Vintage plates and dishes are available at antique stores and online boutique stores. They are also commonly for sale at thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales.
Antique stores and shops such as eBay and Etsy have wide selections, but are typically the most expensive places to shop for vintage dishes. Some of these plates are collectible or popular, which drives up the price. Flea markets and garage sales have sellers most willing to negotiate prices on vintage dishware. While selection can be hit-or-miss at times, good deals are available to those with patience and persistence. Thrift stores near well-established, older neighborhoods are the best source of vintage plates and often have low prices.