Omaha has always been known as a place that perfectly mixes old and new. When you walk down any of our quiet streets, you’ll be greeted by both grand historic buildings and contemporary homes.
So it’s no surprise to us that the Omaha area is a national destination for antique and vintage lovers. Omahans just have a knack for giving used objects a second life!
Today, we’re talking about some of our favorite vintage stores in the area. On this list, you’ll find everything from hidden gems to well-known vintage hot spots—all of which offer a trove of hidden treasures for you to explore. Happy shopping!
A one-stop-shop for all things vintage and pre-loved, Weird and Wild Stuff Vintage Clothing & Gifts is a local favorite! They specialize in the ‘60s through the ‘80s, which means you won’t have a hard time finding some psychedelic digs in this quirky storefront. They also sell new items like tapestries, candles, posters, oils, incense, tie-dye, jewelry and more. Stop by their shop on Leavenworth whenever you get a chance; you won’t be able to miss the groovy mural outside!
15416 South 2nd Street, Bennington
Photo courtesy of Earl & Gray
The same vintage lovers that brought you Found: Vintage Market created Earl & Gray, a premiere home decor and furniture store in Bennington! Here you’ll find high-quality, vintage furniture, new home accessories and handmade goods. They also sell a variety of clothing!
Offering “vintage clothing for the modern gal (or guy),” Lion’s Mane Vintage is a must-see for local vintage lovers. They provide a carefully curated collection of hip, wearable and affordable men’s and women’s vintage fashion as well as cute mid-century housewares and accessories. They also buy vintage, so if you happen to have a collection of clothing or accessories you’d like to get rid of, give them a call to set up an appointment to sell!
For vintage and contemporary fashion, head to Flying Worm Vintage! This blast from the past is located on Jackson Street and specializes in fashion from the ‘80s all the way to the 1930s. Here, you’ll find eclectic wardrobe pieces, military jackets, vintage Converse, records, accessories and much more. Like them on Facebook to stay updated on current sales, new items and any changes in their regular hours.
Named after the feisty protagonist in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Scout Dry Goods & Trade is a vintage shop that buys their products directly from you. They take your old items and resell or repurpose them—saving them from the landfill. Even the interior of the eclectic store was created using repurposed items, including the “mis-tinted” paint they used to add color to the walls. So grab all of your shabby clothes, furniture and accessories and drop them off at Scout. Not only will you receive a little cash or store credit in the process, but you’ll also get to see your trash turned into treasure!
With two locations, one in historic Old Market and the other a superstore on the corner of 16th and Leavenworth, the Imaginarium is an Omaha destination for unique antiques and vintage goods. Their staff is friendly and knowledgeable, always ready to lend a helping hand. They also offer online auctions on eBay, so even if you aren’t in the area—or would rather shop online—you don’t have to miss out on these great finds.
Mid-century modern decor has been all the rage for several years now, and one of the best places to get your mid-mod fix is, of course, Mod Lines Vintage Mid Century & Retro! Their shop in Dundee features a wide range of furniture, home decor and accessories from the 1950s-70s. Because every item at Mod Lines is authentically vintage with the majority being restored, reupholstered & refinished—they tend to sell quickly. To stay on top of all of their current stock and to be notified about brand new pieces, make sure to follow them on Instagram!
For those who love a good treasure hunt for home decor, Found Vintage Market is for you! The store is jam-packed with a unique selection of vintage furnishings and art. Plus, finding a gem here means you’ll likely be the only person with the one-of-a-kind piece in your home! Interested in seeing what’s in stock before you go? Follow the store on Facebook to see pictures of any new and interesting items that come in.
What about you?
Where is your favorite place to find hidden treasures in the Omaha area? Let us know in the comments!