The Antique Mile is a group of local antique, vintage and home decor shops located on North 4th Street in Albuquerque's quaint Village of Los Ranchos.
These shops specialize in different antiques, eras, collections & products.
Their staffs are friendly, helpful experts in home decor and design, lighting and porcelain repair, faux and decorative painting, and more. Be certain to ask for their expert advice and take advantage of their varied services.
The Antique Mile is a popular destination with some of the best local shops in close proximity to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico.
While visiting Albuquerque, take a short drive to the Antique Mile!
Visit the well-known and eclectic shops and enjoy the relaxed and quaint atmosphere of North Fourth Street.
Many distinct and individual Vintage and Antique stores on 4th street are surrounded by restaurants, gift shops and fun for the visitor and resident alike. The Antique Mile is one of Albuquerque's most unique destinations! Ask each store for any Balloon Fiesta discounts. Find a map at the far right. Enjoy!
When I decided a few years back to leave the more conventional retail environment I'd been in my whole life, I found inspiration from my late mother and my stepmother, who each in their own way instilled in me a love of beautiful old things.
My mother always said she'd like to set me up in an antique store, and in essence she did, as I invested a large part of what she left me into what has become the Plumed Serpent. One of our favorite stops locally was the now departed Hispaniae in Old Town, packed full of treasures from Mexico. However, I stay awat from contemporary Mexican imports and all the Talavera pottery. Instead I search for unique older folk art, from California as well as Mexico.
This is a business that enables me to indulge all my bad habits, so in my store you will find many other things that I just happen to like, such as Depression glass, beer and soda trays, Victorian furniture, and one of my biggest weaknesses, jewelry. I have old Mexican silver and lots of celluloid and Bakelite. There is also a section of midcentury New Mexico souvenirs.
Come and visit. Help yourself to a cup of coffee or tea as you browse or take a breather on the patio. I look forward to seeing you.
"Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
From this starting place, we want to help you create a home that reflects who you are.
Taking objects from the ordinary to the odd and creatively styling them, we hope to inspire you to showcase your personal style using vintage reclaimed objects. In order to help you pull this off, we carry an improbable mix of goods from the last century that come together in a convincing sense of style.