Meandering through Millcreek’s Second Hand Chic (900 E. 2006 South, Salt Lake City) is as fun as rummaging through local estate sales or vintage collectibles on eBay, only it’s a whole lot easier. You’ll find teacups that could have belonged in your grandmother’s hutch, colorful John Derian platters, classic velvet pillows, refinished lamps and the cutest collection of old timey aprons.
It’s said that about half of the products at Second Hand Chic are consignment, but it feels a little bit more like 25 percent. Found objects—pieces that have been scouted-out by antique hunters or just D.I. shoppers with good eyes—seem to have taken precedence over cutesy, refinished dressers and tables you see at most area consignment shops.
Displays here are color- and theme-coordinated and easy to shop, despite nooks and crannies that are practically packed to the brim. Vintage cookbooks sell for $6, a clear glass bird goes for $3, a set of pretty indigo china bowls are $12 for a set of six. Fun antique birthday and get-well cards go for $1 each. You’ll also see cake stands, glass buckets, and old chairs, desks and settees—even beds—and maybe an Elvis poster or two.
Little treasures at Second Hand Chic can give a little legacy or maybe just a nice quirky twist to any typical Salt Lake living room, kitchen or bedroom. Sometimes things are better the second time around.