West Bottoms Antique District
Kansas City, Missouri
I came away junk-drunk from my first First Friday in the West Bottoms, and Day Two was equally intoxicating. The vendors there are creative, clever, and passionate. It’s a big party where you get to buy really cool old stuff. If you like architecture, history, antiques, or food trucks…you’ll like the West Bottoms — it’s just plain fun! My Day Two finds…
1320 W. 12th Street (directly across the street from the 12th Street Bridge)
Open only on Warehouse Weekends (first Friday/Saturday/Sunday)
A long-time West Bottoms shop with 3 floors and over 25,000 square feet of vintage and antiques. Lots of design inspiration here, and really cool hand-made Kansas City gear.
Really cool cafe on the third floor…
THE PAINTED SOFA
1101 Mulberry Street
Open every weekend and many Wed/Thursdays
Don’t be fooled by the store’s name. It’s chock-ful of fun home decor items, some vintage items, fun hand-made stuff, cool local stuff (including Charlie Hustle shirts) and creative lighting…as well as painted furniture. Their Christmas store was FABULOUS…
1300 Liberty Street
Open First Friday weekends + Tuesday-Saturdays for Boutique
Vintage, antique, farmhouse, and urban-inspired decor in an ultra-cool historic building. These West Bottoms pioneers have accumulated 3 floors of fun…
BEHIND THE VINTAGE DOOR (fka Studio 1404)
1222 W. 12th Street
This market re-opens on February 5, with many of the same wonderful vendors as Studio 1404.
1107 Hickory Street (get it???)
Open First Friday Weekends only
Cool vendors in an ultra-cool building…(I know I say “cool” a lot, but it’s the West Bottoms…it’s cool…).
And there are STILL MORE cool West Bottoms shops — guess this is going to have to be a 3-part blog post!!!