5 Local Antique Shops Worth a Visit

Give your interior a unique twist with vintage furniture, dishes and decor.

The motto for spring cleaning usually is “Out with the old and in with the new,” but for antiquers, it’s the other way around. Quality vintage lighting, furniture and dishware can add a unique twist to your home; here are five local antique shops worth a visit. 

Bob McDonough’s Antiques

Next time you’re strolling along Butler Street’s string of retail shops, hair salons and cafes, stop into Bob McDonough’s Antiques. McDonough stocks the rustic gold mine to the brim with wooden furniture, books, decor and even old license plates and baseball gear. You’ll also discover some delicate vintage storage pieces, historic books and records.
Bob McDonough’s Antiques, 3617 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/681-8858


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Retro on 8th

Want to jazz up your home with second millennium collectibles? Retro on 8th in Homestead offers shoppers Mid-Century Modern furniture and tchotchkes. Some of their most popular items include art from the 1950s up to the ’70s, as well as lava lamps and dishware. Retro on 8th’s merchandise also has been featured in various period films such asSmart People” and “A Bridge to Nowhere.”
Retro on 8th, 214 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead; (412)-965-8468, retroon8th.com


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Toll Gate Revival

Known for its show-stopping Americana-style decor and rustic industrial leather chairs and couches, Toll Gate Revival is bound to blow your mind with its wide range of furniture and collectibles from the World War I era. Their showroom is open by appointment only.
Toll Gate Revival, 224 Braddock Ave., Braddock; 724/288-6618


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Mahla & Co. Antiques

Unlock antiquer heaven in Pittsburgh’s Strip District at this family-owned shop set within 10,000 square feet of warehouse space. Mahla & Co.’s 20 knowledgeable antique dealers have collected more than 50,000 items from around the world dated from the 17th to 20th centuries. The inventory includes decor, jewelry, lamps, vintage clothing, dishware, furniture and other collectibles.
Mahla & Co. Antiques, 17th & 1700 Smallman streets., Strip District; 412/471-2090, mahlaantiques.com


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Pieces from decades past are sure to give your home a distinct, eclectic look, and Artifacts has them in spades. Home to more than 35 vendors, Artifacts is located in a giant showroom space spanning more than 42,000 square feet. Visitors may purchase everything from wine racks and vintage birdhouses to sophisticated wooden furniture.
Artifacts, 110 S. Main St., West End; 412/303-7574, artifactspgh.com

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