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Uncommon Objects

1512 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704 USA

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Open Now
Tue 11a-7p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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“raw materials for creative living”


Walking into Austin, Texas' Uncommon Objects is like walking into a living, breathing piece of art. The antique store, which specializes in strange and uncommon treasures, is more like an art gallery filled with drool-worthy collectables and design ideas rather than a stuffy old antique store... basically it's your grandma's house on steroids.

Uncommon OBJECTS was created in 1991 by Steve Wiman and Ed Gage, and grew from having only 5 dealers to 24 of the city's best. It’s become one of the most loved stores in the Austin, and an absolute antique Mecca for anyone who swoons over well-loved, strange, and downright weird collectables. 

The store is so beautiful many people just come to poke around, but find it impossible not to leave with some kind of wonderful treasure tucked under their arm. The exhibits are so ornate and detailed it’s easy to spend a few hours wandering around the dreamy displays. Taxidermy, antique glassware, furniture, jewelry, paintings, and kitsch as far as the eye can see.

Uncommon Objects definitely helps strengthen the city motto of Keeping Austin Weird, and its location on South Congress makes it an easy find for anyone visiting the city and looking to do a little sight seeing. 

If you’re visiting Austin, and you want to experience a little homegrown weird, grab a latte and head to South Congress to spend an hour exploring all the wonderful treasures hidden at Uncommon Objects. 

Established in 1991 as a small antique collective, Uncommon Objects has matured over the years into the one-of-a-kind emporium of transcendent junk that you see before you.

Twenty hardworking antique sellers have been assembled under one roof to bring you this very genuine and sometimes quirky slice of American culture and history.

Uncommon Objects has been described as "your eccentric uncle's attic on steroids." And remember, this is no museum. This stuff is for sale.

As the ultimate "green" shopping experience, there is something to satisfy your nostalgic yearnings and peak your sentimental curiosities.

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Reviewed by
natasha.buxbaum

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
April 18, 2014
Rated 5.0

Beautiful vignettes!! So much to look at and so inspirationally merchandised, could spend days and a lot of $$$.

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Reviewed by
justjessicaislost

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
March 31, 2014

This place is so much fun. I wish I would have brought more money with me, there were tons of things I would have loved to take home.

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Reviewed by
brandieb2012

  • 25 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
April 29, 2017

Horrible. I was expecting alot if oddball interesting stuff. Just an overpriced inside flea market. Not even many real antiques. Denton mini malls have alot better selection, real antiques, and 1/4 the price.

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Reviewed by
brittandpaige

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 13, 2016

It was very fun to look around. They are very good with displays and its interesting to look at but when you look at each individual piece, it's just a glorified antique shop that is over priced. A small paper weight of a black cat was almost $40. I'll pass.

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Reviewed by
Kalinda

  • 5 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
May 08, 2015
Rated 5.0

I love this spot! Coming from California, all the prices were way more reasonable than anything I would find locally. Plus the collection that has been curated here is insanely good. I wanted to buy half the store and make my home an awesome hodgepodge of all the goodies and treasures I found. Definitely one of my favorite stores!

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Uncommon Objects

1512 S Congress Ave
Austin, Texas
78704 USA

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Open now until 7:00 pm
  • Sun - Thu: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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