The 7 vintage and retro decoration shops you can’t miss. Discover tips and extra inspiration.

In addition to flea markets or flea markets, in Spain, there are many shops specialising in vintage and retro decoration or antiques. We are sure you know some of them, however, whether you are more of a small details person or a true vintage fan in our ranks, you can’t stop in your search for authenticity.

We don’t want to give you a rush, but we’ve compiled a special selection of antique shops for you that will make you fall in love and be hard to resist. Want to know where to get inspiration for that old fashion style you’ve been looking for? read on!

  1. Objetology.eu

This is an online antique shop, specialising in antique furniture, lighting and vintage objects, mainly from the 20th century. They classify their products in 5 levels of condition or use from best to worst; namely: almost perfect, good condition, vintage, with traces of use and with faults. They restore those with wiring or electronic equipment.

If you are interested in the world of vintage decoration, this is the place to buy antiques online without any surprises.

  1. Recova (Madrid)

Did you miss the old school days of the 50s and 60s? If you loved the classic home décor of those years, this Madrid shop will be your inspiration paradise.

More than decoration, find what you need; a practical approach with personality, this shop has: tables, furniture, lighting, storage, objects and vintage decoration.

  1. Gidlööf (Barcelona)

Are you passionate about Ikea furniture, even if you’re embarrassed to admit it? This Barcelona shop unites your passions by rescuing furniture from the Swedish giant that industrialised furniture production, but with a style that is as characteristic as it is practical.

  1. Little House (Barcelona)

Although we don’t let anyone have more charm than us, this shop in the centre of Barcelona certainly goes the extra mile.  It specialises in decoration and offers unique pieces to its customers, who can also buy online.

  1. Vintage 4P (Madrid)

If recent history is your thing, this antiques and decoration shop offers an extensive catalogue with all kinds of vintage furniture and decoration from the second half of the 20th century.

Like a lover, if you’ve had a crush and can’t wait, you can also buy from the online shop on their website.

  1. Misterwils.com (Seville)

If there is such a thing as a live vintage-inspired space, it’s this online shop and showroom in Seville. It has more than 600m2 of exhibition space, where you can find all kinds of vintage furniture and decoration, and which you can also browse virtually. It’s impossible not to want to get lost among its rows!

  1. Studio Vintage (Valencia)

In this shop you can buy a wide selection of vintage furniture and objects from the beginning of the last century! It also specialises in sunglasses and gadgets, a real treat to show off as unique pieces.

They don’t have an online shop, but as a good studio they offer advice services; so, if you don’t know what to do with your space, they can show you how to create your perfect vintage atmosphere.

Tips on how to buy antiques online

Now that we have given you a list to inspire your retro soul, we want to give you some basic tips so that you know how to move through the world without getting a Chinese vase instead your Ming Dynasty vase.

  • Want to buy antiques? Plan ahead. The best way to avoid despair is to know beforehand exactly what you are going for.

If you know exactly what you want, it is better to be well informed beforehand and go with a clear idea, as it is easy to get home with the whole shop except for what you were looking for.

  • Patience, good things come to those who wait. Don’t go looking for anything in particular, but rather go on a treasure hunt. The bad thing about shopping – vintage or not – is that you’ll get overwhelmed if you don’t find what you’re looking for. The best thing to do is to take your time and go for fun rather than with the aim of buying something.
  • Don’t rush, ask for all the information. Sometimes when we love something we are blinded by love and we don’t see the reality. Patience, whether you are buying antiques online or at the flea market, check everything and ask questions; it may be that the stain or damage you are seeing is not as easy to remove or fix as you think, if you are not sure, find out beforehand.
  • Take measurements. If you are looking for the perfect sideboard for your living room, it is important to know beforehand how much space you have; it is always advisable to have a few centimetres left over.
  • Don’t look at the price. If you think a second-hand item will be cheaper you may find yourself frustrated, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it always will be. Luckily, there are plenty of places where you can haggle or even barter is an option.

And you, vintage fan, what did you think of this post? Did you know all the shops? If you liked it, stay tuned to the yellow daisy for more related content.

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