1) Antique Store: Sells mostly items that are at least 100 years old, sometimes mixed in with antique-inspirations, retro items, and local art.
2) Antique Mall: Divides store into "booths" rented by different vendors. Most vendors sell retro items and antique-inspired merchandise as well as art and hand crafted work. Usually not many real antiques.
3) Antique Auctions: Antiques and older retro items auctioned off to bidders. Also called: Antique shows.
4) Antique Markets: Annual or Seasonal markets not limited to antiques, often older retro goodies displayed. Comprised of different vendors. Also Called: Antique shows, antique bazaars
6) Flea Market: An often outdoor market where vendors meet to sell a wide variety of items. Sometimes they are indoors or are indoor/outdoor. Retro and antiques finds are often in the mix of items.
7) Junk Store: A sometimes wildly disorganized store selling a wide variety of items. Retro and antique goods are often in the mix.
8) Retro Shop: Sells mostly items that are at least 15 to 20 years old. I classify a shop as retro when items inside are not old enough to be considered antiques. Also called: vintage shops
9) Thrift Store: Sells goods donated by the public for prices much lower than retail. A wide variety of items can be found, though some specialize in certain items.
Also called: Charity shop (UK), op/opportunity shop (Australia/NZ), Hospice Shop (Canada/USA), Junk Shop (USA)
10) Yard Sale: Homeowners sell unwanted goods from their household. Prices are typically low, sometimes antiques and retro items are in the mix. Also called: garage sale, boot sale (UK) rummage sale, tag sale, lawn sale, attic sale, moving sale, garbage sale, junk sale (USA)
What terms do you use for second-hand shops and thrifting where you live? What do you have to add to this list? Let's Discuss!