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« on: August 19, 2005 08:17:16 PM »

I live in Carroll County and I was just wondering if anyone knew of any good vintage stores...I really want an old black trunk and few other things.....let me know! Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005 06:57:44 AM »

I've seen a lot of old trunks at local auctions.  As far as stores go,  If you wanted to drive further West, Walnut, IA, has about 20++ antique stores.  Walnut is along I-80, about 40 minutes away from the Council Bluffs/Omaha border.
There are 2 antique malls in Des Moines, The Brass Armadillo & The Majestic Lion.  They are both related.  You take the 2nd Ave. exit, on I-80/35 headed North to get to them.  I love going into random small towns and looking for an antique shop, sometimes you find great things that way (and the prices are better.)
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2005 08:40:27 PM »

Ok!  Thanks!  I've heard of the Brass Armadillo but never knew what it was...I'm heading to DM this weekend and will definetely check it out.
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2005 04:52:02 PM »

Make the trip across the border to Omaha, NE and check out New Life Thrift Store at 36th St. and Harrison Ave. in Bellevue. You will not be disappointed. They have everything (and sincerely,I do mean everything, including old trunks...) and the prices will ruin you for any other thrift or junque store.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2006 04:51:43 PM »

yeah, I dunno about trunks..but for some greeat vintage stuff you should give Valley Junstion in Des Moines a try..there's tons of great little stores, and for great vintage stuff go with The Atomic Garage, so much great clothes and fabric and accessories, and fairly decent sale sections and even non sale..

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