There’s a certain type of pride you feel on the drive home after a victorious antique hunt. A chair, a table, a lamp — the back of your car is loaded down with conquests, signifying that you faced the challenge of scouring vintage stores and you won.
But where are the best places to find those treasured pieces? Our sister publication Little Rock Guest Guide asked local design experts to share their picks for memorable finds, and here's what they had to say.
The Antique Company
1408 Rebsamen Park Road | (501) 666-0339
Designer Mona Thompson, and co-founder of Providence Designs, says The Antique Company is her pick for particularly special pieces. “It’s not a place we go to for a steal, but it’s a must for authentic, high-quality antiques and textiles.”
Fabulous Finds Antique & Decorative Mall
2905 Cantrell Road | (501) 614-8181
“All the local shop owners are such a delight to work with; you can always expect a great deal when shopping at Arkansas antique stores,” said Ashley Childers, founder and creative director for Emporium Home by Ashley Childers.
Sweet Home Furnishings/Clement
1324 S. Main St. | (501) 296-9198
Adam Smith, the creative director at White Goat, shared that some of his preferred shops favor the eclectic. “Sweet Home is one of my favorites, they have out-of-the-norm, unique items that you don’t see anywhere else,” he said.
1509 Rebsamen Park Road | (501) 663-1828
Smith’s final recommendation was Marshall Clements. “It’s a can’t-miss. The owners travel the world gathering items for their store, so they have pieces you wouldn’t find every day.”