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Antiques displayed in front of the Brass Armadillo near Cactus Forty-2 in Phoenix, Arizona



One of the fastest ways to spruce up your Phoenix apartment with a little luxury is to decorate with some antiques! Luckily for our residents at Cactus Forty-2 Apartments, Phoenix offers some excellent antique sources. One of most unique antique malls is definitely Brass Armadillo. Even if you're not into antiques, it's worth a trip.


Imagine a huge indoor swap meet full of tables and stalls literally spilling over with tons of goodies. That's the beginning of your Brass Armadillo experience.

Now imagine those stalls filled with really cool things! You can spend the entire afternoon and escape the summer heat or winter chill. It's climate controlled inside, and the aisles are big enough for wheelchairs and strollers. 

Different vendors operate each stall or section, so you'll find people who specialize in everything—even collectibles you didn't know were collectibles, like Grandma's Tupperware! You'll experience some nostalgia, remembering childhood toys or the license plates of your youth.

Of course you'll see the standard antiques you expect to see, including porcelain dolls, fine china, musical instruments, and tons of the turquoise jewelry Arizona is famous for. 

Browse entire stalls dedicated to:

  • Star Wars
  • Star Trek
  • My Little Pony
  • 1980's toys
  • 1970's toys
  • Classic and cult movies
  • Cassettes, videos, and vinyl
  • Native American arts
  • Old West collectibles
  • Mining artifacts
  • Quilts and antique bedding
  • And so much more

Inventory constantly changes, and you can spend hours perusing the store, so set aside plenty of time and come back often.

At Cactus Forty-2 Apartments, we know all about the luxury apartment lifestyle, and our staff is here to help! Read about more local adventures you can have in Phoenix and get decorating inspiration at our blog. If you'd like to check out our floor plans, then contact us today!