In our shop we sell everything from old family snapshots for $1 a each to 18th-century chairs $500 ea. There have been more young people buying antiques,though few are interested in fine furniture and china, a sign of changing tastes and lifestyles. Most shoppers are seeking unique and unusual items of every era, things that they can use in their homes. We have to educate young folks that everything old can be new again and breath new life into items by repurposing.
Our business is constantly evolving, the internet has changed how we do business, and Antique Shops have to evolve along with the changing times, styles and trends of the 21 century.
There are fewer antiques stores than there were a few decades ago, but there are still new stores popping up and thriving. Downtown Mesa Vintage District is a perfect example with 8 shops along one block on Main Street.When you have a lot of stores in one area, then you have a destination, and you draw customers.