I love old stuff. My favorite music, movies, books, home décor – you name it – all hail from a bygone era. Treasure hunting at antique shops and vintage markets has long been a favorite pastime of mine, and though lots of our community feels pretty shiny and new, Tampa Bay is home to some amazing stores, brimming with items full of stories that are ready for you to bring home (and convince your husband you need). So, clear out your back seat, turn on some big band music, cruise with your windows down (okay, only if its not too humid, because air conditioning is a modern convenience I definitely can’t live without), and check out My Favorite Vintage Destinations in Tampa Bay!
Favorite Vintage Destinations in Tampa Bay
Vintage Marche – St. Petersburg
Open the first weekend of each month, 15,000 sq. ft., multiple vendors
This is simply my favorite spot – and I’m not alone! Recently named the 2020 ‘“Best of the Bay” “Best Antique Shop”’, it’s easy to see why. Vendors take so much care setting up their inspiring spaces, the staff is helpful and friendly, and the prices are phenomenal. Not only is it the largest market in the Tampa Bay area, it is also situated close to other amazing St. Pete vintage and foodie destinations–a perfect way to spend a weekend!
Roost – S. Tampa
Home & garden décor, multiple vendors
Perfectly curated, this shop is full of treasures large and small, including a variety of vintage rugs and jewelry. This stop is also a great location for gifts, and one of my favorite places to hunt for beautiful midcentury barware & accessories.
Oh, Whatever, Summerhouse Marketplace, and Frickin’ Fab Furniture & Décor – S. Tampa
Home & garden décor, refinished furniture, multiple vendors
This sweet trio of shops stand next to one another and make for the perfect one-stop-browsing experience for everything from repurposed and refinished furniture to lovely artwork and antiques scouted from across the country.
Picker Place Market – Ybor
Open every Saturday and Sunday, multiple vendors
Located in historic Ybor, Picker Place houses over 10,000 sq. ft. of vendor space, offers DIY workshops and even has a full woodworking workshop on-site!
Vintage Roost – Ybor
Three-day vintage market, open twice monthly, multiple vendors
Just a short distance from Picker Place Market and many other Ybor attractions, this market is a treat. Full of beautiful and unique seasonal treasures, Vintage Roost is perfect for stocking up on holiday décor!
Junk Co. – Port Richey
Open weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday; multiple vendors
Featuring amazing industrial salvage, this 6,000 sq. ft. market hosts multiple vendors and goods from around the country. Junk Co. is the perfect spot to find a piece for your next project (or dream one up if you don’t have one already!).
I know this list just scratches the surface of the amazing vintage shops that call the Bay Area home! What are your favorite vintage destinations in Tampa Bay?