Essential Vintage Stores, Consignment Shops And Flea Markets In And Around Louisville

Obviously, everything is so expensive right now. But we like saving money, and we know you all do, too.

We’ve put together a list of places in and around Louisville where you can shop vintage clothes, antiques, furniture and more. You won’t find national chains like Goodwill or Plato’s Closet on this list — all of these businesses are local to the Louisville area, or are part of regional chains at least. Click each store's name to learn more about their products and hours.

This list is unranked. If we missed anything, let us know at [email protected].

Note: photos do not necessarily reflect current product availability.

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 The Odd Shop 
155 E. Main St, New Albany, IN
This quirky shop, part of the Southern Indiana Fun Trail, more or less lives up to its name — it’s got an eclectic mix of goods, including old toys and board games, VHS tapes, records, and more. Plus, the CD wall makes for a cool selfie spot.
Photo via newalbanyoddshop/Instagram

The Odd Shop

155 E. Main St, New Albany, IN
This quirky shop, part of the Southern Indiana Fun Trail, more or less lives up to its name — it’s got an eclectic mix of goods, including old toys and board games, VHS tapes, records, and more. Plus, the CD wall makes for a cool selfie spot.
Photo via newalbanyoddshop/Instagram
 What The LOU 
1101 Goss Avenue
This cozy, quirky, carefully curated store is the place for fans of everything 90s (and earlier) — if you’re looking for old-school rap, sports, and wrestling merch, including clothes, VHS tapes, cassettes, and more, you’ll find something you love here.
Photo via whatthelou/Instagram

What The LOU

1101 Goss Avenue
This cozy, quirky, carefully curated store is the place for fans of everything 90s (and earlier) — if you’re looking for old-school rap, sports, and wrestling merch, including clothes, VHS tapes, cassettes, and more, you’ll find something you love here.
Photo via whatthelou/Instagram
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 Book & Music Exchange 
5400 Preston Highway and 1616 Bardstown Road
The name is a little misleading, because they don’t just sell books and music — they’ve also got video games, comics, movies, and TV shows. Oh, and a long list of miscellaneous items that also includes “Wooden/Practice swords,” steel swords, incense burners, Funko Pops, jewelry, and posters, according to their website. If you can’t make it to either of their two Louisville locations, you can also find them in Owensboro.
Photo via facebook.com/BookandMusicBardstown

Book & Music Exchange

5400 Preston Highway and 1616 Bardstown Road
The name is a little misleading, because they don’t just sell books and music — they’ve also got video games, comics, movies, and TV shows. Oh, and a long list of miscellaneous items that also includes “Wooden/Practice swords,” steel swords, incense burners, Funko Pops, jewelry, and posters, according to their website. If you can’t make it to either of their two Louisville locations, you can also find them in Owensboro.
Photo via facebook.com/BookandMusicBardstown
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 Fleur de Flea 
947 East Breckinridge Street
Fleur de Flea is a gigantic one-stop shop for everything vintage. They also host themed off-site events like mid-century modern shows and have a pop-up bar on the weekends.
Photo via facebook.com/FleurDeFleaVintageUrbanMarkets

Fleur de Flea

947 East Breckinridge Street
Fleur de Flea is a gigantic one-stop shop for everything vintage. They also host themed off-site events like mid-century modern shows and have a pop-up bar on the weekends.
Photo via facebook.com/FleurDeFleaVintageUrbanMarkets
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 The Flea Off Market 
1000 E. Market St.
This gigantic outdoor flea market in NuLu features 100-200 local vendors, but it’s only open on select weekends March through June, then again on certain weekends in September and October. Keep an eye on their social media to learn when you can visit special events like the Gear and Beer Festival or the Indoor Holiday Bazaar.
Photo via thefleaoffmarket/Instagram

The Flea Off Market

1000 E. Market St.
This gigantic outdoor flea market in NuLu features 100-200 local vendors, but it’s only open on select weekends March through June, then again on certain weekends in September and October. Keep an eye on their social media to learn when you can visit special events like the Gear and Beer Festival or the Indoor Holiday Bazaar.
Photo via thefleaoffmarket/Instagram
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 The Nitty Gritty 
996 Barret Avenue
Fun fact: a trip to this store was part of this reporter’s 15th birthday, and I picked up some Jim Morrison earrings I still have to this day. Beyond that, this store sells vintage clothing and rents out vintage costumes.
Photo via facebook.com/TheNittyGrittyVintage

The Nitty Gritty

996 Barret Avenue
Fun fact: a trip to this store was part of this reporter’s 15th birthday, and I picked up some Jim Morrison earrings I still have to this day. Beyond that, this store sells vintage clothing and rents out vintage costumes.
Photo via facebook.com/TheNittyGrittyVintage
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 Fat Rabbit Thrift & Vintage 
994 Barret Avenue
The bright yellow wall outside this former hardware store (they’ve still got the original Speier’s sign) helps you find a business that sells “Clothes, Accessories, Books, Knick-Knacks, Curiosities, Stereo Equipment, Art, Home Goods, Literally WHATEVER.” Fat Rabbit took home second place in the Best Consignment Shop category in our 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards. 
Photo/illustration via facebook.com/fatrabbitthriftandvintage

Fat Rabbit Thrift & Vintage

994 Barret Avenue
The bright yellow wall outside this former hardware store (they’ve still got the original Speier’s sign) helps you find a business that sells “Clothes, Accessories, Books, Knick-Knacks, Curiosities, Stereo Equipment, Art, Home Goods, Literally WHATEVER.” Fat Rabbit took home second place in the Best Consignment Shop category in our 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards.
Photo/illustration via facebook.com/fatrabbitthriftandvintage
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 Mellwood Antiques & Interiors 
1850 Mellwood Avenue
The largest antique mall in the city — it’s got more than 45,000 square feet filled with vintage items — is open seven days a week, minus some holidays. There’s also a pizza restaurant upstairs so you can recharge after all shopping.
Photo via facebook.com/mellwoodantiques

Mellwood Antiques & Interiors

1850 Mellwood Avenue
The largest antique mall in the city — it’s got more than 45,000 square feet filled with vintage items — is open seven days a week, minus some holidays. There’s also a pizza restaurant upstairs so you can recharge after all shopping.
Photo via facebook.com/mellwoodantiques
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 Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment 
150 Chenoweth Lane
If you need any evidence that Sassy Fox is worth a visit, check this out: the store took home first place in the Best Consignment Shop (or Best Consignment Store) category in our 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards. (There was no such category in 2015 or 2016.)
Photo via facebook.com/sassyfoxconsignment

Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment

150 Chenoweth Lane
If you need any evidence that Sassy Fox is worth a visit, check this out: the store took home first place in the Best Consignment Shop (or Best Consignment Store) category in our 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards. (There was no such category in 2015 or 2016.)
Photo via facebook.com/sassyfoxconsignment
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 no direction home 
2509 Grinstead Drive
This bright, chic shop specializes in mid-century and international furniture.
Photo via nodirectionhomeky/Instagram

no direction home

2509 Grinstead Drive
This bright, chic shop specializes in mid-century and international furniture.
Photo via nodirectionhomeky/Instagram
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 Birdie & Vi's 
622 W. Magnolia Avenue
You’ll spot this “flea-tiques” shop and bar by the bicycle sign outside the store. On the inside, you’ll find furniture, books, clothes, vintage miscellany, and local brews.
Photo via facebook.com/Birdieandvis

Birdie & Vi's

622 W. Magnolia Avenue
You’ll spot this “flea-tiques” shop and bar by the bicycle sign outside the store. On the inside, you’ll find furniture, books, clothes, vintage miscellany, and local brews.
Photo via facebook.com/Birdieandvis
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 Unorthodox 
968 Barret Avenue
The “shop assistant” here is a skeleton named Boner, and the store only gets more, well, unorthodox. The store sells “Oddities, Curiosities, Antiques & Art”; as of this writing, featured items on their website include guillotine earrings, Ouija board soap, and a poster guide to cryptids in Kentucky.
Photo via unorthodox_ky/Instagram

Unorthodox

968 Barret Avenue
The “shop assistant” here is a skeleton named Boner, and the store only gets more, well, unorthodox. The store sells “Oddities, Curiosities, Antiques & Art”; as of this writing, featured items on their website include guillotine earrings, Ouija board soap, and a poster guide to cryptids in Kentucky.
Photo via unorthodox_ky/Instagram
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 Acorn Apparel 
1602 Bardstown Road
Clothes are the star at this Bardstown Road store. Acorn says that they’ve got the goods from the Victorian Era through the 80s.
Photo via acornapparel/Instagram

Acorn Apparel

1602 Bardstown Road
Clothes are the star at this Bardstown Road store. Acorn says that they’ve got the goods from the Victorian Era through the 80s.
Photo via acornapparel/Instagram
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 Vintage Banana Clothing 
1507-B Bardstown Road 
Go bananas for the great deals at this store. Okay, I’m cringing at having written that, but the store does have banana decor and signage, and it sells vintage apparel that includes wrestling, band, and NASCAR t-shirts.
Photo via vintagebananaclothing/Instagram

Vintage Banana Clothing

1507-B Bardstown Road
Go bananas for the great deals at this store. Okay, I’m cringing at having written that, but the store does have banana decor and signage, and it sells vintage apparel that includes wrestling, band, and NASCAR t-shirts.
Photo via vintagebananaclothing/Instagram
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 Purr-fect Treasures Thrift Store 
146 Spring St, Jeffersonville, IN
All the proceeds from this volunteer-run thrift store across the river support the Animal Protection Association, a local no-kill cat shelter. Check them out if you’re looking to buy clothes, jewelry, accessories, furniture, and more for a good cause.
Photo via Purr-fect Treasures Thrift Store/Facebook

Purr-fect Treasures Thrift Store

146 Spring St, Jeffersonville, IN
All the proceeds from this volunteer-run thrift store across the river support the Animal Protection Association, a local no-kill cat shelter. Check them out if you’re looking to buy clothes, jewelry, accessories, furniture, and more for a good cause.
Photo via Purr-fect Treasures Thrift Store/Facebook
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 Barret Babes 
970 Barret Avenue
This cute size-inclusive vintage clothing store also sells plants and artwork by 40+ local creators. 
Photo via thebarretbabes/Instagram

Barret Babes

970 Barret Avenue
This cute size-inclusive vintage clothing store also sells plants and artwork by 40+ local creators.
Photo via thebarretbabes/Instagram
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 Kentucky Flea Market 
937 Phillips Lane
If you’re really in the mood for some antique shopping, you’ll want to walk around the 600+ booths that make up this seasonal flea market event at the Expo Center.
Photo via facebook.com/KentuckyFleaMarket

Kentucky Flea Market

937 Phillips Lane
If you’re really in the mood for some antique shopping, you’ll want to walk around the 600+ booths that make up this seasonal flea market event at the Expo Center.
Photo via facebook.com/KentuckyFleaMarket
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 2023 20th Century Furnishings 
2023 Frankfort Avenue
This store has been around since 1996, but its wares go back even further. Owner Judy Champion (whom LEO interviewed in 2007) sells mid-century modern furniture, costume jewelry, and vintage clothing and accessories.
Photo by Carolyn Brown

2023 20th Century Furnishings

2023 Frankfort Avenue
This store has been around since 1996, but its wares go back even further. Owner Judy Champion (whom LEO interviewed in 2007) sells mid-century modern furniture, costume jewelry, and vintage clothing and accessories.
Photo by Carolyn Brown
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 Germantown Vintage
1004 Goss Avenue
The Neon Flea and Red Moon Vintage make their home inside this vintage store that’s only steps away from “new” Germantown fixture Hauck’s Handy Store.
Photo via germantownvintage/Instagram

Germantown Vintage

1004 Goss Avenue
The Neon Flea and Red Moon Vintage make their home inside this vintage store that’s only steps away from “new” Germantown fixture Hauck’s Handy Store.
Photo via germantownvintage/Instagram
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 Awesome Flea Market 
165 Dawson Drive, Shepherdsville
How many other flea markets do you know of that also have lazy rivers?
Photo via facebook.com/AwesomeFleaMarket

Awesome Flea Market

165 Dawson Drive, Shepherdsville
How many other flea markets do you know of that also have lazy rivers?
Photo via facebook.com/AwesomeFleaMarket
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