Good Questions: Used MidCentury Modern Resources in LA?

Good Questions: Used MidCentury Modern Resources in LA?

Gregory Han
Mar 30, 2009

Dear AT, I am looking for simple midcentury modern furniture, particularly credenzas, storage, and tables. However, I would much rather buy used products, rather than new. Are there any places you reccommend to purchase these? Particular flea markets, stores, etc.? I'm not very familiar with places to go in the Los Angeles area and any suggestions would be extremely helpful! Thanks, Keri.

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One of the best places to start in LA would be the variety of flea markets that happen across the city, including the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market, the Melrose Trading Post market, the Long Beach Antique Market, South Park Flea Market, Santa Monica Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market, and the Pasadena City College Flea Market.

Also check out stores like Pico Modern Furnishing (5449 Pico Blvd, 818.480.8800), Futurama on 446 N. La Brea (323.937.4522), Denmark 50 for Danish variety of MCM (7974 Melrose Ave), and North Hollywood Antiques on 5661 Lankershim Blvd, which specializes in antiques, MidCentury Modern, architectural salvage and vintage collectibles. There are a few other salvage spots like the Silverlake Architectural Salvage, alongside a few shops on Sunset inbetween Sunset Junction and Echo Park that cater to the MidCentury collector. We've discovered yardsales and Craigslist listings are often a well of local MCM offerings for fair prices too.

Anyone else have some recommendations for Keri where to hunt down some MidCentury pieces to add to her home?

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