About Second Time Around Antiques
Business Started in 1980
Second Time Around Antiques is in it's 29th year of business. Mark Porter and a friend started the first store on Main Street in Vancouver, BC back in 1980. Originally, a small second hand furniture store, Mark's developing interest in antiques soon changed the store's focus. The business evolved into a thriving antique store carrying everything from vintage to antique furniture and decor items.
Largest Store of its Kind on Vancouver's Antique Row
There have been other stores over the years in Richmond and on the North Shore where the Porter's & their three children live. Today the store is located at 4428 Main Street, Vancouver and because of its size can boast that it's the largest store of its kind on Vancouver's Antique Row. All 8,000 square feet is utilized to display the amazing variety of antique items imported from around the world.
An Increasing Number of Buyers From Outside of Canada
Tracey Porter has been working as a partner in the business for the last 20 years. She notes that while local retail sales and rentals to Vancouver's movie industry are the mainstay of their business, there has been an increase in Internet sales by foreign buyers.
Good Quality, Reasonably Priced Antique Furniture
Their primary emphasis is on good quality, reasonably priced antique and vintage furniture for the house (dining room, bedroom, living room, kitchen), office (office desks, bookcases and chairs) or architectural items such as stained glass windows, doors, and lighting.
Keeping on Top of Market Trends
Mark and Tracey strive to provide a large variety of items priced to fit any budget. They pride themselves on really listening to their customers and working with designers to keep on top of market trends. They are always buying and replenishing their inventory, both from local estate sales, as well as through Mark's trips abroad where he hand picks each item.
Friendly Knowledgeable Staff
The friendly staff at Second Time Around Antiques are knowledgeable and able to provide information for any questions you may have. Antique buying can be a lot of fun and shouldn't be intimidating. We provide an amazing selection of antiques in a friendly atmosphere where you'll be sure to find something special.
Second Time Around can arrange shipping.