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Best Places For Antiquing In Charlotte

June 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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Shopping for antiques can be extremely difficult if you don’t have a trained eye, and especially when you don’t know where to start. Luckily, these five major antique shops are usually able to provide their customers with what they are searching for. The shops below are all high quality antique markets located in the Charlotte area with a wide variety of merchandise. The best antique stores not only make hunting for the perfect pieces interesting, but also exciting for first timers.
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Sleepy Poet Antique Mall
4450 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 529-6369
www.sleepypoetstuff.com

There is nothing better than spending an entire day doing a little antique shopping, especially when you have a wide variety of stores to peruse. Sleepy Poet is the flea market equivalent of antiquing, offering everything from books to vintage clothing. So not only can you find antique furniture and home decor, but you can also browse, clothing, record albums, estate jewelry, rugs, collectibles and a whole lot more. Sleepy Poet is not the most organized of antique shops, however you will have a great time rummaging through all the interesting pieces you encounter as you familiarize yourself with different sections of the store. If you love to refurbish furniture and make it your own, this place is definitely worth the visit.

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Circa Interiors & Antiques
2321 Crescent Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 332-1668
www.circaonline.net

Circa Interiors & Antiques is the high end couture of antique shopping here in Charlotte. The store actually has a team of six designers that create remarkable collections of fine 18th, 19th and 20th century English and Continental antiques. You’ll find whole collections to redo an entire room and also a few separate pieces to pull an area together. You can find pieces to do any area of your home, from the foyer to the bathroom. Circa Interiors & Antiques represents a certain sophistication and elegance that allows you the option to buy pieces on your own or to utilize the professional advice of the designers. If you are looking to create a room of original furniture with the inspiration of old English antiques, this is the place for you.

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Fifteen Ten Antiques
1510 Central Ave.
Charlotte NC 28205
(704) 342-9005
www.1510-antiques.com

Fifteen Ten Antiques offers traditional and eclectic merchandise from the 1800s to the mid 20th century. The floor plan is similar to that of a furniture store, but it can also be overwhelming to shop here on your first visit, so plan to take your time. The Best thing about Fifteen Ten Antiques is its wish list, which allows customers to tell them exactly what they want. When the dealers receive it in the store, they’ll notify you so you can come check it out. Find many different items, including art, mirrors, lamps, clothing, clocks, silverware and quilts.

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Sterling Manor Antiques
2900 Selwyn Ave.
Charlotte NC 28209
(704) 358-3155
www.sterlingmanorantiques.com

Sterling Manor Antiques is another high end shop providing 18th and 19th century antiques. They are a direct importer of antiques from England, France and other European countries, primarily from 1720 to 1830. Sterling Manor has porcelains, tapestries, rugs, pottery, chandeliers and much more available to add to your home decor. The atmosphere of the store is very warm and exciting, and the authenticity of all the items makes you want to purchase the entire store. If you are searching for pieces from this specific time period, this is a must-visit.

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Post & Gray (Interiors Marketplace)
2139 South Tryon St.
Charlotte NC 28203
(704) 332-2252
www.interiorsmarketplace.com

Post & Gray is located in the Historic South End of Charlotte and houses as many as 35 merchants. This is a retail outlet that allows individuals to sell their collectibles and provides customers an opportunity to access items that are available. They sell all kinds of home and garden antiques, from art to collectible knick knacks. The space is open and similar to an indoor flea market, where you can browse section after section looking for that must-have piece. Find a wide variety of merchandise, and be sure to check out the awesome color selections–you’ll see bright, bold and some neutral pieces. Post & Gray has items that have already been refurbished in addition to a few that need some TLC.

Tazia Wade has many talents and skills from Fashion Design to Pattern Making. When she is not writing she teaches pattern making on the weekends and also designs clothing for her own personal line. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina where she is continuing her education and following anything Fashion where ever it leads, always discovering new shops and local trends. Her favorite finds are always hidden treasures, pieces that hold longevity and one of a kinds. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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