Antique Emporium & Gallery, a unique mall with more than 25 dealers, is now open in its North Scottsdale location at 7609 E. Pinnacle Peak Road—the SE corner of N. Miller Road in the Sunset at Pinnacle Peak Center. The convenient new location features a prime all-on-one-floor spot in an established but still growing area. Most dealers from the former Cave Creek site happily moved to the new Center plus there are a few wonderful new ones.
Visitors will find a former Chicago antique shop owner specializing in antique furniture and accessories, along with others offering fine vintage décor, shabby chic period, vintage smalls and costume jewelry and old coins. Shoppers won’t want to miss the Emporium’s Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18.
A successful dealer for two years when Antique Emporium was in Cave Creek, owner Joan King purchased the business from the retiring owner in May 2011. Although her background was in Wall Street finance, Joan had been collecting vintage clothing, accessories and antiques since the early 1960s.
Joan says, “We carry a large variety of vintage and antique clothing and accessories. Ladies love trying on our great hats and shoes. We have gorgeous wedding dresses, accessories and Mother-of-the-Bride attire at very affordable prices. There is a wonderful variety of vintage and antique fine and costume jewelry to choose from.”
She continues, “Customers love our bar items including unusual cocktail shakers, sparkling crystal glassware and decanters. And our male customers venture toward the western theme section featuring hats, boots, and horse items including a vintage hand tooled saddle, old tools and western collectibles and memorabilia.”
Along with classic vintage and antique jewelry, Antique Emporium & Gallery features beautiful Native American handcrafted turquoise squash blossom necklaces, bracelets, rings and custom made bolos.
As part of its art gallery, there are original paintings, signed prints and bronze sculptures throughout the store. The “Varga” vintage signed prints are a very popular favorite along with contemporary newer art pieces.
Staff members—Chris, Michelle and Sue—have been with Antique Emporium & Gallery from the beginning and they continue to delight customers with their cheerful personalities, keen knowledge and helpfulness with the store inventory. Repeat customers love the fact that they are remembered and greeted by name.
Because Joan is finding that many customers are requesting and looking for newer décor and clothing, they are offering a few such items—marked as newer—as a marketing experiment. Looking forward, she is considering devoting a section of the shop to these gently enjoyed items or perhaps even opening a second shop sometime in the future.
In the meantime, customers will find the busy “hands-on” owner working at various tasks at the shop most days of the week. And Joan knows that moving Antique Emporium & Gallery to North Scottsdale was a good decision when she hears from valued repeat as well as new customers that the shop is “bright, clean and beautiful” and “prices are reasonable and very fair.”
Antique Emporium & Gallery is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 480-575-0590 or email email@example.com.