings Organization helps fight back against domestic violence, and by shopping at their resale shop, you’re helping fund their efforts for years to come. As if that wasn’t enough, their furniture collection is one of the most extensive resale furniture shops in the Chicago area.
4949 N Damen, Chicago
Vintage doesn’t have to mean stuffy or old–at least, that’s what the team at Mint Home believes. Here, you’ll find a wide selection of refurbished vintage furniture: each piece is stripped down to its bones, re-sanded, re-stained or freshly painted, and put back together with new life, making their mid-century modern focus feel downright new.
1101 E Rand Road, Arlington Heights
Another Chicago furniture store worth visiting if you’re looking to give back? LUCILLE. Benefitting childhood education on Chicago’s West Side, LUCILLE’s collection of resale furniture is made up of only the best pieces. With a mix of mid-century modern and contemporary items, you’ll always be able to find something you like here.
6314 N Broadway, Chicago
With dozens of vendors that range from vintage furniture to contemporary decor, Edgewater Antique Mall might just have the best furniture selection in Chicago. Edgewater is composed of a co-op of dealers, furniture refurbishers, and collectors all in one place, making it a one-stop shop for vintage furniture in Chicago.
12 E State St, Geneva
Located in Geneva, What’s Your Consignment may seem a bit out of the way, but this shop’s pristine collection is well worth it. Each of their pieces is consigned, and their team will accept only the pieces they love–most of which are mid-century modern finds in pristine condition.
2418 W. North Avenue Chicago
You’ve probably heard of An Orange Moon, and with good reason. It’s widely considered to be the premier vintage furniture store in Chicago and the owners have become influencers themselves. You’ll see why once you step through its bright doors: their selection stretches on far beyond what most shops offer, and each piece feels like it’s one of a kind.
6130 N. Broadway, Chicago
BAM’s motto is “Recycling 1950 since 1990,” but their selection extends far beyond those eras. You’ll find furniture from every decade in the last century here, giving you the chance to scoop up pieces you won’t find anywhere else.
1840 W Hubbard Street, Chicago
When you step into Salvage One, you might get the feeling that you’ve stepped into a different time. Furniture here is not as inexpensive as most of the places on this list, but what it lacks in affordability, it certainly makes up for in creativity. You’ll quickly find that everything in Salvage One has a story, and before you leave, you might just take a piece to make it part of your own story.
1903 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
The Lazy Dog Antique Store may feel overwhelming when you first see its overflowing collection of vintage pieces, but you’ll quickly find yourself enchanted by the mix of eclectic decor and functional, stylish furniture.
2200 W 19th Street, Chicago
Accent Minded boasts that “you won’t find a more affordable collection of furniture anywhere,” and it’s a fact that they take to heart. Their urban eclectic decor shows that you can buy used pieces that are stylish, in good condition, affordable, and yes, eclectic.
Once you’ve scoped out the antique malls and the salvage shops and found your perfect piece, it’s time to take it home–that’s where we can help. Dolly can help pick up furniture from any furniture store in Chicago. Just give us a few details about your move and we’ll connect you with a Helper who’s ready to use their pickup truck to bring home your furniture with care. We’ll even bring it home that day, letting you bring home your vintage furniture using a modern solution.
Miranda is the Marketing Coordinator at Dolly. She’s moved nine times in the past six years, and while she’s grateful for the moving expertise, she’s hoping she doesn’t need to move a tenth time anytime soon.