Double Take in Santa Fe, New Mexico

By Cedar | November 19, 2013

Possibly my second favorite shop ever (right behind Dazzles), is this incredible place, which I discovered on my trip to New Mexico. This is Double Take in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Double Take had the most fabulous selection of bakelite I have seen in a long, long time. I spent a good chunk of time standing over that case, daydreaming about walking out with every single horse head brooch and a stack of bangles on my arm. Nothing quite lights my fire in the antique stores like a case of brightly colored bakelite!

There was also an incredible selection of vintage clothes (mostly Western), which I unfortunately forgot to photograph, because I was too busy pulling things off the rack to try on (well, that and trying to chase around a very bored two year old!). I tried on a few beautiful squaw dress sets, and was ogling over the stunning selection of hand-painted Mexican skirts, but I ended up leaving with only a sweet little dress for Lucy.

The upstairs in Double Take is devoted to the house wares and furnishings. I had to speed through this section, because Lucy refused to get back in the ergo, and letting her off the leash (so to say, we do not actually use a leash!) would be like a bull in a china shop. There were some incredibly pieces upstairs though, just look at all that Fiesta ware! I was also excited to see the Red Wing dishes, which I featured a while back in one of my vintage dinnerware posts.

If you ever make your way to Santa Fe, New Mexico be sure to check out Double Take, it is a vintage/western lover’s heaven!

4 Responses to “Double Take in Santa Fe, New Mexico”

  1. Janell Says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Those pictures of the fiesta ware and bakelite make my heart sing. It looks like an amazingly curated shop.


  2. Jana B. Says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    The next time you come to New Mexico, you shoukd come to Albuquerque to do some antique shopping. The stores here are much more affordable than Santa Fe! Everything in Santa Fe is more expensive and we have a lot more antique stores in Albuquerque. I’ve been in that store in Santa Fe and coukdn’t believe the prices!


    Cedar Reply:

    I definitely want to check out Albuquerque, I have only ever driven through. I agree, the prices were pretty steep in that shop (just eye candy for me!), but I did find a few things (nothing that I bought), where I was completely surprised at how low priced they were. I think it is a very different market than I am used to in Southern California. I hope to be out that way again in the next six months or so, if you have any recommendations for places to check out, I would love to hear them. Thanks! -Cedar


  3. Jana B. Says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Apparently, I can’t type today! *should. *couldn’t