Salvage Nate Berkus and HGTV’s Genevieve Gorder have shopped far and wide, but the star interior designers always return to their hometown for architectural relics. Some of the best salvage resources in the country are located in the Twin Cities. That tin ceiling panel, brass door knob, or old marble column could be the element that adds character to your space, often at a price much lower than it would cost to buy new. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty—the best stuff isn’t always in view.
The original Twin Cities salvage shop. Come here for bigger, more unusual items, as well as the standard salvage fare. Owner Scott Anderson travels around the country looking for original, high-quality, unique finds. Browsing is half the thrill—Anderson’s deft merchandising of misfit objects has elevated this warehouse to a space where hipsters love to put on parties.
1330 NE Quincy St., Mpls., 612-332-8344, archantiques.com
Art & Architecture
In a high-profile location along a bustling thoroughfare, this shop boasts many windows and natural light that let the merchandise really shine. Find hardware, lighting, windows, doors, and more. Cupcake, a funky coffee shop next door, adds to the experience. And be sure to go upstairs for Claire Steyaert Antiques and Spinario Design.
3338 University Ave. SE, Mpls., 612-904-1776, artandarc.com
Bauer Brothers Salvage
From windows and fireplaces to kitchen supplies and furniture, this 40-year-old business has thousands of items in its 93,000-square-foot salvage shop. It’s not heated so best to go in summer.
2432 N. 2nd St., Mpls., 612-521-9492, bauerbrotherssalvage.com
The guys here mix antiques from around the country with the usual suspects in this two-story salvage haven. Discover an eclectic collection of fine architectural antiques, including stained glass, custom bars, millwork, and chandeliers.
507 1st Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-627-9107, citysalvage.com
Guilded Salvage Antiques
At this off-the-beaten-path mom-and-pop, peruse the well-organized salvage inventory that includes lighting, kitchen cabinets and hardware, and a fun assortment of other items.
4430 Lyndale Ave. N., Mpls., 612-789-1680, guildedsalvage.com