Beyond the neon lights and the nightclubs of the Las Vegas Strip is a trove of treasures to find, hidden away in the local flea markets and thrift shops. Check out some of the best places to find antiques and baubles in Las Vegas.
Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet
It’s easy to spend an entire afternoon at the Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet. Located on the west side of Las Vegas, it has a range of goods, from toys to original art work, available for purchase, and you’ll find an especially wide selection of toys, watches, and handbags in the front of the showroom. The best part of this swap meet is the back section, where the furniture and artwork vendors set up. It’s quiet, cool, and offers visitors a little break from the constant buzz of activity in the front of the venue.
Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet, 1717 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA, +1 702 877 0087
Odds and Ends Thrift Store
Odds and Ends Thrift Store, located north of the Las Vegas Strip, has an extensive collection of music for sale, whether on CD, vinyl or cassette tape. Despite the price tags on the items, Odds and Ends is known to bargain with customers for certain goods. Hours are typically 10 am to 7 pm but can vary, so it’s best to call ahead before you go.
Odds and Ends Thrift Store, 4460 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV, USA, + 1 702 272 5907
Lost Vegas Antiques
If you’re in downtown Las Vegas, it’s hard to miss Lost Vegas Antiques; the bright yellow and blue building, surrounded by Elvis renderings, beckons visitors inside from the sidewalk. This antiques shop, located next door to the world famous Pawn Stars, has treasures that go back decades, including glassware, coins, gambling chips, books, and baseball cards.
Lost Vegas Antiques, 625 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA, +1 702 382 1882
Side view of Lost Vegas Antiques | © Lauryn Wilder
Shopping at Broadacres Marketplace can last all day if you want it to. Broadacres, which calls North Las Vegas home, features approximately 300 local food and retail vendors. There’s live music almost every weekend, and food options range from traditional barbecue to Mexican cuisine. Entry to the marketplace is only two dollars, and children are free with a paid adult.
Broadacres Marketplace, 2930 N Las Vegas Blvd, North Las Vegas, NV, USA, +1 702 642 3777
It’s hard to miss the bright pink building that is Retro Vegas. This colorful, fun shop is close to the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas, across the street from Makers and Finders Coffee. Retro Vegas has an impressive assortment of household items for sale, ranging from tables and luggage to pottery and Ottomans. Retro Vegas also allows the use of its space for photo shoots, which makes for great wedding and engagement photos.
Retro Vegas, 1131 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV, USA, +1 702 384 2700
Retro Vegas | Courtesy of Retro Vegas
For anime fans and cosplayers, Tokyo Discount is the place to go. There are four locations throughout Las Vegas, making it an easy shop to get to no matter where you’re staying in the city. You can find Hello Kitty backpacks, designer chopsticks, stationery, figurines, cooking utensils, as well as snacks and other food items such as furikake and soy sauce.
Tokyo Discount, 6475 N. Decatur Boulevard, Suite 120, Las Vegas, NV, USA, + 1 702 431 8333
Eastern Indoor Swapmeet
The Eastern Indoor Swapmeet, open since 1990, is a beloved member of the Las Vegas community. This flea market, located on the east side of the city, offers jewelry, toys, clothes, shoes, and stereo equipment for incredibly low prices, and it also features food and live entertainment. Admission is free, but cash is the only accepted form of payment at this swap meet, so be prepared before you visit.
Eastern Indoor Swapmeet, 1560 N Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV, USA, +1 702 399 3433
Old telephones, gas station signs, board games, and records are just some of the things you’ll find inside SWAG Antiques. Each room inside this eclectic little shop has a theme, whether it’s the swinging ’60s or soda bottles from across decades. If you find yourself at the famous Las Vegas Pawn Stars, stop in at SWAG Antiques while you’re there, since the two shops are within walking distance of one another.
SWAG Antiques, 630 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA, +1 702 464 3299
Swag Antiques | © Lauryn Wilder
Cleopatra’s Treasures is just one of the many fun and eclectic shops you’ll find in downtown Las Vegas. Most of their inventory consists of clothing, shoes, and accessories; you can find anything from handmade items to designer pieces. This Arabian-themed thrift and consignment store also doubles as a smoke shop, offering hookahs and various tobacco products for sale.
Cleopatra’s Treasures, 1520 S. Main Street, Las Vegas, NV, USA, +1 702 873 1406