The Eclectic Collector style may be one of the most enjoyable looks to create. It's a style that is all about collecting and displaying the things that make you happiest. Yes, the look can be a little messy but that's part of the fun! Our list of resources is as eclectic as the style, covering everything from vintage stores to a national chain.
• Rehab Vintage | Los Angeles & Online
This shop is a treasure trove of vintage home and office goods — tanker desks galore, mid-century and industrial modern accessories and new and vintage lighting.
• Housing Works | New York & Online
Like any thrift store, Housing Works can be hit or miss for a collector. But it's worth revisiting for that needle in a haystack treasure. Plus, the store benefits a healing community for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
• Olde Good Things | New York, Los Angeles & Online
Olde Good Things is one of the largest architectural antique dealers in the country, with piles of old hardware, stained glass and other architectural details that'll make any eclectic collector drool.
• Anthroplogie | National & Online
It may be frowned upon as a national chain but Anthropologie's multiple locations and easy website make their housewares a great option for a budding eclectic collector.
• Red Line Vintage | Online
After toiling for a couple of years as an etsy shop, Red Line Vintage has made the move to their own web address. This easy-to-shop site breaks items down by style, era and function.
• Cavalier | San Francisco & Online
Interior designer Jay Jeffers has brought his own Eclectic Collector style to his new shop. Along with Jeffers-designed American made furniture, you'll also find new, custom and vintage pieces curated by Jeffers and the creative director, Michael Purdy.
• 1st Dibs | Online and New York Showroom
For folks who take their collecting seriously, and those who enjoy a good hunt, 1st Dibs is a dream source. Warning: it's easy to drop down rabbit holes filled with fine art, furnishings and other delectable collectibles and lose entire afternoons to browsing!
• Past Present Future | Minneapolis & Online
This store is almost as much a museum as it is a store. Past Present Future collects, restores and supplies vintage and antique furnishings from the 1800s to the 1970s.
• ShopSCAD | Savanna, Georgia & Online
Whether you're looking for art, furniture, tabletop or even fashion, this shop sells original works by Savannah College of Art and Design students, faculty, staff and alumni, giving you to chance get in on the ground floor of collecting tomorrow's top designers.
• Rare Device | San Francisco & Online
Fans of independent art and design will be most interested in Rare Device. The shop carries everything from art to housewares from independent designers. Rare Device also hosts gallery exhibitions and special events so you can mix and mingle with other eclectic collectors.
(Image: Joan's Artist Abode)