Everything old is new again! We’ve got another round up and this time it’s all things vintage. “Vintage” can be hard to define, but most would agree that an item would have to be at least 20 years old, but not quite 100 years old (that would move it into ‘antique’ territory). Some might argue that an item should be closer to 50 years old to be vintage…making the 1970s the sweet spot. Regardless, we’re here to help you find some fun items in Knoxville!
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1. Four Seasons Vintage & Vintage Treasures
Four Seasons and Vintages Treasures are right next to each other in the Bearden neighborhood, easily accessible on Kingston Pike. Both are booth-style shops with home décor, costume jewelry, furniture, art, books, and all kinds of things to discover.
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2. Mood Ring Vintage
Mood ring vintage is the hot spot in SoKno (South Knoxville) that sits conveniently next to 70s-themed cocktail bar Fly by Night. Another booth style establishment, these curated booths are often themed with groovy goods from sequined caftans and accessories to dark academia decor to throwback VHS collections and so much more. Pick up something new-to-you and grab a Harvey Wallbanger next door to toast to your findings!
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Turn back time with a heady dose of nostalgia. This massive emporium in Bearden has over 40 dealers to give you that retro fix with records, doo-dads, clothing, and all kinds of delightful pieces. Try to track down the shop kitties Oscar & Felix before you go, and then spend some time in the neighborhood too. If you love shopping, you’ve come to the right place.
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4. Mid Mod Collective
Mid Mod Collective is a collaboration of some of Knoxville's top mid-century modern dealers. You’re sure to find a nice selection of mid-century modern, Danish Modern, retro, 50's, 60's, and 70's Modern, and Industrial furniture, vintage clothing and jewelry, and vinyl, all under one roof. Expect some higher end finds at this groovy spot on Central. Celebrate your new digs with a latte and a hand pie next door at Wild Love Bakehouse – yum!
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6. Pioneer House
Vintage of the honky tonk variety! Boots, fringe, and belt buckles to make Hank Williams green with envy, art, and letterpress epheera (hand made in the on-site studio) are to be found at this western-themed shop in East Knoxville. Explore their curated artists work, gifts, turquoise jewelry, and more.
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Another “booth-style” shop in the heart of Happy Holler, a funky neighborhood to the north of downtown Knoxville. This store carries a bit of furniture, clothing, home décor, record players, and so much more – and much of it with a retro flair. If you’re already in this neighborhood, consider getting Central Flats & Taps for lunch, and with that new record player in hand, stop by Raven Records & Rarities across the street to stock up on new tunes!
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8. French Fried Vintage
FFV describes themselves as a “vintage clothing store dealing in unique fashions from classy chic to funky freak!” They carry true vintage, hand-picked items for a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and tastes. Find them at Emory Place, across from Crafty Bastard Brewery and next door to Lilienthal and Pivot Point galleries.
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10. Doing Dishes
Self-described as a “bright, colorful and quirky little vintage china shop with over 5,000 items in store specializing in colorful cheerful items.” Looking for a specific dish? They might have it, and you can buy it individually. You’ll find artistic florals, interesting patterns, and historically interesting China from all over the world in this little shop in North Knoxville. Perfect for the mad hatter in all of us!
Hope this inspired you to go on a hunt for some vintage goodies in Knoxville!