What makes antiques so special? While old technology or outdated items are often written off as obsolete or unwanted, antiques hold a different level of attraction entirely. Antiques that are most desired are often items that evoke a certain feeling, embrace the fashion of a past era or tell a story. There's something magical about using old ceramic dishes that may have been used in the 1920s, or sitting on a couch from the era of "I Love Lucy."
Additionally, old items may be cheaper than modern-day in-style items -- such as a new table or couch -- and bringing antiques into your home can enhance the decor of your home, especially if you are a mid-century enthusiast.
If you're ready to hit the sidewalks of Denver and start the hunt for treasure, here are 15 mighty independent antique shops you shouldn't miss out on.
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776 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
Garage Antique has mid-modern decor and great deals.
870 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
Six Fifty brings you clothing and antique items that are perfect for gifts or treats for yourself.
1438 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Antique Broker is a dream come true for those in search of old treasures.
5736 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220
Antiques Etc. carries lots of items from different vendors, so get ready to do some shopping!
6035 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220
Pricey though it may be, this antique shop carries loads of treasures.
8964 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80231
Hampden Street Antique Market always has cool items and a helpful crew.
6443 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80222
While not everything here is an antique or cheap, you're sure to find some incredible items here.
1451 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Finders Keepers has a great selection of jewelry and purses, plates and more.
4120 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO 80216
You'll definitely feel lucky after visiting this prime antique shop.
1417 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Somewhere In Time is the perfect spot to visit if you're looking for a great deal.
56 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Decade carries items from many past eras, especially things such as clothing and random knick-knacks.
1930 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Old Glory's specialty is antique furniture.
987 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
Nick & Foffa's is a cute shop where you can shop to your heart's delight.
1760 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Scandinavian Antiques has some beautiful items that are pricey, but well worth the price tag.
1571 California St., Denver, CO 80202
This unique shop is a great place to go if you're looking for a place to buy one-of-a-kind jewelry.