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A-Z Mart

By Suzanne O'Connor

As you may have noticed from Zannees Blog, we love older home furnishings. Before bargain hunting became an obsession, antique and vintage home furnishing hunting was a passion.

So I was surprised when I found A-Z Mart in Whittier. This long time Whittier staple has been around since 1957. Originally a spot for good used home furnishings, over the years it has morphed into a destination spot for antiques and vintage pieces. Turnover is fairly quick on their good assortment of home furnishings pieces from modern Mid Century to Victorian and everything in between at 10%-60% less than other dealers.

I immediately noticed a stunning, unique French made, entertainment armoire priced at $325…. A steal.  I was sure this gorgeous piece was here because it only fit a small TV set. But any DIY’er should be able to covert it to a liquor, linen cabinet or china hutch.
Another great buy was a 1900 antique oak secretary desk with stained leaded glass door at $750. This would sell in West L.A. for $1400 or more. A music cabinet was $150 instead of $225 and a tufted camel back settee was a great buy at $350 instead of $600.

More unusual buys include a set of 2 chrome, bubble “70’s table lamps at $295. I’d expect to pay $450 for these in Silverlake. A Lucite side chair was $195. A vintage barber shop chair was $125, but needed some TLC.

A Danish modern dresser with mirror was another steal at $395. A Walnut mid century desk was just $395 and a Mid Century “Lane”, cedar chest was just $150. A stunning, Gothic, large, cedar lined wardrobe/ closet was $995 instead of an $1800 dealer price. A Chippendale styled highboy dresser was $495.  A 1930’s upholstered side chair was a fair buy at $250 and a round coffee table with storage boxes was a bargain buy at $125

This family run business gets most of it’s inventory from local residents and is haunted by locals, antique hounds and dealers, so the best items fly out the door… fast.

If you want to keep your “Carbon Footprint “ down, love quality home furnishings at a bargain price, then you’ll want to haunt this cool neighborhood store too!

A-Z Mart
12734 E. Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 698-2251