2004 Staples Mill Road
Second Place: Class and Trash
Third Place: Alexander's Antiques
When you want everything old to be new again, one option is the West End Antique Mall in the Crossroads Shopping Center, near Broad Street and Staples Mill Road. The antique mall has been around for two decades, and within its 53,000 square feet and 250 booths, you're likely to find what you're looking for in the way of glassware, jewelry, furniture, pottery and porcelain. If you have something you'd like to sell, you also can rent showcases or space by the square foot. Open seven days a week, the mall offers gift cards, layaway for items more than $100 (for a 25-percent down payment), free 24-hour reserves on items, and a 72-hour refund and return window. Class and Trash on Washington Highway is a newer addition to the Richmond landscape, having opened in 2004, offering furniture, garden items, collectibles and fixtures. Class and Trash also buys, as it puts it, "everything from one item to an entire estate." Alexander's Antiques on Midlothian Turnpike auctions more than 700 items weekly. And as always, all sales are final.