The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall is a unique chain of antique malls located in six different locations across the USA, including an outstanding store in Des Moines, Iowa. All the malls have prime locations on main interstate routes, so they are easy to find with plenty of parking and easy to return to again and again! The company was founded in 1992 with the aim of bringing the advantages of the large shopping mall to the somewhat boutique industry of vintage, antiques, and collectibles. Clearly this was an idea that worked, and the company continues to grow year on year.
In Des Moines, the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall boasts over 36,000 square feet of display space and more than 400 dealers have their own stalls set up under one roof. It seems a little obvious to say that there is something for everyone, as with so many permanent dealers in the house there is really no area of collecting that is not covered here. Each dealer has their own area of preference and expertise, and many are passionate collectors in their own right, so this mall is a wonderful place to stroll around and meet like-minded antique enthusiasts and have endless conversations about all things antique.
With so many dealers, it is hard to see everything that is available at Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. There is no need to worry though, as this store is open every day of the year except Christmas day so it is easy to plan a return visit to see dealers that may have been missed. Among the treasures are furniture pieces, artwork from many different eras, jewelry collections, toys, porcelain and chinaware, bicycles, type-writers, prams and cots, vintage clothing, music memorabilia, tea sets, pens and so much more. Vendors to care to constantly introduce new merchandise to their stalls, so no matter how often shoppers visit there will always be something new to see.