Thrift Stores, and Antiques, and Junk! Oh My!
My dad and I like to get together about once a month just to spend time together. Our favorite outing, by far, is hitting as many local thrift and antique stores as we can. The best place to do that in Memphis is heading down Summer Avenue. We’re not heavy spenders on these trips, but we have a blast.
Our First Stop
First, we stopped at the Antique Warehouse Mall. This place is huge and the path through the building snakes around to reveal, what appears to be, 100s of vendors.
Here is one niche set up like a room in a home.
They have antique clothing, dishes, appliances, music, furniture, decorations,… you name it.
Just when you think that you’ve seen it all, something else will catch your eye.
We easily spent the most time here because it is like dozens upon dozens of small shops all together in one place… like a mall. Hmmm. I guess their name suits them.
Our Second Stop
My dad and my favorite Junk Store is turning into a Mattress Shop. While we’re sorry to see the change, they are still trying to sell off all the junk left by the previous owner.
As you can see, it may be a while before it gets sold. We’ll be back.
Across the Street
The Mid-South Outlet is right across the street. We didn’t get a chance to visit today, but we usually do.
Buried Treasures also shares a storefront with Mid-South Outlet. We didn’t stop in today, but they have a lot of great stuff… mostly furniture.
Our Third Stop
My favorite store on our agenda (and my dad’s least favorite) is Chip-N-Dales Antiques. The entrance is in back of the store.
Pictured above is the entrance around back.
This is my absolute favorite store. My money just wants to jump out of my purse so badly there.
Our Fourth Stop
Our fourth stop was just across the street from Chip-N-Dales Antiques. Summer Outlet has a lot of vintage clothes, books, toys, and knickknacks.
This is the view from out front. It is a short walk from Buried Treasures, like across a parking lot short.
And this sign below at our last stop (Summer Outlet) just made me laugh. I’m sure it’s not funny for the owners, though.
If you like thrift stores and antiques as much as I do, you should definitely drive down Summer Avenue next time you’re in Memphis, TN.
We had a blast, and I’m sure you would, too!